Youth Coordinator Intern

Job Title: Youth Coordinator Intern
Hours: 30 hrs/week; Weekend hrs. required; June, July, and August
Stipend: $2,000

Asian American Organizing Project is seeking a part-time Youth Coordinator Intern to organize, outreach, and engage with young Asians ages 15 – 18. Youth Coordinator Intern will be required to implement Civic Engagement, Gender Justice, and Community Organizing into AAOPs Youth Organizing Fellows program’s curriculum. The intern will also collaborate on coordinated efforts with community organizer staffs & local partners. Applications will be accepted until June 28, 2017. Please submit a resume along with cover letter addressing questions below to chong@aaopmn.org with Youth Coordinator Intern in email subject.


Duties:

  • Provide weekly youth fellows check-ins & mentorship; coordinate transportation.
  • Manage & organize youth workshops, events, community engagement, & curriculum
  • Collaborate with Community Organizers
  •  Attend trainings on community & cultural organizing, gender justice, & conversational Asian language workshops
  • Participate in related field work, field trip, & community events including but not limited to: voter registration, volunteer recruitment, door-knock, phone-banking, & canvassing
  • Reporting and co-leading with Organizing Trainer

Skill Sets Developed:

  • Program management, & basic fundraising
  • Community outreach, engagement, recruitment, & maintaining parent-family relationships
  • Door-knocking & phone-banking
  • Public speaking/facilitation/trainer the trainer
  • Voter registration guidelines & legality
  • Leadership development, & mentorship Knowledge Gained:
  • Issues affecting MN Asian youth; youth work
  • Non-partisan electoral & civic engagement
  • Asian cultural nuances related to gender justice

Experience :

At least 1-2 year experience, and/or willing to learn

  • Youth work, mentorship, civic engagement, and community organizing
  • Knowledge in voter registration guidelines preferred, but not required
  • Events planning, management, and training; train the trainer skills
  • Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing, and empowerment of underrepresented youth and young Asian communities.
  • Strong commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice
  • Self-starter, excellent communication skills, good time management, and meeting deadlines
  • Enjoys meeting and interacting with youth, parents, new people, and people of all background and identities
  • Works well in challenging environment both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve; ability to work in non-English speaking communities
  • Not required, but a plus if bilingual in English and Asian languages, and Asian language(s) writing skills
  • Conversant in Microsoft Office, Google docs, and various social media platforms

Questions:

  1. How do you relate to the struggles facing young Asian communities? And how has it shaped your values with
    being involved in youth work?
  2. How does gender and racial justice lens inform your practices in being a community leader for young people?
  3. Describe an idea on how to bridge civic engagement and make it exciting for young Asian people.

AAOP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. We strongly encourage persons who are Asian & Pacific Islanders, queer, trans, and women of color to apply for the positions.

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