[act-ma] Hiring: Youth Development Coordinator

Bikes Not Bombs mail at bikesnotbombs.org
Wed Aug 25 15:18:30 PDT 2010

Hiring: Youth Development Coordinator

Mission & History:
Lasting peace and social justice require equitable and sustainable  
use of resources. Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) provides community-based  
education and assists development projects with recycled bicycles,  
related technologies and technical assistance as concrete  
alternatives to the militarism, over-consumption and inequality that  
breed war and environmental destruction. Our organization is part of  
a worldwide movement for peace and responsible stewardship of the earth.

BNB began in 1984 as an environmentally conscious campaign in support  
of social change in favor of the poor in Nicaragua. In 1990, BNB  
began to pursue its mission in Boston’s most impoverished  
neighborhoods. Today, we operate a thriving Bicycle Recycling and  
Youth Training Center where we offer six unique, high-quality  
programs that empower and organize youth and their families to work  
towards long-term change. Our programs create real community, with  
long-term, positive relationships built across lines of age, race,  
and class.

Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) seeks to hire a Youth Development Coordinator  
to oversee our youth programs. This is a full-time, salaried position  
with benefits. Salary range is $30,000 – 32,000. The Youth  
Development Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.


Administration and Supervision (35%)
Practice peer supervision with Youth Programs Coordinator.
Supervise, evaluate, and support the professional development and  
growth of the Youth Programs Alumni Services Fellow.
Plan and facilitate regular team meetings with Youth Programs Team.
Act as Youth Programs Team liaison, by reporting regularly to  
Executive Director about program results and needs.
In collaboration with Youth Programs Coordinator, recruit, hire,  
train, supervise, evaluate and support the professional development  
and growth of youth staff (10-13 during the school year, 20-25 during  
the summer).
Ensure that volunteer and intern needs are met for all youth programs.
Oversee and ensure timely data entry for Youth Programs in the  
CiviCRM database through management of interns, volunteers and Alumni  
Services Fellow.
Develop annual budget for youth programs and monitor expenses.

Program Implementation (30%)
Implement two Girls in Action (GIA) sessions per year (6-8 weeks  
each), with the help and support of GIA intern.
Facilitate outreach and enrollment of Girls in Action.
Identify volunteer and intern staffing needs for Girls in Action.  
Manage volunteers and interns.

Curriculum and Capacity Building (20%)
Manage ongoing development of youth program curricula to ensure  
programs are best fulfilling and strengthening the organization’s  
mission of youth development, environmental stewardship, and social  
In collaboration with Youth Programs Team, develop annual goals and  
objectives for youth programs, and develop and implement tools for  
effective program evaluation.
Co-design, implement, and evaluate a strategy to increase youth  
organizing and advocacy among the Youth Instructor team.
Facilitate exchange and interaction between Youth Programs and other  
BNB departments.
Plan and coordinate periodic Youth Programs events to further youth  
development and build the BNB youth community.
Build BNB's collaborations with other organizations, including Boston  
area schools and community centers, connecting cycling and mechanics  
to students' academic success, physical and emotional fitness, and  
sense of civic engagement.
Represent Bikes Not Bombs to funders, allied organizations, parents,  
and the general public in collaboration with development and youth  
program staff.
Work with fellow community organizations to host events that further  
youth empowerment and overall BNB mission.

Resource Development (15%)
With the Executive Director, identify new grant opportunities, draft  
proposals and reports, and help to maintain yearly grants calendar.
Track and report youth programs data (numbers, improvements and  
anecdotes) for resource development purposes.

The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics and  
Ability to be both a creative, strategic visionary and a practical  
Self-motivated, highly organized, systems oriented
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills (one-on-one and in a group format),  
cultural competency, strong listening skills
Experience in program management and staff/volunteer supervision,  
with the ability to mentor, motivate, prioritize, and set clear  
Experience with and interest in developing youth organizing component  
of programming
2+ years experience working directly with 10-18 year olds
Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods, schools, and resources, including  
the dynamics of the neighborhoods surrounding BNB
Understanding of and commitment to positive youth development
Strong bike mechanics skills and knowledge of safe urban riding
Demonstrated commitment to inspiring environmental stewardship and  
social justice
Facility with Macintosh computers, and experience using MS Word and  
Experience developing and managing budgets
Strong collaborator, able to work with a team and adapt quickly to  
changing situations
Skills in program evaluation and curriculum development
Must be willing and able to work after-school program schedule and  
some Saturdays
Multilingual/Bilingual (Spanish, English, Haitian Creole and/or Cape  
Verdean Creole) candidates highly preferred
Must love bikes!

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to hiring at bikesnotbombs.org  
by September 10, 2010. Start date is Wednesday, October 6th.

Bikes Not Bombs encourages applicants of diverse age, ethnicity,  
gender, nationality, physical ability, religion, and sexuality. Women  
and people of color highly encouraged to apply.

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