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JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Youth Civic Engagement Specialist
Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time, Hourly
Reports to: Director of Programs

Description: Under primary direction of the Director of Programs, the Youth Civic Engagement specialist facilitates, Civic Engagement, Advocacy and Life Skills programs for young people ages of 9-18 in schools and community settings. This position is responsible for youth recruitment, the coordination and implementation of program components, and the facilitation of community partnerships.

Responsibilities:
• Implement direct services of assigned program site(s) including recruitment/outreach,
facilitation and planning of program meetings and supervision of youth participants.
• Incorporation of program curriculum at assigned site(s).
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administration, faculty, and
school liaison(s).
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including municipal
government officials, city staff, and school officials
• Creating and coordinating additional resources and opportunities for youth.
• Represents the agency at community meetings and events.
• Makes appropriate referrals for students and their families for community resources.
• Implement program evaluation tasks as identified.
• Maintains student information database and completes monthly reports.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
• Youth development principles and practices.
• Program planning and development.
• Facilitation of curriculum.

Demonstrated Ability:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills that reflect an ability to simplify and
communicate issues. Knowledge of AP style preferred.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team environment
as well as ability to work independently as a self starter.
• Demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a
professional manner.
• Maintain composure under deadline pressure and willingness to work extra hours if necessary.
• Ability to recommend and initiate work and projects with minimal direction.
• Work effectively with community members and media.
• Proficiency in computer word processing skills and knowledge of database management.
• Work independently, set priorities, develop goals and objectives and know when to seek
guidance.
• Speak to large groups, including businesses, public service organizations, clubs, and other public
groups.
• Maintain confidentiality.
• Professional appearance.

Qualifications:
• A.A. Degree or higher from an accredited higher learning institution.
• A minimum of one-year experience working with individuals or students in an organized setting.
• Passionate about political science and local government.

Physical Abilities:
• Requires sufficient arm, hand, finger dexterity in order to operate a keyboard, typewriter, and
other office equipment.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Requires normal hearing and speaking skills to communicate with staff and public.
• Requires visual activity to read numbers and words.
• Ability to stand or sit for at least 30 minutes in duration.

Licenses and Certificates:
• Valid California driver’s license
• Proof of vehicle insurance
• Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance
Location and Work Hours:
• Work is performed at the administrative offices at 5299 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95841
and at various community and school sites.
• Work hours are flexible, including evening and weekend hours. Administrative offices are open
8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Application Instructions:
Please send resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Dimitrius Stone,
Director of Programs, at DimitriusS@proyouthandfamilies.org. PDF or Word formats are both
acceptable. Interviews of the finalist candidates are expected in July.
Thank you for your interest in joining PRO Youth and Families!