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Program Specialist

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma. Minimum one year professional experience working with school-age children required.  Must be available to work a flexible schedule Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30am – 5:30pm – hours may be adjusted to After School Program hours (2:00pm to 6:00pm) to run concurrent with Lowell Public School year if and when in person learning were to resume.  Additional hours available as a possible re-hire for full or part-time summer seasonal work, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Program Management and Development

  • Support members during remote learning hours.
  • Create/plan for, set up, and implement activities for daily program for girls ages 5-18 during after school hour
  • Supervise children during unstructured time; this may include utilizing behavior management techniques as needed.
  • Prepare and make available the daily group snacks.
  • Clean activity areas and encourage program members to assist with this task.
  • Monitor parent pick-up procedures.
  • Assist in closing program facility areas at the end of the day.
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings, and utilize program planning time.
  • Maintain a positive team atmosphere with all staff members.
  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in the English language), ability to make effective public presentations.
  • Must have dependable transportation.

Family & Community Engagement

  • Serve as liaison between staff, members and families and handle disciplinary issues that arise.
  • Serve as a liaison with local schools (e.g. make arrangements for Representation at Open House/Parent Nights.

General & Administrative

  • Provide administrative assistance to Program Coordinator.
  • Work with Program Coordinator to generate and mail program brochures.
  • Attend staff meetings at least 80% of the time.
  • Meet weekly with Program Coordinator to develop and review overall daily activity plans.
  • Shop for program and food supplies as needed.

The nature of community support work and staffing patterns necessitates that management staff be generalists and must understand that at any given time they may be called upon to perform duties beyond those listed in this description to meet individual or program needs.

  • Attends to routine household/ building maintenance duties. (Example: changing light bulbs, plunging toilets, removing trash, cleaning recreational space, etc.).
  • Be available as necessary for special activities on weekend and/or evening hours, including but not limited to Open Houses and Board events.
  • Represent Girls incorporated on appropriate youth-related committees and community sponsored events as assigned by Program Coordinator and/ or Program Director.
  • Provides transportation to individuals in company vehicle and is responsible for automobile inspection and regular maintenance of Girls Incorporated vehicles.

Must have the physical and cognitive abilities to:

  • Safely perform all essential responsibilities and operate a telephone, computer, copier, fax machine and household appliances, with or without the aid of mechanical devices.
  • Quickly and safely ambulate within the program facility, bend, stoop, kneel and reach, with or without the aid of mechanical devices.
  • Learn and perform the skills taught in First Aid and CPR.
  • Ability to perform job abilities in a stressful environment.

Training Requirements

  • Must have current training/certification in First Aid and CPR or be trained within 90 days of hire. Must maintain valid certifications throughout employment.
  • Take advantage of training and professional growth opportunities (min. of 10 hrs per calendar year).
  • Must attend other training as required by Girls Incorporated and EEC.
  • CORI completed prior to start date.

Please contact Director of Operations Jennifer Demers to learn how to apply.
978-458-6529 x116

There are currently no volunteer opportunities due to state COVID regulations.