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Questions? email  info@mountainyouth.org

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement, this position supports the mission of the organization by building community partnerships and relationships with members of the Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx community, supporting Communities That Care efforts, facilitating community-wide health and safety initiatives, bridging communities, and other administrative duties. This position will require some evening and weekend hours.

 

The primary role of a Community Liaison is to build connections between diverse community members and Mountain Youth to enhance and strengthen community voice in driving positive youth prevention efforts throughout Eagle County. This position will have the skills necessary to facilitate a wide range of conversations, while supporting agency and systems-level changes. Mountain Youth is invested in creating sustainable community changes that reduce youth access to and use of substances, promote positive health behaviors, address community norms and risk factors, enhance protective factors, elevate diverse community voices, and create equitable systems of support for youth and families.
 

Resumen de posición
Bajo la supervisión del Director de Participación Comunitaria, este puesto apoya la misión de la organización mediante la creación de asociaciones comunitarias y relaciones con miembros de la comunidad hispana, latina y latinx, apoyando los esfuerzos de Communities That Care, facilitando la salud y la seguridad en toda la comunidad. iniciativas, comunidades puente y otras tareas administrativas. Esta posición requerirá algunas horas de la tarde.

 

La función principal de un enlace comunitario es crear conexiones entre diversos miembros de la comunidad y Mountain Youth para mejorar y fortalecer los esfuerzos impulsados por la comunidad en todo el condado de Eagle. Este puesto tendrá las habilidades necesarias para facilitar una amplia gama de conversaciones, mientras apoya los cambios a nivel de agencia y sistema. Mountain Youth está comprometido con la creación de cambios comunitarios sostenibles que reduzcan el acceso y el uso de sustancias por parte de los jóvenes, promuevan comportamientos de salud positivos, aborden las normas comunitarias y los factores de riesgo, mejoren los factores de protección, eleven las diversas voces de la comunidad y creen sistemas equitativos de apoyo para los jóvenes y las familias.
 

Position Responsibilities


Community Liaison (10 hours per week)
1. Sustain communication to and from the community and the Mountain Youth team.
2. Engage with communities who are underserved or underrepresented in meaningful ways that honor the true meaning of partnership.
3. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with individuals from diverse communities.
4. Coordinate and/or attend community events that build relationships with community members.
5. Support with Mountain Youth community education and engagement efforts, including Eat Chat Connect and Aprendiendo Juntos.
6. Support the implementation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices in collaborative efforts.
7. Contribute information for newsletters, press releases, and items to be published in social media.
8. Ability to translate between English and Spanish and co-create manuals, marketing and press releases in a culturally responsive manner. Training available.

 

Enlace Comunitario (10 horas por semana)
1. Mantener la comunicación hacia y desde la comunidad y el equipo de Mountain Youth.
2. Involucrarse con comunidades desatendidas o subrepresentadas de maneras significativas que honren el verdadero significado de “asociación”.
3. Desarrollar y mantener relaciones de colaboración con personas de diversas comunidades.
Mountain Youth PO Box 4613 Edwards CO 81632 (970) 949-9250 www.mountainyouth.org
4. Coordinar y/o asistir a eventos comunitarios que construyan relaciones con los miembros de la comunidad.
5. Apoyar los esfuerzos de participación y educación comunitaria de Mountain Youth, incluidos Eat Chat Connect y Aprendiendo Juntos.
6. Apoyar la implementación de prácticas de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión en esfuerzos colaborativos.
7. Contribuir con información para boletines, comunicados de prensa y artículos que se publicarán en las redes sociales.
8. Habilidad para traducir del inglés al español y co-crear manuales, comunicados de prensa y mercadeo de una manera
9. culturalmente receptiva. Capacitación disponible.


Communities That Care-Administrative Support (10 hours per week)
1. Collaborate regularly with the Community Mobilizer to coordinate meeting logistics and translation needs.
2. Support the development, implementation and oversight of events and activities with all partners.
3. Create opportunities to incorporate multiple perspectives in all efforts, including the voices of the local Hispanic, Latino/a, Latinx community.
4. Process invoices for community member participation in efforts.


