Details: Starting salary is $20/hr, 37.5 hours per week.
470 27th Street
Founded in 1978, Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members, and engage in policy work to create systemic change.
FVLC’s Youth Program:
Since 1996, FVLC’s Youth Program has educated middle school, high school, and college students throughout Alameda County on dynamics of healthy and harmful relationships, and has trained peer educators to share that information throughout their school, neighborhood, and extracurricular communities. FVLC’s Youth Program is a community-engaged effort to work with youth and adults to ensure everyone has the information they need to prevent and address dating and sexual violence, and intervene on adultism, classism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, immigrant oppression, ableism, and more. The Youth Program has recently received funding to begin working towards expanding these community-engaged efforts through the Close 2 Home model.
The primary goal of the Youth Organizer will be to support Oakland youth and community members to make connections between systemic oppression and harm in young people’s relationships, and to support the development of strategies to prevent such harm. The Youth Organizer will be responsible for supporting the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), a peer educator training program that runs for 20 sessions every academic semester. RAPP currently focuses on working with queer and trans youth and their allies. The Youth Organizer will support recruitment efforts, curriculum development, and program implementation and evaluation. This person will also participate in developing and implementing adult-facing trainings on the prevention of dating and sexual violence among youth, including work with community-based staff, clinicians, educators, public health professionals, librarians, and more. The Youth Organizer should be firmly grounded in social justice practice - specifically, popular education - and have strong community organizing experience. The Youth Organizer also should be excited to participate in the initial stages of a new project, FVLC’s Close 2 Home model development. The position is supervised by the Youth Program Manager (YPM)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Coordinate with community partners and school-based educators to recruit peer educators
· Train youth in peer education, social justice frameworks, and healthy relationships strategies
· Work with youth to develop and implement culturally-responsive presentations or workshops focused on healthy/harmful relationships
· Train adult youth-serving professionals who work in various capacities (including clinicians, educators, community-based program staff, etc.)
· Participate in occasional one-time workshops or presentations to build awareness in larger community
· Explore opportunities for increased community-led decision making and participation
· Participate in training on Close 2 Home model of community engagement
· Work with YPM to create and implement youth leadership development activities
· Co-develop curriculum to incorporate multi-modal approaches to community-based education (experiential, movement exercises, didactic, individual reflection, arts-based methods, etc.)
· Check-in regularly (twice weekly) to establish sustainable and clear expectations, explore avenues for ongoing professional development, and delineate short- and long-term goals and responsibilities
· Work with YPM and other Youth Organizer/s to distribute responsibilities
· Bilingual and bicultural (English/Spanish)
· Experience with youth and/or community organizing or education
· Experience facilitating workshops or classes with dynamic participation
· Understand approaches and challenges to fostering youth leadership; knowledge of youth development models and/or experience working in support of youth leadership
· Demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and minimizing the harm of dating and sexual violence in our communities
· Familiarity with Oakland’s strengths and challenges, its neighborhoods, schools, and other institutions
· Experience engaging multiple stakeholders in collaborative processes for collective impact
· Comfort in new situations, including capacity to offer ideas and respond to feedback in a dynamic exchange
· Excellent interpersonal (one-on-one and group) communication skills. Ability to apply these skills across a range of relationships and environments, including with youth, colleagues, and external partners.
· Familiarity and capacity working in low-income and immigrant communities, and communities of color
· Ability to be flexible and creative when responding to challenging situations
CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt, full time.
COMPENSATION: Starting salary is $20.00 per hour, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account, generous vacation plan.
TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Bilingual Youth Organizer” in subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
NON-DISCRIMINATION: Family Violence Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are encouraged to apply. FVLC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; drive; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment includes settings of educational institutions, community places, and office environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship.
Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account, generous vacation plan.
Level of Language Proficiency
Must speak Spanish
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter with “Bilingual Youth Organizer” in subject line