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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: July 16, 2021
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY: 08/16/21 POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Youth Center Teen Program Director (2 positions), Cambridge Youth Programs
Job Code: M427-705, M427-713
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours/week (some evenings and weekends)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

In collaboration with Youth Center Director, oversee the Teen Programming for youth ages 14-19 including:

  • Create and deliver a variety of youth programs that engage teens in developmentally appropriate projects ranging from social, recreational, educational and enrichment activities.
  • Develop and maintain a safe and supportive environment that responds to and supports the needs and interests of each child and fosters positive and supportive relationships with and between youth and staff.
  • Ensure programs meet standards of high-quality, best practices in Youth Development.
  • Provide outreach to and develop partnerships with other youth-serving agencies.
  • Promote Youth Center activities and programming to attract new members, volunteers and collaborating partners.
  • Supervise Part-time Youth Workers and provide ongoing feedback and support.
  • With Youth Center Director, assist with the recruitment, hiring and training of staff.
  • Maintain ongoing documentation of daily activities, work with youth, families, and staff.
  • Maintain accurate records including attendance, finances, incidents reports, etc.
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluations, both internal and external.
  • Participate in ongoing staff development programs to enhance program practices and quality.
  • Manage program budget, spending and tracking.
  • Participate in Youth Programs' committees.
  • Maintain program materials and supplies.
  • Plan and implement Youth Center and related community events.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum of three years' experience managing youth programs and supervising staff.
  • Background in Youth Development and understanding of social/emotional needs of teens/youth.
  • Experience in working with urban youth.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attentiveness to detail and ability to follow through with multiple projects.
  • Experience with collaborative, team-oriented environments.
  • Interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity, respect for differences, and effective communication.
  • The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse.Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Main work environment is busy Youth Center. The noise level can be extremely loud. Youth Centers include classroom like settings, open environments & gymnasium. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to lift fifty pounds and participate in activities that require physical exertion.

 

RATE: $42,573-$57,040 plus excellent benefits

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov  or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312.  Resume and cover letter of interest requested by 08/16/21, Position will remain open until filled.

 

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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