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Job Listing: Youth Voice Organizer

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 as the host agency, fiscal sponsor and employer of record for SOAR. 

Reports to:  SOAR Director

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

Position Summary 

The Youth Voice Organizer will lead SOAR’s youth work to accomplish our goals of developing youth leadership, inspiring youth civic engagement, and elevating youth voice to influence planning and development of local policies, initiatives, and programs. The Organizer will conduct outreach for, convene and staff the King County Youth Advisory Council; and will facilitate SOAR’s role as local anchor organization for Opportunity Youth United. 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 Organizer 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.

Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of the Youth Voice Organizer are to:

In collaboration with the SOAR team, the Youth Voice Organizer will:

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 Salary Range

How to Apply

Best Consideration Date:  July 12, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PST

(Resumes will continue to be accepted after the best consideration date. However, preferential consideration is given to those resumes submitted by the best consideration date. The announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.)

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to info@schoolsoutwashington.org with "SOAR Youth Voice Organizer" in the subject line or send to:

SOAR Youth Voice Organizer
School's Out Washington
801 - 23rd Avenue S., Suite A
Seattle, WA 98144

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.

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