​​​​Join Our Team

There are many ways to lend your expertise and abilities to I Am A Girl, including job opportunities, internships and volunteer placements.  In saying that, there are some key values we hold dear within our culture, and we look for these qualities in each and every person filling posts in our community.

Honesty and Trust 

Parts of the safety we create in this community is through building trust, and this is accomplished by being honest with ourselves and all others.

Ingenuity

We pride ourselves on not being stuck in past practices and/or what is 'expected' of non-profits because if it doesn't exist we can create it.

Love and Respect

Love requires respect and this is how we support and teach the girls of a better way to be; therefore, it must start with us first.

Job Opportunities

Here are some opportunities for you to join our team, as part of our Operations, and

become a part of the change you wish to see in Barbados and across the Caribbean region.

Click each role below to learn more.

Programming Coordinator

Are You Our Next Team Member?

When you walk into an I Am A Girl space it’s bright, open, and welcoming. It may be bustling with activities where you can't tell apart beneficiaries and team members, at times, because it's one family, or still and quiet in reflective mode. That’s all by design.

Our next Programming Coordinator will look forward to feeling as satisfied as they are tired at the end of a day. They will share the pride of someone they helped mastering a lesson taught in club sessions, clean up the programming space with one-handed, or put their planning expertise to work to get the next set of activities sorted. They will model for the team members they supervise how working with both mentees and team members alike honours each person’s strengths and talents that are needed and valued no matter the thinking or physical challenges they may face.

They will support team members to meet their own goals of development just as they do beneficiaries. They don’t take seemingly small accomplishments for granted - they recognise the gratitude shared by girls of the love they receive. They master the use of supportive skills for both mentees and team members by loosening a little here, tightening a little there, and jumping in to help where needed. 

If this describes you, then read on! If you meet our qualifications and are excited to meet our team, we look forward to hearing from you.  See 'How to Apply' below. 


The Role Description:

The Programming Coordinator (PC) is responsible for ensuring the success of all programmes offered through our organisation. The PC is responsible for general planning, management of membership, working with other organisations and/or sponsors to form collaborative partnerships, and advocacy for our beneficiaries and public awareness about I Am A Girl. This position requires general knowledge of non-profit management, and significant passion for girls work, including gender equity, mental wellness and educational resourcing.

The programming coordinator works closely with the Executive Director, providing additional support for the organisation as necessary. Most work would occur during the weekday, with minimal weeknights and some weekends, as required. There is flexibility with hours.

Reports to: Executive Director
Position Status: Contract (Full Time)

Work Style: Hybrid (In-person & Remote)

Key Attributes: Passionate about our mission; Detail Oriented - Pays very close attention to details; Strong work ethic, dependable, positive attitude, self-motivated, and team-oriented; effective communicator, flexible, and good humour.

Responsibilities:

Programmes Coordination and Management (70%)

  • Provide guidance and direction to members and/or parents/guardians, who are new to programming
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Operations Team to implement vision for the various programmes, locally and regionally
  • Develop and execute the Alumni programme elements
  • Build and maintain partnership relationships (i.e. donors, sponsors, etc.) for grants, fundraising opportunities and programme crowdsourcing
  • Plan and coordinate programmes for beneficiaries, including but not limited to the following tasks: 
  1. Creation of Programme Plan, Structure and Content for each running cycle and research to feed in to its' success
  2. Promote and advertise programmes (in line with strategic and marketing plans)
  3. Oversee programme registration processes and follow up
  4. Scheduling of meetings and calendar development of annual programme planning
  5. Acquire, order and/or maintain inventory, supplies and resources for programmes, where necessary
  6. Source and Coordinate facilitators (internal and external), mentors and volunteers for programming, as required
  7. Aid with training of facilitators (internal and external), mentors and volunteers for programming, as required
  8. Collaborate with seasonal team members and support staff (i.e. coaching sessions) to ensure programmes are properly maintained
  9. Submit programme reports at the end of each term for distribution to The Board of Trustees, Advisory Councils and Membership
  10. Manage and maintain correspondence between the organisation and mentees, partners, guardians, etc.

