Youth Employment and Education Program Manager
Overview: The mission of the Chelsea Collaborative is to empower Chelsea residents to enhance the social and economic health of the community and its people; and to hold institutional decision makers accountable to the community. We implement a collection of community initiatives – developed and led by residents – to address persistent issues of inequity, which negatively impact the well-being of Chelsea residents, particularly those most vulnerable among us such as children, youth, immigrants, and refugees. Our initiatives meet the basic needs of Chelsea residents, foster leadership and citizenship among newcomers, develop the next generation of leaders, respond effectively to crises, and create systemic change that increases equity and justice for years to come.
The Chelsea Collaborative has a 30+ year history of building relationships with historically marginalized groups, engaging them civically through outreach and community education, and mobilizing them to have their voices heard and effect systemic change. We are a trusted pillar of Chelsea’s immigrant and Latinx communities and we have systems and structures in place to support our community to identify and address the social and economic justice issues impacting their lives. The importance of civic engagement and participation in decision-making processes is a cornerstone of our mission and day-to-day work in Chelsea. It is highlighted in everything we do throughout the year.
Position Summary: The Chelsea Collaborative seeks a full time Youth employment and Education program manager. Candidates must have experience working directly with youth and community resources serving youth. The manager will be responsible for overseeing programming and reporting for the Year Round Youth Internship Program and the Summer Youth Employment Initiative.
-Hiring youth staff
-Designing and implementing trainings on professional development, leadership development and social impact. This includes using the 21st Century Work Skills curriculum.
-Coordinating internship placements for youth and staff with business/organizations across various career sectors, (Health & Medicine, Technology & Innovation, Education, Hospitality, etc.).
oThis includes outreach and maintaining relationships with potential Employers;
oManaging youth placements and ongoing evaluation and feedback;
oConducting regular site visits
-Oversee youth evaluation and feedback through database management, narrative reporting and individual case management.
-Conducting regular reporting to funders
-Ongoing case management with each youth intern
-Coordinating Academic Success support for youth interns, this includes providing academic support, connecting youth to academic resources, serving as an advocate for youth in educational settings depending on needs that may arise and preparing youth for their post-secondary journeys (college, trade programs, internship programs or work).
Skills & Qualifications:
- High School diploma required, Bachelors degree or higher recommended
- Minimum of two-three years of demonstrated experience in the youth services field
- Must have experience working directly with youth, preferably ages 14-21
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Strong verbal and written skills in English and Spanish
- Research and data analysis experience required
- Knowledge of Chelsea and previous experience working with Chelsea youth a plus
- Knowledgeable about academic, employment, mental health and other community resources for youth
- Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously, ability to self-manage
- Good computer skills - Microsoft Office, e-mail, database software, desktop publishing a plus
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Good administrative skills including meeting planning and facilitation skills
- Ability to work with a diverse range of people and motivate them to become involved in community work
- Enthusiastic, flexible, self-motivated, dependable, responsible and creative.
- Commitment to social justice and youth empowerment a must
- Ability to work evenings and weekends
- Ability to work comfortably in a multi-cultural setting
- Experience with Summer Youth Employment Initiative, or similar youth employment and enrichment program, a plus