CC Youth Program Specialist

StatusActively recruiting
Openings2 Full Time
Service datesAugust 22, 2022 - June 24, 2023

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interact directly with young people during the after-school program hours, providing homework help, tutoring, and mentoring support.
  • Support older youth in college and career exploration, including research, applications, and financial aid processes.
  • Create and facilitate program activities that are consistent with positive youth development principles.
  • With the other Member, and guidance from the program staff, establish data collection tools, timelines, and evaluation plans.
  • Conduct or facilitate data collection and program feedback activities, including pre/post surveys, 1:1 participant interviews, focus group conversations, and more.
  • Recruit, orient, and support high-school and adult volunteers who support youth programming.
  • Conduct marketing, communications, social media, and in-person outreach to recruit community members for program participation.
  • Complete a minimum of 1,500 hours of service, serving through June 24, 2023.
  • Attend a minimum of 6 Commonwealth Corps trainings and service events held by MSA post orientation.
  • Participate in a minimum of 1 hour of MSA-related activities each week. This may include filling out timesheets, completing a bi-monthly reflection or check-in, or other MSA-related tasks or activities.

Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Be a part of the greater Commonwealth Corps community, including participating in cross-site learning groups, writing a short profile for the CC newsletter, connecting with other members on our online platforms, and attending optional social/service events.
  • Identify and execute ways to share youth program impact with the community.
  • Support development and communication efforts to attract donors for CMAA’s youth program.

Lowell, MA

Living allowanceStipend of $1100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
BenefitsWhat You’ll Get:
  • Stipend of $1100 semi-monthly while in service, up to $23,100, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Health insurance (individual coverage only);
  • Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
  • Completion award of up to $4000 (full-time) upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
  • Reimbursement for outside training or professional development opportunities relevant to member’s service and/or goals (Up to $100; Dependent on approval from MSA)
  • Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
  • Additional training and other professional development opportunities;
  • Extensive training from MSA with a diversity, equity and inclusion focus and other professional development opportunities;
  • Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
  • Internet reimbursement up to $50/month while required to complete some service from home;
  • Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
  • Mental Health/Personal Day once per month counting towards 8hrs (full-time)
  • The opportunity for at least 10 (full-time) days of planned absences (may include holidays, does not count towards hours requirement);
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Desired skills, certifications or qualifications

You must be:

  • A Massachusetts resident (see guidelines here) with legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • 18 years of age at minimum (member age range is 18 – 70+ years old)
  • Excited to give back to your community and interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experiences
  • Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable way
  • Able to commit to service, community, and positive youth development
  • Open-minded about cultural humility and cultural competence
  • Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Positive communication and teamwork efforts
  • Basic computer literacy and office-software experience

It would also be great if you:

  • Have knowledge of the Lowell community and/or Cambodian culture
  • Speak a language other than English -- multilingual candidates encouraged to apply
  • Have experience with data collection or tracking processes and ability to analyze and make recommendations based on observations of data
  • Have previous experience with school-aged children or teens
Other conditions
Weekly HoursService commitment 40 (full-time) hours per week during the following days/times: Monday to Friday - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Our missionTo improve the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and economically disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic and social programs.
Arts & Culture, Education, Social Justice & Equality