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High School Cohort Lead

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The Black Swan Academy
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Washington, DC
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Publicado há 25 dias

DESCRIPTION

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 that learn, unlearn ,gain skills and practice them to move issue-based campaigns forward. 


Job Description


We are seeking a creative, passionate, action-oriented High School Cohort Lead, who is committed to fostering a safe, supportive environment for young people to lead. This position will be responsible for recruiting youth, outreach, partnership engagement, planning and facilitating workshops/meetings and supporting community outreach events, direct actions and youth-led advocacy efforts. This position will also be responsible for supervising mentors and volunteers. The high school cohort lead is a salaried, full-time position, expected to work 40 hours a week. This position will be supervised by the Program Manager.


Job Responsibilities 


Youth Recruitment & Outreach

  • Recruit and/or retain 10-15 active youth, per high school cohort
  • Table & hold lunchtime sessions once a week-monthly at target schools, engaging youth in the work
  • Conduct regular check-ins and 1:1s with BSA youth members


Partnership & Parent Engagement

  • Support Program Manager in cultivating and strengthening relationships with school partners 
  • Support Program team in identifying creative ways to engage parents in the work
  • Maintain consistent communication with parents/caregivers


Lead High School sessions & meetings

  • Facilitate interactive lesson plans twice a week for two cohorts;
  • Co-lead strategy & planning meetings with members of Advocacy & Organizing team.
  • Foster environment for youth to lead, make decisions and strategize
  • Invite guest speakers and facilitators to sessions as needed;
  • Supervise mentors and volunteers that are placed at your site;
  • Be a source of emotional support for youth;


Organizing & Advocacy

  • Support youth in the creation and implementation of Black Youth Advocacy Agenda
  • Assist in preparing youth to engage in various campaign tactics (testifying, meetings, interviews, direct actions)
  • Support the planning of youth-led community events


Administration 

  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Bi-monthly & quarterly staff trainings
  • Maintain records for youth, track attendance, and support data collection and evaluation efforts.


Qualifications:

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


DESCRIPTION

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…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
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    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
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    8 de agosto de 2022
  • Prazo para Inscrições
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    1 de agosto de 2022
  • Nível de Experiência
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    Intermediário
Salário
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USD $45.000 - USD $50.000
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Benefícios

Health Insurance, 2 weeks paid-vacation time, 2 weeks paid sick leave, plus other benefits

Health Insurance, 2 weeks paid-vacation time, 2 weeks paid sick leave, plus other benefits

Localização

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Presencial
1700 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA

Como se inscrever

Please send resume and cover letter to sdavis@blackswanacademy.org

Subject line: H.S. Cohort Lead Applicant

Please send resume and cover letter to sdavis@blackswanacademy.org

Subject line: H.S. Cohort Lead Applicant

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