Posting: Women of Purpose Program Coordinator

August 17, 2021


Girls Group is a youth development agency with a vision to end generational poverty by increasing the emotional and economic well-being of young women. At Girls Group we work as a team to ensure our programs are fun, interactive, hands-on, creative, and mission-driven. We are a supportive community of dedicated individuals who empower every girl to write her greatest story. Girls Group is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Women of Purpose is the extended legacy of Girls Group’s middle school and high school programming, as this program serves our high school graduates. The mission of the Women Of Purpose Program (WOP) is to support the development and growth of essential life skills necessary to successfully navigate their individual college and career journeys.

We define life skills as: social/emotional readiness, academics, financial readiness, social justice and community service. We achieve the mission of the Women of Purpose program through individual and group mentoring sessions, designed to meet our participants wherever they are on their individual journeys.

Position Title: Women of Purpose Program Coordinator

Basic Functions:

  1. Coordinate all aspects of assigned year round programs and facilitate group sessions
  2. Participate in all applicable agency meetings and complete administrative tasks
  3. Lead teams of undergraduate or graduate interns

Reports to: Senior Program Manager

Hours: Full time exempt; hours needed to accomplish the above will vary and can involve evenings and weekends, may involve responding to emergencies following the agency policy guide.

Salary: Competitive salary based on work experience and education

Girls Group Office Location: NEW Center – 1100 N. Main St. Suite 106, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Employee Benefits

Salaried compensation, generous paid time off, holidays off, agency shutdown biannually, bereavement policy,

maternity policy, BCN health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, short and long term disability, life insurance, mileage reimbursement, professional development, professional committee opportunities, employee recognition and rewards, weekly supervision, social work licensing supervision, training for new supervisors

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Child Development & Family Studies, Education, or related field, OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years of experience working with middle school, high school, and college students
  • 2+ years of experience working with minority and diverse populations
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams or groups
  • Limited or full social work licensure

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of child development, social justice, and youth programming
  • Knowledge of school systems, high school and college graduation requirements, higher education, counseling and career advising
  • Comfortable facilitating sessions in a large group setting
  • Ability to provide support for students who may be experiencing crisis
  • Responsible, organized, and excellent communication skills
  • Maturity, empathy, and strong sense of self
  • Demonstrate and model professionalism in demeanor, dress, and communication as a role model to peers and youth

Characteristic Duties (subject to change):

1) Coordinate All Aspects of Assigned Program

  •  Provide case management support to participants in alignment with the Girls Group standards, including assessment, person-centered planning, referrals, advocacy, and post-secondary planning, and college advising
  • Meet program attendance and participant retention targets through ongoing monitoring and recruitment strategies
  • Develop and facilitate group sessions focused on emotional and economic self-sufficiency for assigned sites utilizing Girls Group program standards and curriculum
  • Develop and implement enrichments, annual care package mailings, and special events, including college tours, parent-student program orientation, FAFSA workshop, and senior celebrations
  • Maintain and update information related to the college application process, internal and external scholarship processes, career planning resources, and program curriculum content
  • Coordinate program meal, purchasing and organization of activity supplies, and transportation support to Girls Group programs and special events
  • Maintain key stakeholder relationships with school, college, university, and community liaisons at assigned sites

2) Administrative Duties

  • Adhere to programming procedures, including tracking and maintaining program attendance, participant applications, and program documentation
  • Actively participate in agency staff meetings, programming meetings, and supervision meetings on a weekly basis
  • Daily email communications, phone calls, and paperwork
  • Track debit card transactions and maintain accurate program budgets
  • Participate in planning, set-up, and coordination of agency wide special events
  • Participate in community outreach and awareness, contribute to the agency newsletter and fundraising activities

3) Lead Teams of Interns

  • Provide coaching to teams of undergraduate and graduate student interns assisting with programs
  • Guide and support interns’ development of professional and programming skills, provide accountability for assigned intern tasks, document disciplinary actions, provide feedback forms to Program Manager, communicate with interns’ LMSW supervisors, and participate in collaborative meetings with other site leads to discuss intern development
  • Develop positive team dynamics by leading weekly team meetings
  • Facilitate training sessions on special topics during the biannual onboarding process for new cohorts of interns and select intern-staff meetings
  • As needed, collaborate with interns on special projects, participate in site visits, and provide ongoing feedback to interns in programming spaces

Standards of Performance

  • Completion of all responsibilities in a timely and professional manner
  • Organized and efficient, with strong writing skills, including appropriate spelling and grammar
  • Good listener and interested in accepting constructive criticism
  • Capable and willing to discuss Girls Group in an enthusiastic and focused manner
  • Comfortable using Google documents, Word, Excel, and other basic computer applications
  • Willingness to set a consistent example of professionalism, maturity, and a positive attitude
  • Prompt communication regarding any difficulties that prevent the completion of assigned tasks
  • Establishment of positive, nurturing and trustful relationships with all members of Girls Group
  • Adherence to Girls Group Policies and Confidentiality requirements
  • Timely response to email and phone requests from all staff members of Girls Group
  • Track and submit all expenses and mileage on a monthly basis

To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the position and 2) a resume describing relevant work experience to

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