The Director of Youth Services and Collaborations Coordinator oversees onsite youth services, including supervision of direct service employees. The Director also leads the Contra Costa LGBTQ Safe Schools and Youth Advocacy Collaborative to promote support for LGBTQ youth and their families. This staff person facilitates these collaborations with educators, faith leaders, mental health and youth service providers who are working together to create safer and more inclusive school environments for LGBTQ youth and their families.
Responsible for oversight of afternoon and weekend drop-in youth services.
Supervise, support, and train direct service staff who lead social and support groups, outreach efforts and special projects as part of the center’s Youth Program.
Facilitate weekly team meetings with program staff to plan programs and review tracking of goals and objectives.
Oversee the submission of participation data on a monthly basis.
Provide oversight of screening and referrals for youth participants in need of support and mental health and case management services.
Supervise and evaluate program volunteers, and interns.
Oversee all virtual communications for youth program.
Oversee all youth program partnerships and collaborations.
School based liaison for the program/center, attend and evaluate non-clinical school based request and needs.
Be the lead for crisis management when needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Facilitate closed Facebook group for families of LGBTQ youth.
Plan and lead at least three annual events that include LGBTQ youth and their caregivers.
Plan and co-lead regular family days with direct service staff.
Provide oversight of referrals for family participants in need of support and mental health and case management services.
Parent and family liaison for the program/center, attend to parent and family request and needs.
Ability to conduct 1-on-1 check in’s with families/parents/guardians, and provided appropriate de-escalation support when needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Lead monthly Collaboration meetings and promote coordination among project partners, helping to develop/maintain relationships between agencies, staying connected within the community, and helping to build trust among partners.
Coordinate annual summit that brings youth, teachers, parents and faith leaders together.
Maintain open and accessible flow of communication among participants.
Supervise students or research assistants who may be helping with all aspects of the program.
Preparation of meeting agendas, sending out meeting materials, taking and distributing meeting minutes, staying connected to coalition partners between meetings, ensuring follow-up on issues raised during meetings.
Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual service reports that meet reporting requirements of youth services funders.
Build and maintain healthy, and regular ongoing relationship with schools and school districts in Contra Costa County
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
At least 2 years of experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
At least 2 years of experience supervising staff
Knowledge of laws protecting LGBTQ+ youth, and comfort advocating and educating around those laws
Knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues and/or experience working with the LGBTQ+ community
Knowledge of youth development and youth empowerment models and/or experience working with youth, especially high risk youth.
De-escalation, crisis and conflict management skills required.
Knowledge of MS Office, especially MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel, Publisher
Strong organizational skills
Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills required
Past experience working as an active participant or leader of a community coalition
Demonstrated understanding of community mobilization and outreach practices with evidence of past coursework or community trainings
Ability to develop curriculum for training internal staff, and for community programing.
Cultural humility & intersectionality skills, including the ability to negotiate at all levels of cultural differences, and see them as intersectional: ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
A combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge and abilities listed, typically:
Bachelor degree in with demonstrated coursework in Community Organizing, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Work, or related field, or equivalent experience
Possess and maintain a valid, non-restricted California Driver’s License
Flexible schedule of forty hours per week with at least one evening meeting per week and weekend hours as needed
Salary of $21-$25/hour, depending on experience and 50% contribution toward health insurance, with two weeks’ vacation and 12 paid holidays and 403b employee contribution plan.
Please send an e-mail with your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In your cover letter please indicate your passion and skills for working and advocating for LGBTQ+ youth. Please tell us what you bring to building community relations to ensure LGBTQ+ youth issues are a priority for the greater community.
Must be capable of passing US Justice Department background security clearance.
Interviews begin January, 30 2017. Position open until filled.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from indigenous and people of color, transgender people, queer people, people of all gender identities, expressions, and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.