Program and Mission Overview Beantown Society is a youth-led organization founded in 2004 by young people wanting to make a difference and change in their community. The program focuses on young people, ages 13-25, particularly young people of color in Jamaica Plain and surrounding neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Hyde Park and Roslindale. Our Mission is to unite youth across race, class, culture, and neighborhood to end youth violence by transforming young people’s oppression, rejection, neglection, and depression into youth power. We provide a space for youth to express themselves, receive one-on-one support, learn anti-violence and healing work and become leaders in their communities.
Reports To: Andrea Hornedo, Director
Rate/Dates: $18-20/hr | 20 hours per week [Dec 1st- June 1st]
Responsibilities Overall: The Program Coordinator is responsible for overall managing youth staff and members to strengthen our work to develop youth leadership. The Coordinator will commit to work with Beantown at least until the summer through by coordinating, implementing and facilitating meetings, retreats, events and activities to achieve our vision. The Coordinator will also document the program and track activities and youth people’s growth.
Managing, Supporting and Developing Staff and Youth: Train and support youth staff to run programming, events, community projects and bigger-picture organizing work. Supervise and manage Youth Staff and implement training through staff team meetings and individual supervision meetings. Support young people with work, life goals and issues.
Curriculum Development: Co-creating and implementing systems and curriculum with understanding of virtual learning. Working with the Director to oversee and implement schedules for the school year, beginning with initial training(s) and activities with youth staff; followed by youth staff doing outreach, leading programming for additional youth, identifying priority issues, and creating workshops and activities on social justice, community-building, healing and anti-violence; and ending with final action projects and closing activities.