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Job Posting: Soar Youth Voice Outreach Coordinator

Overview

Soar’s mission is to elevate community voice to influence policies and practices that impact children, youth and families. We do this by convening coalitions, aligning strategies, and engaging communities in partnership, and developing family and youth leadership through strength-based approaches. School’s Out Washington serves the host agency, fiscal sponsor and employer of record for Soar staff members.

Position Summary

The Soar Youth Voice Outreach Coordinator supports Soar’s work in the field of youth leadership development. Current bodies of work include convening and supporting a county-wide Youth Advisory Council, and implementing Soar’s role as regional anchor organization for Opportunity Youth United, a national youth-led movement. This fulltime position focuses on community organizing and building a powerful base of youth leaders to drive change in the education, race justice, and opportunity youth movements. The Youth Voice Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for supporting youth-led campaigns and groups to develop their leadership skills and advocate around key issue impacting them. The right person for this position will have a commitment to social justice, and passion for the value that youth voice and perspectives bring to education, human services, government, and business communities. They will be able to apply good judgment in a variety of situations, and to work independently, as the majority of work hours will be spent in the community. The Coordinator will have outstanding communication skills, including the ability to give and receive critical feedback. They will identify needs and propose solutions proactively, asking for help when needed. The successful candidate will find personal satisfaction and enjoyment in bringing together diverse young people from around our large county, so they can experience the power of making change. 

Reports to: Soar Youth Organizing Manager

Location:  801 23rd Avenue South, Seattle, Washington 98144

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Youth Voice Outreach Coordinator are to:

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies, and qualities of character:

Hours and Benefits:

Our Equity Commitment

Soar, hosted and fiscally sponsored by School’s Out Washington, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Soar is committed to addressing racism, sexism, heterosexism and other discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity through undoing institutional and structural racism. Women, People of Color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should, submit a cover letter and resume, including three (3) references, through our employment portal which can be accessed at the following link: Apply For This Job or to info@schoolsoutwashington.org with the subject line "Soar Youth Voice Outreach Coordinator".

Please upload or send your resume and cover letter as one document. Cover letters should be no more than two (2) pages and should outline how your professional background, experience, interests, and passions specifically correlate to the position and Soar’s mission and work.

Applications received by Monday, March 2, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date. However, preferential consideration is given to those resumes submitted by March 2. The announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.

 

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