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The ideal Girls Inc. staff candidate…
Promotes gender equity and is committed to helping girls be strong, smart, and bold. Encourages girls to set and meet high standards of achievement and supports positive risk-taking.
A ROLE MODEL AND MENTOR
Displays personal and professional behavior consistent with the Girls Inc. mission for girls and young women to emulate. Is a positive, goal-directed, role model for girls. Provides every girl support and encouragement to give her best effort.
Genuinely cares about girls and champions their cause, whether in the community, the school or social work system, or in the larger political arena.
Is respectful of all girls, appreciating their differences as well as their commonalities. Celebrates diversity.
RESPECTFUL OF GIRLS ’ RIGHTS AND ABILITIES
Understands, believes in, and models girls’ rights. Has high expectations for girls and has the attitude that girls deserve opportunities, experiences, and exposure to people, places, and activities that challenge them and that support them in speaking out for themselves and their aspirations.
CALM AND FLEXIBLE
Models patience and self-control and is able to tolerate creative chaos; can adapt to new or unexpected situations and rebound from setbacks.
ASSERTIVE AND RESPONSIBLE
Behaves in a professional and ethical manner; speaks up forthrightly to protect personal rights or to get professional needs met. Uses good judgment when interacting with girls, parents, and staff.
ENTHUSIASTIC AND FUN
Communicates energy and excitement; has a sense of humor and interacts spontaneously with girls and with other staff members.
CREATIVE AND RESOURCEFUL
Is able to design, as well as facilitate, group activities; uses “teachable moments” and brings to bear various resources to assist girls in making useful connections between what they learn and experience through Girls Inc. programming and what they will need in order to succeed now and in life.
CURIOUS AND REFLECTIVE
Uses a positive youth development framework focused on building girls’strengths and supports to convey and reinforce concepts. Is eager to learn, encourages inquisitiveness, constructively evaluates activities and behavior and encourages girls to do the same.
Structures workday well and consistently focuses on tasks to meet program and organizational objectives; is effective at record-keeping, scheduling, and documenting girls’ progress.