Application deadline is March 1, 2021. Please submit a cover letter and a resume to the Director of HR & Inclusion, Oskar Castro, at: email@example.com.
The Children and Families Program Facilitator is responsible for creating space for experiencing the movement of Spirit within and among the community of k-5th graders. The Facilitator stewards the sense of community and meaningful relationships among Quaker children, their parents and their families. The facilitator supports their integration into the life of the wider Yearly Meeting.
- Plans and facilitates, with support from the Program Assistant, 6-8 events (August to July) for Children (K-5) and their Families. Current programming includes two one-night weekend overnight events, a multi-day Annual Sessions gathering, and several day or half-day events.
- Nurtures and empowers spiritual grounding and full capacities of youth involved in the program, individually and corporately, through the structure of the program and by supporting their involvement in the larger PYM community.
- Works closely with the Youth Religious Life Coordinator and other Youth Program Facilitators to ensure a mutual support and flow between the respective programs.
- In partnership with the Youth Religious Life Coordinator, recruits, develops, nurtures, and trains adults and older youth who work with the program.
- On occasion, as creativity and time allow, supports programs and events other than gatherings which support the community.
- Functions as an integral member of the Program and Religious Life team; contributes to team goals; implements the work and the tasks of the position with an intention to manifest the Spirit; attends to the importance of fun, fellowship, worship, learning and service in carrying out the work; ensures that day to day activities are always a means of attending to the meaning, purpose and goal of the work.
- Other duties as assigned.
Accountability, Annual Review and Salary Range
This position reports directly to the Youth Religious Life Coordinator, who will conduct an annual review. This is a Band 1 position, earning between 18 and 22 dollars per hour, depending on experience.
- An active Friend or extensive experience with Friends’ meetings; knowledge of Quaker principles and practice
- Two or more years of experience in a related field, which can include related educational attainment, is required.
- Two or more years’ substantial experience working with children is required.
- Able to work with children and adults, and to facilitate groups to develop their interests, gifts and skills
- Understands inclusivity dynamics, especially in relationship to age, gifts, LGBTQIA+, ability, gender, sexuality, race and class; knowledgeable in crisis intervention
- Strong communication skills are needed, including the ability to speak clearly, to listen deeply, and to write well.
- Able to travel
- Able to drive and rent cars
- Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekend and evening work
- Able to commit to serving in the position for three years
- Pass a criminal and child abuse background check, per PYM requirement for those working with children
Note: All Philadelphia Yearly Meeting staff members work in a collaborative manner to support the concrete and spiritual goals of the Yearly Meeting as a whole. In that context all are expected to be flexible, collegial, and willing to accept a variety of assignments.