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Youth Development Manager

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JOB TITLE:

Youth Development Manager

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Boston Massachusetts United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Youth Development Manager Boston, MA


More Than Words (MTW) seeks a Youth Development Manager (YDM) with experience working directly with high-risk youth and has a passion for working with young adults moving their lives forward through a social enterprise.
The YDM supports youth, individually and in small groups, to set and achieve goals around education, employment and self-efficacy, to manage and navigate challenges as they transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood and establishes performance standards as a basis for compassionate accountability.


As MTW is committed to using data to improve performance and results, the Youth Development Manager is responsible for accurate and timely data tracking and for incorporating data inquiry as a critical learning tool to improve practice and programs.


More Than Words (MTW) is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth, ages 16-24, who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
MTW offers job training opportunities and transition support services to equip youth with first-hand experience in working as a team to operate retail and online businesses and to develop the tools to enable them to make progress around education, employment and life goals.
The MTW model is premised on the belief that an actual job, one which provides hands-on, real-world training combined with high expectations, accountability and opportunities for personal development, is the best way to equip youth to gain marketable skills critical for success in school, work and life.
Visit www.
MTWyouth.
org to learn more about the organization.


MTW is an exemplary organization that has continually held up a mirror to identify areas for improvement and accountability; that ethic is part of the culture and fabric of MTW and it extends to our commitment to ensure our staff and board reflect the racial and ethnic diversity and lived experiences of the young adults we are privileged to serve.


This position reports to the Director of Youth Development.
Key responsibilities of this position include:


Case Management


  • Works directly with youth, managing a caseload of approximately 12-16 youth, ages 16-24
  • Conducts weekly 1:1 check-ins with youth to coach them on their employment progress through the social enterprise and steps towards completing monthly SMART goals around education, employment, and self-efficacy.
  • Facilitates 2-3 shifts per week consisting of individualized work and group professional development workshops focused on education, employment, and self-efficacy.
    Strong skills needed in content creation, facilitation, and classroom management.
  • Collaborates across MTW department teams to best support the youth in their movement through the model, as well as support their progress in school and community
  • Communicates monthly with external youth collaterals (DCF, probation, school, etc.
    ),
  • Serves as point person to manage crisis situations as they arise (i.
    e.
    , supporting youth who lose housing, relapse, need connections to health services, etc.
    ).

Youth Development Services


  • Works in collaboration with MTW Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) team to enhance MTW outreach, recruitment, and admissions efforts to identify and enroll youth that are a good fit with MTW.
  • Coordinates and conducts interviews monthly with youth to select new trainees for MTW.
  • Ensures all paperwork is complete for youth case files prior to new trainees starting at MTW.
  • Develop and cultivate collaborations with community and public sector organizations to generate opportunities for youth.

Data and Performance Management


  • Submit weekly case notes into Salesforce database to ensure accurate and timely tracking of youth information and progress.
  • Utilizes data to reflect and adopt strategies to motivate youth around meeting employment and education goals.

Qualifications


The ideal candidate should have a minimum of an undergraduate degree and 3 years of experience working directly with high-risk youth in a youth development program or education setting, ideally with some experience with DCF and/or DYS young adults, facilitation, and case management.
They should be able to inspire and motivate individuals and groups to work toward setting and achieving goals and to navigate and manage obstacles to meeting educational, work and life goals.
An ideal candidate must be responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, trustworthy, sincere, and willing to hold youth accountable for their choices.
Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) or multi-lingual applicants strongly preferred.


Candidate must be able to work evening hours each week to serve our youth population when they are not in school.


Benefits:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 401K
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time
  • Significant growth opportunities and professional development
  • Employee Discounts

Compensation: $52,000 - $57,749; commensurate with skills and experience


To apply: Please include a resume and complete the following application questions.


MTWs Boston site is commuter friendly and is conveniently located near public transportation.


Background Checks

More Than Words requires all staff, service members, volunteers, board members and youth over 18 years of age to undergo background checks.
More Than Words is a CORI friendly organization and reviews CORIs on a case-by-case basis.


COVID-19 Protocols

More Than Words continues to adapt to safety protocols related to COVID-19 as we understand them and as required by all state and federal agencies.
For the safety of the community and our staff, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including boosters, when eligible.
Additionally, masks are required to always be worn in all MTW sites and vehicles.


