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Career Opportunities

We currently have 4 openings!

(To participate in our program as an AmeriCorps Crew Leader or Crew Member, please visit our Programs Page. This page is for employment opportunities with American YouthWorks Headquarters or Operating Sites.)

 

JOB TITLE

FY20-09 Program Operations and Compliance Director

LOCATION

AYW Headquarters | Austin, TX

DEPARTMENT

Conservation Corps

POSITION REPORTS TO

Conservation Corps Director

POSITION SUPERVISES

Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator, Program Assistants, Participant Services Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION

Regular, Full-time, Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE

The Conservation Corps Program Operations and Compliance Director ensures that AYW Conservation Corps programs are implemented consistently across multiple operating sites, and are compliant with internal American YouthWorks and programmatic policies, procedures, and grant guidelines. The position manages monitoring and reporting for multiple AmeriCorps grants; builds an inclusive culture and identifies resources for supporting staff professional development; develops and updates policies, and continually streamlines workflow increasing the overall support available to the programs.

APPLY

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and basic tasks.

Under limited supervision from the Program Director, the Program Operations and Compliance Director will perform the following functions:

  1. Monitor overall program and grant compliance as it relates to internal AYW and programmatic policies and procedures:

    • Create and maintain site monitoring schedule

    • Train monitoring team members to complete monitoring requirements annually

    • Conduct periodic monitoring activities and provide reports to Senior Director of Operations and Program Director

    • Monitor corrective action plans for operating site improvement and provide consistent and timely feedback

  2. Manage AmeriCorps reporting requirements and timelines for all Conservation Corps Service Programs:

    • Collaborate with Director of Finance to document and monitor due dates for all grant reports on grants calendar

    • Prioritize and assign grant reporting components to appropriate staff

    • Submit grant reports by the due date and communicate challenges with Program Director

    • Work with staff on the collection and documentation of program data for grant metrics reporting and update procedures regularly

      • Understand and communicate clearly about grant performance measures and train staff on strategies for collecting data annually

    • Ensure all grant data is stored properly according to AmeriCorps and AYW’s internal document retention policies and procedures

      • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources Manager for annual review of the document retention schedule

    • Along with the Director of Finance, maintain positive relationships with grantors through consistent communication and timely responses to requests

  3. In collaboration with the Human Resources Manager, manage and monitor participant benefits

    • Lead admin team in administering member pay, health insurance, and ancillary benefits

    • Attend relevant training and webinars annually to understand benefit options

    • Create and present benefit information to new participants

    • Support member claims for health insurance and worker’s compensation through documentation and policy adherence

    • Train all staff to support participants with  information on program provided benefits and how to use them

    • Research training and resources for additional benefits supporting participant mental and physical health

  4. In collaboration with Senior Director of Operation and Human Resources Manager, build and support a high functioning collaborative staff team, and model exemplary mentoring and performance management with direct reports:

    • Understand and communicate clearly about work procedures and policies

    • Observe staff to ensure adherence to quality standards, policies and procedures, and provide timely and relevant coaching as needed

    • Provide employees with resources and support  in handling difficult or complex problems

    • Train or instruct employees in job duties and company policies or identify external training resources

    • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.

  5. Collaborate with the Conservation team on annual program initiatives

    • Plan and implement annual staff retreats

    • Develop programmatic goals taking into consideration agency initiatives and identify  strategies for success

    • Plan out annual programming and grant requests

    • Participate in annual budget planning with the executive management team

    • Assist Program Director with grant applications

    • Brainstorm and compose appropriate program policies and procedures seeking out expertise from the Senior Director of Operation and the Human Resources Manager

      • Update and share with the organization existing program policies and procedures annually

  6. Participate and contribute on various work teams and as a member of the AYW Management Team;

    • Help move organizational goals and initiatives forward

    • Be an ambassador of the organization,

    • Contribute and disperse the positive culture of the organization

    • Ensure effective cross communication amongst the agency


QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Required

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field;

EXPERIENCE: Five years working experience in an AmeriCorps program with direct roles dealing with grants and contracts, reporting on performance measurements, audit requests, compliance and member coordination. And two years of previous related experience working with academically and socially at-risk opportunity youth and young adults with criminal records and a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, cultural and spiritual practices in a jobs training, youth development, employment training and, or YouthBuild/AmeriCorps model.

