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Girls Inc Counselor 

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

Category Community Relations  


**** Pay range $16.00 - $17.00 Hourly ****

The Girls Inc Counselor position provides direct service to participants with a focus on inspiring youth to make positive decisions for themselves and their futures. Youth Counselors typically focus in one of several programs (Beacons, Strong Fast Fit, Contact Plus, OST, Eureka! and RAP). This part-time position provides direct service to participants in the Girls Inc. OST program, ages 9-18, and supports occasional Saturday Eureka! groups and miscellaneous workshops. There is an opportunity for full-time hours during summer program.

Youth Counselors build and maintain relationships with Minneapolis Public School contacts, and other youth serving agencies, to meet necessary programming goals and objectives. This position utilizes Girls Inc. curriculum to facilitate groups during out of school time hours.


Implement comprehensive programming:

Recruit and maintain program participants by providing program presentations to schools and youth serving agencies

Plan, prepare and facilitate/co-facilitate age appropriate and culturally sensitive educational activities that focus on math, science, economic literacy, leadership development, pregnancy prevention, and positive decision-making using Girls Inc. curriculum

Create and maintain a safe learning environment that is student-centered, mission-focused and accessible to a diverse student body

Support communication with participants and families, and organize and support retention efforts to maintain participants

Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with school personnel and other youth serving agencies.

Refer youth to other appropriate community resources as needed and as necessary.

Participate on external committees to plan and/or implement appropriate community meetings or events and agency task forces


Collect registration forms, participant demographic information, and track program attendance

Deliver and obtain program evaluation information from participants for program quality assurance and reporting purposes

Maintain the online data management system with a commitment to accuracy and regularity

Write monthly summaries of activities and impact of direct service on participants

Responsibly manage funds for expenses related to programming.

Seek continuous professional development:

Attend and participate in departmental and program team meetings

Participate in educational activities and trainings to improve achievement of program goals.

Keep up-to-date on current youth and program-related trends.


This position reports to the Program Coordinator of assigned Program, who reports to the Girls and Youth Director. The incumbent will interact with Girls and Youth counselors, Minneapolis Public Schools contacts, youth participants and parents. Critical relationships will include school contacts and participants. Collaborate with colleagues to manage a successful program for all participants



Minimum of two years college or equivalent + two years’ experience working with youth from low-income and inner city families

One-year+ experience with planning and facilitating effective, structured groups

Knowledge of youth development and sexual health issues

Strong oral, written and presentation skills

Ability to facilitate and teach comprehensive sexual health topicsgroups

Ability to carry out duties independently, as well as in a team setting

Ability to work with a variety of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives

Strong problem solving skills and ability to make quick decisions while using good judgment

Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

Possess current CPR and First Aid certification, or successfully obtain within 90 days of hire

Strong belief in YWCA and ability to convey its importance


BA or BS in education, youth development, social services, or related field.

Two years’ experience creating age-appropriate activities and curriculum.


The ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

Must be able to travel to various YWCA Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, and community sites.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) STATEMENT:  YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Salary $16.00 -$16.50  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Midtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

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