We’re hiring. Join our small and dedicated team!
Position: Youth Programs Manager
22 Hours per week. $15/hr
Mon-Fri between 2:30-6:00
Staff Meetings Tuesdays 12pm
Program Mission: The mission of The Brick House is to support individual, family and community well-being through collaboration on youth development, leadership development, economic development, and education.
The Brick House provides a daily drop-in space called the Teen Center, which gives youth ages 11-18 access to an art studio, dance space, computers, foosball table, instruments, recording studio, and other supplies. The Brick House also offers empowerment-based youth leadership programming, with a focus on arts, creative expression, health, harm-reduction, and social justice. We are looking for an experienced youth worker to lead our team during this exciting time!
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Staffing daily drop-in hours, providing supervision for youth ages 11-18 and their younger siblings as they engage with creative resources
-Develop and implement appropriate programming for teens, with support of community members, youth, and staff.
-Coordinate and provide staffing for youth events such as open mics, screenings, concerts, parties, field trips, or other recreational activities
-Encourage youth to give input for Teen Center programming ideas/changes/improvements
-Design and convene a weekly youth leadership workshop- providing space for youth to engage with issues of social justice, anti-oppression, healthy living skills, harm reduction, nonviolent communication, mediation, etc.
-Plan and facilitate art groups for youth participants. Focus may include music, poetry, fine arts, zine making, theater, movement, etc.
-Maintain supportive, appropriate relationships with youth.
-Provide referrals to other local youth and family services, as needed
-Conduct community and school outreach
-Administer surveys and collect data on program participation
-Contribute program and demographic data to monthly, quarterly, and annual grant reports.
-Assist in the writing of new grants to support youth programs
-Update website, social media, and calendar as needed
– Attend off-site coalition meetings with partner agencies
-Maintaining and deepening our collaboration with local social service, youth service, school, domestic violence prevention, and health organizations
-Participate in coalition workgroups
-Experience working with youth of all ages, especially 11-18
-Must own reliable, insured vehicle
-Commitment to social justice and a familiarity with social and systemic oppression
-Strong interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to working with youth
-Interest working with young people of color, youth from immigrant families, young people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ youth, and youth from low-income families
-Good planning and organizational skills
-Experience in education or training
-Willingness to collaborate with and have respect for staff members, community members and participants
-Commitment to building and sustaining healthy and appropriate relationships and boundaries
-Good written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
-Technology and computer literacy
-Must be able to pass a CORI (background) check
-Experience w/ music, hip hop, dance, video, photography, or other creative arts
-Personal talents, hobbies, or areas of knowledge which can be shared with youth: outdoor skills, -expressive arts, etc.
-Knowledge of non-violent communication, conflict resolution, or mediation
-Familiarity with subjects such as harm-reduction, radical mental health, or positive youth development
Please send RESUME and COVER LETTER to email@example.com
In cover letter, please write about your experience working with youth, any skills or hobbies you have that you could share with youth, and your familiarity with issues of social justice.
Details to be posted Friday 10/6/17