Young Warriors Program Mentor

Position: Young Warriors Program Mentor

Position Type: Employee

Pay Rate: $16-$18, depending on experience

Work Week: Part-Time, 20-25 hours per week (weekdays and some weekends)

Location: Sylmar, CA

Language: Bilingual Preferred – English/Spanish

Immediate Supervisor: Associate Director

Posting Date: April 15, 2019
Hiring Date:  May 2019

Young Warriors Mission: Help young people develop their leadership and communication skills through the power of the arts and proper mentoring.

Job Summary: Youth Mentor needed for a non-profit youth mentorship program in Sylmar, CA. The Young Warriors Mentor will plan and facilitate weekly meetings that cover the Young Warriors seven protective factors. Oversee, guide, and mentor Young Warriors Peer Mentors. Provide one-on-one mentorship via coaching sessions to participants when needed and/or requested.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitation of onsite and offsite Young Warrior program classes.
  • Process & maintain digital and paper files for new members.
  • Complete monthly report by the 1st of each month and submit to supervisor.
  • Follow up on program matters via email, phone or in person promptly and professionally.
  • Take part in monthly mandatory staff and community meetings.
  • Take note of monthly success stories, linkages in/out of network, for monthly report purposes.
  • Communicate via email, phone or in person weekly with TC Program Coordinator regarding weekly program meeting matters.
  • Check in weekly with Young Warriors Peer Mentors regarding their assigned tasks.
  • Help organize the group to be able to participate in special TC events.
  • Organize & follow up with in/out of network guest mentors/speakers.
  • Communicate any needed changes in the program schedule, developments, and/or challenges/solutions to Tia Chucha’s Directors and Staff for approval.
  • Make program adjustments as needed after program evaluations and after approval.
  • Outreach and help with publicity and community events.  
  • Ensure careful use and storage of all supplies/materials, at the end of the program.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or minimum of two to three years of experience in youth mentoring, facilitation, and/or youth advocacy/development work.
  • Experience with at-risk and/or formerly incarcerated youth a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with Google drive.
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally.  
  • Consistent and effective organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate cooperatively with staff, facilitators and volunteers.
  • Ability to maintain professional work and attitude with potential collaborators and business contacts.
  • Must have own reliable transportation.

Desired Traits:

  • Passionate about youth work and mentoring.
  • Insight and/or knowledge about ancestral/indigenous teachings and practices.
  • Initiates a course of action, develops relevant new ideas, and acts with confidence.
  • Takes a creative approach to goals and challenges to arrive at appropriate action.
  • Has a community-oriented spirit who is creative, ambitious and open-minded.
  • Is productive in an active multi-use space.
  • Committed to this position on a long-term basis.
  • Culturally aware of this community’s needs.
  • Willing to work non-traditional hours and occasional volunteer hours.

Interested candidates should email an attachment cover letter and resume with references to melissa@tiachucha.org, with a copy to wendy@tiachucha.org. Include subject line, “Young Warriors Program Mentor Candidate.”

We are accepting applications and doing interviews in April 2019, until the position is filled.


Paid Summer Internship Opportunities

ARTS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (FOR STUDENTS)

The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program provides 10-week, full-time paid summer internships to eligible undergraduate college students.

BOOKSTORE INTERN

The Bookstore Intern will gain knowledge and first-hand experience regarding how a nonprofit arts organization with a small business component brings resources and access to an underserved community. Supervised by the Bookstore Manager, the intern will provide administrative and project assistance to Bookstore staff. The intern’s primary responsibilities will relate to assisting with the creation of an updated business plan, grant research, and outreach/marketing support for Bookstore, providing opportunities to broaden skills important to nonprofit sustainability such as relationship-building, writing, and small business development. <br/>

QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred applicant will have strong research, writing, communication, organizational and project management skills. Be able to work with a team as well as independently and focus amidst a great deal of activity. Be proactive, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented and mission-driven. Have proficient computer and internet skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google tools, and various forms of Social Media including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and web design experience is a plus. Be available for occasional evening and weekend hours, as needed. Must have access to their own working vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Must be able to represent themselves and Tia Chucha’s with confidence, and maintain the utmost discretion working with confidential material.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit the following two items: a resume as well as a cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for this position to Rosalilia Mendoza at rosalilia@tiachucha.org. Also CC Wendy Hernandez at wendy@tiachucha.org. Include subject line, “Bookstore Intern Candidate.” All submitted materials must be in PDF format. For more information about this position, please call 818-939-3433 or email the above address.

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GRANTS & FUNDRAISING INTERN

The Grants & Fundraising Intern will gain knowledge and first-hand experience regarding how a nonprofit arts organization functions to bring resources to an underserved community. The intern’s primary responsibilities will relate to organizing a successful silent auction for Tia Chucha’s annual fundraiser, an aspect of our strategic plan for building organizational infrastructure support and the center’s arts-based community programming. Supervised by the Development Director, the intern will provide administrative and project assistance to development staff. <br/>

QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred applicant will have strong research, writing, communication, organizational and project management skills. Be able to work with a team as well as independently and focus amidst a great deal of activity. Be proactive, enthusiastic, resourceful, detail-oriented and mission-driven. Have proficient computer and internet skills, particularly with Microsoft Word and Excel, Google tools, and various forms of Social Media including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and web design experience is a plus. Be available for occasional evening and weekend hours, as needed. Must have access to their own working vehicle, valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Must be able to represent themselves and Tia Chucha’s with confidence, and maintain the utmost discretion working with confidential material.<br/>

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit the following two items: a resume as well as a cover letter describing why you would be a good fit for this position to Michael Centeno at michael@tiachucha.org, and also CC, Wendy Hernandez at wendy@tiachucha.org. Include subject line, “Grants & Fundraising Intern Candidate.” All submitted materials must be in PDF format. For more information about this position, please call 818-939-3433 or email the above address. 

 


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