Office Support (10%)

  • As a member of a team, perform front office duties as needed
  • Answer calls and greet visitors, direct calls and people to appropriate team members or spaces, answer basic questions regarding I Am A Girl's programmes
  • Complete digital tasks including, but not limited to: keeping files organised in the cloud, troubleshooting website or other software issues, working with support from web-based platforms to resolve issues
  • Maintain office supply inventory and keep list of standard items as needed
  • Process in-person payments for team fees, and other transactions, from petty cash, as required
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Complete related tasks as requested

Executive Support (15%)

  • Provide support for the Executive Director as needed, including but not limited to:
  1. Preparing agendas, packets, and resources for all necessary meetings, including The Board of Trustees, Advisory Councils and Membership
  2. Drafting, editing, and revising documents related to programmes
  3. Actively participating in strategic, business, and communications planning

Website, Social Media, and Newsletter Support (5%)

  • Post news articles or blog posts to website periodically regarding programming, share on social media, and email to appropriate partners and stakeholders
  • Update website and social media as directed and in line with the communications plan


About Our Next Team Member

Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Agreement and endorsement of I Am A Girl's Guiding Principles 
  • Ability to reflect I Am A Girl's core values in interactions and communications with others
  • Ability to draft proposals for funding and partnership and manage moderate programme budget sizes
  • Communicate with  members and the community with respect, compassion, and good humour
  • Ability to build connections and relationships regionally and internationally
  • Superior ability to work within a team and see the value of a team (ability to lead a team) while also working in a self-directed approach on specific projects
  • Strong ability to think and act strategically and independently, while being organised and having the ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to be self-motivated and detail oriented, with a strong commitment to both process and results
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and to deal effectively under pressure with frequent changes in priorities, delays, or unexpected events
  • Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and discretion
  • Demonstrated advanced oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong commitment to a relationship-based approach to work
  • Ability to project a welcoming and helpful approach to all requests for assistance or information
  • Ability to treat others with respect and consideration regardless of status or position
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of programmes and mentee outcomes as well as stakeholder satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively provide positive behavioural support, facilitate group participation, develop person-centred service plans, and work collaboratively with girls to utilise their strengths and build confidence in completing tasks
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and utilisation of electronic monitoring of databases, as well as generate individual member and programme level outcome reports
  • Personal characteristics: models servant leadership, flexible, creative problem solver, positive attitude, organised, efficient time management skills, teamwork-oriented, takes initiative, values healthy boundaries, keen observer, able to work independently, assertive, and most of all, a good sense of humour

Qualifications: A minimum of 3 years of experience in a fast-paced office environment. Prior experience with nonprofit organisations and a Bachelor’s degree (Preference: Social Science Areas) or equivalent work experience is preferred. Central to success is a person who is collaborative and flexible in his or her approach to work, has a desire to provide excellent service, and is open to improving skills to support our mission.

Other Requirements: Applicants must also have a valid Barbados Driver’s License, good driving record, and be able to drive safely to assist with programming errands, mentee interventions and, in some instances, programming delivery.  Access to a vehicle you can use would be an asset. Must also successfully pass police background checks.

  • Willing to learn/shadow I Am A Girl's leadership
  • A writing sample will be required from finalists for this position.

NOTE: Any description of work is a picture of the major responsibilities of a position at a given point in time. Jobs are dynamic and assignments/priorities may change. The primary purpose of this description is to outline and communicate key tasks and expectations for the position. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship.

How To Apply: Applications are now closed.

Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact applicants that have been shortlisted for interview rounds.

Internship: Research

The Research Intern provides research support to the organisation in line with the mission and programming simultaneously.  This role includes, but is not limited to, conducting research, compiling data collected, some analysis for idea implementation, and assisting with reporting of findings.

This support role aims to strengthen the abilities and skills of the intern in research and data management, with skillsets required to span across multiple tasks assigned, and although working closely with the Programming Coordinator, a lot of the execution and collaboration would be with beneficiaries, volunteers and other interns (where necessary).

The core of duties will be based on specialty projects in alignment with key organisational benchmarks for programming progress, and most work assignments would occur during the weekday, with minimal weeknights and some weekends, as may be necessary, based on the targets set for the research. There is flexibility with hours and any academic obligations, where necessary, will be fully accommodated.

Reports to: Programming Coordinator
Position Status: Contract (Part Time)

Work Style: Hybrid (In-person & Remote)

Key Attributes: Strong desire to listen, learn and adapt; Detail Oriented - Pays very close attention to details; Passionate about girls work; Strong and Steady work ethic, dependable, positive attitude, self-motivated, and team-oriented; effective communicator, flexible, and good humour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides research support to the Programming Coordinator primarily, which may include proposal writing, calls, data collection, analysis, reporting, etc.
  • Provides research and administrative support, from time to time, to the Executive Director, which may include identifying grants, general documentation, strategy planning, calls, etc.
  • Records and tracks all data submissions and curates information as required.
  • Maintains electronic and hard copy records and files, as directed.
  • Maintains and updates the organisation's database, as required.
  • Assists with analysis, reporting and reviews, based on data collected.
  • Assists with the day to day office operations, as required.
  • Prepare presentations for periodic meetings with The Board of Trustees, Advisory Councils and Membership.
  • Facilitate data and results curation in collaboration with any team members or volunteers working on I Am A Girl's public presence.
  • Maintains confidential nature of information obtained; exercises discretion in handling confidential and privileged information.
  • Prepares various documents in Word, Excel or PDF upon request of the Executive Director or Programming Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd Year of your University Degree Programme (Preference: Social Science Areas)
  • General Understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) principles and Research Models (Formal Training an Asset)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to collaborate well with others, with strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and uphold clear boundaries

Please be aware that a writing sample may be required from finalists for this position.

