Roca is excited to announce the 2020 launch of The Roca Impact Institute. The Roca Impact Institute serves as Roca's path to scale the key lessons learned from over 30 years of work with the young people most likely to shoot or be shot: that to impact urban violence, we must work with the young people who are engaged in violence and we must work with the organizations and systems charged with serving them. The Impact Institute enters intensive, on-the-ground coaching partnerships, showing communities how to implement our research-based, trauma-informed approach to programming. We are not traditional consultants; the Institute is staffed by Roca leadership and experienced practitioners. We show people what we’ve done and how we’ve done it for over 30 years, and we help them put those concepts and practices to work in their own communities. The Roca Impact Institute works with communities to envision and execute real change over time – for individual young people, systems and community.
Position Overview: We are seeking an individual who will bring their experience and passion for designing and developing training for adult learners who are deep in the day to day work with at risk young people and the agencies that serve them. The Roca Impact Institute Director of Training will be charged with designing and delivering intensive training and practitioner coaching to a wide range pf organizations and individuals representing systems leaders to front line staff. Skills in instructional design and virtual training are required, as are excellent relationship building skills. We are looking for someone who has the direct service and leadership experience to be able to help train and coach others to do the work. This is a brand new role within a new initiative, so individuals must be willing to wear multiple hats and be comfortable piloting new ideas and approaches.
Roca has been serving young people in Massachusetts since 1988. We currently serve over 1,000 young people across 21 communities in Massachusetts, with three fully operating sites in Chelsea, Boston, and Springfield, and two satellite sites in Lynn, and Holyoke, MA. In the summer of 2018, we also opened our first replication site in Baltimore, MD. All of our sites serve high-risk young men, and our Chelsea and Springfield sites also serve high-risk young mothers. Roca’s work is based on the theory that young people, when re-engaged through positive and intensive relationships, can change their behaviors and develop life, education, and employment skills to disrupt the cycles of poverty and incarceration.
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Roca is excited to announce the 2020 launch of The Roca Impact Institute. The Roca Impact Institute serves as Roca's path to scale the key lessons learned from over 30 years of work with the young people most likely to shoot or be shot: that to…