JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE YJC!

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Job Opportunities at the Youth Justice Coalition

*Organizer (FT, 40 hours/week)

Mobilize youth, families and people returning home from lock-ups to lead the YJC’s campaigns to dismantle the school-to-jail track and 5% campaign. Specific work will include:

1. Coordinating the YJC’s base building efforts including outreach to court, county jail and juvenile hall visiting lines, and working with youth to create chapters of the YJC in continuation schools, juvenile halls and camps; 2. Supporting youth and community leaders in organizing and running public hearings, advocacy meetings, and direct action; 3. Facilitating community meetings, workshops and forums; 4. Assisting with the creation of community media (posters, videos, social media, etc.); 5. Assisting in the development and passing of relevant state legislation and ballot initiatives.

Qualifications: 1. Five years’ experience as a direct action organizer, or Bachelors or Master’s degree with two years’ experience in direct action organizing; 2. Experience designing and implementing organizing campaigns and base building efforts; 3. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; 4. People of color, family members of incarcerated people, and formerly incarcerated people are urged to apply.

*Peacebuilder (FT, 40 hours/week)

Provide peacebuilding/intervention at FREE LA High School, at YJC actions and events, and at Chuco’s Justice Center events. Responsibilities include:

1. Ensuring that students and staff at FREE LA High School are safe before, during and after school both at Chuco’s, at field trips, public hearings and actions;
2. Ensuring that everyone at Chuco’s is familiar with and respects Chuco’s guildeleines; 3. Building a culture of non-violence and respect at FREE LA High School and Chuco’s Justice Center; 4. Providing safe passage for students between nearby public transportation and Chuco’s; 5. Preventing and intervening to stop social media, verbal and physical conflicts and/or bullying; 6. Building relationships with neighborhoods to prevent banging and victimization, and intervening to control rumors, address wall-banging, and stop retaliations; 7. Assisting the YJC’s Transformative Justice Coordinator in scheduling and ensuring follow-up on TJ circles; 8. Coordinating orientation for Chuco’s volunteers and assigning and supervising their work; 9. Supporting the YJC’s organizing campaigns to dismantle the school-to-jail track and LA for Youth (5%) Campaigns by advocating/organizing on the importance of peacebuilders/intervention workers in schools and communities; 10. Coordinating peacebuilding at YJC sponsored and co-sponsored actions; and 11. Supporting youth to transition from lock-ups and/or the underground economy to employment and school, including supporting youth to implement harm reduction strategies to reduce involvement in substance abuse, violence, banging and other dangerous behaviors.

Qualifications: 1. Five years’ experience as an intervention worker, youth development specialist or transformative justice facilitator, or Bachelors or Master’s degree with two years’ experience; 2. Certification in intervention, drug treatment, restorative justice and/or related fields; 3. Knowledge of processes, procedures and resources for developing and maintaining school and community safety; 3. Excellent verbal communications, de-escalation and conflict mediation skills; 4. People of color, family members of incarcerated people, and formerly incarcerated people are urged to apply.

*College and Career Counselor (PT, 20 hours/week)

Support youth who are current leaders of the Youth Justice Coalition, as well as former FREE LA High School students and former LOBOS (youth organizers) to: 1. Explore their college and career options, including organizing college trips, designing and facilitating job and college preparation workshops, and placing youth in work internships and apprenticeships; 2. Assist youth with job, union, financial aid and college applications; 3. Support youth to clear and/or expunge their records in order to open up additional opportunities; 4. Successfully connect youth to employment and higher education; 5. Support the YJC’s organizing campaigns to dismantle the school-to-jail track and LA for Youth (5%) Campaigns by advocating/organizing on the importance of youth centers in schools and communities and for equal funding for continuation students; and 6. Follow youth for two years to support their transition from lock-ups and/or the underground economy to employment and school.

Qualifications: 1. Five years’ experience as a job developer, youth development specialist or college counselor or Bachelors or Master’s degree with two years’ experience; 2. Knowledge of processes, procedures, resources and workshops for accessing apprenticeship, employment and higher education opportunities; 3. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; 4. People of color, family members of incarcerated people, and formerly incarcerated people are urged to apply. Follow youth for two years to support their transition from lock-ups and/or the underground economy to employment and school.

Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references by Monday, August 22nd to action@youth4justice.org. Interviews: Thursday, August 25th. Candidates selected can start as early as August 29th.

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