Director of Youth Promise (FT)

The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) is looking for a youth
-
focused
,
thoughtful
and creative
individual to lead a
team of Transitional Coaches
(TCs), who provide
wraparound services and
innovative, intensive support to young
people in UTEC’s workforce development program and alternative high sc
hool.
The
Director of Youth Promise
will
be a leader and a community builder and
support
Transitional Coaches to be phenomenal youth workers
even
in
difficult circumstances
. TCs serve approximately 150 youth annually, with an average caseload of 20 youth.
Key Responsibilities
ï‚·
Supervision
: UTEC currently has 7
Transitional Coaches, with plans to hire more over the next two years.
The
Director
run
s
regular
1:1 and team
meetings for TCs to discuss their work
.
The
Director
helps
TCs
address and overcome challenges
and should have a knowledge base of counseling approaches
.
ï‚·
Monitoring
: All TCs enter their work in our performance measurement software, Efforts to Outcomes.
The
Director
manages weekly and monthly productivity goals and reviews data with each TC and the
entire team to ensure excellent work.
Performance goals are based on
the number of youth who are
screened and accepted into programming on a monthly basis, the frequency and quality of work TCs do
with youth, and the work TCs do to motivate youth to persist in programming.
The
Director
will
also
develop and codify a case
r
eview and
audit system.
ï‚·
Youth Work
:
The
Director
does not have a caseload, but s/he will often need to meet with youth,
facilitate mediations, and manage crises. To this end, the
Director
should possess strong youth worker
skills and
be an exemplar of a
positive youth development pract
itioner.
ï‚·
Collaboration
:
The
Director
works closely with the Senior Director of Programs, the Chief Program Officer,
the Director of the Alternative Diploma Program, and the Director of Youth Success, who manages the
workfor
ce development program. Together these individuals develop and review program practices and
expectations.
ï‚·
Administrative
:
The
Director
will work closely with the Chief Program Office and the Development team to
manage and assist with grants and funder rep
orts. This will require the
Director
to attend meetings with
community partners and write reports.
Qualifications
ï‚·
At least 3 years of case management experience with youth and at least 2 years of experience supervising
youth workers
ï‚·
MSW or
equivalent de
gree preferred/BA required
Bilingual preferred (
Spanish, Khmer
)
Strong leadership, organi
zational & facilitation skills
Ability to multi
-
task and adapt to changing environment
Ability to laugh at oneself a must
Compensation
Salary b
ased on experience.
F
ull benefits package including 3 weeks vacation,
10
paid holidays and sick/personal
time, and partly
-
subsidized
health and dental insurance
(for full
-
time employees)
.
To Apply
Strong candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@utec
-
lowell.org. Pl
ease type
Director of Youth Promise
in the subject line of the
email. Candidat
es whom we choose to interview
will be
contacted. Please no cal
ls or email about this position.
Lowell, Massachusetts
2014-08-31
United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)
Susan Dreyer Leon
jobs@utec - lowell.org.


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