The Center for New York City Affairs is an applied public policy research organization based in the Milano School at the New School. The Center offers analysis and solutions to pressing social and economic challenges. In early 2017, the Center launched the Institute for Transformational Mentoring (ITM), a dynamic new training program focused on the development of credible messengers – formerly incarcerated mentors – working in the social services fields throughout New York City. These mentors help young people navigate community violence and avoid the criminal justice system. The Institute was developed in partnership with social service employers and responds to the need for professional development and support for this vital workforce. The Institute also offers a program for young adults that includes an intensive summer program and a new year-round training and subsidized work experience for aspiring peer mentors.
The Youth Program Facilitator will be responsible for teaching, mentoring, and supporting students in ITM's young adult program. This position reports to the Assistant Director of ITM.
This position is funded by and contingent upon external fundraising.
Facilitate training sessions, small group sessions and meetings with students.
Assist with the recruitment and enrollment of young adults.
Conduct site visits to support youth in peer mentorship activities; build strong relationships with partner sites.
Provide mentorship to students and graduates.
Provide academic support and GED/college advisement to program participants.
Support program operations including planning events, tracking student activities and outcomes, and other administrative tasks.
Additional tasks as assigned.
Bachelor's degree with relevant experience.
Youth mentorship experience.
Highly organized, punctual and reliable.
Creative problem-solver, results oriented.
Experience with curriculum development and teaching.
Strong attention to detail skills, and demonstrated ability to effectively multi-task.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and understanding of trauma-informed care.
Prior experience working with formerly incarcerated people.
High level of computer proficiency in Google Drive, MS Office, Outlook and online database systems; strong knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database software is essential.
May be required to work evenings and weekends
Special Instructions to Applicants:
People with histories of arrest, conviction and/or incarceration are encouraged to apply. For more information please visit our website: http://www.centernyc.org/itm-about
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