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**This position will be hybrid: 85% Remote and 15% In-person**

Position: Peer Leader Coordinator

Agency: Youth Options Unlimited Boston-Under the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development

Reports To: Assistant Deputy Director of Programming

Job Description

The Peer Leader Coordinator will train, supervise, evaluate and lead 17 peer leaders in YOU Boston's virtual career exploration program. The coordinator will design and facilitate a 1- week orientation and lead youth in weekly workshops to equip them with the skills and tools necessary to manage a budget, create a weekly newsletter, lead their peers in a weekly discussion/presentation, and plan YOU Boston's end of the summer virtual celebration. The Peer Leader Coordinator must commit to YOU Boston's summer career cohort cycle, beginning on Monday, June 14th, 2021, and ending on Friday, August 20th, 2021.


Who We Are

As part of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, Youth Options Unlimited Boston (YOU Boston) is a youth development program that specializes in providing case management services and career development opportunities to Boston-area teens and young adults.


Who We Serve

YOU Boston serves young people ages 14-24, who may be court-involved, gang-affiliated, or at-risk. All of the young people we work with are dealing with barriers to stable employment and educational attainment. However, there is no typical YOU Boston member. Our clients come from a diverse spectrum in regards to their home life, education status, court involvement, and work history. Every young person we employ is held to high standards of professionalism, commitment, and attendance.


What you’ll be doing:

The daily duties of the Peer Leader Coordinator include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Lead and create dynamic daily check-ins and check-out sessions which can include ice breakers, team building activities, mindfulness activities, videos, music, hot topic discussions, and other appropriate activities and techniques.
  2. Plan, design, and facilitate a peer leader orientation and weekly workshops to support their development.
  3. Assign duties and manage the cohort’s completion of the weekly newsletter, weekly presentation/discussion, and the planning of the end of the summer virtual celebration.
  4. Coordinate and participate in three in-person events for the peer leader cohort.
  5. Record participant attendance daily in our ETO database system.
  6. Address participant misconduct, lack of participation, poor attendance, or any inappropriate behavior using the Virtual Program Expectations document.
  7. Work collaboratively with YOU Boston staff to ensure the safety and progress of all youth participants.
  8. Conduct daily assessments of youth engaged in projects; participate in case conference meetings as it relates to the young person’s program involvement.
  9. Keep case notes and meet with other program staff regularly for continuous improvement of the program service delivery.
  10. Maintain all necessary supervisory documentation, including, but not limited to payroll, disciplinary reports, weekly calendars, daily attendance and evaluations, alternative project assignments, transition recommendations, and overall job performance assessments.
  11. Work in daily collaboration with YOU Boston Database Administrator and Career Development staff to ensure the completion and submission of all agency mandated documentation.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for strong leaders with experience and/or an interest in working with young people. This position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as creativity. Applicants must be able to efficiently design and facilitate workshops, manage multiple projects, work collaboratively as part of a team, and communicate effectively with staff, youth, and community partners. 

Requirements and Notes for Consideration:

●      Bachelor's Degree with at least three years of experience working with teens/young adults

●      Experience creating workshops, developing curriculum, and training youth

●      Hourly Pay is $21.50 at 35 hours per week

●      The schedule is Monday - Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm/8:00 am to 4:00 pm (1-hour unpaid break)

●      Must be able to coordinate and participate in three in-person events with the peer leader cohort


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Employee At-Will

Your employment status will be as a temporary at-will employee. As an at-will employee, either YOU Boston or you (the at-will employee) may terminate your employment at any time with or without notice or with or without cause. The location of your position will be on YOU Boston premises or designated worksite. Your check will be issued by the Economic Development and Industrial Corporation.

* Youth Options Unlimited Boston are Equal Opportunity Employer


**This position will be hybrid: 85% Remote and 15% In-person**

Position: Peer Leader Coordinator

Agency: Youth Options Unlimited Boston-Under the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development

Reports To: Assistant Deputy Director of Programming

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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    June 14, 2021

Salary

$21.50 per hour

Benefits

Partial health insurance benefits available.

Partial health insurance benefits available.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tracey Fils-Aime at Tracey.Aime@boston.gov

 Subject Line: Peer Leader Coordinator Position

TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to Tracey Fils-Aime at Tracey.Aime@boston.gov

 Subject Line: Peer Leader Coordinator Position

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