Youth Program Assistant, Children and Families Program
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
About the organization
PYM is a Quaker faith community of over 100 Quaker meetings working together to nurture Quaker faith and witness in today’s world. Our Youth Programs focus on promoting spiritual growth, collaboration, service, fellowship, and fun! For more information, visit www.pym.org
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) seeks an Assistant for our Children and Families Program to work with elementary age youth and their families. PYM is a Quaker faith community of over 100 Quaker meetings working together to nurture Quaker faith and witness in today’s world. Our Youth Programs focus on promoting spiritual growth, collaboration, service, fellowship, and fun!
Attends all Children’s events (annual and continuing sessions, family overnights, other events).
Works closely with the Children and Families Program Facilitator to ensure that events go as planned and offers constructive feedback about changes in structure and content after each event to continuously improve the program.
Occasionally develops and leads workshops/activities during Children’s events.
Helps the Facilitator to integrate volunteer Friendly Presences into the community and their role within it.
Helps with food prep during gatherings.
Acts as a second set of eyes, noticing behavioral issues and negative social dynamics, as well as opportunities for spiritual exploration and fun.
Other duties as assigned
An active Friend or extensive experience with Friends’ meetings; knowledge of Quaker principles and practice preferred.
One or more years of experience in a related field, which can include related educational attainment, is required.
One or more years’ substantial experience working with children is required.
Able to work with children, youth and adults, and to facilitate groups to develop their interests, gifts and skills.
Understands inclusivity dynamics, especially in relationship to age, gifts, LGBTQIA+, ability, gender, sexuality, race and class; knowledgeable in crisis intervention.
Strong communication skills are needed, including the ability to speak clearly, to listen deeply, and to write well.
Ability to travel.
Valid driver’s license and ability to rent vehicles.
Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes weekend and evening work.
Ability to commit to serving in the position for three years
Pass a criminal and child abuse background check, per PYM requirement for those working with children
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter with your application at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/AME1068/JobBoard/3300d4a0-c7ab-4ea3-87da-7768b871e25f/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=a4c8d0d7-4aa2-4803-8d4a-413054d083f6.
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