AmeriCorps Position Description 2019
Community for Youth’s mission is to inspire and support high school youth to be their best selves through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.
How We Work
Community for Youth (CfY) is a Seattle-based nonprofit with over 30 years of experience transformation of teens, mentors, and community in South Seattle through one-on-one mentorship, community building activities, and facilitated workshops. CfY has a unique model of curriculum which provides community building opportunities for students and mentors alike.
CfY offers an academic year (October - June) program that is designed to step past traditional mentoring practices and offers an experience that centers the young person, addresses the systems and environments that shape a young person’s experience, and that partners with young people to provide opportunity brokering and social change. Through our program, youth have access to developing as leaders, social and emotional skill building, and lasting positive relationships with peers and caring adults. Our program works to co-create a community where each member feels seen, respected, and supported.
Essential Functions of the Member Position
Each learning community of students and mentors attends an overnight camp for two nights and three days at the start of the program. The purpose of these camps is to connect, build community, have fun, and to inform the match choice process. The Program Liaison will assist with these camps by:
The above member description includes the majority, but not all of the Program Liaison’s roles and responsibilities. We are a small nonprofit and assist each other with projects that arise throughout the year. It is our expectation that our member will be flexible and excited about collaborating as a team to achieve a shared goal. We are also committed to our AmeriCorps members learning about areas they are interested in by tailoring the experience to a reasonable degree. Members are expected to intermittently set goals, and will be guided through a process of integrating their professional goals into their role at CfY.
Additional member responsibilities per Washington Service Corps:
WSC members may be deployed to help support disaster response and/or recovery efforts. Sponsor organizations must agree to release members for short term duration to assist with these efforts. Deployment may be waived if it presents undue hardship for an individual member. All deployments would be requested by the WSC unless your host organization is a disaster response organization, where any requests for deployment would require initial approval by the WSC.
Qualifications and Desired Qualities
What Members can Expect from CfY
Community for Youth honors the individual journey and process of each of its students, volunteers and staff members. We strive to bring our best selves to our relationships with one another as a community. We promote a positive, collaborative, honest and dynamic team environment, where self-care is at the forefront. We want staff to experience professional and personal growth and transformation throughout their time with CfY.
Stephen Song, Director of Programs, will be the primary supervisor of the Program Liaison. Stephen will provide regular and ongoing training, support and guidance.
Work Schedule and Compensation*
This is a 40 hour per week position and will be compensated based on the AmeriCorps monthly stipend. Daily hours are between the hours and 9:00 and 5:00, though some evening and weekend work will be required, in which case flex time is awarded.
*We are working to procure funding to pay our AmeriCorps members a minimum wage stipend.
Service Term Benefits through WSC:
Please email Stephen Song at email@example.com with the subject line “CfY: AmeriCorps 2019-2020” with a resume and cover letter outlining why you are a qualified, competitive candidate for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Community for Youth is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.