Want to work for NCCJ? We are hiring a Youth Programs Specialist & Youth Programs Intern!.

9 Jan

Want to work for a kick-ass youth organization that runs awesome programs like ANYTOWN, BRIDGES, Youth Action Coalition, and The YES! Campaign?  We are hiring a youth programs specialist as well as a Youth Programs Intern to join our team.  In addition to random bouts of singing, and lots of sweet treats, you’ll get to help organize and run various youth programs of NCCJ.  Read below for more information.

Youth Program Specialist

The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and racism.  NCCJ promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution.  At this time we are seeking a part-time, 25 hours/week, Youth Program Specialist responsible for developing an anti-bias based curricula, training youth and adults in social justice issues, and working with the Youth Program Director in delivering NCCJ’s  youth programs.  The ability to be a self-motivated, a team player, with strong program development and facilitation skills is vital for this position.  A strong understanding of social justice issues, comfort with social media and ability to relate well with adolescents is a must.  Requirements: Experience working with youth, developing experiential curriculum, Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop anti-bias based curricula for “YES!” campaign targeted for high school students towards creating a positive and inclusive school environment
  • Work with “YES!” school advisors to assist them in empowering young people in the creation of inclusive and welcoming school communities
  • Assist in the promotion and facilitation of our middle and high school program “Bridges”
  • Assist in the promotion, production, organizing and facilitation of our high school program “Anytown” which includes a week-long residential experience
  • Assist with the advising of our youth group YAC (Youth Action Coalition)
  • Write program updates and some articles for board meetings, website and publications
  • Assist with keeping NCCJ youth involved and engaged with NCCJ organization and social justice work via social media e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Please mail or email resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Andrea C. Kandel, Ed.D., 1095 Day Hill Rd.; Suite 100, Windsor, CT. 06095 or akandel@nccj.org

NCCJ is an equal opportunity employer.

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Youth Programs Intern

The NCCJ seeks a part-time (10-12 hours) youth intern to assist in running of all NCCJ’s youth programs: ANYTOWN, BRIDGES, and Youth Action Coalition.  The intern will work with the Director of Youth Programs to organize and run various Youth Action Coalition events throughout the year.  This is a flexible position ideal for high school or college students.

Responsibilities Include:

– Recruiting ANYTOWN Alumni to the Youth Action Coalition.
– Building relationships with each ANYTOWN group at area schools to create a coalition of young leaders across Connecticut and Western Massachusetts to promote social activism in our communities.
– Partner with schools or community organizations to provide coalition members opportunities to create change.
– Work with individual schools to help them plan Mix it Up Day, Day of Silence, ACTION week, etc.
– Assist in ANYTOWN preparations.
– Organize the Annual ANYTOWN Reunion.
– Monitor and regularly update NCCJ related activities for our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
– Assist in various office tasks: filing, copying, data-entry, mailings, etc.

The intern will also have plenty of opportunities to attend NCCJ sponsored events, work with the Youth Programs Director to develop new programming and workshops, co-facilitate workshops/trainings, and take advantage of a pile full of snacks that are constantly available at the office.

• Passion for and understanding of social justice.
• Interest in youth organizing (experience is preferred).
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude and the ability to play and have fun.
• Commitment to and belief in youth power and youth liberation.
• Independent worker, initiative-taker, good problem-solver and detailed oriented.
• Ability to work in a team setting and provide constructive feedback as well as take direction.
• Ability to use (or learn to use) various programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
• Familiar with social networking sites such as Facebook/Twitter/Wordpress/YouTube.
• Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
• Must have transportation to and from our Windsor, CT office or be comfortable taking city bus to and from the office. (The city bus comes right in front of our office building.)

To Apply:

Please answer the following questions on a cover letter and email it along with your resume to Muneer Panjwaniat  mpanjwani@nccj.org. One sentence answers usually do not provide enough information about you, so write as much as you want, making sure that you’re clearly answering the questions to the best of your ability.

1. Why do you think you will make a good Youth Programs Intern?
2. Why do you think activism is important?
3. What skills and experience do you bring to this position? How will you use this experience to better YAC and its members?
4. What are some of YOUR ideas that NCCJ Youth Programs (or Youth Action Coalition) could take on for this academic year? How will you carry these ideas out?
5. Please discuss your past involvement with NCCJ.
6. What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?
7. You will need to be at the NCCJ office at least twice a week, do you have transportation to and from the office?

NCCJ does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status or veteran status.


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