Do you have a passion for empowering girls? We are currently seeking a Girls Program Coordinator to manage our school-based mentoring program, GEMMS © Girls Empowered Making Moves!

We are looking for an ideal candidate to coordinate programs in a school located in the Far Southside of Chicago. They are expected to facilitate weekly in-person sessions for girls in 6th – 8th grades. The job position is hybrid this includes in-person sessions and administrative duties done remotely. Staff will work three evenings per week. Sessions will run once a week for 1-2 hours (varies per activity) during school and after-school hours at the respective school site for an estimated total of 28 weeks. All programs will tentatively start in November 2022 and end in June 2023.

Interview Process: The first round of interviews will take place via Zoom. During this session, ideal candidates will present a topic-specific lesson (instructions will be provided). Applicants are required to have access to a computer/ laptop with audio, video, and high-speed internet connection in the event of online sessions. Cell phones are not permitted.

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All new hires must pass a pre-employment background check and fingerprint. FOUS Youth Development does not discriminate in any aspect of employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws.


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​​​​​Core Value One: Mentoring & Empowering Girls

Goal: Empowering girls to grow, connect, dream, and lead


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GEMMS (Girls Empowered Making Move) Mentoring Program is a school-based program targeting middle school girls, grades 6th – 8th. The program runs twice a week for one hour. The start time of the program varies this includes any time between 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. The program addresses the following:

Areas of impact: Leadership development, social-emotional learning, character education, life skills, conflict resolution, public speaking, violence prevention, and community engagement.

Double Dutch 101 (new) will start in November 2022.

C    O    N    N    E    C    T

The Journey Mentoring Program provides much needed mentoring to the 8th-grade girl as she prepares to transition into high school. Each girl is matched with an adult/young adult role model. They communicate through letter writing. This is what makes the program unique and the experience so rewarding. Many of these relationships are maintained beyond college.

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