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28 Jul 2021

Part-Time Program Director

Badass Girls – Posted by hello@badassgirls.me Anywhere

Job Description

If you’re a facilitator* with multiple years of experience facilitating preteens and teens socialized as girls, and managing other facilitators, and you’re looking to join a brilliant team and put your skills to good use from home (or wherever you want in the world-ish), you might just be the right person we’re looking for. We’re an online education company that supports big-hearted preteens and teens socialized as girls to feel more confident being their real selves. We’ve got a beautifully expanding community this year… and we need the right heart and set of hands to join us!

*Our ideal candidate is able to connect easily with the preteen and teen experience, often through semi-recent personal experiences (as we’re a company founded in our intergenerational mentorship model). If your preteen or teen years feel far away, this is likely not the right role for you (please keep in mind that ‘feel’ is relative for biological age!).

A few questions:

  • Are you a social worker, counselor, educator, graduate student in similar field, skilled facilitator (or similarly applicable background) with experience working with preteens and teens socialized as girls, but you’re tired of running your own business, working at an exhausting job, or you’re seeking more variety in your work life? You want to be part of a sustainable and inspiring collective vision and team?

  • Do you believe deeply in the power of online community (having had your own life-changing experiences online) and you’re so lit up by the idea of supporting a community to step into its fullest potential?

  • Do you love the training you received in the past… but you’re craving something more real, more deep, more playful, more fun, and yes… more effective? Are you dreaming of joining a team that will give you the training, the tools, and the structured role to facilitate in this more soulful and real way?

  • Are you trauma-informed, liberation and social justice-minded, and a practiced expert at your own resourcing, integration and riding personal and collective waves of intensity?

  • Does facilitating sessions with preteens and teens (large group, small group, and 1:1 sessions) just light you up? Like you feel giddy, purposeful, and like in your bones you just know you’re doing what you’re ‘here to do’ in this life? Do you love facilitating conversations on body love, emotional intelligence, friendships, sex ed, and literally anything else that’s up for preteens or teens?

  • Does leading a team of facilitators and being part of the supervision team light you up? Are you experienced in holding that level of responsibility?

  • Does assessing high-risk situations as needed and facilitating referrals to outside support actually soothe your heart? Because you’re no stranger to triaging intensity with your strong, calm, trusting presence?

  • Are you an attachment science and relationship nerd? Like, you love getting your hands on a new book or podcast episode… every week? And you’re always talking about it with anyone who… shows any interest?

  • Does connecting with people, finding the attuned words, feeling for the right timing… light you up? Like, it’s one of your superpowers?

  • Are you a type A with a penchant for detail and organization who handles a complex schedule, detailed spreadsheets and hundreds of individual clients’ journeys with ease and attunement?

  • Does working with good people who are doing good things light you up?

  • Are you interested in the future potential of collaboratively creating a full time role for yourself at Badass Girls with benefits and profit sharing?

We may have something just for you!

About us:

Badass Girls is an online mentorship business for big-hearted preteens and teens socialized as girls (ages 10-17) who are tired of faking it. Founded by Eliza Reynolds, co-author of Mothering & Daughtering, our mission is to empower a new generation of preteens + teens with the inner tools and experiences to trust themselves. We do this by providing online mentorship programs on topics like body image, anxiety, stress, belonging, embodiment, sex ed, and periods. We also offer live and virtual events, a podcast, a newsletter, and an online community. Parents love our programs, and — more importantly — our participants genuinely do too (and return year after year).

Our Core Values:

ALL IN

We’re devoted to our mission (like, it’s a calling). We show up fully to make our projects happen. We’re intense, in the best way. We’re clear on our superpowers (AKA zones of badass genius) and our teamwork thrives off this.

JOY FUELS THE REVOLUTION

We’re here for the daily belly-laughter. We know that feeling good is an essential nutrient for revolution. We’re researchers of how to lead every process, every meeting, and every project… with more joy. It’s non-negotiable. We know that it’s both revolutionary, and it fuels the revolution. If it feels good, we’re doing it more.

RADICALLY RESPONSIBLE

We do what we say we’re gonna do. We communicate clearly, early, and effectively. We get our tasks done early. We ask for clarification as needed, and then take care of our own project roadblocks. We manage our own time. We take responsibility for our feelings, assumptions and projections.

