Day One seeks an energetic and creative candidate to facilitate its Community Education Program primarily in high schools, colleges and youth-serving programs. The Youth Educator will conduct community outreach and participate in the delivery of preventive and informative workshops to end intimate partner violence (IPV) among youth and link young people already experiencing such violence to direct assistance.
Day One Overview
Since 2003, Day One has been the only organization in New York devoting its full resources to preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) among young people. Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Our multi-disciplinary approach brings together a highly collaborative staff with expertise in legal, social service and education service provision. Serving New York City youth up to 24 years of age, our Direct Services Program provides direct legal representation, advice and information, individual and group counseling and case management services to clients. Through the Community Education Program, Day One educates young people in schools and youth programs about IPV, consent, and healthy relationships, and trains professionals and parents to support teens experiencing abuse. Our Youth Voices Network is a group of young survivors who conduct awareness and advocacy projects, sharing their stories to promote healing and prevention.
Day One recognizes that anti-violence work is emotionally demanding and professionally complex. We strive to create an office culture that invests in the wellness of staff and leads to employee sustainability. Office policies are designed to promote healthful practices and establish a supportive and collaborative environment for and among staff.
Responsibilities of Youth Educator
- Conduct community outreach and awareness activities at locations (including schools, community gatherings, health fairs for example) throughout New York City
- Teach a healthy relationships curriculum addressing dating abuse, domestic violence and the law, sexual assault/consent and coercion to youth ages 24 and under, caregivers, and professionals working with youth
- Coordinate scheduling and invoicing for the Community Education Program
- Assist in the development of materials and workshops for use in Community Education Program and other programs as needed
- Work with Day One staff to determine program direction and expansion, including participating in strategic planning and program evaluation activities
- Represent Day One at community-based events, panels and conferences
- Participate in community meetings on behalf of Day One
- Management of Know Your Rights Guides including order tracking, filling orders, and shipping
- Assist in tracking program data through maintenance of databases and measurement tools
- Assist with supervision of interns and volunteers as appropriate
- Maintain a flexible schedule, allowing for early morning, evening or occasional weekend workshops or presentations
- Willingness to conduct frequent travel throughout the five boroughs
- Collaborate with Day One staff to take on other related duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of 3 years of experience teaching/training youth
- Bilingual preferred
- Facility working with diverse groups of youth, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, immigrant youth, youth in care, and/or low-income communities
- Training/teaching experience strongly preferred
- Commitment to the empowerment of young people
- Ability to work independently and in a collaborative setting
- Exceptional written, verbal and organizational skills
- Interest in working in a medium nonprofit setting to support a growing organization
- Excellent judgment, attention to detail and time management skills
- Experience with Word and Excel and database systems preferred
Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. Day One offers a benefits package that includes health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; a 401k retirement plan with match; and generous vacation.
Level of Language Proficiency
- Bilingual preferred
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send by email a resume and a cover letter, including gender pronouns, to Caitlin Prior, Training Supervisor and Staff Attorney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by Day One.
Day One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We are genuinely committed to these principles of equity and inclusion, which are core to our organizational culture and our approach to service. To truly make a difference, we must ensure that our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters reflect the communities in which we work.