Careers with Kids4Peace Boston
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Community Outreach Manager
October 2020 – April 2021
(Could become permanent/full-time if funding becomes available)
Work hours are varied and flexible based on the demands of current events and needs
3-5 hours per week of outreach, building relationships between K4PB and faith communities
2-5 hours of program planning/youth work per week (flexible hours)
2-4 hours staffing virtual youth program on Sunday afternoons approximately once per month
REPORTS TO: Executive Director and collaborates with the Program Director, and Assistant Program Director
ABOUT US: Kids4Peace Boston (K4PB) creates just communities through interfaith youth action. During monthly school year activities and summer camp programs, we engage a diverse group of teens from all around the Greater Boston area in leadership training, peacebuilding/social justice action, community service, interfaith outreach, and fun. For more information, please visit: http://kids4peaceboston.org/
This position includes two main functions: 1) building new external relationships with communities in the Greater Boston area, with a particular focus on reaching racial, ethnic, and religious groups that are less well-represented in our already diverse community and 2) helping to plan and implement programming for our growing community of youth. While the hours are flexible and the position is remote, this work is incredibly important and will serve as the building blocks for strategic community and organizational partnerships for years to come. We are looking for someone who is incredibly self-motivated and has a passion for working with youth and building external relationships; your active involvement and input will be integral for our small but powerful team of educators and program administrators. This role requires a unique combination of creativity, strategy, communication and people skills to implement an ambitious outreach program that will achieve a measurable and continuous increase in engagement of communities across the Greater Boston area.
This individual will be responsible for implementing the outreach strategies which will promote awareness of K4PB programming and the importance of interfaith youth dialogue and action.
Outreach responsibilities include
Identifying potential relationships and partnerships in keeping with K4PB’s mission of building an inclusive interfaith community of young leaders acting together for peace and justice.
Working closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a plan and associated activities to ensure broad community engagement in K4PB activities.
Reaching out to communities to raise awareness of and promote K4PB programming, and to help understand how K4PB can best meet the needs of these communities. This will include outreach to houses of worship, religious institutions, schools, community centers, and other potential partners.
This individual will also be directly involved in helping to create and deliver programming to youth, specifically focusing for the 2020-2021 school year on racial and climate justice, and in helping to ensure that the needs of new communities are being met in our programming.
Assists the Program Director and Assistant Program Director in planning and implementing effective, safe, and engaging programs for interfaith middle and high school participants during the school year (October – April) that meet K4PB goals
Attends and serves as a staff member during K4PB Circles of Action and K4PB@Home virtual programs, facilitating discussions/dialogues, leading programmatic and recreational activities, etc.
Works alongside Program Director and Assistant Program Director to support youth and mentors participating in Circles of Action program between program meetings
Assists interfaith staff team with program planning and curriculum development, depending on need and experience
Strong communication skills and a passion for building internal and external relationships
Ability to engage among diverse communities across different ethnic, racial, religious, and socio-economic groups
Demonstrated experience in youth programming, preferably with middle and high school youth
Experience facilitating discussions and dialogues, preferably with middle and/or high school youth
Previous experience in community engagement preferred
Interest in interfaith, peace/social justice work and youth leadership development
Knowledge of US racial justice issues and/or climate justice issues a plus, as these will be two main topics for the 2020-2021 school year program
Applicants must be at least 20 years old and US citizens, permanent residents, or have authorization to work in the US
To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Program Director Ati Waldman at email@example.com