Youth Voice Facilitator, The Bridge Project

Location
Colorado, USA, Denver
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Ref
005678
Contact
University of
Faculty Jobs
Education
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Youth Voice Facilitator will, with support from the Bridge Project staff and faculty from the University of Denver, support the facilitation of the yearlong YELL program at each of the Bridge Project sites to learn about community problems, select one problem, and connect with community agencies to discuss possible solutions. The Youth Voice Facilitator will facilitate the weekly YELL program sessions along with graduate students and support the 8-member Youth Action Board.

Essential Functions

  • Facilitation of the YELL program at all Bridge sites. The Youth Voice Facilitator will, with support from the Bridge Project staff and faculty from the University of Denver, lead the facilitation of the yearlong YELL program at each of the four Bridge Project sites. Impact Youth across all Bridge sites will be engaged with the YELL curriculum and become change agents in their communities.
  • Provide advisement to MSW field placement interns on how they can facilitate and provide support with the implementation of the YELL program. Assist the Youth Action Board, YAB, in helping to facilitate YELL program activities and utilize them for thought leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, research reports, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, grants, business correspondence and manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the Bridge Board, groups of managers, staff, student interns, community members, volunteer tutors, program participants, school personnel, funding sources and the general public. Ability to professionally represent the Bridge Project at work and non-work related functions, and in the community.
  • Must be able to understand, interpret, and formulate data regarding reading assessments. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers and decimals while planning, implementing and reporting budgets.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in diverse situations. Ability to react quickly under pressure. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop the relationships necessary to engage students in learning. Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently while paying close attention to detail. Excellent word processing, internet, database and educational software skills required. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with coworkers. Knowledge of adolescent development and how to positively engage and empower youth.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to create and implement youth activity plans with supervision.
  • Experience facilitating youth empowerment efforts with diverse youth.
  • At least 6 months experience working with middle school youth.
  • Knowledge and experience working with youth.
  • Knowledge and or experience in creating an inclusive environment where youth can work together and thrive.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MSW with concentration in community practice or high risk youth.
  • Experience with policy advocacy, coalition management, or community organizing.
  • Experience engaging middle school youth in an after school setting.
  • Knowledge of data analysis process.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese and or Somali.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) Monday, October 16, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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