EQUIVALENT EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Associate’s degree in business or job related field of study and 3 years of specified work experience, or High school diploma, or GED, and 4 years of the specified work experience.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE: Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling; leadership theory and practice; coordination of people and resources; administrative and clerical procedures, i.e., managing files, records and information storage procedures; Microsoft Office applications; G-Suite applications; effective recruitment strategies, selection, training, compensation and benefits, and employee relations; grant management; data management;

SKILLS: Active listening; critical thinking using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; effective management of personnel resources such as motivating, developing, and mentoring people as they work; fair and consistent decision-making; monitoring and assessing work performance (of self, supervisees, or organization) to make improvements or take corrective action;

ABILITIES: Attention to detail; dependability and integrity; honest and ethical; being cooperative, pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured attitude; accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations; demonstrating initiative and a willingness to take on new responsibilities and challenges; strong self-awareness, and emotional intelligence; deductive and inductive reasoning and knowing when to apply rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense;


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

EQUIPMENT INTERACTION: Using computer and computer applications to enter data or process information; Photocopiers and scanners;

EXTENT FLEXIBILITY: Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs

REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects;

VISION: The ability to see details at a distance and, or at close range, within a few feet of the observer; will be required to read papers, books and to operate audio-visual, office equipment and tools;

TALKING: Speaking clearly so others can understand you and the information you are communicating; will be required to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; talking in front of groups and providing information to supervisors, co-workers, direct reports, and external partners via telephone, writing, e-mail, or in person, provide guidance and direction to direct reports, set and monitor performance standards;


WORKING CONDITIONS

INDOORS: Environmentally controlled conditions, working in an office or shared office setting, working with others in a group or team; contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), No hazardous conditions.

OUTDOORS May be required to work in hot, wet, cold, or other significantly unpleasant conditions

ATTENDANCE

REGULAR: Monday – Friday, flexible 40 – 50-hour work-week; 1-hours unpaid lunch break; occasionally weekends or after hours to meet deadlines or special projects and other events as needed.

TRAVEL

REGULAR Support and monitoring of operating sites as frequent as once a month

OCCASIONAL: Offsite training, meetings or conferences annual staff retreats; program construction sites


BENEFITS

American YouthWorks offers a competitive benefit and leave package including but not limited to:

  • 11 personal days;
  • 8 sick days;
  • 19 break days, taken throughout the spring, summer, and winter;
  • 15 holidays, plus 1 floating holiday;
  • Employer contributions toward our medical and dental plan;
  • Employer-paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability;
  • Pre-tax programs for child and health care;
  • Supplemental income and additional voluntary life options
  • 403(b) retirement with employer contribution;
  • Employment service awards every five years;

AYW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and fostering an environment of respect and inclusiveness amongst all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE

JOB TITLE

FY20-05 College and Career Success Coordinator

LOCATION

AYW Operating Site | Houston, TX

DEPARTMENT

Conservation Corps

POSITION REPORTS TO

Program Manager

POSITION SUPERVISES

AmeriCorps Crew Leaders and Members

CLASSIFICATION

Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE

The College and Career Success Coordinator will prepare program participants for successful entry into the workforce and, or college through training in job readiness skills and support in identifying employment opportunities, internships, mentorships, job shadow opportunities, as well as providing training in college readiness skills.

APPLY

Q

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and basic tasks.

