JOB TITLE:                  Youth Outreach Coordinator

SUPERVISES:              Interns

STATUS:                     Exempt, full-time

SALARY RANGE:       $43,000 - $48,000

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!

The role

The Youth Outreach Coordinator will join the  COAPES (Community Outreach Awareness and Prevention Education Services )  team, colleagues, youth workers, and young people to empower youth to become 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 how you will work

BARCC's work hours, and location vary by function and type of work. For health and safety reasons related to Covid-19,  BARCC staff, for the most part, are working from home.  BARCC has three office locations: Cambridge, Waltham and Boston.  The Youth Outreach Coordinator position is based in Cambridge but for now, will work remotely.   Decisions for full office re-opening will be determined with the guidance of health experts and local officials.

This is a 40-hour, full-time exempt (salaried) position. You can expect to work regularly Monday through Friday.  Exact hours are somewhat flexible.  Some evenings and weekend work may be required occasionally, for events or trainings. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Youth Leadership Corps  (YLC)                                                 

●     Supervise a group of 10–14 Youth Leadership Corps (YLC) members between the ages of 14 and 18.

○    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.

○    Lead YLC training and team building, and support YLC peer-to-peer workshops and other community activism/outreach.

○    Support YLC meetings remotely via Google Classroom and ZOOM.

●     Develop sexual violence prevention curriculum and other program components.

Outreach, build relationships, and grow networks        

●     Conduct outreach, build relationships, and grow our network of middle schools, high schools, and community youth-serving organizations.

●     Represent BARCC at community-based youth programs, bringing a youth-centered and sexual violence–focused voice into these coalitions.

Rape Crisis Counselor Training (RCC)                       

●     Train youth-serving adults (volunteers, new staff, interns) on preventing sexual violence,  responding to sexual violence disclosures, as well as creating safer spaces in their schools and youth programs.

●     Train new BARCC volunteers, interns, and staff about working with youth.

Participate in cross-department internal work                  

●     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.        

 Specific activities and deliverables over the course of the year include:

●     Prepare and facilitate 4-6 hours of COAPES webinar trainings

●     Supervise and facilitate 3 hours of weekly YLC meetings

●     RCC Steering Committee meetings 1 hour a week

●     COAPES Meetings 1.5 hours a week

You’ll bring some if not all of the following skills, experiences and personal qualities….

●     Strong familiarity with the Greater Boston communities.

●     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 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 in anti-oppression based work and incorporating this into lessons/curriculum

●     Understanding of how different communities and identities are impacted by sexual violence; specifically how different systems of power contribute to the perpetuation of sexual violence. This includes an understanding of their own identities.

●     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 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.

Desired personal qualities: 

●     Equity mindset and cultural humility

●     Effective presentation and communication skills - verbal and written

●     Collaborative approach 

●     Takes initiative 

●     Adaptability

Must have:

●     To work from home must have stable internet / bandwidth

●     Must be comfortable with facilitating both online and offline

●     Must be comfortable facilitating groups sizes ranging from 5 - 100 people

●     Must be comfortable being flexible, particularly when it comes to working with youth in an educational setting

●     Must be comfortable doing research and being creative with curriculum content

●     Must be comfortable facilitating conversations about sexual violence and other difficult topics

BARCC values diversity, equity and inclusion

At BARCC, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate it and work to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment.

BARCC strives to represent the communities we serve. 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.

 Starting salary range and benefits

$43,000–$48,000 is the starting salary range, depending on experience and skills. The total package includes a competitive benefits package including multiple insurance options, flexible work schedules and paid time off.

Hiring process and timeline

Please submit your resume and cover letter online stating your interest and related experience to be considered for this position.  No phone calls please.  The full hiring process will include a 30 minute Zoom video introduction interview, followed by meeting  with program management and final cross department team interview. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request.