JOB: YOUTH PROGRAMS EDUCATOR

 

 

National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) – Windsor, CT

The NCCJ is a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all. Celebrating the diversity of races, religions, cultures, genders, abilities and sexual orientations.

NCCJ is seeking a full-time Youth Programs Educator. This person will work collaboratively with another full-time Youth Programs Educator to support the programming department in the facilitation of training youth in social justice issues by delivering our programs in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. This position will report to the Director of Programs. Must have own transportation. Travel within the region is required. Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends is a necessity.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Market, coordinate, design, adapt and facilitate a range of middle and high school youth programs, most specifically NCCJ Bridges.
  • Assist in the design, promotion, production, organizing and facilitation of two NCCJ ANYTOWNs which includes week-long overnight, residential experiences and correlating weekend staff trainings.
  • Most of NCCJ contracts with schools are yearlong partnerships, serve as a liaison and consultant around social justice issues with those partners.  
  • Oversee school Advisors which includes: regular check-ins, five advisor meetings throughout the year, school reports, support of in-school action clubs, etc.  
  • Mentor and support NCCJ Youth Action Coalition (YAC), overseeing a weekend meeting bimonthly.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and support youth interns and Youth Advisory Board Committee.
  • Participate in NCCJ Board Program Committee meetings and fundraising events as required. 
  • Create promotional displays, materials and utilize social media to increase visibility of our programs.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and write reports on educational programs and initiatives. 
  • Co-facilitate, evaluate, and work collaboratively with training consultants in youth and adult work. 
  • Write reports and oversee evaluation processes.
  • Represent NCCJ’s philosophy and curriculum around social justice education.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications


Skills

  • Knowledge and experience in social justice issues a must.
  • Understanding of and experience with social justice pedagogy and curriculum design.
  • Experience as a facilitator, educator and/or trainer.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience with problem solving and crisis management.
  • Comfort with autonomy and ability to work as a team player.
  • Strong written communication and administrative skills.
  • Microsoft office skills a must: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.
  • Ability to successfully manage several projects at once.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of youth development. 
  • Assessment and survey experience a plus.
  • Bilingual is a plus.

Work Experience

  • Experience working with youth.
  • Office work experience.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, training or a related field is required. 
  • Master’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field preferred.

NCCJ provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages.


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

*1.    Describe your experience with facilitation. 

*2.    Describe your experience with curriculum design and/or workshop design. 

*3.    What social justice theories or philosophies inform your work? 

*Required questions. 


HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants may apply by submitting the following required items: 

  • Cover letter of interest addressing each qualification 
  • Current resume
  • Responses to the supplemental questions 

Send application materials by July 21, 2017 via one of the delivery methods below – email preferred: 

Email:    [email protected]     


Mail:     

NCCJ 

820 A Prospect Hill Rd. 

Windsor, CT 06095


No faxes or phone calls.

NCCJ is an equal opportunity employer.