Youth Program Coordinator

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The Youth Program Coordinator provides program support to the Director of Community Organizing and in collaboration with the Community team.

In achieving the organization’s mission of addressing the healthy development of LGBTQ youth and adults in Wisconsin, Program Coordinators partner with their Director to implement programs to reduce risk among LGBTQ people and build capacity in communities and organizations in the Greater Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin.

The Program Coordinator will organize activities for two grants funded by Community Advocates and United Way, which includes Healthy Youth and Thinking Under the Influence. This position focuses on LGBTQ young people in Milwaukee and statewide through developing and facilitating curriculum and supporting youth groups.

Healthy Youth is an evidence-based program that encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and allied youth to make healthy life choices about sexual health, relationships, and leadership. The program aims to increase confidence, motivation, sense of belonging, and knowledge of sexual health issues among LGBTQ and allied youth between the ages of 13 and 20.

Healthy Youth is built on the eight-module curriculum called Making Proud Choices!. Diverse & Resilient has adapted the curriculum to further serve the LGBTQ and allied youth. This is offered to Milwaukee area schools and youth serving agencies.

Thinking Under the Influence (TUI) is an alcohol harm-reduction program that gives LGBTQ and allied youth (ages 14-24) knowledge and skills to reduce the risks associated with alcohol use and about how the LGBTQ community is affected by alcohol. TUI uses an evidence-based curriculum to administer programming at schools and youth groups.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:
•Reports to Director of Community Organizing.
•Helps guide youth leaders, interns, and volunteers, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•Develops and maintains local and statewide community partnerships with schools and youth-serving organizations.
•Facilitates programming to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24 in schools and youth groups.
•Administers program evaluation tools and inputs data into databases.
•Recruits and creates a safe space for LGBTQ young people.
•Supports the retention of a cohort of 7-10 LGBTQ youth in the youth group.
•Hosts and promotes Trans and Queer spaces through community outreach, social media postings, and collaboration with community partners.
•Develops youth leadership and involvement at the End Abuse Teen Summit, Great O.U.T. Doors Institute, and the End Abuse Teen Council.
•Attends coalition meetings, committee meetings, grantee meetings, and site visits.
•Facilitate agency LGBTQ inclusivity trainings with community partners.
•Sex positive approach and concrete understanding about sexual wellness, pregnancy, consent, abortion, and overall willingness to communicate these topics effectively.
•Actively participates in the following agency activities: Community health fairs/events, End Abuse Teen Summit (outside Milwaukee), End Abuse Teen Council (outside Milwaukee), The WI LGBTQ Summit (March), Youth Development Specialist retreats (twice a year; outside Milwaukee), Milwaukee PrideFest, The Great O.U.T. Doors Institute (every other year; outside Milwaukee)
•Supports other agency programs (Trans Closet, 414ALL, Puberty Series, etc.) by co-facilitating programs.
•Assists Director with monthly program tracking and reporting.
•Oversees organizational files, binders, records, logs, etc. Identifies the need for additional record-keeping and establishes the same.
•Frequently uses confidential information and communicates diplomatically to maintain confidentiality.
•Cooperative, friendly, and helpful attitude with clients, co-workers, and outside partners.
•Ability to work closely with other employees to ensure a positive, constructive environment within the program, and throughout the agency.
•Performs other duties as assigned or as necessity dictates.
•Reinforces the agency’s commitment to cultural competence and racial equity.
•All Diverse and Resilient coordinators are expected to play an active role in programming, offering trainings, delivering curriculum, and distributing program materials.
•This position is primarily in Milwaukee; however, this position involves some travel to locations outside of Milwaukee.

SPECIALIZED KNOW-HOW & REQUIREMENTS:
•Background working with BIPOC queer and trans people, with a focus on youth.
•Experience co-facilitating groups in a leadership role.
•Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Enjoys public outreach and public speaking.
•Excellent detail-oriented organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to make well-analyzed appropriate decisions.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy throughout the workday, including occasional evening/weekend hours.
•Ability to pass a background check by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
•Sharing a commitment to Diverse & Resilient’s mission to achieve health equity and improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people and communities in Wisconsin.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
•Knowledge of and/or ability to learn Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
•Knowledge of and/or ability to learn software applications unique to the organization (i.e., graphics software,data reporting software, spreadsheets, etc.)

COMPENSATION
Diverse and Resilient offers a starting salary range of $42,000 to $44,000 for this position and a competitive benefits package, including more than four weeks paid time off in the first year (15 days, and 9 paid holidays), medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and generous work schedule flexibility.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Diverse & Resilient is an equal opportunity employer. It is our strong belief that equal opportunity for all employees is central to the continuing success of our organization. We will not discriminate against an applicant for employment because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, physical disabilities, political affiliation, sexual orientation, color, gender identity characteristics or expression, marital status, veteran status, or medical condition (e.g., HIV, cancer). We strongly encourage LGBTQ, women, people of color, and people with disabilities to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and a brief cover letter to Osha Towers, Director of Community Organizing. 2439 North Holton Street, Milwaukee WI. 53212 Email: [email protected]
No phone calls please.

To apply for this job email your details to otowers@diverseandresilient.org

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