YPI’s mission is to meet the unique and ongoing needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression through advocacy, support and empowerment to bring about social change.
The Youth Worker reports to the Director of Programs & Operations; we are looking for a Youth Worker who can bring a high level of energy and creativity to duties that include: • Providing coverage in the drop-in center, socializing with youth, and creating a safe and accepting culture within the space• Collecting attendance/demographic data and helping new youth fill out intake forms• Assisting the Programming Coordinator with duties related to OUTspoken, our leadership development program• Creating and presenting age-appropriate activities for our 13 & Under program• Creating content for organizational social media channels• Facilitating or presenting a variety of workshops and other programs in the drop-in center• Supervising interns and volunteers• Other duties as assigned This is a part-time position for 15 hours per week. The schedule for this position is Tuesdays from 1pm to 8pm, Wednesdays from 4pm to 8pm, and Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm.
• Experience working with a diverse population of youth, ages 9 to 23; LGBTQQ youth experience preferred• Knowledge of LGBTQQ issues, intersectionality, identity, community building, and other topics related to social justice• Strong organizational skills including task and time management• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment essential• Ability to adapt to fast-changing and fast-paced environment with shifting priorities• Successful candidate must pass a background check and have a valid driver’s license• High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Youth Development, Education, or related field desired• Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Please email cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to Ethan Kennedy, Director of Programs & Operations, ethan [at] youthprideri.org with the subject line: “[Your Name] Youth Worker Application.” Applications reviewed on a rolling basis with an anticipated start date in May, 2016. No phone calls, please.