Under limited supervision from the Program Director, the College and Career Success Coordinator will perform the following functions:

  1. Identify or develop curriculum to assist members with job readiness skills
    • Provide training on job search methods, resume preparation, completion of applications, and interview techniques at the operating site and in the field
    • Develop partnerships with outside instructors and speakers to provide relevant content
    • Develop and maintain  job readiness resource data
  2. Identify or develop curriculum to assist members in college readiness skills
    • Provide training on completion of college applications, completion of FAFSA and scholarship applications, and meeting college advisors
  3. Provide transition support for graduating members and maintain contact with Alumni;
    • Support members in identifying and securing employment
    • Maintain employment data and provide quarterly reports
    • Track alumni activities and provide quarterly reports following program completion
    • Provide periodic training activities for alumni
  4. Develop and coordinate job development internships, job shadows, College and Career fairs, and partner agencies to develop College and Career opportunities for members
    • Conduct outreach to educational institutions, community organizations, and local businesses and municipalities to identify opportunities to establish scholarship matching, articulation and hiring agreements
    • Utilize existing tracking and reporting tools and strategies for partner cultivation
    • Identify and participate in strategic stakeholder initiatives that will enhance TxCC visibility in our service areas
  5. Develop, support, and improve our AmeriCorps membership by:
    • Ensuring all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures are followed
    • Working with TxCC staff to plan and implement crew leader and member orientation
    • Transporting members to project sites or other locations for educational activities
  6. Seek out new tools and strategies to improve programmatic operations
    • Attend relevant conferences and training
  7. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Preferred

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

Minimum Required

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: High School Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE: Three years or more of previous related experience in administrative duties,  workforce development, or student advising

EQUIVALENT EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED, and 10 years of exceptional work performance in a related setting


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE: Basic knowledge of conservation principles and practices; Proficient in MS Office applications, Community resources; Labor Market and Career Information; Job readiness and interview strategies and skills

SKILLS: Effective in diverse community settings; able to provide mentorship under stressful conditions; good problem solving and logistical skills; work independently; excellent written and oral communication; flexible under pressure; conflict resolution skills; intermediate computer skills; operate passenger van or truck

ABILITIES: Attentive to detail and accuracy; organized; work well collaboratively; patient and willing to assist others; open and honest personality; flexibility under pressure; excellent interpersonal skills


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;

TALKING: Speaking clearly so others can understand you and the information you are communicating; will be required to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; talking in front of groups and, or providing information to supervisors, co-workers, direct reports, and external partners via telephone, writing form, e-mail or in person provide guidance and direction to direct reports with others, set and monitor performance standards;

VISION: See details at a distance and, or at close range, within a few feet of the observer; will be required to read papers, books and to operate audio-visual, office equipment and tools;

REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects, sedentary work;

EXTENT FLEXIBILITY: Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs

DYNAMIC/STATIC/TRUNK STRENGTH: The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects; Use of abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing; May also restrain potentially violent individuals;

VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT INTERACTION: Navigating and, or driving personal vehicle or 12-passenger company vans; using computer and computer applications to enter data or process information; Photocopiers and scanners;


WORKING CONDITIONS

REGULAR: Indoors, office type setting; occasionally outdoors in hot, wet, or cold conditions

ATTENDANCE:

REGULAR: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; one-hour unpaid lunch break

OCCASIONAL: Some weekends to meet deadlines or for special projects

TRAVEL:

REGULAR  Travel to AmeriCorps service sites and partner agencies. Transport corps members as needed.

OCCASIONAL: Training, offsite meetings or conferences as requested or needed. Travel of up to one week for project planning purposes.


