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Youth Programming Coordinator

Job Description

Position: Youth Programs Coordinator for the American Indian Resurgence (AIR) Initiative-Native Ways 2 College

Funding Source: United States Department of Education Office of Indian Education Accessing Choices in Education Grant

Employment type: Full time

Organization and Program

Tzicatl Community Development Corporation (Tzicatl) was founded in Los Angeles in 2002. Our mission is to advance the rights of Indigenous Peoples, through the reparation of community and advocacy for healthy ecosystems to cultivate Indigenous education and culture in relation to ancestral lands. Tzicatl Community Development Corporation is an Indian organization recognized by the US Department of Education. A legally established, independent 501(c)(3) organization in the state of California, our purpose includes the advocacy for and promotion of Indigenous education. Our bylaws reflect this purpose and our governing Board is majority Indigenous including tribally enrolled members of state and federally recognized tribal nations. Tzicatl cultivates and supports Indigenous education as a key partner and sister organization to Semillas Sociedad Civil (Semillas), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Indigenous educational organization, which operates the Anahuacalmecac International University Preparatory of North America (Anahuacalmecac) charter school.

American Indian Resurgence (AIR) Initiative: Native Youth to College through Community Pathways

In partnership with the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, community-based organizations such as Semillas, and other local service providers, our project will leverage our twenty years of experience with providing Indigenous education in Los Angeles to impact 1000 students across tribal identities, districts, and schools. Tzicatl will serve as a backbone organization, administrating, convening, and resourcing sustained outreach and educational service coordination to the region’s extraordinarily diverse Native communities. Our goal is to empower the self-determination of Los Angeles area Native American middle and high school students and their families with access to high-quality and culturally relevant educational choices and services that will cultivate a living Indigenous education ecosystem; support their Native identities within our unique geographical, historical, and cultural context; and create pathways to high school achievement and college enrollment.

Key Functions

Tzicatl CDC is looking for a Youth Programs Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating educational and cultural program choices provided by our service partners for American Indian youth and parents to access. The Youth Programs will report to the American Indian Resurgence (AIR) Project Director and the Programs Director. This role will encompass the following functional areas of youth programs:

  • Organize and coordinate programs with service partners.
  • Engage and direct students and parents to appropriate programs offered by service partners.
  • Assist the AIR Programs Director, establish leadership development and other activities with 14-18 year olds.
  • Participate in local campaign work through action research, coordinating student and family events, and will represent AIR in local and/or statewide coalitions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular base building activities with 14-18 year-old Native American high school youth including but not limited to: one-on-ones, community outreach, community presentations, establishment of local chapter(s) and maintaining a healthy base of youth at chapter(s).
  • Support Native youth leadership development work through Native youth meetings, organize student and parent monthly meetings for skills building sessions, service provider updates and coordination of regular one-on-one check-ins.
  • Participate in ally events and meetings to build and maintain visibility and community solidarity.
  • Organization-wide responsibilities
  • Participate in cross-department committees and teams.
  • Rotate with the organizer team for meeting facilitation and note taking.
  • Provide support and participation for organization-wide, regional and state campaigns and events.
  • Ability to assist with communications, including emails and social media Other Responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Experience working with Native American communities.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences.
  • 1 or more years of experience leading youth organizing efforts and/or advocacy.
  • Strong commitment to sovereignty, social justice, racial justice, and youth empowerment.
  • Strong interpersonal and team?building skills, particularly with Native youth.
  • Ability to energize, inspire, and move young people to action.
  • Highly reliable.
  • Highly organized.
  • Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow?through.
  • Excellent ability to multitask and prioritize in a busy, fast-growth environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and a variety of applications.
  • Proficiency in Zoom.
  • California driver’s license, insurance, and regular access to a 4?5 seat passenger car.
  • Available to work flexible hours, including afternoons and occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Exhibit discretion, flexibility, and willingness to work closely with AIR Initiative team.
  • The ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence and maturity in personal interactions across the organization.
  • Bachelor's degree minimum

Conditions of Employment:

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Employees in this job must reside in the project area and have the ability to work directly with the project beneficiaries.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Licensing and Certification Requirements

  • Daily driving could be required, must provide own vehicle, valid Driver's License and proof of full vehicle insurance coverage
  • Negative tuberculosis screen (required)
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Fully completed CDC COVID-19 Vaccination card

Benefits & Wages

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays plus the week of Christmas and New Year’s (generally Christmas Day and New Year Day plus approximately eight workdays)
  • Salary DOE and up to $55,000, provided by grant funds.

Employment Status

  • Exempt/Full-Time, 40 hours/week. Weekends as necessary.

Non Discrimination Statement

At Tzicatl CDC, we value diversity and equality for all of our students and staff, and we will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, orientation or ability. Additionally, Tzicatl CDC is committed to ending all forms of white supremacy, racial discrimination and colonization. As a condition of some federal funding received by the organization or its affiliates, Tzicatl is also required, to the greatest extent feasible, give to Indians preferences and opportunities for training and employment in connection with the administration of federal funding, and give to Indian organizations and to Indian-owned economic enterprises, as defined in section 3 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1452(e)), preference in the award of contracts in connection with the administration of the grant. See 85 FR 42373, citing section 7(b) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93-638).

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: From $55,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 Immunization card is required
COVID-19 mask face covering required in workplace

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Los Angeles, CA 90032: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:

  • Youth Program management: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Outreach Coordination: 2 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: From $55,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19 Vaccination required
COVID-19 Screening required to enter premises

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Los Angeles, CA 90032: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:

  • Event planning: 1 year (Required)
  • Communication skills: 1 year (Required)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Required)
  • Program Coordination: 3 years (Preferred)

Willingness to travel:

  • 50% (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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