Employer Partnerships Coordinator

  • Full-time
  • Portland, ME
  • March 5, 2023

EMPLOYER: The Opportunity Alliance

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Description:

The Opportunity Alliance is seeking an Employer Partnerships Coordinator to join the team in our Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN).  The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) has been operating for two decades as a support system for youth programming and as a catalyst for youth leadership development. We partner directly with young people, adult advisers, and local organizations to offer a broad spectrum of support to youth from Maine’s diverse communities. MYAN encourages prevention-focused, youth-centric social change through programming and technical assistance for young people and adults.

The Employer Partnerships Coordinator supports statewide and local youth engagement programs and initiatives that build young people’s resilience and strengthen youth leadership on issues of public health, social justice, youth employment, and restorative practices. The coordinator is responsible for integrating local and statewide curriculum development, training, and technical assistance initiatives for adults, organizations, systems, and youth about the following topics: positive youth development, restorative practices, developmental relationships, youth employment best practices, and health equity strategies. This position will directly support the recruitment of prospective host site employers and coordinate statewide youth employment programming initiatives, facilitate an alumni host site employer network, support statewide strategy and initiatives with MYAN statewide team and district-level stakeholders, co-plan the annual Youth Leadership Conference for youth and adults; and co-facilitate trainings as needed.

This is an hourly, full-time position. This role is budgeted at $24.45/hr. Employee will work primarily out of an office at 24 Preble Street in Portland. Flexible work schedules are available within standard office hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday for typical hours. Statewide travel including long distances, evening or weekend hours, and some overnight trips for trainings, youth meetings, and events.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in education or human services related field (i.e. Social Work, Psychology, Workforce Development or Human Resources) with 3+ years of work experience in relevant field (e.g. education, public health, or youth/workforce development) OR High School Diploma with 5+ years of work experience in related field required. Demonstrated excellence and regular practice with some combination of the following is required: group facilitation, positive youth development practices, and teaching/learning with both adolescents and adult learners. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Ability to travel throughout the state of Maine, including some overnights. Position requires some evening and weekend hours. Preferred knowledge of positive youth development, youth-adult partnerships, workforce development best practices, and health equity strategies. Preferred knowledge of restorative practices, social-emotional learning, trauma-responsive practices, and/or social justice work in some combination. Excellent facilitation and training skills with both youth and adults in multiple settings. Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects. Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries. Experience with coordinating a team to plan and implement multi-stage community-based work. Competent in working with multiple partners and in soliciting input. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. Exhibits extensive software skills and Internet research abilities. Proficient in interpersonal communication. Experience working with diverse populations, including engaging geographically isolated youth, indigenous youth, LGBTQ youth, youth of color, and/or youth living in poverty. Contracts that have Rider D: Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check & sex offender check. Must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list. Must be able to exert moderate physical effort with frequent physically active trainings and meetings with youth and adults, driving, typing and occasionally lifting material weighing up to 25 pounds. Driving may be necessary to attend meetings and trainings and for the occasional need to meet with clients offsite and within the program service area. This may include transportation of clients or driving to agency location to complete work. A good driving record is required.