BENEFITS

American YouthWorks offers a competitive benefit and leave package including but not limited to:

  • 11 personal days;
  • 8 sick days;
  • 19 break days, taken throughout the spring, summer, and winter;
  • 15 holidays, plus 1 floating holiday;
  • Employer contributions toward our medical and dental plan;
  • Employer paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability;
  • Pre-tax programs for child and health care;
  • Supplemental income and additional voluntary life options
  • 403(b) retirement with employer contribution;
  • Employment service awards every five years;

AYW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and fostering an environment of respect and inclusiveness amongst all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE

JOB TITLE

FY20-03 Program Assistant

LOCATION

AYW Operating Site | Houston, TX

DEPARTMENT

Conservation Corps

POSITION REPORTS TO

Houston Program Manager

POSITION SUPERVISES

N/A

CLASSIFICATION

Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE

The Program Assistant is responsible for following policies and guidelines that will maintain compliance with program administrative operations. The Program Assistant will provide member support, develop and manage effective administrative systems, and coordinate administrative and financial functions with HQ Austin staff, serving to further the goals and objectives of the Texas Conservation Corps.

APPLY

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and basic tasks.

Under limited supervision from the Program Manager, the Program Assistant will perform the following:

  1. Provide support to corps members and the public;
    • Answer corps member inquiries promptly
    • Provide assistance with member benefits (ie. food stamps, bus passes, education awards, service verifications, insurance enrollment)
    • Answer phones and provide front desk assistance
    • Track and disperse member stipends
  2. Maintain compliance with AmeriCorps grants;
    • Accurately track member service hours
    • Conduct and maintain National Service Criminal History Checks
    • Maintain AmeriCorps member files and documents and perform periodic self-audits of files
    • Use eGrants portal for enrolling and exiting members
    • Assist with AmeriCorps quarterly reporting
    • Interface with the administrative staff of AmeriCorps granting agencies
    • Track ongoing scheduled AmeriCorps activities and ensure required documentation is completed (ie. Member evaluations)
  3. Generate special reports, develop and implement new systems as required;
    • Routinely update participant and performance outcome databases
    • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve systems
  4. Support member development initiatives;
    • Participate in orientation, events, graduation, educational activities, etc.
    • Provide training opportunities for Life After AmeriCorps skills
  5. Assist Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator with Houston operating site’s recruitment efforts
    • Contact and build relationships with local recruitment resources
    • Promote a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity in recruitment efforts
    • Interview applicants and provide feedback
    • Connect incoming corps members to community resources
  6. Serve as primary contact with HQ Administrative staff and provide general office support
    • Order office supplies
    • Take notes at staff meetings
    • Mail receipts and RFPs to HQ in Austin, Tx
    • Request marketing materials
    • Generate payroll summaries semi-monthly
    • Participate in monthly administrative calls
    • Train and become a driver for the program

QUALIFICATIONS
Preferred

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Required

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: High School Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE: One year or more of previous related experience in administrative duties

EQUIVALENT EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: None


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE: Intermediate administrative and clerical procedures and systems, Microsoft Office and Google applications, file and records management, designing and modifying forms, familiarity with AmeriCorps programs;

SKILLS: Effective in diverse community settings; able to provide mentorship under stressful conditions; good problem solving and logistical skills; work independently; excellent written and oral communication; flexible under pressure; conflict resolution skills; intermediate computer skills; operate passenger van or truck

ABILITIES: Attentive to detail and accuracy; organized; effective time management; work well collaboratively; patient and willing to assist others; open and honest personality; flexibility under pressure; excellent interpersonal skills


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;

TALKING: Speaking clearly so others can understand you and the information you are communicating; will be required to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; talking in front of groups and, or providing information to supervisors, co-workers, direct reports, and external partners via telephone, writing form, e-mail or in person provide guidance and direction to direct reports with others, set and monitor performance standards;

VISION: See details at a distance and, or at close range, within a few feet of the observer; will be required to read papers, books and to operate audio-visual, office equipment and tools;

REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;


PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects, sedentary work;

EXTENT FLEXIBILITY: Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Quickly move your arms and hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects such as hammers, picks, chainsaws;

DYNAMIC/STATIC/TRUNK STRENGTH: The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects; Use of abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing; May also restrain potentially violent individuals;

VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT INTERACTION: Navigating and, or driving personal vehicle or 12-passenger company vans; using computer and computer applications to enter data or process information; Photocopiers and scanners;


WORKING CONDITIONS

REGULAR: Indoors, office typesetting; occasionally outdoors in hot, wet, or cold conditions

ATTENDANCE:

REGULAR: Monday – Friday, 8:00 to 5:00 pm. One hour unpaid lunch break

OCCASIONAL: Some weekends to meet deadlines or for special projects.

