Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) is a small, youth-founded, youth organization dedicated to youth empowerment by supporting the creation of youth-generated activities that promote self-worth, responsibility and intergenerational respect and communication. At RSYP youth take the lead. The Apprenticeship Coordinator is expected to embody this mission in day-to-day interactions with young people and approach to program implementation, development, and problem solving.
The Apprenticeship Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day oversight, administration and development of RSYP’s Apprenticeship programs. RSYP’s Apprenticeship program matches young people with adult mentors in group and individual apprenticeships. The goal of apprenticeships is fostering self-worth, responsibility and empowerment through intergenerational relationships with adult mentors, tradespeople and artisans. Additionally, the Apprenticeship Coordinator oversees RSYP’s response to the job and career needs of constituents through creation and implementation of jobs and career programming for youth and direct support for youth searching for work. The Apprenticeship Coordinator is a facilitator in the Sexual Health Initiative, which collaborates with schools, youth and community organizations to provide comprehensive sexual health curriculum and launch youth-generated peer-education. The Apprenticeship Coordinator is also responsible for supporting youth in Drop-In Programming.
The Apprenticeship Coordinator full-time benefitted position. This position reports directly to the Director of Empowerment and oversees recruitment and support for apprentices, volunteer mentors and RSYP interns and staff as assigned.
Specific duties include:
- Management of Apprenticeship Program: including, recruiting, supervising program instructors, and other volunteers; oversee the development of curriculum in collaboration with instructors and apprentices; participate in the planning and implementation of culinary fundraising events.
- Oversee and manage the growth of Job and Career Development programming.
· Outreach and recruitment, including: establishing and maintaining relationships with local youth and youth serving organizations/spaces, expanding the scope of young people involved in Apprenticeships, meeting minimum goals for participation each year.
· Support and oversight to Apprenticeship participants; participate in team advocacy meetings; provide direct service support and referrals to individual constituents as needed.
· Track and report on program evaluation, including maintaining up-to-date evaluation records for constituents in database, management of tracking procedures for Apprenticeships, and writing program reports for grants and funders as requested.
- Co-facilitate Get Real Sexual Health Curriculum at Monument Mountain Regional High school, Mt. Everett High School, and Simon's Rock.
· Performs other duties/special projects as assigned.
· BA/BS degree or equivalent experience; focused coursework in sociology, psychology or education is a plus
· 2+ years’ experience in youth work & the desire to empower young people!
· Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
· Expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar. Adobe Creative Suite and Access a plus.
· Must have a hard-working ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to deal with unexpected issues that come up.
· Valid driver’s license, clean driving record and dependable transportation.
· Ability to run 3-4 after school apprenticeship programs
Starting salary: $30,000+ dependent on experience.
Health flexible spending account: $500 (may be used towards therapy, and other health expenses)
Health insurance: approximately $3800/year (70% of the cost of individual plan premiums*)
Professional development: $3500 in year one for B.E.S.T. Youth Worker Certification Training and Certification to teach Get Real: Comprehensive Sexual Health Education Curriculum.
Total package: $37,800
Annually you will receive
Sick days—10 days (may be used in hourly increments)
Personal days—4 days
Vacation days—10 days (increased after 2 years)
Travel—mileage reimbursement for all work-related travel
Additional Trainings—professional development opportunities
Minimum Education Required