$12.50 an hour with some benefits
Hours per week
The fellowship hours and days are flexible with a minimum of 24 hours a week and a maximum of 40. Appointment is 6-12 months.
3938 Benning Road Northeast
1609 Connecticut Ave NW
District of Columbia
Opportunity: The Young Women's Project (YWP) is a dynamic, brave organization that develops leaders, takes on institutions, and builds youth power in DC. We are looking for a self-starter with a flexible skill set that includes youth development, training and facilitation, and research as well as a demonstrated commitment to youth adult partnership. We are a small, ambitious organization with a big agenda and limited resources. This is a great position for a recent college grad interested in graduate study in social work or public health. The fellowship is one-year in length with opportunities to join our permanent staff.
Organizational Background: The Young Women's Project builds the leadership and power of young people so that they can transform DC institutions to expand rights and opportunities for DC youth. Based in Washington, DC, YWP programs engage under-resourced youth of color, ages 14-22, with a focus on teen women, youth in foster care, and homeless youth... YWP has three man programs: The Peer Health and Sexuality Education (PHASE) campaign improves youth health outcomes and works to reduce unplanned pregnancies and STIs by expanding comprehensive health education and access to school/community-based health care, and engaging youth as peer educators and leaders. PHASE has 150 youth on the ground working as peer health educators and clinic ambassadors in 24 DC public schools. The Youth Poverty Program (YPP) develops youth leaders as they transform their own lives and improve the District’s youth serving systems. The Center for Young Adults (CYA) builds the capacity and networks of 100 young adults each year who are emancipating from DC’s foster care system, covering a range of interventions including casework, group capacity building training, support groups, employment opportunities, financial assistance, and leadership development.
YWP’s model engages youth on three levels: First, we engage young people as partners working side-by-side staff to improve their own lives and make changes in the community. Each year, YWP hires close to 200 youth each year campaign that receive intensive training and work in the community to educate youth, connect youth to health services, conduct research, and advocate for policies that support YWP's goals. As part of this work, young staff receive intensive training in peer education, reproductive health, advocacy, research, and project development. Third, YWP advocates for policies and programs that increase rights, resources, and job opportunities for underresourced youth through a youth-adult partnership that integrates research, education, advocacy, and implementation work alongside of city agencies. YWP has an annual budget of $900,000 and a staff of nine. Because YWP serves young people across the city, we have two offices. One is located near Dupont Circle in ward 1, the other on Benning Rd in ward 7youth leaders as they transform their own lives and improve the District’s youth serving system.
The Center for Young Adults (CYA) builds the capacity and networks of 100 young adults each year who are emancipating from DC’s foster care system. Supported through a contract with the Child and Family Service Agency, this center-based program covers a range of interventions including casework, group capacity building training, support groups, employment opportunities, financial assistance, and leadership development. Young adults receive a range of services according to their needs and work toward meeting individual benchmarks for employment, parenting, education, housing, health, community engagement and other areas. A small group of young adults (5-10) work side-by-side our staff to develop and implement programs and advocacy projects. CYA ‘s approach combines youth development with adult-youth partnership, self-advocacy, and leadership development and the training covers a broad set of issues.
Position Summary: The CYA Fellow will work as part of a team that includes six members (Program Director, Executive Director, Employment Coordinator, Education Coordinator-Social Worker, and two Associates). This position will work out of the Benning Rd Office (3938 Benning Rd. NE, Washington, DC). The CYA-Fellow will be responsible for a broad range of duties including training, youth support and coaching, program administration, and data collection. The fellowship hours and days are flexible with a minimum of 24 hours a week and a maximum of 40. Appointment is 6-12 months.
Salary: $12.50 an hour with some vacation-sick leave benefits
Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
- Conduct capacity building training for young adult clients
- Manage and support young adult staff members
- Support staff with youth assessment, coaching, and referrals,
- Cultivate community connections in mental health, parenting, sexual health, housing and other areas; connect young adults to community resources
- Contribute to data collection and input, report writing and other evaluation functions
- Coordinate administrative functions including client information systems, financial reporting, and the administration of youth support benefits
- BA or comparable experience in social work, education, public health, youth development, social justice, or related fields.
- ·2 years’ experience working with youth -- especially foster, court-involved, homeless, or opportunity youth
- · 1-year experience as a facilitator and trainer; can deliver trainings on a range of youth-relevant issues, using popular education and experiential learning techniques
- · Knowledge of and experience working with youth relevant issues including sexual health, violence, mental and physical health, and youth-serving systems (including education and foster care);
- Commitment to social justice, youth empowerment, anti-oppression, and holistic comprehensive sexuality education for youth
- Strong problem-solving & critical thinking skills, and written and verbal communication skills;
- Some experience with evaluation, data collection, financial management, and admin systems
- Able to meet deadlines and manage a busy workload
How To Apply
To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and four professional references to: Nadia Gold-Moritz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write CYA Fellow in the subject line. See ww.youngwomensproject.org for more information. Interviews will be granted on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. The Young Women's Project is committed to affirmative action.