TITLE: Youth Engagement Specialist
REPORTS TO: Program Manager, Youth Education and Wellness
COMPENSATION: $32,300-$40,700 Annually or $15.53-$19.57 Hourly 1.0 FTE Non-Exempt
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families, and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead school-based programming including case management and afterschool groups. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the Youth Engagement Specialist is charged with carrying out the vision of the Department of Youth Education and Wellness. The Youth Engagement Specialist ensures and promotes youth safety, growth, and leadership; and has proven skills in providing individual case management and facilitating skill-building curriculum for student groups. The Specialist works collaboratively to achieve program goals and document measurable youth development outcomes, contributes to a collegial and productive work environment and promotes the organization’s vision and mission.
The Youth Engagement Specialist will carry out culturally specific programming either at the middle or high school level. While programming at both levels has some similarities, including grounding students in positive cultural identity development, middle school programming focuses on assisting students in building pro-social skills that strengthen student/family connections and helps build social capital and provides academic coaching. High school programming has a greater focus on college and career readiness, including providing information about college saving and planning, financial aid, college and scholarship application assistance programs and processes, and career exploration. Summer programming is focused on supporting rising 9th graders for high school or rising 12th graders for their senior year.
Responsibilities include outreach and recruiting, logistical planning, curriculum development and implementation, and individual case management. The Specialist also collaborates with Family Engagement Specialists, partner organizations, schools, local government, and the community. Specialists will be based at one or more school sites and must be familiar and comfortable with how to navigate within a school system. This position requires excellent follow-through; high attention to detail; professional writing skills; and excellent communication through one on one meetings, phone, e-mail, and group communication with Latino Network community partners, staff, and program participants. The Specialist must have facilitation experience and be able to guide conversations clearly and fluently in both English and Spanish.
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, 401K, and Life Insurance.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/62052/Latino-Network/Youth-Engagement-Specialist
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