Nonprofit

Youth Organizer

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Hamden, CT
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Published 17 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Part Time
Start Date
August 5, 2024
Application Deadline
July 26, 2024
Education
High School Diploma Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
Compensation
USD $20 - $25 / hour
Part-time with the opportunity to transition to full-time

Description

Students for Educational Justice (SEJ) is seeking a part-time Youth Organizer to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with the young people of New Haven, CT, and aid them in organizing for change and fighting adultism. The Youth Organizer will spearhead efforts to build campaigns, grow our membership base, and help design and implement programming to ensure that young people are properly represented as the leaders of the fight against racial and educational injustice in New Haven. The Youth Organizer will train the student organizers, forge relationships between SEJ and the community, and strategize SEJ’s campaign and movement activities.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with excellent people skills to use their creativity to create and improve SEJ programs. A successful candidate will have a passion for working alongside high school students. 


Current Programming: 

  • Weekly Political Education Member Meetings
  • Student Internships|Leadership Development
  • Student Podcast
  • Annual Summer Organizing Intensive 
  • Students Over SROs (SOS) campaign


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • At least 2 years of non-profit or related organizing experience  
  • Previous teaching or facilitation experience 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively and professionally with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable presenting information at meetings and conferences and representing SEJ in the broader community.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks effectively 
  • Outstanding creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and autonomously
  • Comfortable working afternoon — early evenings to accommodate high school schedules
  • Occasional paid nights, weekends, and mornings required for events and training purposes 
  • Familiarity with the New Haven area is ideal; candidate must live in Connecticut

Responsibilities: 

  • Spearhead SEJ’s campaign by educating students, creating campaign demands, and managing SEJ student organizers
  • Develop political consciousness and strategic organizing skills of SEJ student members through political education, reflection, and developing appropriate educational materials
  • Facilitate regular SEJ weekly member meetings (virtually or in-person)
  • Develop SEJ member meetings curriculum and meeting agendas
  • Prepare digital presentations and other meeting materials
  • Deliver leadership and organizing training opportunities to SEJ Student Organizers (virtually or in-person)
  • Design in-person, and when necessary digital, workshops, and training for SEJ Student Organizers
  • Participate in occasional parent/guardian outreach
  • Lead field trips, special events, and workshops
  • Provide strategic vision and direction to campaigns and projects
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate campaigns and projects with Student Organizers
  • Mobilize and build SEJ’s base through ongoing outreach and new member recruitment
  • Conduct outreach and regular one-on-one meetings with young people
  • Build relationships with community members and conduct one-on-ones
  • Provide students with the skills needed to build capacity and lead campaigns, including speaking to media, organizing and facilitating meetings, leading public actions and events, and recruiting
  • Provide overall support for the SEJ infrastructure
  • Perform additional administrative tasks as needed by the overall team/Organization 



Students for Educational Justice complies with all applicable civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics. Protected characteristics (or protected classes) include race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, alienage, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. 

Students for Educational Justice (SEJ) is seeking a part-time Youth Organizer to establish and maintain meaningful relationships with the young people of New Haven, CT, and aid them in organizing for change and fighting adultism. The Youth…

Benefits

Flexible Hours, Two-week summer vacation, Hybrid Work, Professional Training,

Flexible Hours, Two-week summer vacation, Hybrid Work, Professional Training,

Level of Language Proficiency

Conversational Spanish is a plus but not required

Conversational Spanish is a plus but not required

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Hamden, CT
Hamden, CT, USA

How to Apply

To Apply: Email a PDF or DOC file of your resume and cover letter describing your experience with social justice work and your experience working with young people to Kierra at Kierra@students4edjustice.org. In the Subject line please write Youth Organizer Applicant. Attaching a work sample or writing sample is optional.

Early applicants will be given special consideration.

To Apply: Email a PDF or DOC file of your resume and cover letter describing your experience with social justice work and your experience working with young people to Kierra at…

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