Jan 28, 2008

Job: Youth Organizer/deadline February 8

Position: Youth Organizer

Salary: $12 - $15 / Hour (based on experience)
Education: Bachelor preferred (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Northeast San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA
Language(s): English and Spanish required
Area of Focus: Youth Empowerment, Community Development, Education &
Type: Part time, 4-6 hours per week, occasional Saturdays

Last day to apply: February, 8th 2008
Start date: ASAP

Job Description: Youth Speak Collective (YSC), a 501 (c)(3) non-
profit organization founded in 2005, is a youth-driven initiative
empowering low-income communities in the Northeast San Fernando
Valley. YSC provides area youths with the skills necessary to pursue
higher education and create strong communities.
The Youth Council is part of the Youth Speak! afterschool program at
San Fernando High School. This program will provide opportunities for
youth to engage in service-learning, participate in experiential
learning and gain skills to attain a college education.

The Youth Organizer will engage youth in educational and leadership
activities in a safe, supervised space. The Youth Council will be
representative of all social groups on campus and made up of natural
leaders to promote peer education and awareness to resolve
differences and friction between social groups. Youth Council
projects include community and school beautification, volunteer days,
advocating at community meetings, cultural events, and promoting
awareness through school campaigns. Youth will learn to identify
activities where they can create positive community change. Youth
Council activities will be based on conflict resolution, respect,
community revitalization and mediation skills building.
The youth organizer is the lead facilitator of youth-led initiatives
at the Youth Speak Afterschool program at SFHS. The organizer's main
responsibility is the recruitment, selection and program development
for youth in the Youth Council program. The organizer is also
responsible for program work that serves to further the mission of
YSC as a community resource for youth-led activism.


• Facilitate a weekly meeting afterschool focusing on social
education and skills training workshops • Develop and
coordinate systems of youth recruitment, involvement, leadership
development and consciousness raising within the afterschool program
and community
• Plan special events in collaboration with
• Support youth organizers to carry out campaign activities such as
door-knockings, survey projects, core group meetings, training for
leaders, actions, rallies, press events, and meetings with ally
• Create an environment developed around a prevention based learning
• Observe and manage behavior of students according to approved
policies/procedures under the direction of the School

Develop and sustain excellent relationships with youth,
administrators and community leaders.


• High School diploma required. Bachelor's Degree in Education,
Community Development, Sociology or Related Field preferred.
• Experience working in afterschool programs • An individual with an
entrepreneurial spirit who is innovative, flexible, persistent and
• Experience working with youth and young adults
• Bilingual and/or bicultural
• Must be comfortable working in a team environment
• Excellent networking and communication skills (verbal and written)
• Prefer individual with flexibility and initiative
• Experience in curriculum development
• Willingness to work some non-traditional hours and Saturdays as
• Valid driver's license

Interested candidates should mail cover letter and resume to:

David Kietzman, Youth Speak! Collective
11243 Glenoaks Blvd, CA 91331

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