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Company Name : Center for Teen Empowerment
Company Location : Somerville, MA 02145
Job Position : Youth Program Coordinator
Job Category : Jobs in Massachusetts

Job Description :

The Center for Teen Empowerment (TE) employs, trains, and empowers youth to, in collaboration with adults, create peace, equity, and justice. Through a unique, asset-based youth organizing program working in Boston, Somerville, MA and in Rochester, NY. TE employs low-income urban youth to identify the most pressing issues in their communities and develop a strategy to address those issues that involves a large number of their peers. TE’s work is based on the acclaimed, interactive Teen Empowerment Model, a system that builds the leadership skills of youth and trains them to do the planning and problem solving necessary to make a meaningful impact on their communities and the issues that affect their lives.

TE is hiring two Youth Program Coordinators to use their skills and professional experience, in both group and individual settings, to help young people realize and actualize their leadership potential. Program Coordinators will work in a team of adult staff in either Somerville or Boston, MA. to provide youth organizers with the training, understanding, and logistical support needed to reach the goals of individual growth, positive community change, and challenging and working to change oppressive societal values and social structures.

In addition, the coordinator will be responsible for program evaluation and reporting, marketing events and initiatives in the community and on social media, building relationships with external partners, representing the organization at community meetings and events, assisting with fundraising, and other tasks as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to Teen Empowerment’s mission and values.
  • Experience in, or a willingness to learn, group facilitation and meeting design using interactive methods. Familiarity with the Teen Empowerment Model is a plus.
  • Sophisticated understanding of positive youth development approaches, community engagement strategies, systemic change, and youth issues.
  • Excellent public speaking and written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to build positive, collaborative partnerships with youth and adults. Mediation and conflict resolution skills a plus.
  • Experience working with youth in urban communities. Experience developing and operating youth programs preferred.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently and take initiative, but also to participate productively in team efforts.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with the City of Somerville or the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston strongly preferred.
  • Arts, music, theater, poetry, or similar skills or experience are a plus.
  • High School Diploma or GED/HiSET required as well as an undergraduate degree or equivalent relevant work experience.

Salary: $34,000-$44,000 commensurate with experience. This is a full-time 40 hour a week salaried position with excellent benefits. Some evenings and weekends required.

The Center for Teen Empowerment is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, and members of other minority and marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 – $48,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Relevant: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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