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ASE is hiring!

Youth/Violence Prevention Organizer
Reports to: Executive Director

JOB SUMMARY: ASE is seeking a Youth Organizer to: organize and staff its Youth Leadership Council (YLC), working with youth to help them develop and implement their own youth-led campaign/s. ASE unites African American and Latino youth on the SE side to have a voice in the community. The Youth Organizer will provide trainings for youth to take action on issues they’ve identified, including addressing violence via peace circles, restorative justice practices, and community building through events to engage students &community members.

Youth Organizer may also help with the GRACE (Groups Responding with Another Chance and Education) program, working with at-risk youth to reduce neighborhood violence. Youth are placed with local organizations to serve community service hours, participate in restorative justice practices, and receive mentoring. Involvement with GRACE depends on capacity.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staff weekly Youth Leadership Council meetings and perform leadership trainings, as needed
  • Work one on one with youth leaders to build their leadership abilities
  • Help youth utilize restorative justice practices, including in their meetings
  • Perform outreach to schools, churches, after-school programs to expand YLC
  • Work with youth & local organizations to develop local campaign/s, inc. around anti-violence initiatives
  • Connect YLC members with youth groups doing similar work & provide opportunities for youth participation in community events
  • May help coordinate the GRACE program, which may include receiving and tracking referrals from partners and following up with the youth & organizations where placements have taken place
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to the job responsibilities
  • Prepare written reports, meeting summaries, related written materials as they pertain to the work

REQUIREMENTS:

  • HS Diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Minimum: 2 years experience in community/union organizing
  • Experience in developing and leading organizing campaigns as well as in identifying/training leaders (including 1on1s, outreach, etc.)
  • Experience in working with youth and/or students, preferred.
  • Ability to supervise peer-to-peer outreach/education activities.
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to be trained in restorative justice practices.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team. Ability to problem-solve and make decisions.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Track record of working with diverse populations, especially African Americans and Latinos.
  • A flexible schedule and ability to work evening and weekends (as needed). Currently, the Youth Leadership Council meets weekly during the evening.
  • Cell phone and automobile (with valid U.S. driver’s license and auto insurance)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word

This position is available immediately.

Salary & benefits: Full-time salary, commensurate with experience. Health benefits, vacation,travel reimbursement
How to apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Amalia, at amalia@asechicago.org, with “Youth/Violence Prevention Organizer” in the subject line of the email.

Alliance of the SouthEast (ASE) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, disability or any other factor not specifically related to the ability to perform the job at hand.

Updated 01-2019

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ASE is looking for volunteers!

  • Are you looking to get involved in the community or are you already involved in the community?
  • Would you like to make a difference in the community?
  • Do you need community service hours?
  • Would you like to gain some work experience?

The Alliance of the SouthEast is looking for volunteers for neighborhood projects in South Chicago and the East Side. Volunteers should be passionate about working with other residents and institutions to make a difference in the community. We are looking for people who have good interpersonal skills and a positive attitude and spirit. We are looking for people who like working with diverse populations (African Americans and Latinos). We are also looking for volunteers to do some light office work and make phone calls 1-2 times per week. If you are looking to help longer term, we will try to match interests to one of our campaigns. Fluency in Spanish is not necessary, but preferred.

We are open to local residents looking to volunteer to fulfill service hours. Work may include: helping with an event, making phone calls, door knocking, updating databases. We will do our best to match interests.

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