New Position is Open: Youth Organizer

The Roots for Peace program is on the lookout for a new person to join our team as Youth Organizer. If you or someone you know is interested, please send them this link and apply! We look forward to reading the applications and getting back to applicants in the next few weeks. You can find the link to application below.

Responsibilities Overview: 

The Youth Organizer will develop youth leadership among youth ages 15-22 through workshops, community organizing, and mentorship that (1) build a shared sense of community (2) develop a critical social justice framework (3) implement community action projects and (4) strengthen schools and communities.   The Youth Organizer will work in conjunction with AFSC staff, interns, and volunteers, to support community events, campaigns, and activities that advance social justice and lasting peace.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and/or co-facilitate Roots for Peace workshops for high school youth using a popular education model. Workshop topics include, but are not limited to: food justice, urban gardening, institutional racism, land use, environmental justice, gentrification, community research, art, and other relevant social justice issues.
  2. Recruit and sustain youth involvement in workshops and activities to become social justice advocates who organize community action projects that improve overall health and wellness in the community.
  3. Serve as a liaison, and resource, for building school and community relationships, and exploring partnerships with other organizations.
  4. Work with program director to monitor progress, track performance and confer with staff regarding achieving the goals and outcomes of the program.
  5. Work with staff, interns, and volunteers to maximize program effectiveness.
  6. Organize special events, activities and nonviolent action/advocacy campaigns
  7. Work with assigned staff members to ensure that all projects and programs are carried out with effectiveness, respect for others, and a focus on the mission, goals and objectives of the AFSC.

Link to Application: