Program Associate, CYCLE

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Roger Williams University
Providence, RI

Roger Williams University

Published 11 days ago
Job Description:

The Program Associate is responsible for supporting the development, coordination, and implementation of key technical assistance and training opportunities for the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE), especially for projects related to youth organizing, leadership, and voice. The Program Associate will work in close partnership with CYCLE colleagues and funders to determine programming that meets the needs and objectives of community-based partners, funders, and CYCLE. In addition, the incumbent will facilitate internal and external meetings, provide direct support to external partners and community organizations, and represent CYCLE at conferences and meetings.

Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE) Management

Maintain relationships with current partners and identify potential new partners, including funders, who would benefit from the support of CYCLE programs. Contribute to the development, design, and implementation of training curricula and technical assistance tools. Work with CYCLE colleagues to design and implement training curricula based on the most recent practice and research-based innovations in education and youth organizing, youth leadership/development, participatory evaluation, and action research. Work closely with CYCLE colleagues to support the coordination of technical assistance and other program activities for NEYON, a network of youth organizing groups in the New England region. Provide direct technical assistance and support to community and youth organizing groups and other partners of CYCLE who are working to build community leadership, organizing, and engagement initiatives, with a special focus on youth-oriented projects. Work with community and youth organizing groups and other partners to develop strategic learning and action plans that further their education organizing work. Refine and revise training materials and technical assistance tools in response to evaluations and to meet the needs of partners in the field. Consult with external partners on strategies and best practices that will improve organizing and engagement efforts, especially with youth populations. Work with CYCLE colleagues to research and develop analyses of local policies and education issues to inform and support community organizing campaigns and youth-led advocacy efforts. Compose papers, briefs, commentaries, and reports focused on CYCLE work. Represent CYCLE at external meetings, events, and conferences. Contribute to the development and strategic growth of CYCLE Participate in project planning and strategic thinking for overall growth and direction for CYCLE.

Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) Management

Support the development of youth leadership and voice through the planning and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI). Develop and lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of YLI workshop curriculum and content. Train and support facilitators to use and implement curriculum at the annual YLI. Lead strategic development and vision of YLI year-to-year, incorporating feedback from stakeholders for continuous improvement. Work closely with colleagues to ensure alignment between YLI and emerging efforts of the New England Youth Organizing Network (NEYON) and AISR contributions to the field of youth and community organizing nationally. Lead the development of capacity-building technical assistance to YLI participating organizations as they implement core lessons and strategies from the YLI.

This is a grant funded position and is contingent on funding.


Bachelor's degree in a related field. Three years of experience in the fields of education, youth development, and/or community organizing. Effective facilitator and trainer in the fields of education, youth development, and/or community organizing. Experience and cultural competence working with racially and socioeconomically diverse communities and multiple stakeholders, including school and district personnel, policymakers, community leaders, and youth. Experience working with communities and schools from an asset-based orientation and a demonstrated commitment to educational equity and social justice. Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Valid driver's license and willingness to travel, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree, or equivalent experience, in education or a related field. Experience and comfort with participatory research, evaluation, and training methods. Knowledge of education reform history and current education policy, particularly as they relate to equity-focused reform and the role of parents, youth, and community members in school reform. Knowledge of the theories and strategies of community and youth organizing, and up-to-date knowledge of the education organizing field. Fluency in Spanish.

At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401) 254-3123 /Email Address:

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.

Minimum 25th Midpoint 75th Maximum

$51,653 $56,933 $62,212 $67,493 $72,773

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to RWU's diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

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Job Description:

The Program Associate is responsible for supporting the development, coordination, and implementation of key technical assistance and training opportunities for the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Providence, RI

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