TRAVEL:

REGULAR: Travel to Conservation Corps operating sites in Austin and Baton Rouge. Travel to AmeriCorps service sites and transport corps members as needed. Travel of up to one week for project planning purposes.

OCCASIONAL: Training, offsite meetings or conferences as requested or needed.


BENEFITS

American YouthWorks offers competitive benefits and leave package including but not limited to:

  • 11 personal days;
  • 8 sick days;
  • 19 break days, taken throughout the spring, summer, and winter;
  • 15 holidays, plus 2 floating holidays;
  • Employer contributions toward our medical and dental plan;
  • Employer-paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability;
  • Pre-tax programs for child and health care;
  • Supplemental income and additional voluntary life options
  • 403(b) retirement with employer contribution;
  • Employment service awards every 5-years;

AYW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and fostering an environment of respect and inclusiveness amongst all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE

JOB TITLE

FY20-10 Employment Specialist

LOCATION

AYW Headquarters | Austin, TX

DEPARTMENT

YouthBuild Austin

POSITION REPORTS TO

Participant Sevices Manager

POSITION SUPERVISES

N/A

CLASSIFICATION

Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE

 The Employment Specialist will build and maintain strategic partnerships to connect youth participants to middle-skill career pathways in in-demand industries in Central, TX. They will also work with the College & Career Team to develop and coordinate employment readiness and career connection activities, and track and document participant outcomes for reporting purposes.

APPLY

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and basic tasks.

Under direct supervision of the Transition Coordinator, the Employment Specialist will perform the following functions:

  1. Assist YB/AC participants and alumni in connecting with employment opportunities, including job searches, resume preparation, completion of applications, and interview techniques;
  2. Maintain regular contact with alumni for first-year support in new post-program placement, providing support services as needed for successful retention in placements;
  3. Track and collect documentation of employment-related placements, enter the information in internal and external data bases, and provide data for grant reporting; 
  4. Write alumni success stories on a monthly basis and contribute to the narrative section of grant reports as needed;
  5. Enhance participant employability by providing classes & coaching in job readiness skills; facilitation of #AdultLife classes
  6. Enhance participant interest in and connection to employment in sectors related to YouthBuild training by helping to coordinate Professional Networking Programs
  7. Coordinate and assist in developing job development internships, job shadows, career fairs, and partner agencies to develop Career opportunities for students;
  8. Provide case management for Transitioning students and Alumni;
  9. Act as liaison with other community agencies, especially Goodwill WIOA Youth Services;
  10. Attend relevant team meetings;
  11. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Required

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION: Bachelor’s    degree in   Education, Psychology  or Social Services;

EXPERIENCE: Two  years  of working  experience in  a YouthBuild Model, school setting, AmeriCorps service, or jobs training program with grants and contracts, reporting measurements, audit request, compliance, and member coordination.

