Youth Program Cordinator
The Domestic Violence Network seeks to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education and collaboration. Our work is focused on education with the idea that informing our community on issues related directly and indirectly to domestic and other types of violence will change the culture that leads to that violence. DVN does not provide direct service to victims/survivors. Our work is heavily based on prevention so our direct service providers can focus on serving those impacted by this human issue. We are currently seeking a full time Youth Program Coordinator within our small, but dynamic organization.
About the Position:
The Youth Program Coordinator will educate young people on healthy vs unhealthy relationships, social and emotional learning, and local resources in case they or someone they know needs help in a teen dating violence situation.
If you enjoy working with middle and high schoolers, education and instruction, and making a positive impact in our community, this may be your new career.
- Educating a classroom of young people on healthy relationships, consent and teen dating violence
- Working with young people on a public awareness campaign promoting healthy relationships
- Assembling materials for classrooms
- Helping create a new curriculum for younger students
- coordinating with teachers to schedule training days
- Providing guidance to a school counselor concerning a victim of teen dating violence
- Educating adults on the dynamics of teen dating violence and how to assist young victims
Skills that will help you succeed:
2+ years of working with youth
Strong written and oral communication skills are a must
Teaching experience strongly preferred, but not required
A working knowledge of trauma informed care a plus
A working knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences a plus
Experience organizing and leading groups is a plus
This job might be for you if:
You love young people! This is a must as you will be working with young people almost exclusively! As cliché as it sounds, you believe children are our future, listen to and value their opinions, ideas and unique challenges. You are passionate about healthy relationships and healthy communities. You must have the ability to work in all types of classrooms, comfortable working with students from diverse backgrounds as well as flexibility in teaching environments, both virtual and in-person. Your ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and obtain results within allotted time, as well as, make rational, sound judgments and judicious decisions quickly, often under pressure will do well for you.
Salary range is $35,000-$40,000 plus benefits, paid time off, flexible work schedule (as permitted), fun, nurturing environment.
We believe that harmful behavior on the part of businesses disproportionately hurts the most underrepresented people in society, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people from working class backgrounds, disabled and neurodivergent people, women, and LGBTQ+ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of underrepresented communities that are not listed above.