Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute
Job Title: Youth Development Program Coordinator Assistant
Part-Time 25 hours/week, $15/hr.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Description of Organization:
The Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute connects and promotes the cultures and traditions of Africans brought to the Americas from the 15th to 19th centuries.
The Division of Education provides transformative learning experiences for youth and adults through cultural arts workshops, teaching artist residencies, professional developments, concerts, lectures, and other learning opportunities. Our programs are meant to instill historical context, affirm identity and pride in African heritage, assuring knowledge of self, and opportunities to learn about and share culture for community uplifting and stability.
The Next Gen Leadership Program seeks to grow a passionate and talented cadre of youth leaders of African descent hailing from the 84th Assembly district under Assembly woman Carmen Arroyo. This program will provide youth with the career, personal, and political skills they need to address the most pressing issues facing their communities, preparing to be America’s next generation of founders, executive directors, business owners, and artists. Based in the South Bronx and a partnership between
The Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diaspora Institute and United Bronx Parents, Inc., the program will provide 25 youth ages 14-18 with:
v A mentor in the non-profit arts, community, and non-profit industry that they will shadow once a week.
v Political education and personal development sessions on leadership and communities of color featuring New York’s most inspiring and influential leaders of African descent working in the diverse fields of community, government, business, not-for-profit, and cultural arts industries.
v Cultural arts education, life-planning skills, team-building activities, and trips exploring New York City’s cultural arts, political, and community locations city-wide.
v An opportunity to design and implement a youth-led community transformation project from start to finish.
v A stipend and an opportunity to be employed by New York City’s leading non-profit organizations serving communities of the African Diaspora.
The Program Coordinator Assistant reports to the Program Coordinator, the Director of Education and the President at CCCADI and designs all programs with the support of the above mentioned.
The Program coordinator Assistant is responsible for supporting the Coordinator in all aspects of design and implementation of the program, including:
v Designing & implementing a curriculum that meets the above-mentioned goals.
v Outreach and application process for youth and internship sites/mentors.
v Scheduling a calendar for youth, adult mentors, teaching artists, and guest speakers.
v Helping youth successfully design and implement their community transformation final projects.
v Orienting parents, youth, schools, and internship sites on expected roles and responsibilities and managing successful partnerships with community groups.
v Marketing & Publicity, evaluation, and fundraising (with support from CCCADI) around the project.
v Managing the budget.
The successful candidate possesses the following qualities:v Willing to embody the leadership they seek to impart to youth. Has developed and lives by a holistic definition of leadership that incorporates the personal, academic, social, and spiritual self.
v Driven, committed, great sense of humor, collaborative, works fantastically well under pressure, independent self-starter and manager, creative, dynamic, reliable, honest, humble, caring, with a strong work ethic.
v Talented Curriculum planner & educator.
v Believer and practitioner of cultural arts.
v A people person who knows how to deal with diverse personalities and draw out youth and adult potential.
v Possesses and builds strong relationships with youth and executive directors, presidents, and leaders of South Bronx and African Diaspora communities.
v A detail-oriented person who knows how to deliver results.
v Familiar with the history of community-led social justice movements including the Young Lords, Black Panthers, Affordable Housing, Education, Parents Organizing, Cultural Arts, Civil Rights, other social justice movements.
v Comfortable and familiar with African-based spiritual traditions.
v 2+ years experience designing and implementing education, cultural arts, youth development, leadership or community organizing programs for youth of color.
To apply, please send a 1-page cover letter, a resume with 2 references, and any other material that represents your ability to work on this program to:
Director of Education
408 West 58 Streets
New York, NY 10019
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