JOB SYNOPSIS: The Young Adult Program Coordinator engages youth and young adults in the East Coast region from an Anabaptist Christian-faith perspective in MCC programs such as IVEP (International Volunteer Exchange Program), SALT (Serving and Learning Together), Seed and Summer Service. In addition, the coordinator explores new ways to encourage younger people from the regional constituency and local communities in East Coast regional programming. There is particular emphasis on developing and establishing relationships within East Coast constituent churches, related organizations and communities of color. The young adult coordinator position leads the organization to work closely to two key organizational priorities: to engage with our new generation and with our constituents of color.
Relationship Building and Developing Program Opportunities 60%
Specific Tasks and Duties:
-Regular visits and communication with youth and young adult groups and individuals, to promote active, Christian faith-based engagement in peace, justice and service issues including opportunities for leadership.
-Work closely with current youth and young adult programs, in promotion and recruitment, including consistent check-ins and worker care support.
-Explore and expand development opportunities for youth and young adults.
-Relate to MCC youth and young adult alumni, encouraging them to explore additional service and to connect to constituent churches.
-Speak in churches, schools and young adult events to promote and recruit for the work of MCC.
-Partner with East Coast constituent schools and universities in developing stronger relational ties to MCC.
-Match SALTers with prayer partners during their one year term.
-Provide check-ins and worker care support for EC SALTers during their term.
Connect with regional SALTers in a meaningful way both at orientation and re-entry.
Attend recruitment events at colleges, conferences and other gatherings.
Network with church leaders, alumni, constituents, college/university leaders and other organizations to identify and encourage potential MCC candidates.
International volunteer exchange program: Provide oversight and support for IVEPers, partners and host families located in the East Coast region. Identify IVEP placements by working in collaboration with EC staff and partners to develop meaningful opportunities. Monitor IVEP work placements/host family settings by site visits and reporting. Work at designing a system of matching IVEPers with young adult mentors/prayer partners during their one year stay. Encourage IVEPers to engage in opportunities such as conferences, lectures, weekend retreats connected with constituent churches. Offer events in which IVEPers and host families can participate (constituent functions). Encourage/empower IVEPers to share their stories and experiences in local churches/schools/chapel settings, etc.
Summer Service Program: Responsible for administration and oversight of East Coast Summer Service Program. This includes orientation, worker visits, coordinating church grant funding, receiving reports and coordination of end of summer reunion/gatherings. Coordinate the recruitment and placement process for the East Coast Summer Service Program. Work in collaboration with East Coast Program Coordinators in promotion/program maintenance in their geographic regions, identifying Summer Service placements and providing ongoing support to program participants and alumni. Connect with Summer Service Reference group for support and guidance. Facilitate/Maintain relationships with constituency of color in urban settings. Monitor Summer Service worker placements. Work in collaboration with the Summer Service Network to support and promote the Summer Service program. Work at creating/facilitating longer term service opportunities for program participants and program alumni by encouraging them to consider further MCC and church service.
Other duties as assigned on a temporary basis
Supervision: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. The position is responsible for indirect supervisory related tasks for young adult participants in the East Coast region of the U.S. Possibility to directly supervise interns.
Travel expectations: Travel up to 25% with less than 30 nights away per year
Organizational values and culture: All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry, Psychology, Intercultural Studies or Social Sciences or equivalent experience.
One to Three Years of experience.
Thorough knowledge of internet/email/MS office/databases.
Commitment to invite youth and young adults into vital engagement with MCC at all levels.
Passion for providing youth and young adults with experiences that will broaden their world view.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills especially in interactions with youth and young adults.
Strong public speaking ability.
Ability to develop and administer program components.
Familiarity with MCC organizational structure and function.
Sensitivity to and familiarity with urban and poverty issues.
Commitment to the philosophy of short-term service/ learning programs.
Good facilitation skills.
Coordination/ organizational/ administrative skills.
Employment eligibility: Legally eligible to work in the U.S. MCC offers of employment are subject to a successful criminal background check(s).
Masters Level Degree in Youth Ministry, Psychology, Intercultural Studies or Social Sciences
Bilingual English/Spanish Fluency.
Anti-oppression commitment: MCC expects all staff to actively participate in an organization culture that focuses on dismantling any barriers based on race, economic inequality or gender-based oppression. This includes an expectation to assess and address any barriers within themselves, within their team(s), and within MCC.
Safeguarding commitment: All MCC Staff are expected to work collaboratively to create and maintain an organizational culture that prevents and responds to situations of abuse of power (sexual harassment, child abuse, racism, exploitation, and fraud among other situations).
Program Staff who work with Partners: Support partners to strengthen their organizational capacity for prevention and response to abuses of power. Assess, manage and monitor risks related to abuses of power in program design, implementation, and monitoring.
This job description is designed to be a thorough list of the employee’s responsibilities. It may not be an exhaustive list of duties, particularly for short-term duties that may arise. This Job Description will be reviewed and updated at least annually to ensure recurring and routine duties are included in this job description.
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