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Youth Network Organizer

Youth Network Organizer

Deadline:Jan 4, 2018
Location:Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Type:paid
Hours:6-8 hours per week

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to SAmazeen@afsc.org

Summary of Principal Responsibilities

The Youth Network Organizer, US Programs is responsible for developing and launching a pilot online network of student-run, college-based social justice organizations and young social justice activists. The network will enhance the ability of its members to effectively support directly impacted communities and build larger social movements and allies who can support community-led efforts. The network will be student-run and maintained, and will periodically receive AFSC support via trainings, curriculums, speakers and other resources provided by well-seasoned staff activists at AFSC. This position will help launch the 18-month pilot, which if successful, will grow into a national network.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:  The key responsibilities of the Youth Network Organizer include the following:

1. Identify and establish contact with student-run, social justice organizations and activists at 3-5 colleges. Create contact list of student leaders and college administration liaisons.

2. Conduct 3-4 in person and virtual focus groups to gain student guidance on how best to engage and support network members, while maintaining its ability to be completely student-run.

3. In consultation with AFSC IT and social media staff, identify best platform(s) upon which to operate the network.

4. Following consultation with AFSC communication staff, identify 2-3 methods and measures to gauge network viability after its launch, and analyze and develop recommendations on how to further strengthen the network based on initial tests.

5. At end of term, develop a two to three-page report summarizing what was done to launch network, and lessons learned that can be used by future outreach associates in next stages of network pilot.

Compensation:  6-8 hours per week; $400 stipend, two equal payments made at start and at end of term assignment – There are no medical, dental, or life insurance benefits, short-term or long-term insurance benefits with this position.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is not represented.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free 

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to SAmazeen@afsc.org

Duration: 
January to May 2019 (12-14 weeks)
Required Skills: 

Education:  At least two years of college preferred but not mandatory

Experience

1. Strong written and verbal communications skills.

2. Strong interpersonal and listening skills.

3. Ability to work with diverse audiences.

4. Demonstrated interest in social justice issues, knowledge and/or experience with anti-racist approaches a plus.

5. Strong planning and project management skills.

6. Knowledge and facility with a variety of social media platform.

Other Required Skills and Abilities:

1. Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies.  Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.

2. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities.  Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.

Location

Philadelphia , PA