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Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator

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The Black Swan Academy
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Washington, DC
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Published 29 days ago


BSA is a non-profit organization in DC that concentrates its efforts on empowering Black youth through Civic Leadership and Engagement. We are committed to creating a pipeline of Black youth leaders who are committed to improving self, as well as their communities. We have a proven track record of raising awareness around social issues disproportionately harming Black youth and advocating for the elimination of structural and institutional barriers such as inequitable school funding, punitive school discipline policies and practices and police in schools, as well as insufficient student mental health staffing. The work we do is directed by BSA’s middle and high school youth members and a growing base of young people and adult allies that learn, unlearn ,gain skills and practice them to move issue-based campaigns forward. 


Job Description


We are seeking a Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator who is deeply connected to the D.C community, committed to racial equity, youth leadership and systemic change. The outreach coordinator will be a key part of the Advocacy & Organizing team. They will play a role in recruiting and retaining Black Swan youth members, lead efforts to engage system involved youth and lead list building, and community outreach efforts. This is a full-time position.


Salary - The salary range for this position starts at $45,000-$50,000. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

 


Job Responsibilities 


Youth Outreach & Engagement

  • Supporting Civic Leadership and Engagement Program team in recruiting and retaining middle and high school youth leaders.
  • Facilitate info-sessions, up to once a month
  • Develop and implement a process to reach out to and engage systems involved youth
  • Facilitate interactive workshops series for young people not yet connected to BSA (particularly those impacted by the carcel system), to introduce them to the work and gain skills in organizing, advocacy and racial equity. 
  • Maintain and strengthen relationship with youth and connect them to the work they are most passionate about


Base-Building & Community Outreach

  • Compile, maintain and grow organization’s lists
  • Work with Advocacy & Organizing team to develop and maintain a process for building organization outreach lists and conducting training
  • Support with the implementation of base building strategies including among others tableling, targeted individual outreach and social media engagement
  • Support the planning and implementation of youth-led community events
  • Lead planning of community outreach efforts aimed at sharing information, promoting the work and growing our base of youth and adult allies. This includes, among others, formalizing street teams and building out monthly canvassing opportunities
  • Work with the Advocacy & Organizing team to regularly evaluate the success of outreach efforts and make adjustments accordingly. This includes setting benchmarks/ targets and noting successes and where improvements might be needed

Administration 

  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Bi-monthly & quarterly staff trainings


Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience working with youth;
  • 1-3 years of experience facilitating trainings or workshops;
  • At least one year experience supporting advocacy and organizing efforts
  • Experience working with system involved youth
  • Demonstrate commitment to youth leadership, racial equity and systemic change;
  • Experience working with or living in D.C (or having meaningful relationships with community)
  • Comfortable using social media to promote our work
  • We strongly encourage BIPOC to apply
  • Must be able to secure DCPS clearances.


BSA is a non-profit organization in DC that concentrates its efforts on empowering Black youth through Civic Leadership and Engagement. We are committed to creating a pipeline of Black youth leaders who are committed to improving self, as…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 25, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 8, 2021

Compensation

USD 45,000 - USD 50,000

Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

Location

On-site
1805 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to sdavis@blackswanacademy.org. Please put "Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator" in the subject line.

Please email your resume and cover letter to sdavis@blackswanacademy.org. Please put "Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator" in the subject line.

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