Welcome! La Colaborativa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that began serving the community of Chelsea, MA in 1988. Since its inception, the mission of the organization remains the same: to empower Chelsea residents and local organizations to bring about social, environmental, and economic justice in our community. With a rapidly growing team, La Colaborativa is committed to expanding their services in the Chelsea community and beyond, especially in our programming for Youth Development.
Role: Part-Time Business Program Facilitator for summer interns (Spanish speaking preferred, all are welcome to apply)
Schedule: 9AM-1PM Monday-Friday, with additional paid hours for planning.
Compensation: $20 / hour. Up to 25 hours / week.
Start Date: June 21th–August 14th, 2021 (Includes two weeks of paid training)
Location: Hybrid Program Model: Apx. 25% in person in Chelsea, MA and 75% online programming. (Chelsea is accessible by the Green and Silver MBTA line). This role could potentially be fully remote for a highly exceptional candidate.
Overview of Role:
Every year, La Colaborativa holds their annual summer internship program for high school students in Chelsea for over 200+ interns. Each group of interns reports to their Program Facilitator, who plans a weekly schedule of activities alongside a matched external partner organization. Facilitators will be tasked with designing curriculum, leading sessions, planning, and responsible for directly overseeing their team of ~17 high school interns. The program will use a hybrid model of in-person sessions (using local parks and outdoor locations) and remote programming.
For example: Business cohort assigned with a Program Facilitator from a local college or university. Community Partner is based in Boston.
Professional Workforce skills training
- Program facilitators will design Business curriculum and training for youth to gain relevant, in-demand skills within a professional field that the facilitator either has experience in or is studying. Each day of the internship needs to be well organized, well-planned, and well-executed with several back-up strategies depending on the flow of the session. The Program Facilitator will have to prepare daily activities to lead the interns and produce engaging, original content that is pre-approved by the Youth Programs Manager and documented in the weekly reports.
- Program facilitators help interns develop, execute and evaluate projects relevant to the career focus of their cohort. This project may be in conjunction with a community site partner, business or organization.
Supervision and support to youth for their successful participation with a site partner
- The program facilitators will supervise and support youth as they participate at least 6 hours a week at a local community site partner, where they will gain practical experience in the field. Facilitators will ensure interns are engaged, punctual and committed to their placements in the community.
Fostering a sense of community, youth leadership and social/emotional wellbeing in the youth
- We seek program facilitators that can provide a safe and engaging space for youth to connect with one another and grow as leaders. All curriculum should be developed from a youth-centered perspective and high value will be placed on cultural competency, equity and community engagement.
Additional duties as needed to support the Youth Development Administration Team
Top Candidates should demonstrate the following:
- Ability to design Business curriculum and projects and facilitate activities
- A passion for youth development and experience working with youth from predominantly immigrant and minority communities
- Excellent organizational skills with an independent working style
- Ability to design and implement professional curriculum teaching from the ground up
- An ability to motivate, inspire, and relate to high schoolers
- Virtual facilitation skills, especially for quieter groups that may be experiencing “Zoom fatigue” as schools in Chelsea are also meeting remotely
- Project management abilities–especially students, this being their first professional experience
- Ability to cold email organizations to set up partnerships with leaders in the industry
Not required, but bonus points for:
- Passion for social justice causes at the grassroots level
- Experience in education/teaching
- Ability to facilitate in-person leadership activities in Chelsea, MA to oversee projects and enforce social distancing protocols
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:
email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject Line: SYEI 2021 Program Facilitator Candidate