Comunidades que Cuidan-Apoyo Administrativo (10 horas por semana)
1. Colaborar regularmente con Community Mobilizer para coordinar la logística de las reuniones y las necesidades de traducción.
2. Apoyar el desarrollo, implementación y supervisión de eventos y actividades con todos los socios.
3. Crear oportunidades para incorporar múltiples perspectivas en todos los esfuerzos, incluidas las voces de la comunidad latina/a/x local.
4. Pago de procesamiento para los participantes.


Mountain Youth Team Member and General Office
1. Serve as a respected resource for collecting, understanding and sharing youth and family issues and opportunities.
2. Support processes that ensure our partners and committee members are representative of our diverse community.
3. Create welcoming and inclusive spaces that encourage participation from diverse community members.
4. Ensure youth and parents/guardians are recognized as valued partners in our work and in the community.
5. Be a champion for youth and families, advocating for policies, practices, and efforts that support their overall healthy development.
6. Maintain positive staff, board, and community relationships. Leverage opportunities to develop impactful partnerships.
7. Participate in regular individual and team check-in meetings to align different efforts and resources across the organization, including Mountain Youth team meetings.
8. Assist with overall data collection and assessment activities. Ensure completion of program and event evaluations.
9. Attend trainings, grantee meetings, and conferences as needed.
10. Support in fundraising efforts and sustainability strategies to maintain the work of the overall organization.
11. Perform general office duties and support with Mountain Youth projects and programs as needed.

 

Mountain Youth Miembro del Equipo y Oficina General
1. Servir como un recurso respetado para recopilar, comprender y compartir problemas y oportunidades para jóvenes y familias.
2. Apoyar procesos que aseguren que nuestros socios y miembros del comité sean representativos de nuestra diversa comunidad.
3. Crear espacios acogedores e inclusivos que fomenten la participación de diversos miembros de la comunidad.
4. Asegurar que los jóvenes y los padres/tutores sean reconocidos como socios valiosos en nuestro trabajo y en la comunidad.
5. Ser un defensor de los jóvenes y las familias, abogando por políticas, prácticas y esfuerzos que apoyen su desarrollo general saludable.
6. Mantener relaciones positivas con el personal y la junta. Aprovechar las oportunidades para desarrollar asociaciones impactantes.
7. Participar en reuniones periódicas individuales y de control de equipos para alinear diferentes esfuerzos y recursos en toda la organización, incluidas las reuniones del equipo Mountain Youth.
8. Ayudar con las actividades generales de recopilación y evaluación de datos. Asegurar la finalización de las evaluaciones de programas y eventos.
9. Asistir a capacitaciones, reuniones de concesionarios y conferencias según sea necesario.
10. Apoyo en los esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos y estrategias de sostenibilidad para mantener el trabajo de la organización en general.
Mountain Youth PO Box 4613 Edwards CO 81632 (970) 949-9250 www.mountainyouth.org
11. Realizar tareas generales de oficina y apoyo con los proyectos y programas de Mountain Youth según sea necesario.

 

Additional Qualifications:
Interest in and commitment to positive youth, family and community development, as well as overall community health and safety. Bilingual English Spanish language speaking required and multi-cultural preferred. Training in Spanish language translation and interpretation services, or willingness to be trained preferred. Experience in nonprofit organizations, community building, youth development, family engagement, and health & safety strategies preferred.
• Ability to thrive independently as part of a dynamic team in a growing organization
• High level of professionalism and strong written and verbal communication skills
• Innovative and creative; ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing needs, resources and requirements
• Strong public speaking skills and comfort in community settings with diverse partners and stakeholders
• Strong meeting facilitation skills, addressing diverse viewpoints and bringing groups to consensus
• Strong organization, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft office programs and social media
• Willingness to commit to a flexible schedule, including occasional weeknight and weekend commitments as needed
• Willingness and ability to travel throughout the Eagle River Valley and occasionally regionally and statewide for meetings, programs, and events

