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16 Nov 2022

Part-Time Youth Programs Coordinator – BAPC – Posted by Brattleboro, Vermont, United States

Job Description


Are you inspired to engage and empower young people through leadership and advocacy to ensure a community that values our youth and supports them in living to their fullest potential?

Position Title: Youth Programs Coordinator

Who is Building a Positive Community?
Building a Positive Community (BAPC) was formed in 1990 as the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition. BAPC’s mission is to provide opportunities for community members to foster the well-being of our young people, promote the resilience of their families, and reduce harm related to substance use. We serve Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, and Vernon.

How will I make a difference?
You will coordinate and manage BAPC youth programs. This work aims to build assets and reduce risk factors in homes, schools, peer groups, and the community.

Responsibilities include:
Youth Development:
● Working with middle school leadership teams and school advisors in Windham Southeast Supervisory District schools in planning and coordinating in-school activities that focus on improving one or two school climate measures (feeling valued, emotional/physical safety, school behavior, and academic support)
● Co-creating and facilitating middle school leadership team trainings held in late winter and in summer
● Coordinate Youth Council meetings (3rd Tuesdays 7-9 PM in person) and facilitate bi-weekly Youth Council committee meetings on Zoom. (The Youth Council is overseen by a team of three, including the BAPC Director)
● Participating in three school committees that address youth asset development and prevention efforts
● Support Brattleboro Union High School Queer Straight Alliance, as needed
● Oversee youth interns (when relevant)

Event Coordination
● Coordinate three youth-led community discussions per year (consultation and support will be provided)
● Providing youth and family resources at Parent/Teacher Conferences in the school district

● Work with high school youth to create and coordinate a mental health fair for three middle schools
● Partner with community members to hold family-oriented community events

Substance Use Prevention
● Co-facilitate middle school and high school nicotine prevention groups, including providing or arranging transporting to statewide conference and statehouse rally
● Facilitate a program to provide youth nicotine cessation and alternative to suspension curriculums for 6th to 8th-grade students (training will be provided)
● Provide alcohol and cannabis prevention curriculum in seven schools (less than 20 hours over the course of the year)

● Collaborate with community agencies, youth, schools, and others to ensure the implementation of programs and activities. Oversee youth programming volunteers
● Provide content and distribute two newsletters per year with resources for reaching youth and families
● Attend related trainings, community events, and meetings as often as possible
● Attend BAPC meetings (staff, steering committee, and coalition) when relevant
● Track and submit necessary information for grant reports

Can I see myself here?
● Values letting youth lead
● Enjoys networking, collaboration, and teamwork
● Are passionate about youth empowerment, especially among those who are underrepresented and marginalized.
● Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
● Can change priorities quickly
● Are looking for more than just a job
● Seeking to shift the role that youth have in school and community decision-making

How can I be considered for the position?
● Previous experience working with children and teens.
● Ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents and families.
● Understanding of adolescent and young adult development.
● Trauma and equity-informed knowledge and skills (and ideally lived experience).
● Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion.
● Knowledge of (or desire to learn) effective substance abuse prevention education and/or youth peer mentoring is preferred.
● Demonstrated ability to work as a team leader and member.
● Creativity, organization, initiative, and flexibility.
● Valid driver’s license, full personal automobile coverage insurance, and ability to transport youth as needed. There will be frequent travel within the Brattleboro area and surrounding towns. Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance are required
● No criminal background related to children or violence (mandatory background check)
● Excellent observational and communication skills, both oral and written.
● Experience in collaborating and coordinating projects with other agencies and professionals.
● Computer skills, especially Windows and Google apps
● Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a related field preferred. Others with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Cassandra Holloway at by November 30th. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.
Compensation: $25 to $27 an hour based on experience, educational background, and funding availability. Hours are approximately 20 hours per week (option to work more hours during the school year and less during school breaks); as well as holiday, vacation, and sick time.
Building a Positive Community is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Cassandra Holloway at by November 30th. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.


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