Hours: 40 Hours per week
Start Date: April 1, 2022
End Date: July 31, 2022 with the potential to extend part-time based on need
Overall Job Description:
The Black Student Engagement Coordinator (BSEC) is responsible for facilitating and coordinating a robust Black student engagement strategy for NAACP of Vancouver with a particular focus on youth of African descent in grades 8-12. The coordinator’s primary efforts will be to act as the program lead of ACT-SO and to act as a liaison to the Education Committee to ensure awareness and alignment of ACT-SO and Education Committee school matters and activities. The Black Student Engagement Coordinator will work closely with NAACP of Vancouver’s committees to assist in the overall coordination of services and opportunities to ensure adherence to the organization mission and values of authentic youth engagement, building community, equitable practices that promote race equity, diversity and inclusion, and strengths-based practice.
Major Responsibilities & Duties May Include:
The Black Student Engagement Coordinator works closely with the Executive Committee of the NAACP of Vancouver collectively to serve Black Students, and ensure they are connected with volunteers, and community partners. The BSEC will strive to increase membership and youth participation in the NAACP of Vancouver.
*Provide ongoing support, guidance, and coaching to Black Students engaged in opportunities and programming, including life domain development, conflict resolution, emotional and moral support. The BSEC will arrange transportation for students by various means of access as needed (coordinating rideshares, gas cards, etc.)
*Increase awareness of Act-So, create an implementation plan for Act-So Program success
*Act as a liaison for the Education Committee
*Serve as a motivator, role model and positive influence on Black Students (example, coaching and encouragement for students in grades 8-12 to strive harder to reach their goals and to be exemplary members of the community).
*Stay in regular contact with High School Staff in Clark County
*Connect young people with new opportunities provided by community partners around housing, education, employment, financial capability, health/mental health, social capital, and permanence that are responsive to their cultures and identities. Provide continual education about these opportunities to young people and provide support and coaching as they engage in them.
*Provide ancillary support for other NAACP of Vancouver’s projects by coordinating with and supporting colleagues as needed or requested.
*Other related tasks as assigned
*2-4 years of college and/or lived experience preferred but not required.
*Strong organizational skills, the ability to effectively multitask and meet or exceed deadlines.
*Deep connections with African American communities in SW Washington and surrounding metropolitans.
*Passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and advancing racial/social justice efforts.
*Demonstrated passion for an educational mission to improve future youth opportunities
*A high skill level in identifying and establishing meaningful, reciprocal and sustainable relationships with other complementary organizations
*Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
*Demonstrated interest and experience working with Youth of African Descent.
How to Apply:
Please email a letter explaining your interest in the position and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finalists will be asked to provide multiple professional references.
Deadline to Apply: As soon as enough applications are received.