Youth Development Coordinator Teens for Food Justice +1 more
- Date Posted May 10, 2023
- Location New York, NY
- Category Education / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
Under the direction of the Senior Program Manager, the Youth Development Coordinator will: oversee TFFJ’s afterschool programs related to health, nutrition, food justice and advocacy; develop workforce development programs both internally and in partnership with existing school-based programs; assist with coordinating TFFJ’s weekly community food distribution programs; and coordinate all school and community-related outreach and engagement events. This role will also support the recruitment, training, and management of TFFJ’s interns and on-site program mentors.
Please note: This role requires regular travel between TFFJ’s New York City-based partner school sites, in addition to the locations of other community partners. Flexibility in working location is available with access to a shared office and remote work options; however, this role requires in-person and on-site work.
Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Afterschool Program Coordination (35%)
- Coordinate TFFJ’s afterschool programming with teachers, Farmer-Educators and mentors at all partner school sites throughout the school year, by:
- Recruiting school-based faculty/teachers to co-lead afterschool programs at each school campus.
- Training Farmer-Educators, lead teachers, and mentors in afterschool program curriculum and facilitation, and site-based program management (such as attendance tracking, supply ordering, and expense tracking).
- Regularly meeting with school-based staff and supporting their work related to afterschool program facilitation, goal-setting, evaluation, and student engagement.
- Supporting afterschool curriculum development with a focus on hands-on and engaging activities related to hydroponics, food justice, health, cooking, leadership and advocacy.
- Planning and implementing TFFJ’s annual Student Leadership Conference, during which TFFJ students convene and showcase their food justice and advocacy projects.
- Identifying and participating in school- and community-based outreach and engagement events to include broader community and stakeholders in TFFJ’s work.
- Collecting and organizing program data such as student rosters, attendance, mentor agreements and stipends.
Workforce Development Program Coordination (35%)
- Coordinate TFFJ’s workforce development programming with Farmer-Educators, teachers and school-based workforce development program managers by:
- Creating workforce development activities, curriculum, and trainings for high school students in career and technical education programs, school-based workforce programs such as the Training and Opportunities Program (TOP), Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), Work, Learn, Grow (WLG) and others.
- Collaborating with Farmer-Educators and TFFJ’s Farm Operations Manager to coordinate workforce development program integration at each TFFJ site.
- Assist in managing and growing relationships with NYCDOE school-based workforce development programs (TOP, SYEP, WLG, etc.) and other school stakeholders with the goal of full management of these relationships.
- Training TFFJ Farmer-Educators and other program staff on the workforce development program, facilitation, and site-based program management (such as attendance tracking, supply ordering, etc.).
- Collaborating with Senior Program Manager, Senior Farm Operations Manager and Farmer-Educators to identify workforce development opportunities within food distribution programs.
- Building capacity for campus produce distributions to be student-led and aligned with workforce development goals.
- Collecting and organizing program data such as student rosters, schedules, and hours.
Community Food Distribution (15%)
- Support the coordination of TFFJ’s community food distribution programs across sites by:
- Working collaboratively with TFFJ’s Farm Operations Manager and Farmer-Educators to evaluate site needs and distribution capacity.
- Managing and growing relationships with food distribution stakeholders within each school campus and broader community to maintain and establish partnerships.
- Screening potential food distribution partners to ensure community food distribution arrangements are of a high standard, impact and efficient for all parties.
- Developing and maintaining free produce distributions for campus students, families, and staff across sites.
Administrative Responsibilities (15%)
- Maintain organized work streams and ensure youth development programs are aligned with TFFJ’s overall program goals, mission and strategy by:
- Preparing for and attending program team and all-team meetings.
- Tracking expenses, preparing reports, and managing budgets across youth development program areas.
- Collaborating with the program and executive teams to prepare for and implement annual program evaluations.
- Three to five years of relevant experience working with youth, food, nutrition or agricultural education, workforce development, community-based programming, social services or other related fields.
- Experience supporting program implementation in a related field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- The ability to successfully and empathetically engage various stakeholders, including youth, external partners, and internal, cross-department colleagues.
- Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work independently while self-managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
- Passion for youth empowerment, education, food justice and advocacy.
- Must be able to clear a required background check.
An Ideal Candidate Will:
- Have an Associate’s degree or higher.
- Bring energy, enthusiasm and empathy to TFFJ’s farm classrooms and youth programs.
- Be able to collaborate with diverse groups and maintain professional and respectful relationships with students, TFFJ staff, teachers, school administrators, mentors, interns, funders, and community and industry partners.
- Seek new ways for collaboration, partnership and programming across TFFJ sites with a specific eye towards developing young people as leaders in their communities, emerging STEM fields, and food policy and advocacy.
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