The Program Associate is responsible for supporting the development, coordination, implementation of key technical assistance and training opportunities for the Annenberg Institute's Community Organizing and Engagement circle of work, especially for projects related to youth organizing, leadership, and voice. The Program Associate will work in close partnership with Annenberg colleagues and funders to determine programming that meets the needs and objectives of community-based partners, funders, and Annenberg. In addition, the Program Associate will facilitate internal and external meetings, provide direct support to external partners and community organizations, and represent the Annenberg Institute and Community Organizing and Engagement at conferences and meetings.
Major Responsibilities Include:
- Supporting the development of youth leadership and voice through the planning and implementation of the annual Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)
- Providing direct support to community and youth organizing groups and other partners of CO&E who are working to build community organizing and engagement initiatives, with a special focus on youth-oriented projects including support for the coordination of the New England Youth Organizing Network (NEYON) and emerging opportunities nationally.
- Contributing to the development and strategic growth of the Annenberg Community Organizing and Engagement circle of work
- Masterâ??s degree in education or related field, or equivalent experience
- At least five years experience in the fields of education, youth development, and/or community organizing
- Effective facilitator and trainer in the fields of education, youth development, and/or community organizing
- Experience and cultural competence working with racially and socioeconomically diverse communities and multiple stakeholders, including school and district personnel, policymakers, community leaders, and youth
- Experience working with communities and schools from an asset-based orientation and a demonstrated commitment to educational equity and social justice
- Experience and comfort with participatory research, evaluation, and training methods
- Knowledge of education reform history and current education policy, particularly as they relate to equity-focused reform and the role of parents, youth and community members in school reform
- Knowledge of the theories and strategies of community and youth organizing and up-to-date knowledge of the education organizing field
- Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Valid driverâ??s license
- Willingness to travel
This is a fixed term position with the possibility of an extension. All offers are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
Recruiting Start Date:2016-11-29-08:00
Job Posting Title:Program Associate
Worker Sub-Type:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
Time Type:Full time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
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