Youth Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
Los Angeles, CA /
The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1968 to enrich the lives of youth, seniors, homeless populations, economically disadvantaged families, and under-served individuals in South Los Angeles by providing and facilitating a variety of essential educational services, social services, cultural activities, vocational opportunities and economic empowerment opportunities.
Brotherhood Crusade envisions a South Los Angeles devoid of health disparities, disenfranchisement, and poverty- associated adverse public health conditions. We believe that South Los Angeles can be a safe, thriving, culturally relevant, and inclusive community that provides all residents equitable access to human and social services and continually improves their quality of life. Our mission is to remove and/or help individuals overcome the barriers that deter their pursuit of success in life; effectuate academic and vocational success; provide opportunities for personal, social, and economic growth; promote access to artistic excellence and cultural awareness; increase financial literacy; facilitate opportunities for a better quality of life; and promote health and safety.
The Youth Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the outreach and recruitment of potentially GRYD eligible 10-15 year old youth residing, dwelling or otherwise spending significant time in the Southwest II GRYD Zone. The Coordinator ensures that all stakeholders are aware of the services available to these youth and the process by which youth are able to enroll in the program. The Coordinator is also responsible for facilitating a smooth and effective application and referral process. The Youth Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator will ensure adherence to the organizations mission and values of authentic youth engagement, building community, equitable practices that promote race equity, diversity and inclusion, and strengths-based practice.
- Conduct outreach to recruit young people to participate in educational, enrichment opportunities and programming.
- Intake: Administer initial enrollment procedures, assist with the preparation of the individual youth development plan, receive applications, identify youth and family needs
- Assessments: Administer pre-, mid, and post-assessments as well as quarterly surveys
- Advocacy: Advocate for the youth and their family. Ensure their receipt of culturally- and age-appropriate youth development services
- Provide ongoing support, guidance, and coaching to young people engaged in opportunities and Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade – Youth Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator Job Description programming, including, conflict resolution, emotional and moral support, and providing transportation as needed.
- In collaboration with other GRYD staff, support matched mentor/mentee relationships; including, but not limited to, providing transportation and crisis management support, facilitating special events to celebrate these relationships, and ensuring provision of ongoing in-service training.
- Connect young people with new opportunities provided by community partners around education, employment, financial capability, health/mental health, social capital, and permanence that are responsive to their cultures and identities. Provide continual education about these opportunities to young people and provide support and coaching as they engage in them.
- Provide ongoing input, information, and materials (as requested) that support internal and external communication efforts about opportunities and programming.
- Support young people as they advocate to ensure that the unique needs of young people are a priority for the systems designed to support them and in the broader community.
- Participate in the continuous quality improvement and data-driven decision-making processed to assess efficacy of programming and drive programmatic refinements. Ensure adherence to data collection requirements.
- Map out viable recruitment locations within zone (Exposition Park area)
- Reports weekly progress towards recruitment goal
- Seek out and attends community events and present at various neighborhood council meetings
- Provide ancillary support for other Brotherhood Crusade projects by coordinating with and supporting colleagues as needed or requested.
- Strong desire and ability to communicate and work with youth ages 10-24 from racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender diverse communities
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender backgrounds
- Strong analytical writing skills and oral communication skills
- Ability to develop and conduct presentations and training sessions
- Ability to have authentic and courageous conversations with young people about their lived experiences, their goals, and their current choices
- Ability to build authentic relationships with racial, socio-economic, and gender diverse communities of young people
- An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias; and a genuine commitment to equity and inclusion
- An ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds, including age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and lived experiences
- Enthusiastic and positive attitude about changing systems and community perspectives
- Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends to accommodate young peoples’ and volunteers’ schedules
- Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities at once
- Ability to work well independently and as a member of a highly integrated and diverse team
- Demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage conflict
- Ability to think and plan strategically
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
- Ability to apply evidence-based practice
- Familiarity and willingness to utilize social media
Must possess a valid California Driver's License.
Due to our in-person and in office work with LAUSD, City of LA, County of LA and other work partners that require our team to be vaccinated we require that all potential candidates must be COVID-19 vaccinated with either, Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.
WORKING CONDITIONS WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EQUIPMENT USED
The successful candidate will be required to report to and work from the office complex at least five days a week. Offices are traditionally equipped with computers, telephones, desks, chairs, and office machines. Additionally, each office offers an instructional classroom from which orientations and trainings are conducted.
Benefits and salary will be negotiated based on experience, education, and the needs of the program.
This program is unique in that the successful candidate may be working with individuals who, heretofore, have never been exposed to the subject matter and, as such, may not readily adopt the precepts or methodologies. Moreover, these clients may exhibit stress-related emotions such as tension, frustration, and anger. The successful candidate must understand this phenomenon and possess a psychologically stable profile and a demeanor that minimizes the opportunity that these emotions will escalate to conflict.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform in this job.
Excellent full benefits package.
Must be available to work Monday- Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm.
There may be occurrences when a work or community event occurs on Saturday and/or Sunday. Your work schedule will be flexed to accommodate this change and you will be notified in advance.