 

Calificaciones adicionales:
Interés y compromiso con el desarrollo positivo de la juventud, la familia y la comunidad, así como con la salud y seguridad de la comunidad en general. Se requiere que hable inglés y español bilingüe y se prefiere multicultural. Formación en servicios de traducción e interpretación del idioma español, o voluntad de formarse preferentemente. Se prefiere experiencia en organizaciones sin fines de lucro, desarrollo comunitario, desarrollo juvenil, participación familiar y estrategias de salud y seguridad.
Capacidad para prosperar de forma independiente como parte de un equipo dinámico en una organización en crecimiento
• Alto nivel de profesionalismo y sólidas habilidades de comunicación verbal y escrita.
• Innovador y creativo; capacidad de ser flexible y adaptable a las necesidades, recursos y requisitos cambiantes
• Sólidas habilidades para hablar en público y comodidad en entornos comunitarios con diversos socios y partes interesadas
• Fuertes habilidades de facilitación de reuniones, abordando diversos puntos de vista y llevando a los grupos a un consenso.
• Organización sólida, atención a los detalles y capacidad para priorizar
• Fuertes habilidades informáticas, incluidos los programas de Microsoft Office y las redes sociales.
• Disponibilidad para comprometerse con un horario flexible, incluidos compromisos ocasionales entre semana y fines de semana, según sea necesario
• Disposición y capacidad para viajar por Eagle River Valley y ocasionalmente a nivel regional y estatal para reuniones, programas y eventos.

 

Salary and Benefits:
This hourly position will require approximately 20 hours per week.
The compensation range is $21-$23 per hour and will be commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is available including paid professional development, flexible and remote work scheduling opportunities, employee assistance program, annual wellness stipend and more.
Cover letter and resume should be submitted to
info@mountainyouth.org

 

Salario y beneficios:
Esta posición por hora requerirá aproximadamente 20 horas per semana.
El rango de compensación es de $21.00 a $23.00 por hora y será proporcional a la experiencia. Se encuentra disponible un generoso paquete de beneficios que incluye desarrollo profesional pago, oportunidades de programación de trabajo flexible y remota, programa de asistencia para empleados, estipendio anual de bienestar y más.
La carta de presentación y el currículum deben enviarse a
info@mountainyouth.org 

 

Mountain Youth PO Box 4613 Edwards CO 81632 (970) 949-9250 www.mountainyouth.org

About Mountain Youth

Mission: 

To continuously and collaboratively improve the lives of youth in the most powerful ways possible.

Vision: 

All youth in our community thrive

Values: 

Trusted Leadership; Inclusive; Bridging Community; Positive Youth Development

Sobre Mountain Youth

Misión:

Para mejorar continuamente y en colaboración las vidas de los jóvenes de las maneras más poderosas posibles.

Vision:

Todos los jóvenes de nuestra comunidad prosperan

Valores:

 Liderazgo de confianza• Inclusivo• Comunidad puente• Desarrollo positivo de la juventud

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement, this position supports the mission of the
organization by advising on various Mountain Youth and community initiatives from the perspective of a young
person, as well as performing administrative office duties and other responsibilities as needed. This Youth Advisor
will be involved in four different, yet related Community Engagement projects and working with each project
manager to support cohesion and collaboration between each.

 

Summary of the 4 Projects
**Please note: the listed hours will fluctuate from week to week.


Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Champion: The Youth Advisor will educate the community on the CTC process
and the value of this process for our community. Communities That Care focuses on building community member
leadership skills and knowledge of prevention strategies that create positive change for youth health and
development. The Youth Advisor will attend strategy team and work group meetings. The goal of these teams and
work groups is to implement and analyze the prevention effort in the Eagle River Valley. This project area will
account for 5 to 7 hours per week.


