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ASSETs Youth and Engagement Specialist

Company: Empower Yolo
Location: Woodland
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTIONPosition Title: Youth and Parent Engagement SpecialistPosition Type: Full-TimeReports To: Director of Youth Programs/ASSETsPay: $15 per hour with benefitsApplication deadline: Open until Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 12:00PM (PST)ASSETs (After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens) program partners with schools and communitiesto provide academic support and safe, constructive alternatives for high school students. More than justan after-school program, Woodland ASSETs team empowers youth to achieve academic and lifelongsuccess. We work collaboratively with families, schools, and community partners to offer after-schoolprograms and services that support the academic, social-emotional, and professional development of ourstudents. We also provide family literacy services to parents and guardians of the students we serve.The Youth and Parent Engagement Specialist plays a critical role in the success of ASSETs. The Youth andParent Engagement Specialist is responsible for engaging youth and their families in ASSETs programs.They develop and deliver youth programming and parent/guardian engagement workshops and servicesfor the ASSETs programs at Woodland High School and Pioneer High School. In addition, this position willbe responsible for providing support to English language learners and their families.Position Responsibilities Student Success Planning and Monitoring: Monitor student participants' course grades, GPA, andacademic progress. Coordinate interventions as needed and co-develop plans with students forimproving academic achievement and success. Support student participants in exploring highereducation options and navigating the application and transition process. Attend professionaldevelopment as necessary.

  • Youth Development & Engagement: Under the direction of Site Coordinator/s and Director ofYouth Programs, develop and deliver after school programming focused on youth development,including the social, emotional, career, and academic needs of students. Programs include successcoaching and advising, college and career programs, social and wellness programs, leadershipdevelopment programs, and student clubs. Recruit students and engage them in ASSETs programs.
    • Family Engagement: Develop and deliver programming focused on increasing family literacy andwellbeing. Engage parents and guardians in ASSETs programs as appropriate. Meet 1-on-1 withparents and guardians and provide them with resources for supporting youth's development,wellbeing, and success. Attend ELAC parent meetings and relevant community partner events.
      • Site Support: Support site specific needs including, but not limited to: updating and maintainingcalendars for all after school activities, summer programs, and PHS events as directed by the SiteCoordinator. Collect and track attendance data for youth and family programs. Log students'community service hours.
        • School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Maintain partnerships with school leadership,community partners, and other key stakeholders through ongoing communication as appropriate.Under the direction of Site Coordinator/s and Director of Youth Programs, collaborate with175 Walnut Street -- Woodland, CA 95695 -- 24-hour Crisis Line: 530.662.1133 -916.371.1907EmpowerYolo.orgstakeholders to enhance after school programming. Assist with Empower Yolo/ASSETs communityoutreach and refer families for services as needed. Attend Empower Yolo, PHS staff/departmentmeetings as necessary, or other meetings as assigned.
          • Social Media and Other Publicity: Publicize ASSETs programs via email, social media, and otherappropriate marketing means. Highlight ASSETs Monthly Parent and Guardian Engagement eventsregularly with students' parents and guardians.
            • Other Projects as assigned by the Director of Youth Programs.Minimum Qualifications
              • High School diploma or equivalent required. Must have (1) at least two years of study at aninstitution of higher education or (2) an associate degree (or higher).
                • At least two years of experience working directly with youth in an educational setting ormentorship capacity.
                  • Valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance.
                  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective at relationship building with students and families
                    • Strong relationship building and networking skills
                    • Strong computer skills: Mac literate. Fluency in Microsoft Office suite (including Excel, Outlook,PowerPoint and Word).
                      • Knowledge of social media for marketing purposes.
                      • Experience creating and conducting trainings and delivering presentations for a variety ofaudiences.
                        • Successful completion of background clearance check.
                        • Written and verbal proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred.Knowledge and Abilities
                          • Knowledge, understanding, and application of youth development principles, including the SearchInstitute's 40 Developmental Assets.
                            • Ability to develop and deliver programs that support the academic and lifelong success of youth
                            • Ability to interact effectively and seamlessly with youth and adults alike.
                              • Excellent organization and planning skills (for internal and external activities).
                              • Basic understanding of culturally responsive practices and the ability to work with diverse groupsin a multicultural setting.
                                • Ability to use a variety of media to create materials for outreach, trainings, and presentations.
                                • Interest and experience in public speaking and writing for a variety of audiences.
                                • Ability to prioritize and produce quality work consistently despite obstacles.
                                • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.AGENCY DESCRIPTIONMission Statement:Empower Yolo's mission is to promote safe, healthy, and resilient communities.Empower Yolo's purpose is to provide:175 Walnut Street -- Woodland, CA 95695 -- 24-hour Crisis Line: 530.662.1133 -916.371.1907EmpowerYolo.org(a) Twenty-four hour crisis intervention, emergency shelter, confidential counseling, training,legal assistance, and other services for individuals and families persons affected by domesticviolence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and child abuse;(b) Resource centers for community services to improve the health, social, educational andeconomic outcomes of Yolo County residents; and(c) Community outreach and educational programs about available resources to promote health,stability, and self-sufficiency for individuals and families.All services are to be provided in a manner that appreciates, enhances, and utilizes the strengthsof Empower Yolo's clients and honors their cultural practices and traditions.Application ProcessPlease submit a cover letter, current resume, and three references to:Fabian IglesiasEmail: fabian@empoweryolo.orgApplication deadline: Open until Wednesday December 16, 2020 at 12:00PM (PST)EMPOWER YOLO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in regard to race,age, cultural or religious background, disability, gender, gender identity/expression, or sexualorientation. All qualified candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.175 Walnut Street -- Woodland, CA 95695 -- 24-hour Crisis Line: 530.662.1133 -916.371.1907EmpowerYolo.org

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