BIG HEARTED

We care so damn much. Our hearts are kinda bigger than our bodies. We’re people-centered (we really care about our community, and we go above and beyond for them). We’re high touch and give very personal customer service. We’re relationally attuned, and we’re personally passionate about growing our own ability to serve, connect and communicate better and better (always). Because we’re so big hearted, we’ve got loving boundaries to match.

LET’S GET FREE

We’re devoted to liberation and equitable futures for all. There’s no liberation without the dismantling of inner and outer systems of oppression. We know that to trust ourselves, to be ourselves, and to come home to ourselves, we’ve gotta get free and young people are ready for these conversations. Our programs center the joy and urgency of liberation for preteens + teens.

GROWTH FOCUSED

When something doesn’t go the way we wanted: we don’t see failures, we have revelations. We’re positive AF (but don’t bypass the discomfort). We move towards the growth opportunity. We know vulnerability is a strength. We practice discernment rather than judgement.

BODY FIRST

We know we’re not just brains walking around. We take care of our bodies and nervous systems before we show up for work. We recognize and reject the dominant work culture of hustling, pushing through, and draining ourselves in order to ‘succeed’. We actively seek and support a culture where our bodies, feelings, and intuition matters.  We nourish ourselves so we can offer nourishment in our work.

More about the position:

The Badass Girls Program Director is responsible for the participant experience in all paid programs here at Badass Girls. If we’re Hogwarts… the PD is part guidance counselor and part assistant headmistress. They make sure our program participants feel supported, clear on program delivery and how to get the most out of the program, and that our online community experience is nourishing, fun, brave, and inspires a deeper trusting relationship with self for each participant.

The Program Director lives and breathes care, facilitation and attuned support. They’re passionate about the dance of interdependence, boundaries, liberation, love, right relationship and what support at the aligned time in someone’s life can change for their inner and outer horizons. They’re passionate about healthy transference, withdrawing projections, and stepping outside their own inflation/deflation to being their whole, worthy, imperfect self to their communities as a facilitator, guide, leader and human. The Program Director, as the leader and coordinator of the BG Support Team, is someone who has met and healed their own relationship to the preteen and teen years so they are able to effectively support and facilitate others journeys through this developmental period. They give the ride, they don’t take the ride. They are committed to the positive potential of the preteen and teen years for all beings, and especially folks socialized as girls.

This role is on the Badass Girls Leadership Team and is fully responsible for the Support Team or Support Ecosystem made up of the Mentors, Assistant Mentors, and Lighthouses. This is a part-time role that reports directly to Eliza, BG Founder, and works collaboratively with the rest of the Leadership Team including the Parent & Guardian Liaison and Operations Lead.

The Program Director is our resident queen of online community, mentor lead extraordinaire, collaborator on all client processes and high risk SOPs, and energized strategizer of nourishing engagement. They love the details and they love getting to show up with care for young people each and every day. They’re an organized leader who gets the best out of the BG Support Team.

Ideally you work on EST, or one time-zone removed.

Position responsibilities:

Thinking this gig is tailor-made for you? Read on to learn more.

  • Check your mentee community inbox on Mighty Networks daily M-F and respond to all mentee messages in 48 hours or sooner on business days, and most Sundays

  • Check our internal team Project Management and Communication apps daily M-F (and most Sundays) and respond promptly (same day or 1-3 hours for time-sensitive messages)

  • Create and update S.O.P.s for all relevant processes you manage

  • Hold full responsibility for participants program experience with Badass Girls

  • Track each preteen or teen participant’s journey through the Badass Girls program and develop best client tracking tools and processes collaboratively with the PGL

  • Curate a supportive communication plan for participants that evolves over the months and years of the program

  • Lead all aspects of our online community in Mighty Networks: developing strategies for increased engagement, training the Support Team to effectively support mentees and meet the quarterly engagement goals, writing and scheduling all posts, preparing for all aspects of online events and making sure they’re delivered spectacularly, staying up to date with all MN software developments and making sure our team is implementing them effectively, make sure all participants posts, comments and messages are responded to, support all Support Team Academy Shifts in running smoothly and effectively, and any other tasks that may emerge for this aspect of the role

