Seeking facilitator for new program for young immigrant mothers of New Women New Yorkers


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Thu Dec 01, 2016 - Thu Jan 26, 2017


YMCA New Americans Welcome Center285 Vanderbilt AvenueStaten Island, NY 10304


Are you an enthusiastic and skilled workshop facilitator instructor who is passionate about helping women immigrants and mothers? Have you always dreamed of taking part in the growth of an innovative non-profit?

We are seeking top-notch workshop facilitators for our LEAD for New Moms program!

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about New Women New Yorkers’ mission, and who would like to gain experience and participate in the growth of a young, dynamic nonprofit organization.

Mission of New Women New Yorkers & overview of LEAD for New Moms

New Women New Yorkers (NWNY) is a cross-community nonprofit empowering young women immigrants (16-35 years old) in New York City.

LEAD is a unique, free professional development program combining skills training, teamwork, and leadership development, consisting of a series of inclusive and participatory workshops over a period of 2 months.

We are looking for facilitators for our pilot program of LEAD for New Moms for young immigrant mothers, which will be hosted by the YMCA New Americans Welcome Center of Staten Island. Pick-up & drop-off will be provided at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Staten Island, from and to the center.

Workshops are taught in a non-traditional classroom setting of approximately 8-15 students. Workshops provide theoretical and technical knowledge and skills, with an important emphasis on engagement and practice through ice-breakers, group activities,, role-plays, and simulations. Besides skills training, an important objective of the program is to increase participants’ self-confidence and to create a safe learning space for these young women to share their experiences, challenges, and successes.

NWNY provides a curriculum for facilitators to teach the workshops, and in-house training and support to ensure quality and consistency in delivery.

For more information, please visit our website at

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver existing LEAD curriculum professionally and effectively to meet desired learning objectives and outcomes

  • Use a wide variety of techniques to engage students and stimulate participation

  • Maintain a high level of flexibility and professionalism at all times

  • Build and sustain strong, productive working relationships with other NWNY facilitators and volunteers, and staff of host/partner organizations

  • Conduct follow-up with participants, and be available for additional questions and to provide feedback outside of workshop hours

  • Submit written assessment after each workshop

  • Work closely with CEO and other facilitators to expand and deepen facilitation skill set and tool box, and contribute feedback

  • Must be able to attend LEAD training sessions & meetings, and 2h test runs for each workshop facilitated

Desired skills and experience

  • Experience facilitating workshops - facilitation experience with non-native English speakers and with marginalized populations is preferred, but not required

  • Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills, patience, flexibility, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humor

  • Excellent time management skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Fluent in English (teaching language)

  • Passion and understanding of NWNY’s mission and goals

  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking

  • Previous experience in the nonprofit sector is an asset, but not required

  • A positive, flexible, and ambitious attitude!

Dates & schedule, location, time commitment

Workshops are held every Thursday from 10am to 12pm, from December 1 to January 26.

Location: Staten Island YMCA New Americans Welcome Center, 285 Vanderbilt Avenue. Pick-up and drop-off at the Staten Island Ferry terminal on Staten Island will be provided from and to the center.

The facilitator will observe the first workshop of the series on December 1, and will then co-facilitate an additional 3 or 4 workshops, depending on availability.

Each workshop requires several hours of preparation and 2 hours of instruction.

Facilitators are also required to attend a biannual group training of approximately 4 hours, and occasional team meeting.

We are hoping to welcome new facilitators in our team who are interested in being part of NWNY on a long-term basis. As our organization grows, we are expecting more partnerships and more LEAD series in the future!

This is a volunteer position, without compensation.

How to apply

Contact: Arielle at

Please send your resume and write a brief cover email describing your background and experience, and explaining why you want to become a LEAD Workshop Facilitator for New Women New Yorkers.


  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Around 5 hours per week
  • Attendance to trainings, meetings, and test runs
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