Youth Venture Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



51 Sleeper Street
United States


About United Way:

We unite to create positive, lasting change for people in need. We call it harnessing the power of people working together. And that means everyone – individuals, nonprofits, companies, and government agencies.

We work every day to achieve our vision and mission by focusing on two foundations of better lives: Financial Opportunity and Educational Success. Specifically:


Financial Opportunity: Ensuring that all families have safe housing, healthy food, and quality childcare. That they have jobs that allow them to support themselves and their families. And that they have access to financial tools and coaching to help build a better future.

Educational Success: Preparing children to enter school ready to learn, develop critical social and academic skills, and get the support they need to stay in school and graduate.

You are the key to making this shared vision a reality. Your gifts become critical funding for ground-breaking initiatives and best-in-class partnerships with nonprofit agencies throughout our region, your time and talents fuel the engine for change; your friends, family, and colleagues are the army of difference-makers who positively impact lives.


That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED. Join us.

STATUS:         Part-time, 10-month position (Sept-June)

About Youth Venture

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.


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.


Responsible for Youth Venture team support, volunteer management, and event support including:

● Provide ongoing support to student teams, team advisors and volunteer mentors throughout the program year. Meet with teams regularly at community centers and afterschool programs. 

● Communicate and manage volunteers and mentors with excellent customer service.

● Support the planning and execution of Boston Youth Venture events. Attend all events and participate in UW meetings related to the events.

● Assist in the delivery of assessments, evaluations and data collection.

● Support development of a curriculum toolkit and training materials for Boston Youth Venture advisors and mentors.

● Assist with facilitation of Boston Youth Venture curriculum and volunteer training.

● Other assignments based on needs of the program and interest of the candidate.


● 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.

● Available for 10-15 hours per week at $16.00 per hour 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.

● Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain strong partnerships.

● Highly proficient in Microsoft Office environment and the Internet.

● Flexible team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

● Commitment to excellence and to the mission of United Way.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, 

Sam Zito, email:

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United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves.