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Organizational Leadership Consultant 

Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) strives too create a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) youth experiencing homelessness to access resources and healing through the expressive arts. YEPP’s programs services allow the youth to explore their history, discover new ways to address their struggles and celebrate their strengths through personal and leadership development, as well as community development programming that incorporate different art-expression forms.    

 

YEPP uses harm reduction, social justice, transformative and restorative justice, trauma-informed, and education for liberation (theatre of the oppressed and popular education) frameworks to contain and guide the work.  As part of the work, we provide resource advocacy around housing, employment, educational, legal and health services, transportation, food, among many others.

General Description

The Organizational Leadership Consultant will support and guide YEPP as an organization to structure the different policies and procedures needed to operate youth programming, administrative work, and organizational accountability processes. The Organizational Leadership Consultant will meet with the different stakeholders of YEPP in order to guide the organization through these goals. The Organizational Leadership Consultant will also partake in different community engagement efforts to spread the word about YEPP’s work.

 

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Overall expected commitment of 7-10 hours per week; work hours can change based on consultant’s availability among other factors

  • Meet with YEPP participants, volunteers, board members, and other stakeholders as part of the process to structure YEPP policies and procedures

  • Complete tasks and/or projects assigned as part of the policies and procedures development and structuring work

  • Attend community engagement efforts to talk about YEPP’s work: panels, workshops/trainings and tabling, among other community speaking opportunities

  • Training and skill share attendance as necessary

  • Attend individual meetings with Executive Director and other staff as needed

 

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Must be 18-24 years old

  • Minimum of two years’ (or equivalent) experience doing youth advocacy work

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office computer applications: Word, Outlook and Excel

  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ youth

  • Experience advocating for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability

  • Experience with and commitment to trauma-informed and harm reduction models

  • Commitment to transformative justice

  • Commitment to working in a diverse environment in regards to race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation and gender

 

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, writing, communication, and negotiation skills

  • Ability to take initiative, be dependable, resourceful, pays attention to details while thriving in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently independently and collaboratively

  • Knowledge of criminal justice, public policy, and social justice issues around LGBTQ youth homelessness

 

Additional Requirements:

All staff, volunteers, interns and consultants are expected to consistently act within the values and frameworks central to YEPP, and in keeping with the mission of YEPP. Staff must have an overall commitment to serving the participants of YEPP, and to contributing to a positive, respectful and accepting environment at YEPP.

Application Process:

Please complete the application here no later than Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Contact the Youth Programs Coordinator, Black Pruitt at Black@WeSayYEPP.com, with any questions or concerns.

 

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