Cumberland District Youth Coordinator

Mar 2, 2020

The Opportunity Alliance is seeking a District Youth Coordinator for Cumberland County

To apply, please visit our Careers page at https://www.opportunityalliance.org/careers.

The Public Health Program’s (PHP) Cumberland District Youth Coordinator supports youth engagement programs and initiatives that build young people’s resilience and strengthen youth leadership on issues of public health, social justice, and restorative practices as part of the Statewide Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN). Responsible for forming and leading a public health youth policy board; supporting school and community-based youth leadership groups within the District; and co-facilitating District-level youth group and youth-adult partnership trainings as needed with Statewide MYAN Staff, youth and adults. These objectives focus on engagement of youth to support the vision and goals of PHP: Convening stakeholders of all sectors, providing technical assistance and nurturing community leadership to create sustainable policies, systems, and environmental changes that improve health and wellness for all.

This is a full-time, 40 hours/week position that will require some evening and weekend hours. Primarily based out South Portland office.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in education or human services related field, with 2-3 years’ experience with positive youth development and workshop facilitation with adolescents and adult learners; or 4-6 years’ required equivalent experience that includes demonstrated excellence and regular practice with positive youth development practices, workshop facilitation, teaching and learning with both adolescents and adult learners.
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
• Deep familiarity with the District and youth community; strongly preferred experience working with youth disproportionately impacted by substance use.
• Position requires some evening and weekend hours.
• Demonstrates excellent writing skills.
• Proficient in interpersonal communication.
• Experience working with diverse populations, including engaging geographically isolated youth, indigenous youth, LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and/or youth living in poverty.
• Experience working in a team environment with people of different cultural or linguistic identities and life experiences.
• Excellent knowledge of positive youth development, youth-adult partnerships, prevention and public health practices.
• Preferred knowledge of restorative practices, social-emotional learning, and/or social justice work in some combination.
• Excellent facilitation and training skills with both youth and adults in multiple settings.
• Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
• Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.
• Competent in working with multiple partners and in soliciting input.
• Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Exhibits basic software skills and Internet research abilities.
• Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check & sex offender check and must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list.
• Must be able to exert moderate physical effort with frequent physically active trainings and meetings with youth and adults, driving, typing and occasionally lifting material weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Driving may be necessary to attend meetings and trainings and for the occasional need to meet with clients offsite and within the program service area. This may include transportation of clients or driving to agency location to complete work. A good driving record is required.

The Opportunity Alliance has an extensive benefit package including:
• Generous paid time off
• 9 paid holidays per calendar year and up to 3 floating holidays per calendar year
• Excellent medical benefits at very reasonable cost
• Dental and Vision insurance options
• Agency paid basic life insurance and STD & LTD disability insurances
• 403(b) retirement with a generous agency match

The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) is a multi-service, comprehensive, high impact organization providing 46 integrated community based and clinical programs serving more than 20,000 people annually throughout the state of Maine. TOA tackles some of our community’s most pressing problems: poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance use, and domestic violence. Our programming draws from a wide range of resources, blending evidence-based practices with practical experience and community resources. TOA is a trauma informed organization and we utilize clinical approaches in training staff and designing programs.

The Opportunity Alliance is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are viewing this listing on a third-party website, please visit our Careers page at https://www.opportunityalliance.org/careers/ to apply. Thank you!

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume.

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