Relief Program Coordinator - Girls Inc.

The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire and equip all girls to be strong, smart, and bold--healthy, educated, and independent -- on their journey to self-discovery. Girls Inc. offers in-school, afterschool, and school break programming for girls ages 6-18 that is age-appropriate, research-based, and outcome-focused.  We provide girls with tools to improve academically, make smarter choices, build self-confidence, and stay focused on higher education, careers, and a successful future. Since we were established in 1961, we have served more than 26,000 girls throughout Hamilton County. We are proud that since we began tracking in 2007, 100 percent of girls who complete our high school afterschool programs in their senior year go on to college.

Girls Inc.® of Chattanooga has openings for six (6) part-time Relief Program Coordinators for our elementary, middle school, and high school aged in-school, afterschool and break camp programs. The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, organized, a problem solver, and have strong written and verbal communication skills.  Preference will be given to candidates who have at least two years of experience working with school-age children and two years of college completed.  Reliable transportation is a must.  Ability to work effectively in a high paced environment required.   Afterschool program times are 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  In-school and break camp program times are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Relief Program Coordinators are needed for short term assignments, several times a month, usually for one to three days in length.

The Relief Program Coordinator (RPC) provides occasional relief to Program Coordinators/Educators who are absent from their site and is responsible for maintaining quality educational programming and a safe environment.  In addition, the RPC delivers the structured day-to-day operation of Girls Inc. of Chattanooga’s in-school, afterschool, break camp programs at sites assigned by the senior director. The RPC reports directly to the Senior Director of Program Operations. 

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Attends periodic in-service training in August, December, January and May to remain up-to-date with Girls Inc. policies, procedures, and programs.
  2. Delivers research and outcome-based curriculum using lesson plans prepared by the Program Coordinator/Educator.
  3. Oversees effective day-to-day operation of site.
  4. Motivates and inspires girls to be actively engaged in all programs and activities.
  5. Provides homework help and academic enrichment.
  6. Participates in and travels with girls to field trips.
  7. Supervises volunteers and program guests.
  8. Dresses in a professional manner.
  9. Submits reports to coordinator/educator in a timely manner.
  10. If he/she meets the general requirements and is over the age of 25, may drive for field trips (local or non-local).
  11. Provides end of day notes to coordinator/educator within 24 hours of implementation and supervision at assigned program site. 
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Girls Inc. is committed to diversity and to providing equal opportunities for all the girls we serve.  In addition, it is our policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, HIV status or other non-job-related factors, as required and defined by law.   Girls Inc. is a smoke-free workplace.

Please email a cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation to or mail it to Girls Inc. of Chattanooga, Job Opportunities, 709 South Greenwood Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.