Youth Programs Coordinator

January 22, 2021

Youth Programs Coordinator:
The Youth Programs Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing activities for MLOV’s youth leaders (ages 0-21) and for providing leadership and supervision to the youth workers, interns, and volunteers. Aligned with our vision and mission, this individual will oversee the implementation of MLOV’s Out of School Time year-round programming along with co-leading the Summer Youth Retreat.

The YPC position is a semi-remote work position reporting to the Executive Director. The role leads the youth department with the Youth Program Associate and Birth-to-Three Organizer.
❖ Connect and build with young people who identify as Black, brown, Indigenous, immigrant, non-English speaking communities
❖ Recruit additional youth from a wide array of cultural backgrounds, experiences and ages
❖ Convene and educate all parents on issues relating to their child's education and their rights, including school selection, school enrollment, school transportation, and access to academic supports, special education, and early childhood education
❖ Develop internship and job-shadowing placements for MLOV youth leaders; under the supervision of the ED
❖ Building a robust mentorship/professionalism program for vulnerable youth through MLOVs Youth Advisory Board
❖ Facilitate one youth professional and social-emotional development monthly
❖ Continue to develop a database of aligned community partnerships, particularly with parents, educators, and schools
❖ Establish learning metrics and tracking systems for attendance, behavior, improvement, and success (with development/ED)
❖ Create and execute testimony to DC Council, Mayor, and other educational leaders to improve learning outcomes for immigrant and refugee youth and families
❖ Coordinate seminars on social and mental health-related topics which will include, but are not limited to, stress management, suicide prevention, teen dating violence, internet addiction, and time management

An ideal candidate for this position has:
❖ (or is pursuing)higher education with specific areas in education, educational leadership, development
❖ extensive knowledge on DC’s educational landscape; enrollment deadlines, upcoming legislations
❖ 2-4 years of experience working directly with immigrant, Black and brown children/young people in Washington DC
❖ experience training groups of youth from under-resourced communities, preferred
❖ bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred
❖ CPR certified & able to pass a federal background check and fingerprint
❖ possess a racial equitable mindset to ensure all youth programming is inclusive of child’s needs
❖ is a self-starter, motivated and vision-focused
❖ ability to supervise and/or provide guidance
❖ excellent communication skills

This person is responsible for leading all of MLOV’s youth-related activities, workshops, training and development. The ideal candidate is passionate about education and education matters; Birth to Adulthood (B-A). This role is responsible for implementing our year around Out-of-School Time (OST) programming; child-age academic and social development for DC immigrant, and undocumented and refugee residents.

This is a full-time (40 hours/wk), salaried position with compensation in the range of $42,000 to $45,000, depending on experience. Benefits include: Health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays along with a flexible work schedule and monthly travel stipend.

To apply, send your 1) resume and 2) cover letter or video submission (up to 3 minutes) detailing your experience related to the position to hiring@mlovdc.org. Please include the job title in the subject line.