EQUIVALENT EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High  school  diploma or  GED and completion  of a 2-year vocational program related to the specified field of study and two years of the specified work experience;

OR

30 hours towards a bachelor’s degree with at least 6 hours (equals one year) in the specified or related field of study and three years of the detailed work experience;

OR

High school diploma or GED, and four years of the specified work experience.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

KNOWLEDGE: Microsoft  Office and  Google applications; Human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality and interests, learning and motivations; principles and processes for providing customer and personal services; societal trends and influences, ethnicity, cultures and history; file management and records retention; working knowledge of Labor Market and Career Information; Job Readiness and interview strategies and skills; Knowledge of laws, government regulations, and agency rules. Principles, and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects, working knowledge of resources for Travis County and surrounding areas;

SKILLS: Lead teams and develop leaders; good problem   solving and logistical skills; conflict resolution skills; basic computer skills; Active Listening and Listening, Service Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, speaking, writing, monitoring yourself and others, coordination, critical thinking, time management, Instruction, and negotiation;

ABILITIES: Manage small to complex projects, initiatives,  and priorities, self-starter with a high sense of personal responsibility and integrity. Dynamic and infectious leadership style to build trust and effective working relationships easily across a broad range of program participants and employees. Strong influencing skills to build commitment and persuade others to take appropriate action, and strategic thinker with strong leadership and negotiation skills. Use analytics and data to inform concisely to make recommendations, and critically assess challenges and identify flexible, practical solutions, decisions, and actions. Active listening, strong emotional intelligence; exceptional interpersonal and relationship building/partnering skills. Exceptional organization and file management skills. Assume responsibility and ownership for projects, staff, and making critical decisions;


PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

HEARING: Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information;

TALKING: Speaking clearly so others can understand you and the information you are communicating; will be required to convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately; talking in front of groups and, or providing information to supervisors, co-workers, direct reports, and external partners via telephone, writing form, e-mail or in person provide guidance and direction to direct reports with others, set and monitor performance standards;

VISION: See details at a distance and, or at close range, within a few feet of the observer; will be required to read papers, books and to operate audio-visual, office equipment and tools;

REPETITIVE MOTIONS: Walking; talking; frequent and regular movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers;

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, carry objects and, or restrain individuals; Exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath;

EXTENT FLEXIBILITY: Bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs

MANUAL DEXTERITY: Quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects such as hammers, picks, chainsaws;

DYNAMIC/STATIC/TRUNK STRENGTH: The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects; Use of abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing; May also restrain potentially violent individuals;

VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT INTERACTION: Navigating and, or driving personal vehicle or 12-passenger company vans; using computer and computer applications to enter data or process information; Photocopiers and scanners;


WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmentally controlled conditions, working in an office or shared office setting, working with others in a group or team; contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), No hazardous conditions. May be required to work in hot, wet, cold, or other significantly unpleasant conditions;

ATTENDANCE:

Monday – Friday starting at 7:45 AM, 30 minutes’ unpaid lunch break

TRAVEL:

Professional  conferences, workshops,  training; field trips; annual staff retreat;, and transport participants to appointments as needed or requested.


BENEFITS

American YouthWorks offers competitive benefits and leave package including but not limited to:

  • 11 personal days;
  • 8 sick days;
  • 19 break days, taken throughout the spring, summer, and winter;
  • 15 holidays, plus 2 floating holidays;
  • Employer contributions toward our medical and dental plan;
  • Employer-paid Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability;
  • Pre-tax programs for child and health care;
  • Supplemental income and additional voluntary life options
  • 403(b) retirement with employer contribution;
  • Employment service awards every 5-years;

AYW is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and fostering an environment of respect and inclusiveness amongst all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. EOE

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q

How long does it take to get back to me about next steps after I submit my application?

Timing depends on the level of urgency for filling the position, as well as the volume of applications we’ve received. Either way, you will hear back from us.

Q

Can I re-apply to the same position, if it is still open?

Of course! We suggest you wait a minimum of six months before re-applying.

Q

What if I want to be considered for more than one position at the same time?

You can apply to as many positions as you like, it will not hurt your chances, and we can see which roles you have applied to.

Q

How long, after my onsite interview will it take to make a decision?

We will try to get back to you within a week. If you have not heard back from us, please reach out to the Human Resources Department, at hr@americanyouthworks. We onboard staff twice a month, on the 16th and 1st of the month.

Q

Do you support remote workers?

