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Program Activity Leader

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Portland, OR
  • Posted: 16 days ago
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Job Description
Salary: $16 / hour

If you enjoy learning and you have a passion for working with children, apply today for a seasonal job as a Program Activity Leader!

As a Program Activity Leader, you have the potential to change the lives of Girl Scouts throughout Oregon and grow as a leader in your community. This position supports the delivery of a girl-led curriculum in STEM, the arts, and healthy living and promotes girl leadership. Program Activity Leaders facilitate Girl Scout activities to girls (grades K-8) at an assigned site within a school district or community-based organization. Working in teams of 2-3, they facilitate community troop meetings, engage groups of 10-15 girls, and serve as positive role models. Program Activity Leaders support girls in primarily Latinx programs, so strong Spanish-language skills are highly preferred.

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The Position:

  • Compensation - $16 per hour
  • Hours -Temporary, seasonal part-time positions 10-15 hours/week (Monday-Thursday), 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Dates –September 26, 2022 – December 16, 2022
  • Locations –Online using Zoom or Google Classroom and/or in-person at elementary schools, middle schools, or community-based organizations in the Portland Metro Area, Gresham, Woodburn, Cornelius, Hillsboro, Molalla, Salem, Silverton, Independence, Hermiston-Umatilla, and Eugene.

What you bring

  • Must be at least 18 years of age due to minor supervision responsibilities.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent. Higher education completed or in progress is preferred.
  • Experience working with groups of children ages 5-14 years.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and supervising activities for groups of children.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with Zoom and/or Google Classroom is highly preferred.
  • Experience leading virtual/online activities/events preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills with children and adults.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Able to lead activities for groups of children.
  • Able to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to regularly travel to school or community sites.
  • Spanish language proficiency is highly preferred.

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Cultural Competency
  • Decision-Making
  • Initiative
  • Planning and Organization
  • Problem-Solving
  • Relational/Emotional Intelligence/Interpersonal Skills
  • Responsibility
  • Stress Management/Composure
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Time and Priority Management

What you’ll do

  • Facilitate community troop meetings, including planning, scheduling, and coordinating with partner programs, sites, and caregivers.
  • Serve as a positive role model for girls in the program and engage in the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience model.
  • Manage program supplies.
  • Manage program registration/administration within the assigned program site.
  • Complete administrative tracking and documentation associated with the program, including tracking attendance.
  • Follow all policies and protocols set by Girl Scouts and the school or program partner, including health and safety guidelines around COVID-19.
  • Communicate with parents/caregivers of program participants. Support caregiver engagement in the program.
  • Participate in program outreach efforts.
  • Support participants in having a robust Girl Scouts experience by supporting and promoting involvement in other Girl Scouts activities, including attending events with troops.
  • Participate in required training.

Transferable Skills: Working as a Program Activities Leader is a great opportunity to develop valuable professional skills, including…

  • Leadership experience
  • Community networking
  • Program management
  • Teamwork
  • Working with diverse groups
  • Curriculum delivery and development
  • Problem-solving
  • Effective communication
  • Experience in an educational setting

About Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington: At Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, it's our mission to build Girl Scouts of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Staff supports a network of dedicated volunteers who bring Girl Scouts programming to youths in their community. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has supported children and young adults to achieve their full potential—and today, Girl Scouts stands as the preeminent leadership development organization for young women. With Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Girl Scouts, adult volunteers, and the world.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: We encourage, value, and honor diversity and support a culture of equity and inclusion. We are committed to fostering diversity at every level of the organization. We are an equal-opportunity employer. 

We recognize that a commitment to these values is a living commitment that requires attention, reflection, and continual action. All employees must support these efforts and participate in training, projects, and initiatives to forward this work. Click here to read our full Equity Statement.

How to Apply: Submit your application via our Careers site.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington


Portland, OR
97219 USA



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