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Empowerment Facilitator

Empowerment Facilitator

About Jeremiah Program
Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation — or 2Gen programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic benefits for parents, children and communities.

Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has locations in Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Austin, TX, and Fargo, ND, Rochester-SE, MN, Boston, MA, and Brooklyn, MN, and our national office is in Minneapolis. Learn more about our work here.

 

Job Summary
Facilitates JP’s foundational course of “Empowerment” to JP moms seeking to complete higher education, achieve gainful employment and fulfilling careers, and secure a path to stable independent housing. Empowerment is a 90 minute course that spans 12 weeks. There will be between 12-20 moms from across JP geographies in each class. Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparation for each session
  • Facilitating and attending each weekly session and debrief
  • Liaising with JP staff on key insights from families to ensure a seamless JP experience
  • Connecting with other facilitators to improve practice and strengthen the curriculum

JP seeks to build a cadre of facilitators from across backgrounds with an emphasis on facilitators who are deeply proximate to the experiences of single mothers experiencing poverty. This group of facilitators will introduce our moms to the JP experience and must embody our unrelenting belief in the humanity, wholeness and power of our moms.

Profile

  • Meaningful motivation to supporting single mothers experiencing poverty
  • Experience facilitating learning across diverse groups of people
  • Ability to engage, connect with and build relationships quickly in a virtual setting
  • Commitment to JP’s vision, mission and values, including an understanding that generational poverty is a function of systemic injustices a reflective practitioner open to learning and growing
  • Demonstrates the habit of self-reflection
  • Can ask strong, probing question that can elicit thoughtful response from participants

Application Process 

  • Training – September 1, 12-1:30 PM CT
  • Application Process
    • Submit application online
    • Interview with VP and Director of Parent Programming

Empowerment Time Commitment

  • Empowerment Course (90 min/weekly) – You will need to be available for one of these class blocks from the Week of September 20 – Week of December 17. We will be off on the week of November 22nd for Thanksgiving.
    • Tuesday 11-12:30 PM CT
    • Wednesday 5-6:30 PM CT
    • Wednesday 7-8:30 PM CT
    • Thursday 7:30-9:00 PM CT
    • Friday             7:30-9:00 AM CT
  • 2 Facilitator Debriefs (45 min)
    • 10/11 4-4:45 PM CT
    • 12/13 4-4:45 PM CT

Key Responsibilities

Empowerment Facilitation

  • Supports up to 20 families during the Empowerment Course and introduce tools to set and meet individual goals, develop and sustain strong family habits, and persist through key challenges they may face on their path toward education and life outcomes.
  • Develops strong relationships with families by cultivating trust and safety during sessions
  • Ensures that families have opportunities for deep exploration and exposure to a breadth of possibilities
  • Contributes to a strong programmatic experience through supportive, responsive and meaningful program delivery, communication and celebration
  • Maintains confidentiality of all families and stories that are shared
  • Learns from data analysis to improve professional practice, better support families and drive Empowerment outcomes

Professional Experience/Qualifications
The Empowerment Facilitator must believe in and be a passionate advocate for JP’s mission. Facilitators will work with moms from a range of background and must be able to engage with deep cultural competence, humility and commitment to our values. Facilitators must be open to professional development, growth and feedback. A strong applicant will possess the qualifications below:

  • Experience leading and developing trusting relationships with diverse individuals and groups
  • Excellent, culturally competent communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with peers and other key stakeholders in person and remotely across local and national teams
  • A deep understanding of the structural inequities that lead to generational poverty
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Availability on nights and weekends to deliver occasional Empowerment programming
  • AA/AS in education, human services, social work, or related field

 

HOW TO APPLY
Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, age, or disability.

We offer competitive compensation including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance, and generous time off.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online.  Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.