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BIPOC Youth Outreach Coordinator

Company: YWCA Clark County
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Status: FulltimePay Range: $21.00 per hour + $1.00 bilingual differential Benefits: Mission Specific

  • Think through the lens of racial equity and its intersections with poverty. Use the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in all daily tasks.
  • Incorporate the YWCA's commitment to social justice by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions. Seek opportunities for continued learning about racial, gender and class equity.
  • Assure that participants, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
  • Gain approval for, track, and engage in activities that meet the organization's 1% for Social Change requirement.Program Specific
    • Conduct outreach to schools and organizations currently providing services to youth experiencing oppression.
    • Conduct outreach to Black, Indigenous and People of Color youth communities.
    • Lead and coordinate annual Black, Indigenous, and People of Color youth specific events.
    • Develop leadership opportunities for youth to engage in domestic and teen dating violence prevention and anti-oppression work including coordinating the Youth Action Committee.
    • Facilitate trainings on prevention, teen dating violence, and prevention resources for youth communities, youth-serving agencies, parents/guardians, and community members.
    • Regularly attend and participate in relevant taskforce meetings including co-facilitating the Teen Dating Violence Prevention Collaborative.
    • In partnership with Prevention Program staff, coordinate and manage all Prevention Program Specific social media accounts to include relevant information on program updates and resources for youth.
    • In partnership with Prevention Program staff, lead outreach and awareness/action month activities for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
    • Request and collect feedback from participating youth and community partners.
    • Accurately track, document and input outreach programming activities and statistics into state database as required by contracts, grants, and program procedures.
    • Consistently, accurately, and promptly complete narrative reports for all outreach programming activities.
    • Successfully complete 56 hours of initial training, followed by 20 hours of annual training thereafter.
    • Stay up-to-date on research-based, best and promising practices of programs implemented with youth experiencing oppression. Related education: High School Diploma or equivalent or position equivalent experience in addition to the experience requirements listed below. Related experience:
      • At least six months of prevention work with a focus in anti-oppression as well as strong working knowledge of prevention strategies.
      • At least six months providing outreach and facilitating trainings, preferably about anti-oppression and youth engagement.
      • At least six months working or volunteering with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color populations preferably with an emphasis on working or volunteering with youth.
      • Lived Experience as a BIPOC Youth: Possess firsthand understanding and insights into the experiences, challenges, and strengths of being a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) youth, contributing an authentic and empathetic perspective to program development and engagement strategies.
      • Hold active and up to date driver's license and auto insurance in order to commute throughout Clark County to fulfill job responsibilities. Strong time management and organization skills: effectively manage a schedule that includes task force meetings, community contacts, partner engagement, training and program specific meetings. Maintain up-to-date contact lists and calendar.Strong ability to work with youth experiencing multiple forms of oppression: effectively engage youth in multi-phase prevention plan and offer empowerment-based opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills. Maintain firm boundaries while modeling and building respectful, long term relationships.Knowledge of: trauma-informed classrooms, sexual health education, designing & implementing lesson plans and evaluation.Unparalleled soft-skills: Comfortable networking with diverse groups, organizations and individuals. With little to no prompting, adapt work and communication style to mitigate and/or de-escalate, improve the ability to work effectively with community partners as well as program participants, and forge lasting and mutually beneficial professional relationships. Ability to work in a self-directed manner: effectively engage in work-related research, contacts with other service providers and curriculum development as outlined in the Prevention Work Plan.Ability to work in a team: consistently convey an open, respectful, and solution-oriented approach when seeking support, addressing challenges, completing work tasks, and providing or requesting feedback. Ability to work at a higher level: demonstrate unwavering integrity by taking accountability for mistakes, doing what's needed to correct them, fostering excellent communication and supporting fellow co-workers to do the same. Ability to maintain strong boundaries: use work time to support the program and organization in a manner that protects our participants' right to privacy. Set appropriate professional boundaries with youth served as well as model healthy boundary setting to support skill development. Strong critical thinking skills: in a self-directed manner, resolve challenges and answer questions while knowing when it's time to seek additional guidance and/or direction. Strong technological skills: strong working knowledge of the MS suite of products, Google applications, various internet browsers, data entry programs, and social media platforms. Strong advocacy skills: utilize empowerment-based advocacy and strengths-based perspective to support participants in a manner that supports the organization's core values, goals of the program, and organization's overall-all mission. Strong crisis management skills: effectively and respectfully communicate often-times complex and emotionally charged information to participants, community partners, site hosts, co-workers, and supervisor. Communicate information through a trauma informed lens. Don't meet every single requirement after reading through this post? You may be just the right candidate for the role or future roles, and please know we value lived experience! Studies have shown that due to white supremacy culture systemically oppressed communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. YWCA Clark County is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.Compensation details: 21-22 Hourly WagePIa0a1ea922e63-31181-33762139

Keywords: YWCA Clark County, Vancouver , BIPOC Youth Outreach Coordinator, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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