Social Justice Educator (Full - time)

Do these words describe you?
Energetic, intelligently fearless, creative, action
-
oriented
, organized
and youth
focused?
We are looking for a smart and experienced
youth worker/educator
to be UTEC’s
Social Justice
Educator
.
This
i
ndividual
will run UTEC’s
weekly s
ocial
j
ustice workshops and
guide the
implementation of
s
ocial
j
ustice
education across all UTEC programming. UTEC’s social justice worksho
ps
, which focus on power, privilege,
o
ppression
and
identity, are the first
stage of a three
-
stage program
to engage proven
-
risk youth
,
age
s
16
-
24
,
in
community organizing and policymaking work. Th
e
Social Justice Educator
will also be the lead coordinator for
UTEC’s morning program Fresh
Inspiration
s
, a thirty
-
minute high
-
energy production which starts the entire
center’s day (youth and staff) with community building activities.
Responsibilities
Curriculum Development
: The
Social Justice Educator
will create curriculum to improve upon
UTEC’s systematic
approach to social justice education and integration throughout all of UTEC’s programming.
Facilitation
: The
Social Justice Educator
will facilitate, co
-
facilitate and train youth to facilitate weekly 90 minute
s
o
cial justice
education
al workshops from the established curriculum.
Between 6 and 16 youth attend each
workshop
. There are between 2
-
3 workshops a week working directly with UTEC’s target population.
Community Engagement
: Provide opportunities for youth to engage community pr
ojects through local
campaigns
that
align with the Social Justice curriculum
. I
deas aim to be a result of the bi
-
annual City Council
Candidate
s
Forum held by the Organizing Department.
Culture Setting
: This
individual
is in charge of
morning
Fresh Inspir
ations
. S/he
will maintain a schedule of themes
and
a catalogue of activities and will
coach
all staff on high
-
energy facilitation skills. This position is responsible for
the overall coordination of
staff attendance and participation
, facilitation and
eve
ryone’s
active participation in
Fresh Inspirations.
Supervision
: The
Social Justice Educator
will supervise 1
-
2 AmeriCorps
members in
the Organizing Department
who help with
social justice
workshops and local organizing efforts.
Administrative:
Maintain a strong documentation system for Fresh Inspirations acti
vities, Social Justice
workshops and any other departmental needs.
Qualifications
ï‚·
Social justice e
ducation and community organizing e
xperience
ï‚·
At least 3 years of youth development with
proven risk youth
ï‚·
At least one year of supervisory experience
ï‚·
Experience developing lesson plans and an understanding of group dynamics
ï‚·
Flexible in work tasks and work schedule in addition to being able to work in a hectic and fast paced
environment
ï‚·
BA p
referred/equivalent community experience accepted
ï‚·
Bilingual and bicultural preferred
ï‚·
Strong leadership, organizational & facilitation skills
ï‚·
Ability to provide own transportation
ï‚·
Ability to multi
-
task and adapt to changing environment
ï‚·
Ability to laugh at
oneself a must
Salary:
Commensurate with experience.
Benefits
: 3 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid sick days, and health/dental benefits (50
-
85% subsidized).
To Apply
Strong candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@utec
-
lowell.org. Please type
Social Justice Educ
ator
in the subject line of the email. Candidates whom we choose to interview will be
contacted.
Please no calls or email about this position.
About UTEC:
Established in 1999, UTEC’s mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambitions of Lowell’s
most disengaged youth to trade violence and poverty for social and economi
c success. UTEC’s target population is
out
-
of
-
school youth, ages 16
-
24, who have at least one additional risk factor
-
specifically, being homeless, gang
-
involved, court
-
involved, or pregnant/parenting. Visit www.utec
-
lowell.org for more information.
Lowell, Massachusetts
2014-08-31
The United Teen Equality Center (UTEC)
Susan Dreyer Leon
obs@utec - lowell.org.


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