Valley’s Voice Middle and High School: The Youth Advisor will support the Manager of Youth Engagement with
facilitation of meetings and implementation of Passion Projects. Passion Projects are youth-led, adult-supported
projects that contribute to positive change for youth in the Eagle River Valley. Additionally, youth who serve in
Valley’s Voice will follow a leadership development framework and the Youth Advisor will be trained in and help to
implement the learning. The Youth Advisor will also grow leadership skills by learning from the leadership
framework, implementing it, and then applying knowledge to youth mentorship, facilitation of meetings, and
development of youth activities. Involvement with Valley’s Voice accounts for 4-6 hours per week.

 

Safe Driving: The Youth Advisor will be responsible for developing and publishing social media posts that share safe
driving messages and learning opportunities for young drivers. The Youth Advisor will serve on the Safe Driving
Steering Committee, whose role is to respond to current driving issues. Mountain Youth’s safe driving efforts,
funded through the Colorado Department of Transportation, include both a prevention element, i.e., youth and
adults making safe choices when they have used substances, and an educational element, i.e., learning and
applying the components of the Colorado Graduated Driver’s License policy. The work in this area accounts for 5
hours per week.


Community Education Program Support: The Youth Advisor will help inform decision making for the planning of
Community Education events that will best help build skills and provide strategies for youth, parents, caregivers,
educators, coaches, and program providers to support a thriving and resilient community. As a committee member
the youth advisor will help identify, steer and connect community members with local and national resources
(individuals, agencies and other resources) to build collaboration, trust, and understanding/knowledge. Also, the
Youth Advisor will support Community Education events in various identified roles (i.e., welcome guests, serve
food, set up and/or break down, etc.), as schedule allows. The Youth Advisor will serve
as an ambassador in the community by helping to promote (radio ads, TV8 interviews, distribute flyers, etc.)
upcoming Community Education events. These responsibilities will account for 2-5 hours weekly.

 

Additionally, the Youth Advisor will serve as an ambassador, contributing to community education about
Communities That Care and Mountain Youth in public forums such as Parent Teacher Organizations, community
events, and municipality meetings. The Youth Advisor will work with the Marketing and Events Manager to best
craft messaging that will create awareness and engage the youth community, supporting social media and
marketing strategies.

 

The Qualified Candidate will be able to:
⮚ Share from the perspective of growing up in the community, offering insight and advising on various programs and projects.
⮚ Serve as a conduit between the 6 projects listed above, other programming at Mountain Youth, and the community at large.
⮚ Help to identify protective factors (strengths) and risk factors (needs) facing local youth and families in the community.
⮚ Engage in conversations with the staff team, board of directors and community partners with a specific perspective of navigating local resources.
⮚ Support facilitation of positive media campaigns with appropriate staff members.
⮚ Support Valley’s Voice, in a youth advising and leadership cohort of local students.
⮚ Participate in impaired and distracted driving prevention strategies.
⮚ Become certified as a trainer when opportunities arise, providing specific prevention education to local youth, parents and community partners.
⮚ Serve as support staff at community level events as requested and needed that are related to the aforementioned work areas.


Mountain Youth Team Member
⮚ Serve as a valuable member of the Mountain Youth team, valuing collaborative approaches to meeting the needs of the community.
⮚ Participate in Mountain Youth team meetings and committee meetings as requested and available
⮚ Support Mountain Youth programs, initiatives and efforts as requested and as available
⮚ Participate in regular check-in meetings to align different efforts and resources across the organization
⮚ Support volunteers in accomplishing organizational tasks
⮚ Support in fundraising efforts and sustainability strategies to maintain the work of the overall organization
⮚ Support with various data entry needs, including maintaining contact database, program entries, and inputting evaluation results
⮚ Performing general office duties and support with Mountain Youth projects as needed.

 

Additional Requirements:
Young people between the ages of 18 and 25, who have lived in the County 5+ years, and who are bilingual Spanish/ English youth are highly encouraged to apply. Knowledge, experience or a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusion of all people in our society is required.

 

This position requires strong organizational and communication skills and an ability to multi-task. Basic computer skills including email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Docs are required. Skills in social media platforms and graphic design are highly recommended.

