Academy Instructor-LA (109834) | Actors Fund

Academy Instructor-LA

We are seeking a full-time Academy Instructor for our EmpowHer Girls Academy and EmpowHer Leaders Academy programs. Academy Instructor will be responsible for facilitating our program curricula to cohorts of 15-20 girls, at multiple sites. Additionally, Academy Instructor will build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders - school administrators, students, parents and mentors.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate EmpowHer Girls Academy to cohorts of 15-20 girls, ages 11-14, at partner school sites on weekdays (days and times vary by school site)
  • Facilitate EmpowHer Leaders Academy to cohorts of 15-20 girls, ages 14-18, at a central location on Saturdays
  • Utilize gender responsive, trauma-informed, culturally inclusive curricula provided by EmpowHer Institute
  • Facilitate workshop(s) during the EmpowHer Summer STEM Camp, using EmpowHer Summer STEM Camp curriculum
  • Create a supportive environment where teen girls feel safe and are comfortable discussing issues that are personal and sensitive
  • Contribute to the revision and development of curricula
  • Support the design of our six-week summer STEM camp
  • Work closely with Program Director to evaluate program implementation and/or activities
  • Contribute new ideas to the overall implementation and evaluation of the program/services
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative program data
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the workplace values of cultural inclusiveness, gender and racial justice, respect, caring, support, effective communication, teamwork & collaboration, accountability and responsibility; practice these v
  • Work collaboratively with staff and participate fully in the team process
  • Build positive relationships with stakeholders (school administrators and staff, program participants, parents, mentors and community partners)
  • Communicate with mentors, program participants, parents, and staff regarding program
  • Track attendance and participation of program participants and mentors
  • Prepare and submit documentation and reports in a timely manner

Required Skills: 

  • College degree (preferred, but can be substituted for experience)
  • 2+ years of experience working with teen girls, ages 11-18
  • 2+ years of experience working with marginalized communities
  • 2+ years of experience as an instructor with strong classroom management skills
  • Comfortable facilitating in-person classes with youth, as well as being comfortable using ZOOM for virtual classes when necessary
  • Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) desirable
  • Must pass LiveScan criminal background check facilitated by the LA County Department of Probation
  • MUST show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination at time of hire
  • Must have dependable transportation and a valid California Drivers License
  • Must submit negative TB test results

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City & State: 

Los Angeles, California

Start Date: 

October 25, 2021

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Applicant Review Requirements: 

Resume & Cover Letter

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