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Youth Program Coordinator

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PRIORITY DEADLINE: 6/1/2021 

Open until filled with priority given to applications received on 6/1/2021

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: 

applywmca@gmail.com w/ the subject line: “ Youth Program Coordinator”. In your cover letter, be sure to explain why you would like to work at WMCA and why this position. 


About Us

World Mind Creation Academy (www.wmcacademy.org), is a South Seattle youth development organization, founded and led by refugee and immigrant women with a passion to empower underserved youth in our local communities. Our mission is to provide holistic support to youth and families from marginalized communities through culturally responsive services and programs. Our core program the Young Community Builders (YCB) is a youth-centered program that connects young people to staff and mentors who look like them, speak their languages, and/or can relate to their unique experiences as BIPOC immigrants/refugees or the children of refugees and immigrants. The program provides a safe neighborhood space and promotes the social and emotional development of young people through mindfulness, positive identity development, healthy relationships, and creative expression.

 

About The Position 

World Mind Creation Academy (WMCA) is looking for a Youth Program Coordinator to coordinate and deliver services and programs for immigrant and refugee youth in the Rainier Vista. We seek an innovative, action-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial and artistic approach to fill this new position on our growing team. The coordinator will work closely with the project’s Executive Director to accomplish the vision and mission of WMCA. Your work will encourage and promote resilience by prioritizing youth voice and providing a safe, creative, supportive and collaborative learning environment for school age youth to positively develop their identities and build community.

 

Required Experiences & Skills 

The idea candidate is a passionate, mission driven, self-directed problem solver who is able to authentically connect, engage, and build with young people; who is committed to the WMCA mission and vision, skilled in managing multiple projects and initiatives and is able to communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lived experiences.

  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience ( volunteer or paid) leading, planning, organizing promoting and delivering programing serving refugee, immigrant, other underserved youth
  • Minimum 2 years experience (volunteer or paid) working with school-age youth
  • Ability to engage and energize youth, community members and volunteers in a collaborative environment
  • Willingness to take leadership from young people
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with youth, parents, partners, board members, donors, and community members and allies to identify and understand their interests and needs
  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) mindfulness
  • Ability to resolve conflict and/or manage crisis
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions/manage priorities
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a persuasive and passionate manner
  • Experience managing government contracts

 

Position Responsibilities 

  • Design, schedule, and deliver enrichment activities for youth and volunteers
  • Conduct extensive outreach to recruit and register youth participants to meet annual recruitment goals utilizing various outreach approaches, including door-to-door outreach and in-home visits.
  • Coordinate day-to-day program needs including scheduling field trips, ordering supplies and reserving spaces
  • Serve as an engaging facilitator and mentor to program participants, and youth in the communities
  • Prioritize youth voice; communicate regularly with youth to determine their needs and interests
  • Create and maintain positive relationships with families and youth participants
  • Serve as a liaison between youth, families, and other stakeholders including local community building organizations (CBOs) and schools to increase and strengthen the network of support available to youth in the community.
  • Identify and connect with community partners to create programming opportunities; build partnerships with volunteers,community members, and other organizations that provide services to the children and families; formalize these partnerships with Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)
  • Create a yearly plan for youth engagement events and other program/community activities
  • Prepare the program budget and program reports
  • Maintain required records and documentation including; registration packets, attendance, case notes, and quarterly progress reports
  • Ensure effective systems to track youth development and outcomes; regularly evaluate program components to ensure that the requirements of funders are met and that outcomes measurements are produced that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other stakeholders and that can be used to drive program improvement.
  • Support WMCA development staff through participation in fundraising events, tours,meetings with current or potential funders or donors, news stories, thank you letters to supporters, assistance with grant proposals, and identification of needs and communication of relevant stories.
  • Other projects and tasks as identified by the Executive Director

 

Required

  • Access to reliable transportation to travel and work off-site (schools, neighborhoods, partner meetings)

 

DESIRED BUT NOT REQUIRED 

  • Ability to communicate in one of the following languages ( written & verbal): Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo
  • Experience with mindfulness 

 

Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hr week that requires willingness to work outside of normal business hours), Exempt

 

Benefits: Healthcare, generous paid leave, floating holidays,flexible and sometimes virtual work schedule,and a relaxed environment with a small and passionate team!

Salary: $50,000/yr 

Job location: South Seattle ( Rainier Vista)

PRIORITY DEADLINE: 6/1/2021 

Open until filled with priority given to applications received on 6/1/2021

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: 

applywmca@gmail.com w/ the subject line: “ Youth Program Coordinator”. In…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Up to $50,000

Benefits

Healthcare, generous paid leave, floating holidays,flexible and sometimes virtual work schedule,and a relaxed environment with a small and passionate team!

Healthcare, generous paid leave, floating holidays,flexible and sometimes virtual work schedule,and a relaxed environment with a small and passionate team!

Level of Language Proficiency

Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo

Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo

Location

On-site
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: 

applywmca@gmail.com w/ the subject line: “ Youth Program Coordinator”. In your cover letter, be sure to explain why you would like to work at WMCA and why this position. 


PRIORITY DEADLINE: 6/1/2021 

Open until filled with priority given to applications received on 6/1/2021

To Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to: 

applywmca@gmail.com w/ the subject line: “ Youth Program Coordinator”. In your cover letter, be sure to explain why you…

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