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Without our talented and dedicated staff, EmpowHer Institute couldn’t do the incredibly important and impactful work that we do. As we continue to grow, we are seeking to find passionate, hard-working, and caring team members who can help us support the next generation of girls succeed.

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Program Summary

As advocates for gender and racial justice, EmpowHer Institute offers a safe, inclusive, and supportive space for girls to thrive. We serve to combat the systemic inequities girls of color face and advance economic equity.

EmpowHer Institute partners with Title I middle schools in marginalized communities to deliver our EmpowHer Girls Academy Program to 500+ girls annually. The Academy is fully integrated into the school day as a gender-responsive enrichment class for 7th and 8th graders at our partner school sites. The class is comprised of three primary components: (1) social and emotional learning (SEL) centric curriculum, (2) mentorship from professional women, and (3) field trips and immersive learning programs. This program aims to empower teen girls by giving them the tools they need to cope with challenges, overcome trauma, engage in school, and remain on track to graduate.

EmpowHer Leaders Academy is our program for high school girls. Serving 50+ teen girls, ages 14-18, attending high schools in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. EmpowHer Leaders Academy has four components: (1) social justice awareness and advocacy; (2) mentorship; (3) workforce development, primarily in fields where women of color are underrepresented; (4) college, career, and cultural field trips. EmpowHer Leaders Academy is a 10-month program that meets for two hours every Saturday.  EmpowHer Leaders Academy provides a safe space where girls share experiences, build relationships and learn to make informed decisions. This program aims to empower teen girls to by providing them with the resources and skills to navigate the systemic barriers women of color often face in school and the workplace and break generational cycles of poverty.

 Position Overview

EmpowHer Institute has an exciting opportunity for two individuals who have a dynamic personality and demonstrated passion for serving youth in marginalized communities. We are seeking two full-time Academy Instructors for our EmpowHer Girls Academy and EmpowHer Leaders Academy programs. Academy Instructors will be responsible for facilitating our program curricula to cohorts of 15-20 girls, at multiple sites. Additionally, Academy Instructors will build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders - school administrators, students, parents and mentors. Due to the global pandemic, all programs are currently facilitated virtually and will reconvene in-person in September 2021.

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Academy Instructors will:

Instruction

  • Facilitate EmpowHer Girls Academy to cohorts of 15-20 girls, ages 11-14, at partner school sites on weekdays (days and times vary by school site)
  • Facilitate EmpowHer Leaders Academy to cohorts of 15-20 girls, ages 14-18, at a central location on Saturdays
  • Utilize gender responsive, trauma-informed, culturally inclusive curricula provided by EmpowHer Institute
  • Facilitate workshop(s) during the EmpowHer Summer STEM Camp, using EmpowHer Summer STEM Camp curriculum
  • Create a supportive environment where teen girls feel safe and are comfortable discussing issues that are personal and sensitive

Program Development/Evaluation

  • Contribute to the revision and development of curricula
  • Support the design of our six-week summer STEM camp
  • Work closely with Program Director to evaluate program implementation and/or activities
  • Contribute new ideas to the overall implementation and evaluation of the program/services
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative program data

Relation Development

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the workplace values of cultural inclusiveness, gender and racial justice, respect, caring, support, effective communication, teamwork & collaboration, accountability and responsibility; practice these values in relation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with staff and participate fully in the team process
  • Build positive relationships with stakeholders (school administrators and staff, program participants, parents, mentors and community partners)

Administrative

  • Communicate with mentors, program participants, parents, and staff regarding program
  • Track attendance and participation of program participants and mentors
  • Prepare and submit documentation and reports in a timely manner

Ideal candidates are committed to the mission of EmpowHer Institute, experienced serving youth in marginalized communities, passionate about fostering the whole child, has a dynamic personality, is creative, is comfortable around diverse stakeholders, believes in youth leadership and will listen to the voice of the girls we serve, and has excellent interpersonal communications skills.

Qualifications:

  • College degree (preferred, but can be substituted for experience)
  • Must pass LiveScan criminal background check facilitated by the LA County Department of Probation
  • Must submit negative TB test results
  • MUST show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at time of hire
  • 2+ years of experience working with teen girls, ages 11-18
  • 2+ years of experience working with marginalized communities
  • 2+ years of experience as an instructor with strong classroom management skills
  • Comfortable facilitating in-person classes with youth, as well as being comfortable using ZOOM for virtual classes when necessary
  • Must have dependable transportation and a valid California Drivers License
  • Must be able to work Weekdays 9:00am – 5:30pm and Saturday 10am-1pm You will not work more than 40 hours a week.
  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) desirable

EmpowHer Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Compensation

Fulltime, $27/hr

 Benefits

Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, Simple IRA with employer match, medical, dental, vision, and a range of professional development opportunities

 Level of Language Proficiency

English required. Bilingual (Spanish and English) desirable.

 Location

Work must be performed in or near Los Angeles County, CA

How to Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume addressed to Keyonna Keith, Program Director to keyonna@empowher.org . Subject: ACADEMY INSTRUCTOR. Applications without cover letter and resume will not be considered.

EmpowHer Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. EmpowHer Institute is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All are encouraged to apply, including women and BIPOC individuals, and will be welcomed without judgment.

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