NOTE: Any description of work is a picture of the major responsibilities of a position at a given point in time. Jobs are dynamic and assignments/priorities may change. The primary purpose of this description is to outline and communicate key tasks and expectations for the position. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship.

How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter (maximum one-page) and a resume (maximum two-pages and must include one character reference and one academic reference) to [email protected] with "Internship: Research Application" in the subject line. This opportunity will remain open until filled.

Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact applicants that have been shortlisted for interview rounds.

Internship: Administration

The Administrative Intern provides administrative support in different forms to the Executive Director primarily, but not exclusively, and would also work with the Programming Coordinator, Community Engagement and Programming Assistant, and any other Operations Team Members that may require support from time to time.

This support roles aims to strengthen the abilities and skills on the intern in administrative management within the non-profit context, and will span from the creation and distribution of letters to communication 101 to database management.

This role would also require working on special projects, assigned periodically, and most work assignments would occur during the weekday, with some weeknights and weekends, as may be necessary, based on assignments given. There is flexibility with hours and any academic obligations, where necessary, will be fully accommodated.

Reports to: Executive Director
Position Status: Contract (Part Time)

Work Style: Hybrid (In-person & Remote)

Key Attributes: Strong desire to listen, learn and adapt; Detail Oriented - Pays very close attention to details; Passionate about girls work; Strong and Steady work ethic, dependable, positive attitude, self-motivated, and team-oriented; effective communicator, flexible, and good humour.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative support to the Executive Director primarily, which may include paperwork, database, files, donor letters, annual appeals, board meeting preparation, calls, etc.
  • Provides administrative support, from time to time, to the Programming Coordinator, Community Engagement and Programming Assistant, and any other Operations Team Members, which may include e-mail support, general documentation, calls, etc.
  • Coordinates the preparation, printing, mailing of Annual Appeal, digital Annual Report quarterly newsletters and any other documentation.
  • Records and tracks all donations, generates acknowledgement letters, runs reports as requested.
  • Maintains electronic and hard copy records and files, as directed.
  • Maintains and updates the organisation's database, as required.
  • Maintains data entry for beneficiary services, run monthly report for meetings.
  • Maintains a general monthly calendar listing events, programming and meetings.
  • Assists with the day to day office operations and office equipment supplies and repairs.
  • Checks general Voicemail and email daily and re-direct correspondence, where necessary.
  • Prepare agenda and records minutes for Operations Team meetings.
  • Maintains confidential nature of information obtained; exercises discretion in handling confidential and privileged information.
  • Prepares various documents in Word, Excel or PDF upon request of the Executive Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • CXC English, Mathematics and Office Administration (Completed or In-Progress)
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, etc.)
  • Basic bookkeeping skills 
  • Ability to collaborate well with others, with strong communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and uphold clear boundaries

Please be aware that a writing sample may be required from finalists for this position.

NOTE: Any description of work is a picture of the major responsibilities of a position at a given point in time. Jobs are dynamic and assignments/priorities may change. The primary purpose of this description is to outline and communicate key tasks and expectations for the position. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship.

How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter (maximum one-page) and a resume (maximum two-pages and must include one character reference and one academic reference) to [email protected] with "Internship: Administration Application" in the subject line. This opportunity will remain open until filled.

Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact applicants that have been shortlisted for interview rounds.

 

Become A Volunteer

We have an active pool of volunteers who help us to execute our programmes, projects and fundraising. Volunteer roles may include event management, project management, mentorship, team development, social media management, communication strategy and much much more.

Volunteers have the opportunity to work in their areas of strength with the option to grow in other areas as well. Below are three (3) key steps to be completed in our volunteer enrolment process.

01

Once interest of volunteering has been expressed, we would reach out to coordinate and execute a 30-minute online chat.

02

Following the brief chat we would access your eligibility and reach out to have the required documents completed and/or submitted.

03

Once all information is submitted we would proceed to execute our Volunteer Induction Training, and create assignments. 


Want to join our team?

If you are interested in applying for a job or internship opportunity or coming on board as a volunteer, and you have queries based on what is listed above, please reach out by clicking the Learn More link below.

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