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25 Aug 2022

Instructional Support Program Coordinator

Colorado Youth Congress
 Anywhere

Job Description

OVERVIEW
We are looking for a part-time Program Coordinator to support the member-facing work of the
Colorado Youth Congress and act as the lead-facilitator & coordinator in a young, mission-driven
organization. If you love youth leadership development, you’re a great facilitator, and you care deeply
about issues of justice and systems change, then we’d love for you to apply.
This role is part-time, 15-20hrs/week, based in Colorado but otherwise flexible on location, with a
beginning hourly rate of $30/hr. This role requires availability to work bi-weekly on Saturdays and a few
evenings a week, and involves occasional travel. The deadline to apply is September 9th, 2022. More
details below.

WHO WE ARE
The Colorado Youth Congress works with high school leaders — from urban, suburban and rural
communities across Colorado — to lead systems change in the areas of racial justice and mental health.
We operate with the firm belief that in order to transform systems, we must focus on three levels of
change:
1) Individual: The first evolution is always internal. We work with young people to reflect on and
build a strong sense of identity and the skills needed for a lifetime of effective leadership.
2) Community: We build the type of community we want to see replicated in society — diverse and
equitable with a whole lot of love.
3) Systems: We honor the complexity and interconnectedness of our problems and engage deeply
with partner organizations to co-create systems change.

WHO YOU ARE
1) You love supporting young people as they develop into bold, self aware, justice-minded leaders.
2) You have significant facilitation experience, having facilitated dialogue in small and large groups, as
well as experience facilitating workshops and trainings.
3) You know how to decenter yourself and elevate co-creation in all aspects of your job. You know how
to balance facilitating dialogue and decision making processes without taking control over the
process.
4) Your value system centers on diversity, equity and inclusion. You have a clear understanding of the
historical threads of oppression and have reflected deeply on your own positionality. You’ve
demonstrated a desire to dismantle unjust systems and re-build something just and sustainable.
5) You take initiative in your work, notice opportunities for growth in the program, yourself, and the
community and are comfortable proactively taking steps to implement supports, strategies, or
interventions
6) You are able to work on evenings and weekends to support CYC members (with full autonomy over
your schedule elsewhere to support a healthy, sustainable workload).

YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Facilitate CYC meetings & support member’s campaigns
● Facilitate sessions to support interns & members in the design and implementation of their
campaigns, during bi-weekly Saturday program meetings & weekly project team meetings
(which take place during afternoons/evenings)
● Support smaller project teams aka “crews” to establish key priorities, draft meeting agendas,
set project timelines and goals, and work towards meeting their goals
● Co-lead the CYC Systems Change Network with members, interns, and partners; ensure
authentic and equitable youth leadership of the network, help set strategies and tactics
alongside members
● Ensure high levels of collaboration and communication between different crews
● Coach interns and members on their personal and collective leadership skills
● Get to know each member personally and support their personal development
● Surface challenges and tensions within the program and co-design adaptations with the team
● Provide space for members to learn how to address tensions within work situations so they can
grow as leaders

2. Design & implement training opportunities and program interventions
● Design training opportunities for interns and members to support them in organizing towards
their campaign goals, and co-facilitate those trainings
● In partnership with the Director of Programs, identify opportunities for deepened learning, skill,
issue comprehension, or opportunities for conflict transformation and design and implement
programmatic interventions

NOTES ON THE WORK SCHEDULE
As mentioned, the vast majority of our programming takes place on weekends and evenings. We will have
a virtual meeting (almost) every other Saturday throughout the school year from 10am – 12pm (although
the time is subject to change a bit depending on members’ preferences)
We will also have three in-person weekend retreats where all of our members and staff come together. The
retreats will be held on the following dates: Oct 7 – 9, Jan 20 – 22, Apr 21 – 23

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
● This is a part-time position for an estimated 15-20 hours per week
● Pay is $30/hr
● You will have access to wellness support based on what you need to be a whole and healthy person.

How to Apply

OUR APPLICATION PROCESS ● Please complete this Google Form as your official application for the role. ● The final deadline to apply is September 9th, 2022 at 11:59pm. Applicants of any and all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Colorado Youth Congress is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation,religion, age, disability, gender variance, gender expression, marital status, citizenship, creed, ethnicity, veteran status, ancestry, and any other protected classification.

Bureaus: -Other-. Job Categories: Part-Time. Job Types: Instructional Support. Job Tags: advocacy, Part time, systems change, and youth. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.