MTW EEO Statement

MTW is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces and encourages applicants of every background.
The organization's policy regarding equal employment opportunity means that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, benefits, wage and salary administration, scheduling, disciplinary action, and termination will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to HR@MTWyouth.
org.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

57749 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707248366-b6aff369d67a7eee84ebf81fb2abfbfb

LOCATION:

Massachusetts United States

CITY:

Boston

Job Origin:

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Youth Development Manager Boston, MA


More Than Words (MTW) seeks a Youth Development Manager (YDM) with experience working directly with high-risk youth and has a passion for working with young adults moving their lives forward through a social enterprise. The YDM supports youth, individually and in small groups, to set and achieve goals around education, employment and self-efficacy, to manage and navigate challenges as they transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood and establishes performance standards as a basis for compassionate accountability.


As MTW is committed to using data to improve performance and results, the Youth Development Manager is responsible for accurate and timely data tracking and for incorporating data inquiry as a critical learning tool to improve practice and programs.


More Than Words (MTW) is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth, ages 16-24, who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. MTW offers job training opportunities and transition support services to equip youth with first-hand experience in working as a team to operate retail and online businesses and to develop the tools to enable them to make progress around education, employment and life goals. The MTW model is premised on the belief that an actual job, one which provides hands-on, real-world training combined with high expectations, accountability and opportunities for personal development, is the best way to equip youth to gain marketable skills critical for success in school, work and life. Visit www.MTWyouth.org to learn more about the organization.


MTW is an exemplary organization that has continually held up a mirror to identify areas for improvement and accountability; that ethic is part of the culture and fabric of MTW and it extends to our commitment to ensure our staff and board reflect the racial and ethnic diversity and lived experiences of the young adults we are privileged to serve.


This position reports to the Director of Youth Development. Key responsibilities of this position include:


Case Management


  • Works directly with youth, managing a caseload of approximately 12-16 youth, ages 16-24
  • Conducts weekly 1:1 check-ins with youth to coach them on their employment progress through the social enterprise and steps towards completing monthly SMART goals around education, employment, and self-efficacy.
  • Facilitates 2-3 shifts per week consisting of individualized work and group professional development workshops focused on education, employment, and self-efficacy. Strong skills needed in content creation, facilitation, and classroom management.
  • Collaborates across MTW department teams to best support the youth in their movement through the model, as well as support their progress in school and community
  • Communicates monthly with external youth collaterals (DCF, probation, school, etc.),
  • Serves as point person to manage crisis situations as they arise (i.e., supporting youth who lose housing, relapse, need connections to health services, etc.).

Youth Development Services


  • Works in collaboration with MTW Advocacy and Community Engagement (ACE) team to enhance MTW outreach, recruitment, and admissions efforts to identify and enroll youth that are a good fit with MTW.
  • Coordinates and conducts interviews monthly with youth to select new trainees for MTW.
  • Ensures all paperwork is complete for youth case files prior to new trainees starting at MTW.
  • Develop and cultivate collaborations with community and public sector organizations to generate opportunities for youth.

Data and Performance Management


  • Submit weekly case notes into Salesforce database to ensure accurate and timely tracking of youth information and progress.
  • Utilizes data to reflect and adopt strategies to motivate youth around meeting employment and education goals.

Qualifications


The ideal candidate should have a minimum of an undergraduate degree and 3 years of experience working directly with high-risk youth in a youth development program or education setting, ideally with some experience with DCF and/or DYS young adults, facilitation, and case management. They should be able to inspire and motivate individuals and groups to work toward setting and achieving goals and to navigate and manage obstacles to meeting educational, work and life goals. An ideal candidate must be responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, trustworthy, sincere, and willing to hold youth accountable for their choices. Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) or multi-lingual applicants strongly preferred.


Candidate must be able to work evening hours each week to serve our youth population when they are not in school.


Benefits:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • 401K
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time
  • Significant growth opportunities and professional development
  • Employee Discounts

Compensation: $52,000 - $57,749; commensurate with skills and experience


To apply: Please include a resume and complete the following application questions.


MTWs Boston site is commuter friendly and is conveniently located near public transportation.


Background Checks

More Than Words requires all staff, service members, volunteers, board members and youth over 18 years of age to undergo background checks. More Than Words is a CORI friendly organization and reviews CORIs on a case-by-case basis.


COVID-19 Protocols

More Than Words continues to adapt to safety protocols related to COVID-19 as we understand them and as required by all state and federal agencies. For the safety of the community and our staff, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including boosters, when eligible. Additionally, masks are required to always be worn in all MTW sites and vehicles.


MTW EEO Statement

MTW is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces and encourages applicants of every background. The organization's policy regarding equal employment opportunity means that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, benefits, wage and salary administration, scheduling, disciplinary action, and termination will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to HR@MTWyouth.org.

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