Thursday, November 29, 2012

Job Posting: Assistant Coordinator for Out of School Youth

The Hyde Square Task Force is an award-winning youth development and social change organization. Through high-quality arts, academic, and leadership programming, HSTF serves over 1000 youth in the Hyde-Jackson Square area of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Our mission is to develop the skills of youth and their families so that they are empowered to enhance their own lives and build a strong, safe, and vibrant urban community.

Position: Out of School Youth Assistant Coordinator

Job summary: The Out of School Youth Assistant Coordinator, a part-time staff position (10-15 hours/week), reports to the Health Careers Ambassadors Program Coordinator and supervises 5 out of school youth. S/he will spend 2-3 hours/week facilitating workshops and 7-8 hours working on the tobacco campaign. S/he will be responsible for training the youth in campaign strategy, managing the tobacco campaign, creating lesson plans, and supporting program participants.

The Out of School Youth Assistant Coordinator will be employed from November through September. S/he will be present during program times Thursdays 4 to 7pm. Additional planning and administrative hours are flexible including weekly meetings with the Health Careers Ambassadors Program Coordinator.

Primary job responsibilities:   
§  Carry out tobacco-related work plan.
§  Support HCAP Coordinator in fulfilling grant-reporting requirements
§  Attend monthly conference calls and/or meetings for tobacco campaign
§  Report back on youth and campaign process
§  Train and guide youth on tobacco related campaign
§  Assist in supporting OSY through check-ins
§  Ensure that youth are following HSTF values and expectations
§  With the coordinator’s assistance, create and facilitate workshops for 2-3 hours/week to advance tobacco work plan 

§   Experience with organizing campaigns
§   Experience working with urban youth
§   Experience working with out of school youth a plus
§   Experience creating and facilitating workshops
§   College degree a plus, but not required
§   Spanish speaking a plus, but not required

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

We will review all submissions and contact individuals selected to continue in the search process. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send resume and cover letter via email to Cristina Ovalles at No phone calls, please.

Hyde Square Task Force is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representative of the community we serve and bring to our organization variety of traditions, experiences, and points of view. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To learn more about Hyde Square Task Force visit