Student Community Action Corps- ThrYve Youth Development Facilitator - 23002BR

Student Community Action Corps- ThrYve Youth Development Facilitator

Department: 
Center for Service Learning
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
S-Student

Position Overview

The Student Community Action Corps Program facilitates the engagement of KU students with various community organizations, programs, or support in community-engaged efforts. Student employees will support their partner organization and/or program with various tasks and projects while receiving monthly training and support from Center for Service Learning staff.

ThrYve (Together Helping Reduce Youth Violence for Equity) is a community-based youth violence prevention program. ThrYve serves youth (ages 13-20), primarily racial and ethnic minorities, in Kansas City, Kansas. ThrYve engages youth, families, and community members to provide a collaborative network of youth opportunities, including programs, training, and outreach efforts. ThrYve aims to support and empower youth to positively develop in a safe community through improving youth outcomes and promoting more equitable conditions.

ThrYve youth development facilitators are responsible for fostering a positive, safe, and caring program atmosphere that centers youth belonging and connection to peers, family, school, and community. The youth development facilitator provides direct and indirect services. Direct services include assisting staff in facilitating youth after-school violence prevention curricula, leadership and mentoring programming, and Youth Advisory Board meetings. Indirect services include assisting staff in curriculum adaptations, execution of ThrYve action plans, recruitment, weekly team meetings, and community engagement activities.

To learn more about ThrYve, visit www.wethryve.org

Job Description

The Student Community Action Corps member will:
  • Co-facilitate and co-coordinate weekly in-person after-school programming at school sites Assist with youth curriculum adaptations.
  • Engage in planning and facilitation of Youth Advisory Board and Systems Advisory Board activities.
  • Support and coordinate action plans for ThrYve change levers (programs, policies, and practices).
  • Attend team meetings, trainings, and professional development activities.
  • Promote ThrYve through participation in community development activities.
  • Provide timely program updates and information to ThrYve participants, community partners, and caregivers/families.
  • Participate in ongoing recruitment activities and events to encourage new ThrYve participants.
  • Support youth in developing mentoring and leadership skills.
  • Generate and maintain program-related documentation (reports, files, data, Community Check Box, etc.).
  • Support the ThrYve student organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a current student of the University of Kansas enrolled in 6 or more credit hours.
  • Student employees must be Federal Work Study-eligible.
  • Commitment to ThrYve’s mission & to fostering a positive, safe, and caring environment.as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Adaptability & ability to adjust quickly to change in dynamic working environments as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Great time management, organizational skills, & attention to detail as demonstrated by application materials.
  • Must enroll in UNIV 299, a 0-1 credit hour course for training purposes.
  • Ability to travel to community-based activities in Lawrence and Kansas City.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest and passion for community service, civic engagement, advocacy, social justice, etc.
  • Responsibility and personal accountability for completing tasks; attention to details and deadlines.
  • Commit to working through the academic year (9 months).
  • Comfort in serving underserved populations
  • Experience serving underserved populations
  • Ability to read, write, and/or speak Spanish
  • Classroom management skills
  • Curriculum development, lesson planning, and/or teaching skills
  • Teaching experience in home, classroom, and/or community settings
  • Experience with ThrYve as a participant or volunteer

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • Completion of the online application form
  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume
Application Deadline: August 19, 2022 (11:59PM)

Contact Information to Applicants

Kate Kemper
Associate Director for Student and Civic Engagement
Center for Service Learning
katekemper@ku.edu
785-864-1765

Advertised Salary Range

$10/hour

Work Schedule

8 hours a week

Anticipated Start Date

29-Aug-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
23002BR
Department:
Center for Service Learning
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
S-Student