  • Be available and flexible for customer support, mentor support, and miscellaneous tasks around launches, and Sunday live calls within our programs (we are a company that operates on a launch model which means some seasons we have more flexibility and other seasons — such as when we’re launching — we all show up and get it done, which commonly means working weekends)

  • Work as the right hand to the lead of the High Risk Team (our PGL) to assess when participants show high risk behaviors or have experiences outside of our team’s scope of practice (such as: self harm, suicidality, eating disorder behaviors, abuse, addiction, etc.), connect directly with participants, and refer out to parents while honoring minor’s consent, sovereignty, and safety

  • Leverage the resources available to you and show up fully present for all aspects of this role

  • Become deeply familiar with the Academy content so that you can support Mentors in facilitating and the community participants in getting the most out of the program

  • Be an enthusiastic and ongoing student student; excited to dive into our frameworks, receive training from Eliza, and facilitate the BG approach in our programs

Experience working with the following systems is ideal:

  • Teamwork

  • Mighty Networks

  • Google Suite

  • Zoom

  • Acuity

Position details:

Here’s who this position is NOT for:

  • Those who are only interested in a few months of work

  • Those who have a chaotic, inflexible, distracting or loud work environment

  • Those who think they know how to do this best and aren’t really excited to train or change their approach to facilitation at all

  • Those who aren’t willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement

  • Those who are really struggling in their personal lives and feel like they have unresolved issues from their own preteen or teen years

  • Those who lack a personal mental health support network

  • Those who prefer to be front-facing in the business or run their own business

  • Those who think they’re ‘kinda organized’ or ‘pretty organized’

  • Those who can’t relate to the preteen or teen experience

  • Those who really only want to do in-person work (but this ‘will do for now’)

  • Those who really want to lead or start their ‘own thing’ (but this ‘will do for now’)

  • Those who are easily triggered, take things personally, or struggle with boundaries

  • Those who feel like they’ll need someone to ‘hold their hand’ as they navigate high-risk situations with teens

However, this position is for a person who:

  • Wants to join an amazing team for the long term

  • Is technologically savvy

  • Takes ownership and pride in their work

  • Adapts really well to changes on-the-go

  • Can handle direct feedback

  • Those who can relate to the preteen or teen experience (with appropriate boundaries and personal growth)

  • Can juggle lots of moving pieces while stay collected

  • Is relationally attuned, and works well with people of different ages, navigating communication, boundaries and others’ big feelings with ease

  • Is flexible to check in daily with the team and be ‘on’ more around launches and live events as needed (weekends and some holidays included)

What the right person will love about this position:

  • You’ll get paid to do work you already love: supporting young people, leading and collaborating with other brilliant empathetic facilitators and teammates, and staying on top of all your client details while iterating the next best format for your work

  • You’ll get to do your work from anywhere: your living room, your back yard, the pool…

  • You’ll get to work in a fast-growing online training company, where there are lots of growth opportunities

  • You’ll get to be part of building something new and use your creative skills to build a paradigm-shifting model for online community for preteens & teens

  • You’ll be part of a company that has one mission: supporting a generation of preteens and teens to trust themselves, and together we get to witness the ripple effect every day

Experience Required, Hours and Salary:

Our ideal candidate is someone seeking part-time work as an independent contractor starting with 35-40 hours a month with the potential for future growth with the company.

Qualified candidates have 2+ years of experience in:

  • Directly supporting preteens and teens socialized as girls

  • Individual and group facilitation

  • Community management (specifically online communities)

  • Managing teams and offering supervision

  • Triaging and responding to high-risk or high-intensity mental health issues

  • Managing large caseloads or maintaining client records with attunement, consistency and care

  • Utilizing de-escalation techniques, modeling and teaching coping skills, identifying high-risk behaviors, general assessing for suicidality and other mental health issues

Hourly rate is negotiable based on experience, within the $30/hour range.

Deadline to Apply: 

Application Due: July 30th at 6pm EST

You’ll hear from us regarding the first round of interviews by July 19th. We will endeavour to contact all qualified applicants with the status of their application at that time.

All interviews will be scheduled for one hour and conducted via Zoom on the following dates: July 26th, July 27th, and July 30th. All interviewees will be notified regarding hiring decisions by August 2nd.

All day training begins August 3rd, 4th, and 5th. We strongly encourage you to block these dates on your calendar when you apply for this role.

Additional training dates include:

August regular weekly meetings on Mondays and onboarding all month.

August 24th, 25th and 26th: full day training.

September regular weekly meetings and continued onboarding all month.

October all programs begin.

Attendance at all training days is required.

As your role begins attendance will be required at regular meetings, community events, and circles. Please note that due to the nature of our programming this includes regularly scheduled weekend availability (95% of all group live calls for participants are on Sundays). A full calendar for planning your year will be made available to you upon hire.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position:

  1. Take your personality assessment here: www.16personalities.com

  2. Take this assessment: https://www.humandesignamerica.com

  3. Email us at hello@badassgirls.me with the following:

Subject Line: I want to be the Program Director for Badass Girls!

Please write & organize your email with the following:

  • Your full name

  • Your location & time zone

  • Your assessment results from Steps 1 + 2 (for assessment #2, please include your Type, Inner Authority, and Profile)

  • An animated GIF that represents how applying for this position makes you feel.

  • On a scale of 0-10, how familiar are you with Badass Girls and our approach? If more than 0, what do you know about Eliza/the company?

  • What specific training, experience and/or degrees do you have that make you a good fit for this role? What training have you received in assessment, response, management,  and referral of high-risk issues with young people?

  • What’s your approach to working with preteens and teens? What’s one thing you wish all facilitators of this age group knew?

  • What was your personal experience like in the preteen or teen years yourself? What (if anything) do you wish had been different about your experience? How have you healed, been supported or met those potentially unmet needs in yourself since then?

  • What’s your approach to supporting online communities? What do you think most online community managers forget?

  • 3 referrals for your work with preteens or teens

  • Share a concise story (3 paragraphs max) about a time you supported a preteen or teen through a difficult moment to resolution:

    • Question prompts:

      • What did they need?

      • How did you support them?

      • What did you say?

      • Why did it matter? (No example is too big or too small. Go with your gut and write from your heart).

  • After your signature, share a P.S. with us by answering the following question: what did you used to tell people you wanted to be when you grew up?

  • Please attach your resume

If you’ve applied and we feel it might be a good fit, we’ll contact you directly with next steps.

Our timeline for hiring for our ideal Program Director is by August 2nd, so please send in your application NO LATER THAN July 30th at 6pm EST.

We’re excited to hear from you!

How to Apply

To apply for this position:

  1. Take your personality assessment here: www.16personalities.com

  2. Take this assessment: https://www.humandesignamerica.com

  3. Email us at hello@badassgirls.me with the following:

Subject Line: I want to be the Program Director for Badass Girls!

Please write & organize your email with the following:

  • Your full name

  • Your location & time zone

  • Your assessment results from Steps 1 + 2 (for assessment #2, please include your Type, Inner Authority, and Profile)

  • An animated GIF that represents how applying for this position makes you feel.

  • On a scale of 0-10, how familiar are you with Badass Girls and our approach? If more than 0, what do you know about Eliza/the company?

  • What specific training, experience and/or degrees do you have that make you a good fit for this role? What training have you received in assessment, response, management,  and referral of high-risk issues with young people?

  • What’s your approach to working with preteens and teens? What’s one thing you wish all facilitators of this age group knew?

  • What was your personal experience like in the preteen or teen years yourself? What (if anything) do you wish had been different about your experience? How have you healed, been supported or met those potentially unmet needs in yourself since then?

  • What’s your approach to supporting online communities? What do you think most online community managers forget?

  • 3 referrals for your work with preteens or teens

  • Share a concise story (3 paragraphs max) about a time you supported a preteen or teen through a difficult moment to resolution:

    • Question prompts:

      • What did they need?

      • How did you support them?

      • What did you say?

      • Why did it matter? (No example is too big or too small. Go with your gut and write from your heart).

  • After your signature, share a P.S. with us by answering the following question: what did you used to tell people you wanted to be when you grew up?

  • Please attach your resume

If you’ve applied and we feel it might be a good fit, we’ll contact you directly with next steps.

Our timeline for hiring for our ideal Program Director is by August 2nd, so please send in your application NO LATER THAN July 30th at 6pm EST.

We’re excited to hear from you!

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time.

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