Position: Young Civic Leader Coordinator
Program: Democracy for Non Profit- Civic Ambassadors Program
Reports to: Deputy Director
Status: Part-time, hourly rate for up to 20 hours per week. Compensation negotiable commensurate with experience.
Required : Ability to work on Saturday, and some evenings hours. Weekly hours increase during the Summer and Fall months due to youth schedule and program needs.
About Us: MassVOTE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to advance voter participation and fair elections through its legislative advocacy and voter participation work. Our work is aims to promote a culture of active political participation by providing individuals, local community, and civic organizations with the tools they need to organize, register, and educate voters.
About Civic Ambassador Program : This is a 9 month youth leadership development program that
aims to engage high school sophomore and junior youth in leadership development stipend training. Participants engage in weekly learning and working session to develop professional, personal, leadership and civic engagement skills. Youth typically range from ages 15-18 years,
from diverse communities and socio-economics. The final training and work schedule for youth will be determined at the completion of the hiring of the civic ambassador youth. The program provides youth a bi-monthly stipend that commit and complete to:
1. Participate in Saturday (5 hours) leadership and skill development training.
2. Work up to 3 hours anytime during 3:00-7:00 pm during the weekday.
3. Is an active full-time academic or vocational student on the path of earning a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
4. Has a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and|or create a educational plan to get on track with academic good standing.
5. Complete a college|post high-school preparation for success plan with MassVOTE program coordinator.
The program aims to develop young civic leaders that will learn, share and develop new tools to enhance civic participation in their school, community or network. By the end of the program participants will be able to conduct voter rights and civic training’s, educate on recent voter modernization laws and organize community driven voter engagement activities and events. This is a highly competitive program and youth that are selected are provided first priority to re-apply the following year.
About the Position: The Program Coordinator position requires high level of motivation, organizational and personal skills. The ideal candidate should possess cultural understanding of the youth MassVOTE aims to engage with a particularly focus of the Greater Boston and Boston Public School neighborhoods. Candidate should have a willingness to:
● Learn new management, planning and written, verbal communication skills.
● Engage in self reflect methods, creative and innovative approaches on engaging high school youth.
● Practice and comfortable in serving as a role model and motivation for the youth while creating a shared space that fosters, flexibility, safety and collectivism.
● Learning Position Responsibilities:
▪ Train and organize young civic leaders in advancing Election Day modernization legislation and activities. With a primary focus on pre-registration, early voting and voter registration drives.
▪ Train and design presentations on voting, civics participation, and new voter education and
▪ Conduct, develop and coordinate weekly trainings that include inviting guest speakers, trainers, events and activities.
▪ Leadership plan development with youth that includes one to one assessment, individual development plan, evaluation and ongoing support.
▪ Relationship building with educational institution, youth oriented organizations, networks and leaders that further enhances programming.
▪ Support as needed Deputy Director and Executive Director with office administration and program requirements.
▪ High School Diploma and some college or equivalent experience, particularly in youth organizing, community organizing, voter engagement and/or issue campaigns.
▪ Ability to create a caring, respectful, high quality experience for those with whom coordinator interacts with.
▪ A desire to learn new methods of community organizing and facilitation skills to engage the diverse population MassVOTE serves.
▪ Knowledge of the community or interest with issues the youth face
▪ Basic understanding-willingness to learn navigating Microsoft word applications, google drive, and social media application.
Considered but not required:
▪ Bilingual (English and Spanish) or other language a plus;
▪ Previous experience volunteering or working with neighborhood groups, multicultural workplaces and communities.
To apply: Submit a brief cover letter with resume, references, any salary requirements to Hiring Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please no phone inquiries. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Timeline: Anticipate position filled with qualified candidate by March 2018.
MassVOTE is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) organization and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. MassVOTE provides EEO to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
41 West Street, Suite 700 ● Boston, MA 02111 ● (617) 542-8683 ● www.massvote.orgShare