Bright Promises is seeking an individual who enjoys working with youth and has a strong understanding of childhood trauma, racism, and how to mitigate the impacts of racism-based trauma to join the Healing, Leading, Changing initiative as the Youth Council Guide.
The Youth Council Guide (YCG) will be responsible for attending Youth Council meetings, working with youth to structure and manage meetings and discussions, help Youth Council participants to set goals, and keeping the Council on track to achieve goals on-time.
Key responsibilities include
- Attend all virtual and in-person meetings with a group of approximately 15 youth representing 4 agencies in 2021, and up to 25 members in subsequent years. The number, duration, and scheduling of meetings will be decided by the Youth Council with input from the Youth Council Guide but will not exceed the allotted time for this position.
- Ensure that the Youth Council stays on-track, engaged and that everyone understands their responsibilities. The core ideas should come from the youth themselves as BPF’s goal is to ultimately create a resource that is easily accessible, developed by youth, and designed to assist organizations to implement racism-based trauma informed practice.
- Address issues within the group that arise and ensure that the Council itself is a safe space. Ground rules should be established at the beginning, with input from the participants.
- Interface with BPF’s external evaluation consultant who will be gathering information about the process and outcomes of the Youth Council.
- Periodically communicate with Bright Promises staff to check-in.
- At least 5 years of experience working directly with BIPOC youth and/or young adults
- Enjoys working with youth and believes their voices are important
- Strong mediation skills
- High energy, creative, well-organized, and able to problem solve
- Demonstrated knowledge of childhood trauma, racism-based trauma, contextual understanding of the roots of historic, structural racism and the daily micro-aggressions BIPOC individuals face. Must understand intersectionality and be accepting of youth of all backgrounds, gender expression, ethnicity, culture, religion, etc.
- Project planning and program development experience a plus
This is a contractual engagement that could potentially renew annually. This would be ideal work for someone who is currently employed at a nonprofit or social service job or is a consultant in youth services.
Average hours per month: 10
To apply: Please send a cover letter, your resume, and a minimum of two personal references to Lauren Krieg, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021.