 

The Youth Advisor Role will be primarily based out of the Mountain Youth offices (Eagle and Edwards) with an opportunity for flexible scheduling. The position will perform duties outside of normal working hours. Travel to meetings throughout the county and occasionally out of county may be required. It is important that the candidate is able to conduct themselves in the most courteous and professional manner. Starting pay range, depending on experience, is $21-$23/hour for an average of 20 hours per week.
 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to info@mountainyouth.org 
 

About Mountain Youth

Mission: 

To continuously and collaboratively improve the lives of youth in the most powerful ways possible.

Vision: 

All youth in our community thrive

Values: 

Trusted Leadership; Inclusive; Bridging Community; Positive Youth Development

Overview:

Under the direction of the Behavioral Education (B.E.) Partners, the Youth Advisor (YA) position supports the mission and goals of the collaborative by helping to gather 6th - 12th grade insight on B.E. programs delivered to students during the school day. The YA is a flexible, 10-15 hour per week part-time position. This person is responsible for supporting and guiding opportunities for youth to provide Partners with the youth perspective to ensure B.E. programs are culturally responsive. The YA will participate in youth engagement opportunities and share information with the coalition. The feedback will guide the B.E. program's cultural approach. The YA will work with the Partners, local school groups, and specific youth-focused community organizations that work closely with schools, such as My Future Pathways, YouthPower 365, and Mountain Pride, to coordinate youth engagement that will inform and align behavioral education approaches during and after school.

 

B.E. Partners include Bright Future Foundation, Mountain Youth, Promoting Empowerment Eagle River / formerly Red Ribbon Project, SpeakUp ReachOut, and Eagle County Schools, with administrative support from the Education Foundation of Eagle County. The B.E. Partners mission is to support Eagle County K-12 youth by creating and implementing an equitable, evidence-based universal behavioral education plan that aligns with state and national academic health standards, integrates positive youth development principles and strategies, and promotes prevention and resiliency.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with the B.E. Partner program curricula, and state-approved social-emotional learning (SEL) academic health standards.

  • Review previous Youth Advisor Perspective Forms with a program lead from each organization. Review Focus Group Executive Summary findings with a Partner lead. Utilizing these tools that frame the youth voice, help define next steps with Partners.

  • Support relationship building with out-of-school, youth-serving providers/agencies to identify opportunities for B.E. in-school SEL curriculum alignment with out-of-school youth programs. Act as a coordinator between these groups and the B.E. Partners.

  • Support processes that engage youth within school community groups and encourage their feedback about B.E. program cultural relevance. Act as a coordinator between these groups and the B.E. Partners.

  • Participate in B.E. Partner meetings (monthly), District Wellness Accountability Committee meetings, health curriculum subcommittee meetings (as assigned), community youth advisor spaces, and B.E. program review meetings with Partners and stakeholders. Meeting attendance includes various locations throughout the community. Access to transportation will be important.

  • Review Board of Education meeting agendas and attend meetings when work sessions and meeting content apply to behavioral education and prevention.

  • Provide transparent and candid youth perspectives and observations with Partners and stakeholders to ensure the youth voice is included in all discussions to increase B.E. program impact and inform B.E. Comprehensive Plan for future school years.

  • Document processes and training materials for successful succession planning.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Local lived experience

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

  • Experience with online and computer tools and applications, including Google Drive and Microsoft applications

  • Experience with engagement strategies and/or group facilitation skills

  • Strong communicator - willing to share all feedback with partners, including negative

  • Strong organization skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively across diverse programs and partners

  • Ability to work varying hours, including availability during the school day to observe programs and meet with partners. Some evening, and weekend availability to meet with youth may be requested.

 

Compensation:

$20/hr x 10-15 hrs/week

This is a grant-funded position to start immediately. Funding for the position is currently acquired annually and not guaranteed beyond December 2024. This position will be an employee of the Education Foundation of Eagle County and work with all partners listed above collaboratively to support comprehensive behavioral education programs for youth across Eagle County.

 

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Amy Lewis, amyl@efec.org

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