Fields: social enterprise, youth, business, education, job training
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
About the Organization: UWMB brings the community together to help improve people’s lives and strengthen the neighborhoods of Greater Boston.
Youth Venture is a Boston-based social entrepreneurship program engaging teams of young people ages 15 to 20 to create, launch, manage and sustain community-benefiting business ventures. Youth Venture enables participants to develop the social-emotional competencies needed to excel in the 21st-century workplace and empowers them to develop the project management, leadership and financial literacy skills required to succeed in college, career, and life. Youth Venture trains participants to identify community needs and provides them with volunteer mentors to help develop a business plan that addresses the need. Teams who successfully complete the planning phase pitch their ventures to a panel of business professionals to receive up to $1,000 in seed funding. Once funded, teams implement their ventures with the continued support of mentors. Throughout the year, teams are supported through professional development workshops, one-time consultant support from volunteers, and supportive adult allies.
About the Position: The Youth Venture Coordinator will support activities related to the Boston Youth Venture (BYV) program. Specifically, s/he will provide support to all Boston Youth Venture teams, including coordination of team advisors and volunteer mentors. S/he will support the six Boston Youth Venture events as well as train student teams, team advisors and volunteer mentors in the curriculum.
Must haves: Available for 10-15 hours per week from 9/24/2018 to 6/10/2019; Ability to work independently with scheduled 1:1 meeting(s) with Supervisor; Ability to be flexible to address unexpected changes (such as weather delays, venue changes, etc.); Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, and travel throughout the city of Boston.
- Experience working with youth, community-based organizations, schools and/or government agencies.
- Strong belief in the power of young people in making a positive change in their own communities.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain strong partnerships.
- Flexible team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Estimated Salary: $16/hour for 10-15 hours per week from 9/24/2018 to 6/10/2019.
United Way of Massachusetts Bay