Youth Program Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of youth programming at both Faneuil Gardens and Commonwealth Housing, the (2) Boston Housing Authority Developments in Allston Brighton. This program is funded through a state grant focused on the positive youth development of young people. This program provides an opportunity for the Program Supervisor to work with tenant organizations, Boston Housing Authority, and community partners to create and deliver a high quality and creative youth development program. We aim to provide programming to youth holistically by fostering a supportive community, running life skills and workshops, while providing opportunities for civic engagement and community service. The Youth Program Supervisor will be expected to work as part of a team in shaping, managing, and promoting an effective, quality youth program for youth in (2) Boston Housing Authority developments in Allston/Brighton. The Youth Program Supervisor reports to the Deputy Director. This program seeks to provide summer enrichment, academic support, arts education, financial empowerment, leadership training, and civic engagement opportunities. We are looking for creative, energetic, and motivated individuals to help us develop and deliver youth programs to foster the social-emotional, intellectual, and artistic growth in young people!
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Management and Operations:
- Shape and maintain quality youth development program at both Faneuil Gardens and Commonwealth Housing youth program sites
- Meet regularly with Youth Program Coordinators to co-plan weekly workshops, address youth needs, and manage data and assessment (with support from the Youth Program Supervisor and community partners).
- Coordinate special events, activities, and enrichment opportunities (such as college visits, community service opportunities, field trips, etc.)
- Coordinate regular on-site check-ins and site visits on an ongoing basis; being sure to ensure that each site has the necessary supplies and tools needed to run programming
- Work in collaboration with tenant organizations as it relates to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the youth programs and ensure their informed on program calendar and dates
- Assist in hiring, screening and supervising potential program partners, volunteers and youth program coordinators
- The Youth Program Supervisor will report directly to the Deputy Director and will be responsible for overseeing and supervising the Youth Program Coordinators.
Creative Instruction and Youth Support:
- Develop, design and implement the Brighton Future Forward (BFF) program in collaboration with Youth Program Coordinators.
- Responsible for ensuring that youth program coordinators and volunteers are maintaining a safe program space for youth; implementing strategies for social-emotional wellbeing.
- Work with team to develop and implement program curriculum, which could include weekly art workshops, as well as life skills workshops (college and career exploration, goal setting, budgeting, healthy relationships, etc.)
- Act as a liaison between ABCDC and other stakeholders (such as property management and community partners).
- Help plan and identify neighborhood-based and citywide opportunities for youth to be civically engaged in their communities and city.
- Foster partnerships and relationships with other youth-serving organizations and community stakeholders
- Maintain daily, bi-weekly, monthly, and annual data regarding youth participation, referrals, length of stay in program, outcomes, surveys, case notes, etc.
- Attend trainings, forums, and other opportunities for professional growth
- Carry out other duties as assigned
- High School Diploma or GED
- 1 or more years of experience in youth development or other relevant field such as direct social services
- Commitment to racial equity, relationship building, and positive change for young people
- Passion for youth development, social justice, and civic engagement
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and in a team setting
- Competency in various computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and Internet applications
- Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to drive projects forward, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Ability to multi-task and handle potential conflicts with grace.
- Able to work a flexible schedule
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Education, Humanities, Arts, Social Work or related field
- 3 or more years of direct experience working with urban youth in a youth development context
- 1 or more years of direct supervisory experience
- Experience and/or knowledge working in community-based settings in Allston Brighton
- Bilingual; Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole or Chinese is preferred
COMPENSATION: $26.00 per hour plus benefits
TIME COMMITMENT: 30 hours per week
THE APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rachel Regis (Deputy Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org. RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE POSITIONS ARE FILLED.
Allston Brighton CDC seeks a diverse pool of candidates. ABCDC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or age. People of color and Allston Brighton residents are strongly encouraged to apply.