Fields: youth, community mobilization, public health, philanthropy, social justice
Location: San Francisco California
Deadline: June 25, 2018
Details and Requirements: Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) builds communities where young people and their adult allies come together to create positive community change that promotes social justice and racial equity. YLI is committed to engaging and developing young people of color, low-income youth, and other non-traditional youth as researchers, advocates, and agents of social change. The Program Coordinator (PC) will work in partnership with youth (ages 12 – 18) to organize, empower and mobilize youth and their communities to create positive change for San Francisco’s young people. The PC will train and support youth leaders to develop and deepen political consciousness, assess and understand issues impacting their health and well being, build relationships and partnerships with youth and community supporters, and drive local community campaigns. The Program Coordinator will implement this work through a social justice framework.
Health Equity: This position focuses on centering the voice, lived experience, and ideas of youth to shape the ways in which youth address inequities related to alcohol prevention, health promotion, and environmental prevention in San Francisco. The PC will identify, recruit, and retain youth leaders; supervise youth leaders; support local and countywide environmental prevention efforts; implement and manage weekly youth meetings; support assessments, and other key actions determined by the youth leaders. QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. *OR* 2-3 years relevant experience in field of youth development; Commitment to social justice and community organizing as a strategy to affect change; Experience facilitating youth-driven campaigns or projects; Familiarity with health equity and social justice frameworks; Demonstrated capacity to work with youth and adults from communities of color and low-income communities; Experience with social media and media relations; Experience with community based research or assessment; Able to work some evenings and weekends. DESIRED:Previous experience organizing campaigns to improve the lives of youth and/or adults in San Francisco County; Experience supervision and/or mentorship of youth; Bilingual/ Bicultural a plus; Experience training and providing technical assistance to youth and adult leaders; Knowledge of San Francisco County neighborhoods and communities. Full-Time, non-exempt, $19-$23 per hour / $39,520-$47,840
Youth Philanthropy: The Program Coordinator will oversee Building Leaders in Innovative New Giving (BLING), a youth philanthropy program. BLING engages youth as grantmakers in their own communities to fund other youth-led projects in San Francisco aimed at addressing social justice issues. Since 2013, BLING grantmakers have funded over 65 youth-led social justice projects in San Francisco. BLING’s grantmakers help youth apply for grants, review applications, conduct interviews, and engage in collaborative funding decision-making. This position focuses on centering the voice, lived experience, and ideas of youth to shape the ways in which youth and adult partners address inequities in San Francisco, with a specific emphasis on inequities in the Southeast corridor. QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. *OR* 2-4 years relevant experience in field of youth development; Commitment to social justice and community organizing as a strategy to affect change required; Experience developing and carrying out workshops and trainings for youth and adult allies; Experience working with youth and facilitating youth-led processes; Demonstrated capacity to connect with and engage youth and adults who are from high risk environments, and who are marginalized because of ethnicity, income, LGBT status, immigration status, disability, or experience in mental health, juvenile justice or foster care systems; Familiarity with San Francisco youth serving organizations; Ability to articulate and incorporate the principles and practices of positive youth development and the connection between youth development and community development; Experience networking with representatives of community-based organizations and local government; Strong writing and public speaking skills. DESIRED: Experience in youth philanthropy and grantmaking; Knowledge and experience with San Francisco political landscape, and neighborhoods and communities, particularly the South East corridor; Familiarity with social media as a tool for organizing, advocacy, and outreach; Familiarity with youth philanthropy and/or economic equity is helpful, but not required for this position. Full-time, Non-exempt, $20-$25 per hour / $41,600-$52,000.
There are more Program Coordinator positions in Marin County that require a couple years of post-college experience.
Apply Here: http://yli.org/employment-opportunities/