Temporary Youth Education Developer
208 West 13th Street
Reports to: Director of Youth Leadership & Engagement
Classification: Temporary; Full-time; Non-Exempt
Summary: The Youth Education Developer for youth is responsible for the planning, coordination, implementation and delivery of the spectrum of educational support services for youth offered by The Center. These services seek to improve: economic and educational attainment; and socio-economic status including access to education, jobs and housing. This position is temporary and will end in May 2019.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate weekly drop-in discussion groups with the focus on gender identity and sexuality with the LGBT community
- Develop and coordinate programming to advance educational achievement and goals of LGBTQ and allied youth.
- Facilitate individual educational counseling support and other academic enrichment efforts
- Enroll youth in program services, groups, and training programs, and oversee individualized program plans.
- Provide individual clients with crisis-intervention, assessment and referral services, and educational support.
- Identify and work with youth program participants who have dropped out of high school (or are at risk for dropout) to complete their high school education or obtain HSE.
- Create and implement programming and curricula that promote academic skills development and partner with youth participants on successful transitions to college.
- Maintain familiarity with current policy issues impacting LGBTQ youth, and offer youth skills to address issues if they are identified as areas of concern.
- Outreach to community schools to provide information on Center resources for youth and engage in advocacy initiatives that work to enhance the educational environment for LGBT young people within NYC public schools.
- Provide counseling and referrals to school staff and student groups as needed in order to meet the needs of LGBTQ+ students in the school environment.
- Maintain all client and programmatic files, including ongoing attendance records, staff logs, evaluation components, and progress reports for all direct service work, including all relevant data entry.
- Provide cross coverage for all other youth programming unit tasks, duties and populations.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s in Social Work, or related field, a plus
- Previous experience and demonstrated ability and aptitude in academic enrichment and educational development.
- Good leadership, administrative, organization, and written/verbal communication skills; Spanish bilingual a plus.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
- Commitment to inclusive, multi-cultural programming; prior experience working with in coalitions with diverse communities and an understanding of intersectional oppressions.
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues, needs and interests of LGBT youth, adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues.
- A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.
Minimum Education Required