What we do
Since 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence. BARCC empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provides education and advocacy for the social change needed to create cultures that prevent sexual violence. We rely on our dedicated, brilliant staff to do this important work, and our team is growing!
Our Community Awareness, Outreach, and Prevention Education Services team is looking for a new full-time Youth Outreach Coordinator. You’ll work closely with the team, colleagues, youth workers, and young people to empower youth leaders, improve access to support services, educate the community, and further BARCC’s mission of ending sexual violence through healing and social change.
Where and when you’ll work
BARCC's staff, operations, hours, and location vary by function, type of work, and work style. You’ll primarily work from our Cambridge office, located at 99 Bishop Allen Drive, one block from the Central Square Red Line and MBTA bus station. There will be some work off-site for trainings and youth leadership activities in the community.
This is a 40-hour, full-time position. You can expect to work regularly Monday through Friday. Once a week, you will have evening hours until 8:00 p.m., along with other evening activities a few times a month, and rare weekend activities (about once every three months). BARCC is open to discussing options such as flexibility in scheduling and occasional remote work.
What you’ll do
- Supervise a group of 10–14 Youth Leadership Corps (YLC) members between the ages of 14 and 19. This includes group management that creates and maintains a space where youth feel respected, safe, listened to, able to learn, and empowered to take action.
- Develop curriculum and other program components.
- Lead YLC training and team building, and support YLC peer-to-peer workshops and other community activism/outreach.
- Conduct outreach, build relationships, and grow our network of middle schools, high schools, and community youth-serving organizations.
- Train youth-serving adults on preventing sexual violence, responding to sexual violence disclosures, as well as creating safer spaces in their schools and youth programs.
- Represent BARCC at community-based youth programs, bringing a youth-centered and sexual violence–focused voice into these coalitions.
- Train new BARCC volunteers, interns, and staff about working with youth.
- Collaborate with BARCC’s other teams (such as Legal, Communications, Case Management, and others) on interdisciplinary projects and initiatives.
- Support the implementation of evaluation tools, including pre-test/post-test surveys, demographic surveys, and focus groups.
- Prepare written updates and progress reports as necessary.
- Experience working directly with high-school-aged young people, especially experience empowering youth and creating safer spaces with diverse groups of adolescents.
- Experience working on issues of sexual violence strongly preferred. This can include work based in schools or youth-serving organizations, community activism, prevention education, and/or survivor support, particularly working on these issues with adolescents.
- Experience working together with other youth-serving programs.
- Experience supporting adults who are working with youth.
- Experience using surveys and other evaluation tools to support program improvement.
- Skill and willingness to recognize the experiences and knowledge of young people; share leadership and encourage youth-led facilitation; and empower youth and support their continued learning and growth.
- Strong familiarity with the Greater Boston communities.
- Strong communication, problem solving, and collaboration with team, supervisors, and a wide range of community partners.
- Collaborative team spirit that values and respects diverse perspectives in a multidisciplinary team.
- Commitment to BARCC’s mission and philosophy.
What we offer
- The opportunity to elevate the voice and leadership of young people, and to increase support for youth in communities, schools, and our own organization.
- The most compassionate, supportive, and fun-loving colleagues around—who will shower you with warm welcomes, funny memes, and regular shout-outs for your contributions.
- An investment in your health, well-being, and professional development through competitive benefit offerings, generous time off policies, professional development funds and opportunities, and ongoing improvements to proactively manage vicarious trauma.
Starting salary range and benefits
$40,000–$44,000 starting salary, depending on experience and skills. The total compensation package includes a generous benefits package, including health, dental, vacation, sick time, retirement savings, and other coverage options that you can view at barcc.org/jobs.
Hiring process and timeline
Please submit via our online application system your resume and cover letter stating your interest and related experience to be considered for this position. No phone calls please. We are accepting initial applications through July 31, 2019, but the opportunity will remain open until we find the best fit possible. The full hiring process will include a phone-screen interview, first-round in-person interview, a meeting with members of the Youth Leadership Corps, and final team interview. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
For more information about BARCC, please visit barcc.org.