Youth and Teen Education Coordinator
Between Friends Chicago
About the organization
Between Friends envisions a community without domestic violence where equality, safety, and justice exist for all. Between Friends provides a safe, violence-free, supportive, self-help environment for individuals and families in crisis. Between Friends Helps victims and children to recognize that their experience is shared and that the problem of domestic violence is social and political. To learn about its programs go to www.betweenfriendschicago.org
The Youth and Teen Education Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating all facets of the teen dating violence prevention program for young people in both school and community settings, including: 1) Hiring, training and supervising a team of prevention educators (staff, interns and year-of-service volunteers); 2) Scheduling comprehensive youth and adult programming for the prevention and education team; 3) Facilitating weekly workshops with youth and adults in school and community settings; 4) Providing technical assistance and support to community partners; 5) Developing, supporting and overseeing ongoing youth leadership and youth-driven/teen dating violence initiatives, and 6) Meeting the program’s contractual obligations.
Outreach, Direct Service and Community Engagement (50% of position/20 hrs per week)
Program Planning & Implementation (25% of position/10 hours per week)
People Operations and Administrative (20% of position/8 hours per week)
Other (5% of position/2 hours per week)
● Coordinate, plan and facilitate teen dating violence prevention workshops for young people (6th-12th grades) and adults (parents, social service providers, school staff, and other community members).
● Facilitate teen dating violence prevention programming for adults, including parents, social service providers, school staff, both in schools and communities.
● Cultivate collaborative strategies for domestic and intimate partner violence reduction
● A Bachelor degree in Social, Behavioral Sciences or Education required.
● 2+ years of supervisory experience required.
● Experience working as a prevention educator is preferred.
● Previous experience in domestic violence and/or youth development and/or youth leadership preferred.
● Skills related to: providing clear and consistent feedback that is aligned with the program’s core messaging; delegating tasks and staying organized with the team’s individual and joint efforts; solving problems related to the program; and supporting individuals on the team through conflict resolution
● Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
● PC literate with experience in word processing, publication design, and spreadsheet experience preferred.
Salary range is low to mid $40,000s. ● Comprehensive benefits package (with some employee contributions) includes medical, dental and vision insurance. ● 24 days of paid time off accrued during the first year, and 11 paid holidays. ● Full time employees
Contact email: [email protected]
This position requires frequent travel around the city to different schools and communities: having access to consistent and reliable transportation is required; having access to a car is preferred.
●The main office location for this position is in a professional office environment that is not fully accessible: a 3-floor building with stairs available to move between floors and a ramp is available in one of the building entrances. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.
●This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work occasionally may be required
●Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment.
●Equal Opportunity Employer. Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin
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