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Job ID: #0309
Title: Program Instructor
Employee status: Non-Exempt
Classification: Part-time
Category: Education / Outdoor Education
Location: Alameda Office
Reports to:
Posted: 2011-Jan-07
Apply no later than: until filled
Hiring range: starting at $12 hourly

Joy Ogden The Program Instructor teaches hands-on science and technology programs to elementary, middle, or high school students in line with Girl Scouts programming criteria.  Activities may include adapting Girl Scouts designed curriculum to student level, the set-up of class activities and/or the class room.  Develop positive relations with the school or community center location.

  1. Facilitate activities/lessons and learning for participants.
  2. Adapt curriculum, timeline, and set-up suggestions to deliver program in assigned classes reliably and in line with the Girl Scouts mission.
  3. Attend training workshops and staff meetings as assigned.
  4. Prepare, collect, and submit organized and complete forms and reports in a timely manner.
  5. Develop and maintain positive relationships with school representatives and other contacts.
Essential qualifications:

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.  College coursework or teaching experience preferred. 
  • Ability to implement and adapt curriculum to audience needs.
  • Strong organization skills to be prepared to present a classroom program.
  • Ability to work under a prescribed plan without daily immediate supervision.
  • Professional written and verbal communications skills. 
  • Knowledge of teaching and behavior management techniques.
  • Ability to read/interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups and in one-on-one situations.
  • Competent math skills.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Ability to role model healthy and empowered decision making skills.
  • Ability to deal with difficult people situations and address/resolve conflict.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to be able conduct classroom sessions as scheduled.  This may mean that the incumbent will need to use a personal auto and possess a valid drivers’ license, registration and auto insurance. Ability to carry/transport program materials to and from schools is required.
  • Reliability - Ability to accurately report time worked /time sheet requirements as needed and to report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
  • Available to work part-time hours or as scheduled during the school year or course of the program
  • Ability to meet the Council, school or community site dress code and other standards.
  • Ability to meet the Girl Scouts background verification standards, including fingerprinting.
Desired qualifications:
  • Bilingual, knowledge of other languages or cultures
  • College coursework in sciences, engineering or mathematics preferred; as is teaching experience.  Some positions require a Bachelors degree.  The Hiring Manager will clarify.
  • One – six months experience facilitating youth programs.
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout philosophy, standards, program and systems.