Consulting Program Facilitator
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Coro New York Leadership Center is the city’s premier leadership training organization and a community of 2,500 alumni across business, government, schools and nonprofits that is shaping the city’s future. For over 30 years Coro has used the city as its classroom – teaching students and executives, activists and entrepreneurs how New York works so that they can make it better.
Our programs support individuals from many different fields to increase their ability to collaborate across differences, build culture and community, and make progress on shared challenges towards creating a more equitable, just and engaged society. We strive to weave a team rich in background and experience, and actively seek applicants reflective of New York City’s diverse communities.
Coro is currently seeking two dynamic and experienced Program Facilitators to support its youth programs, which train and prepare high school students to take on leadership roles in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities. With the goal of strengthening institutions to be more responsive to those they serve, we establish meaningful partnerships that elevate youth voice and engage youth as active stakeholders in policy and decision-making processes that impact their lives.
Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). The YLA is a partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that provides leadership training and support to students serving on the DOE’s seven Borough Student Advisory Councils (BSACs) and their adult facilitators to bring greater youth voice to DOE policy and practice issues that impact student success.
Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellowship (PBYF). The PBYF is a new partnership with the New York City Council and the Participatory Budgeting Project that offers high school students training, hands-on experience, and ongoing support to expand youth involvement and engagement in the City Council’s participatory budgeting process.
Reporting to the YLA or PBYF Director, each Program Facilitator will assist with training, participant support, and administrative components of the program s/he is assigned to. Primary duties include any combination of the following:
- Facilitate experiential learning opportunities that support individual growth and cohort development as aligned with the program’s purpose and outcomes as well as Coro’s methodology and Theory of Change.
- Assist Program Director with planning for training days, including development and/or modification of curriculum in alignment with programmatic goals and outcomes.
- Support Program Director in observing and managing group dynamics and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment.
- Facilitate individual and group meetings to assess participant progress and provide feedback and coaching towards learning objectives.
- Collaborate with and support alumni interns who will assist with training, program planning and general administrative tasks.
- Conduct field visits to evaluate participants’ internship sites.
- Help with materials preparation, room set-up, and clean-up for training sessions and other program activities.
- Update and maintain documentation including participant attendance records and meeting or observation notes.
- Assist with participant communications via phone, email, text, or social media.
- Maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders including the NYC Department of Education, NY City Council, funders, and other institutional partners.
- Participate in program team meetings and other staff-related activities as needed.
- Assist with other duties and projects as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree with relevant work experience.
- Commitment to and passion for Coro’s mission and Theory of Change.
- Minimum of 2 years professional experience teaching, training, or facilitating programs for high school-aged youth.
- Ability to facilitate dynamic learning experiences and manage group processes towards cohort-building.
- Background in experiential learning and youth development.
- Ability to build positive rapport and a safe learning environment for diverse youth.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills: Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to work at a fast pace, lean into and adjust quickly to new challenges.
- Self-starter: Able to anticipate needs and take initiative to ensure objectives are met.
- Creative, flexible, open-minded, and ready to learn new skills and approaches.
- Can-do attitude: Strives to do the best work at all times.
- Proven ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders across sectors.
- Knowledge of or experience with New York City public schools, city government, civic engagement, and/or public policy.
- Knowledge of or experience with Coro or other leadership training methodology.
- Savvy with social media and youth-friendly mobile apps.
- Background in education, social work, or counseling.
This is a contracted hourly position that runs from June 26th, 2017 through April or May 2018. Program Facilitators will work full-time hours in the summer and maintain a variable schedule, averaging 15 hours per month including Saturdays, weekdays, and evenings during the school year.
$25 per hour
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. In your cover letter, please address the following:
- Your interest in working at Coro
- Your relevant qualifications for the position
- Any applicable information about your schedule as it relates to the position requirements.