Employment Opportunity: Okanogan Healthy Youth Program Co-Lead
Join our team! Room One is seeking a strong leader and facilitator to join our Okanogan Healthy Youth Team. If you have a passion for creating programs that serve young people on topics of leadership, sexual health, healthy relationships, and violence prevention we’d love for you to apply. Questions or curiosities? Contact: Caitlin Cordell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Application Open: November 1-November 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to applying soon!
Preferred position start: January 2023
Join our team! Room One is seeking a strong leader and facilitator to join our Okanogan Healthy Youth team.
About you: You love teens - their humor, their resiliency, their insights, and view of the world. You have, or want to, engage in creative solutions that will help prevent young people from experiencing violence. You are excited about engaging boys and men in this work, as well as girls and gender nonconforming folx. You are capable of making your work fun and creative while also balancing organization and following policies and protocols. You don’t shy away from leadership roles and believe you have something powerful to contribute. You see the strengths in young people and are careful to approach them in a non-judgmental and non-shaming way regardless of their choices or circumstances.
About us: Room One is a social services and community advocacy organization serving the Methow Valley and extending into greater Okanogan County. This position is located within the Okanogan Healthy Youth (OHY) Program and also will partner with the Foundation for Youth Resiliency and Engagement (FYRE) in Omak as well as the Methow Valley School District. The OHY team was formed in 2015 to address three major public health issues that disproportionately impact rural youth in Okanogan county: unwanted teen pregnancy, inadequate reproductive healthcare access, and interpersonal violence. Please see our website for more information about the Okanogan Healthy Youth Program Page.
It will help you succeed in this role if you have:
- Excellent group facilitation and presentation skills (you may be asked to show off these skills during your interview).
- Strong collaborative and humble spirit
- Writing skills that could meet the standards of grant writing and reports
- Enthusiasm for sexual health, sexual violence prevention, and youth leadership
- A strong sense of how inequity shows up in the lives of young people whose identities, cultures, and backgrounds have not been honored or respected.
- Comfort engaging people from all backgrounds in the anti-violence movement, particularly men and boys
- Self-awareness when things get stressful or hard and can ask for help
- A sense of humor
Unique Requirements of the Okanogan Healthy Youth Co-Lead position:
- You will frequently drive across the county, spending one day a week in Omak at the Foundation for Youth Resilience and Engagement. We reimburse for mileage at Washington State rates. For this position, you must have a car and a valid WA drivers license.
- Youth programming is often over dinner and events frequently happen on weekends. For this position, you must have availability on evenings and weekends.
- Young people live complex lives and experience all kinds of joys and traumas. For this position, you must have the capacity to witness and be present with the trauma of young people and have self-awareness of what comes up as you work with young people that share similar experiences to you.
- Engaging in this kind of work can be difficult. Room One cultivates a work culture where self-care and support are embedded in all parts of our work and on-boarding. We provide training in diverse skills and practices, and can tailor training needs depending on candidate experience.
Nuts and Bolts of Position and Application Process
Reports to: Managing Director and OHY Co-Lead
Pay: $24-26/hour DOE
Current Benefits: Employer-paid vacation, sick, and parental leave. Health, dental, and vision insurance for employees, and 401K match option after 1000 hours worked (6-12 months). Benefits are variable year to year depending on budget and board and staff input.
Hours: Full-Time: 32-36 hours (4 days/week), including nights and weekend work
To prepare: We encourage you to check out our Employment Page: https://roomone.org/about/empl... to read about our hiring process and get helpful tips on how to create a strong resume and cover letter. If you have questions about this specific position, please contact OHY Co-Lead Caitlin Cordell at Caitlin@roomone.org,
To apply: Please send your resume with a cover letter to the search committee via Caitlin. In your cover letter, please address the following questions - this helps us get to know you better!
- What is it about this position at Room One that excites you?
- How has your life and work experience prepared you for this work?
- The Okanogan Healthy Youth program works to prevent health and social issues (unwanted teen pregnancy, interpersonal violence, un-accessible healthcare) Why do you think these challenges exist in our community and what may be some solutions you’d be interested in exploring?
Room One strives to cultivate a staff whose lived experience aligns with the key issues we address. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and people with deep roots in Okanogan County and other qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.