The Choice Program
The mission of The Choice Program is to strengthen communities through innovative, family-focused strategies that connect youth to opportunities for positive choices. The mission is accomplished using a culturally responsive, trauma-responsive, community-based approach that identifies and links the youth and families with social supports; fosters caring relationships; develops high expectations; and provides meaningful participation in youth-centered, community-based activities.
The Choice Program is seeking a Social Enterprises Coordinator to support the mission of the Choice Jobs initiative, bringing quality workforce development services to youth and families in The Choice Program at UMBC. The Coordinator is responsible for the on-the-job training services provided by The Choice Program through its social enterprises, the development and management of youth service plans, collaborating with Choice Service Coordinators and all workforce development curriculum design, delivery and evaluation provided to program youth.
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The Social Enterprises Coordinator works within The Choice Program to increase economic opportunity for youth through vocational training. Under the direction of the Associate Director of the Choice Jobs program, the incumbent supports youth as they carve pathways to employment success, often within their first employment experiences at one of three Choice social enterprise sites in Baltimore City, Maryland.
The Choice Program utilizes an anti-racist, community-based, family-centered approach to promote high-quality outcomes for young people and families. The Choice Program engages in a collaborative process of service where young people set goals for themselves and are held accountable by supportive adults along the way. The program’s approach to youth development is grounded in applied critical race theory and culturally responsive, trauma-informed practices. The Choice Program employees strive to build an anti-racist organization grounded in several core values, including holistic development, belief in humans and youth-centeredness.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Overseeing, developing and facilitating Choice's on-the-job training for youth employed at all social enterprise locations
- Providing in-person direct services, including home visits, coordinating enrichment activities and assisting with goal planning and achievement for youth enrolled in social enterprise programs
- Collaborating with Choice Service Coordinators and other Choice staff to support youth service plans
- Supervising job coaches at social enterprise locations
- Documenting and reporting on engagement efforts with youth
- Attending organizational and regular team meetings
|Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree required
- One year of experience working with youth or vulnerable populations in need of supportive services
- Six months of administrative or similar experience
- Strong commitment to racial equity and social justice
- Position requires use of a valid driver's license and access to a personal vehicle with current insurance
- Vocational training, teaching, and/or classroom management experience
- Experience working or volunteering for an organization, institution or company with, or personally having, a strong commitment to anti-racist practices, equity and inclusion
- Fluency in Spanish a plus
|Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter and a resume.
||Open Until Filled
UMBC offers a rich benefits package.
Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):
Generous Leave which includes accruing:
- 22 Days of Annual Leave
- 15 Days of Sick Leave
- 15 Holidays
- 3 Personal Days
- 8 credit hours per semester
- Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment
- Life and disability insurance
- Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
- Professional development opportunities
- Wellness opportunities
- & Much more
Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position.
||Salary starts at $50,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
||This position is Grant Funded, wherein employment is contingent upon award renewal.
| Equal Opportunity Statement:
||UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
||As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.
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