Honestly, it depends on the team and role. The job posting and description will have the location details.

Q

What should I wear to my interview?

We are a business casual office environment, but you should wear what is most comfortable to you.

Q

Do you have gender-neutral restrooms on-site?

Yes, we have gender-neutral restrooms at all AYW office locations.

Q

How can I be sure the interviewing team is aware of my pronouns?

You can let us know as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. You may also reach out to the Human Resources department at, hr@americanyouthworks.org, and let them know, or when we reach out to schedule an interview.

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I have feedback about the interview process, who can I talk to?

We appreciate feedback and any thoughts you want to share with us, we take it very seriously, and use it grow. You may reach out to our Senior Director of Operations, or Human Resources Assistant, at hr@americanyouthworks.org

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WORK LIFE HARMONY 

Competitive salary + 403(b) retirement plan matching contribution + Direct deposit + Paid semi-monthly (5th and 20th)

Medical* + Dental* + Vision + Disability + Life + FSA + Other voluntary, supplemental, life and income benefits (*Two plan options. One option is 100% employee paid and the other option is a buy-up plan)

Full-time employees working 40 hours: 11 personal days + 8 sick days + 19 break days + 15 holidays + up to two floating holidays, which adds up to a total of 55 days a year!

Family/Medical and parental leave. Child(ren) work friendly environment.

Pet Insurance & Pet Friendly Environment

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AYW CULTURE

CORE VALUES

Community, Service, Learning, Collaboration, Diversity, Equity, Empowerment, Compassion, Innovation. 

 

ABOVE THE LINE

Picking up the trash is the metaphor for taking care of problems, small and large, and never thinking “that’s not my job.” We don’t have rules about picking up the real or metaphoric trash. We try to create a sense of ownership for all employees so that this behavior comes naturally.

Our goal is to inspire people more than manage them. We trust our teams to do what they think is best for AYW — giving them lots of freedom, power, and information in support of their decisions. In turn, this generates a sense of responsibility and self-discipline that drives us to do great work that benefits the company.

We believe that people thrive on being trusted, on freedom, and on being able to make a difference. We encourage open, curious, committed to learning, above the line spirit. 

Here’s How We Operate Above the Line:

 

DISAGREE OPENLY

If you disagree on a material issue, it is your responsibility to explain why you disagree. Silent disagreement is unacceptable and unproductive. The back and forth of discussion can clarify the different views and help people reflect on what is the best course of action. We do not expect everyone to agree on all the matters but we expect you to be supportive in your disagreement. 

 

UNIFIED VISION 

Our programs are unified by a single vision: teach young people new skills and implement them to address some of the most critical issues of our communities, such as homelessness, disaster response and recovery, environmental stewardship, and access to affordable housing and healthcare.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

American YouthWorks was established on the idea of a shared community. For that reason, one of our core principles is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects our employees’ backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences in order to better implement our mission to serve our young people.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we build teams that are stronger and more effective because of their diversity.

American YouthWorks strives to create a workplace that recognizes and honors diversity and equity. We all share a social responsibility to uplift each other so we can all succeed, and that idea is a key component of our workplace culture. It is an important part of our organization that just as we embrace differences in the youth and young adults we serve every day, employees treat each other with the same understanding, respect, and acceptance.

Our goal is to create an authentic and supportive environment where every employee’s contributions are valued and everyone has the opportunity to grow and serve.

 

What diversity, equity, and inclusion mean to us.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to American YouthWorks’ history, culture, and identity. As an organization, our goal is to create a diverse and inclusive environment that embraces and advances equity and opportunity for all.

FY18-19 AYW DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

 

GENDER AND RACE/ETHNICITY STRUCTURE BY DEPARTMENTS

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Staff

Management Team

Executive Leadership

GENDER STRUCTURE BY DEPARTMENTS AND RACE/ETHNICITY

Overall

Staff

Management Team

Executive Leadership

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