Background of Organization: Girls Global Academy (GGA) is a community of dedicated innovators who believe girls matter. Through our daily work, we are committed to actions that equip the next generation of leaders to navigate the world with confidence and compassion to succeed in any path they may choose. Our approach to education will allow girls to develop strong voices that inspire change.
GGA opened its doors in August of 2020 and will have its first graduating class in 2024. Starting and growing a school is hard work, so GGA staff are empowered to take ownership over the work and have a responsibility to each of our students. Our staff is truly a team that is resilient, has an all-hands-on-deck mentality, and faces complexity and challenges head on with clear communication. All founding members believe in our students, maintaining our strong community norms for interpersonal interactions, and in our four pillars of sisterhood, scholarship, service, and safety.
The Board of Trustees of Girls Global Academy (GGA Board) is a diverse group of professionals with roots or residence in the DC Metro area. This group came together in early 2019 and carries substantial knowledge and experience in urban education as well as expertise from other arenas in business and technology. As a relatively new governance body of a new organization, the GGA Board is still establishing foundational structure, resources, and processes for the organization. The GGA Board is seeking more support as it continues in this work.
Position Description: The GGA Board Liaison is an internship role that will report to a staff member of the GGA leadership team and have a dotted line to the officers of the GGA Board. The internship will run from November 1, 2021 and conclude on June 30, 2021. The position will require a commitment of 20-25 hours a month and the intern must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement. The internship will be conducted almost entirely virtually, with occasional visits to the school building or other designated locations in the District. The intern is expected to attend all Board and Board Committee meetings, which generally take place on weekdays in the early morning or early evening. The Board Intern will act as a resource to support routine interactions between the governing Board and the leadership team of the school. The GGA Board Liaison may also be tasked with supporting special board or school activities, The Board Liaison responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following
- Curate Board documents into an intuitive structure in Board OnTrack (BOT), the association management system used by the GGA Board
- Support quality assurance and final preparation of select documents that will be a part of GGA Board records and GGA Board general meetings
- Executive Director’s Report
- Committee reports
- Other materials needed for advance-review packets for general meetings
- Marshall and post board content for public access before and after general meetings in compliance with DC OMA guidelines
- Take minutes and ensuring they are properly disseminated and stored for all General Board meetings
- Take minutes and ensuring they are properly disseminated and stored for all Board committee meetings
- Coordinate review, update, and approval of meeting minutes and other Board materials, as needed.
- Operate the tools/equipment used to facilitate video conferencing for Board general, committee, and special meetings (e.g., Zoom or other video conference facility; audio/visual equipment for in-person meetings)..
- Support (perhaps lead) the administration of the GGA Organization Dashboard
- Work with GGA leadership team, board members, and other necessary parties to stay abreast of and facilitate data updates to all sections of the dashboard
- Support GGA leadership in acting as a point of contact between GGA and any vendors involved in the operation of the dashboard (e.g. EmpowerK12). Assist with troubleshooting issues, conveying needed adjustments/enhancements, etc.
- Support Board and other GGA staff through user support issues
- Support/lead tutorial sessions to the Board or other parts of GGA community to explain usage or data presented in the dashboard
- Support general administration of board and select school administration information in BOT
- Support organization of board involvement in select school activities (e.g. Board participation in the fall/winter fundraising, Board involvement in GGA recruiting wellness calls, etc.)
- Support GGA Board communication to entities and individuals external to the institution
The intern will act primarily as an agent supporting the GGA Board and receive first hand exposure to the activities of this governing body of a new DC charter school. The intern will be immersed in discussions, practices, and projects involving the GGA Board in support of the operations and strategic planning for the institution. The intern will also interact with the Executive Director and occasionally other members of the leadership team at GGA.
The GGA Board will support attainment of course credit that can be arranged by the intern and a consenting institution of education or training for satisfactory participation in the internship. In addition, there will be a nominal stipend of $450 per month, provided demonstrated performance through the term of the internship.
Profile and Role Requirements: The ideal candidate will be someone with an interest in supporting urban schools, but preferably someone with aspirations for employment in education. The position also calls for the following qualifications:
- In Junior or Senior of college or higher with a concentration in education, education administration, non-profit management, business, or other related discipline. People with roughly equivalent work experience would be considered.
- Able to legally work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship
- Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English
- Great interpersonal skills; the intern will be expected to speak and write in a professional manner
- Able to work independently with limited supervision
- Organized and detail oriented
- Tech savvy with frequent access to a reliable personal computer and reliable Internet connectivity
- Familiarity with conducting research over the Internet and familiarity with managing business affairs online
- Competency in using the office software applications that are included in Google Workspace like Google Slides, Sheets, Docs, or competency in the Microsoft Office suite of application