Assistant Dir for Youth Development
Target Hire Date
07/01/2021 - 10 days to go
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The Assistant Director of Youth Development is responsible for
three of the College's robust youth develop programs that require
year-round management, program planning, participant recruitment,
and academic year program delivery. The ELC's youth development
programs were created as part of the College's commitment to
community engagement in alignment with the College's strategic goal
related to civic engagement.
All of these programs are designed to build a supportive peer
network of youth change agents. As a cohort, program participants
explore a range of topics including: systems of oppression,
socialization, allyship, solidarity, liberation, art as activism,
and more. Programs are delivered through discussion and
The Assistant Director of Youth Development is responsible for
developing, overseeing, and implementing the community-based youth
development programs within the Elma Lewis Center for Civic
Engagement, Learning, & Research. The Assistant Director will
develop mutually beneficial partnerships with area schools and
community-based organizations to foster youth development, with
specific focus on youth empowerment, identity & diversity,
activism through the arts and social justice. The Assistant
Director will oversee three youth development programs for high
school students in grades 9-12. These programs include: YouthLEAD,
a tuition-based program in Sharon, Massachusetts; Creative
Community Network (CCN), a tuition-free, fully-funded program for
students throughout the Boston area; and the annual Teen Identity
and Diversity Education (TIDE) Conference, a space where high
school aged students from throughout the Boston area share their
art, music, ideas, dreams and practices for their communities. ELC
youth programs intentionally focus on issues of diversity, equity,
social change, community and peer network building within a social
justice frame. CCN and the TIDE Conference especially seek to work
with and support high school students who live in under resourced
Oversee, develop, and implement community-based youth programs for
the Elma Lewis Center.
Oversee the Emerson YouthLEAD Sharon and CCN programs and work with
Emerson College Social Justice Center student staff and YouthLEAD
and CCN Peer Leaders to develop an enhanced curriculum addressing
issues of equity, identity, and social justice.
Build relationships with Sharon and CCN students, families, and the
ELC's Youth Programs Advisory Group, and recruit new students for
the program.This includes relationships with area schools and
community-based youth organizations to foster collaboration around
youth development activities, and conduct ongoing outreach to
communities that are under-resourced as well as those that also
have deep experience with community organizing.
Build upon existing and create new and develop and deliver program
curricula that focuses on youth empowerment, identity and
diversity, and social justice; and assess the effectiveness of
Create and implement program participant recruitment strategies and
engage in community-based engagement and outreach strategies.
Plan, lead, and implement the Teen Identity and Diversity Education
Conference on an annual basis, in collaboration with Senior Peer
Leaders in Emerson's CCN and YouthLEAD programs.
Assess the effectiveness of existing programming and develop new
and innovative approaches to addressing the emerging needs and
interests of Emerson YouthLEAD Sharon, CCN and TIDE Conference
Develop a leadership preparation program for the development of
Senior Peer leaders for both the Sharon and CCN programs.
Identify program participants with the potential to become Senior
Develop promotional materials for the youth development programs
within the Elma Lewis Center, create and maintain a social media
presence, and identify opportunities to increase the public profile
of the Elma Lewis Center's youth development programs.
Prepare and present presentations and reports about the Elma Lewis
Center's youth development programs for advisory boards, Emerson
groups, and potential funding sources.
Support the development of grant applications, foundation
proposals, and other potential external funding support
Manage youth development program budgets and expenses, purchase
program supplies, reconcile expenses, and perform other
administrative functions to ensure the smooth operations of the
Attend regular Social Justice Center meetings and work
collaboratively with staff on the delivery of Social Justice Center
programs and activities.
Work collaboratively with Social Justice Center staff to ensure
consistency in programmatic approaches and values
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education
Minimum of three years of experience working with youth
development, youth enrichment, or youth mentoring programs;
previous experience working with a diverse community of young
people, event planning experience, and previous experience
developing and delivering curricula for youth programs.
Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline (e.g. sociology,
education, social work, communication, social justice) or
equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Knowledge of community-based youth development programs.
Ability to collaborate with local schools, non-profit
organizations, and youth development organizations in order to
recruit program participants.
Experience supervising staff and/or student employees.
Strong intercultural fluency and the ability to engage
authentically with diverse communities.
Ability to relate to, engage, and empower young people to tap into
Excellent communication, effective organizational skills, and the
ability to work independently.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education
Master's Degree in relevant discipline (e.g. sociology, education,
social work, psychology).
Knowledge of youth development programming in higher education
Knowledge of community organizations in the Boston area.
Knowledge of youth development and learning theories, strategies
for social change, and nonprofit organizational functioning.
Knowledge of trauma-informed practices.
Skill in professional writing and/or publishing, and
Grade of Position: A16E
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25
Hiring Range: $61,350.00 - $64,300.00
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