Youth Development

Working to Make Communities Stronger

Date: 
February 27, 2012

UAC's organization leaders have long been engaged in addressing the challenges and opportunities affecting their communities. Many are African-American men who not only serve as leaders, but also serve as mentors to younger generations.

Work Ready- Worksite Specialist

Organization: 
Urban Affairs Coalition
Division / Program: 
Summer Youth Program
The Urban Affairs Coalition is currently looking for a Worksite Specialist.
Position Details
Program Summary: 

This position is part of a seasonal team responsible for the Urban Affairs Coalition’s Summer Youth Employment program, which provides paid summer job opportunities and support to youth ages 14-18 through WorkReady Philadelphia. The six week program runs from July through mid-August and includes career exposure, on-the-job mentoring and professional development. In 2018, UAC anticipates serving 1,500 youth.

The Worksite Specialist will function as a Job Developer, responsible for identifying, recruiting, and signing up work locations for the youth program participants. The Worksite Specialist may also assist youth with the program application process and with interview preparation and job placement.  Worksite recruitment and participant placement will be completed by the end of April. The Worksite Specialist may apply to transition to a Program Mentor role for July and August.

This is a seasonal position beginning in March and ending in May.

Position Summary: 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research and identify suitable potential worksites, in coordination with program leadership;
  • Contact identified worksites to discuss program benefits and secure an agreement to host youth interns;
  • Visit identified worksites to complete a Worksite Agreement and related paperwork and determine the safety and suitability of the worksite;
  • Compile and maintain an accurate list of potential worksites, status of outreach, and next steps;
  • Inform worksites of program details, orientation dates, and worksite requirements;
  • May assist youth applicants with interview prep and job placement, as needed’
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Must be a flexible, communicative, and agile team player, able to coordinate and share resources and data;
  • Sales Ability – Ability to effectively network with others and influence them to provide opportunities to youth program participants;
  • Ability to coordinate with professionals from different backgrounds, working at different levels;
  • Knowledge in human resource management and recruitment procedures;
  • Skilled at establishing public relations and building up employment network;
  • Familiar with a variety of professions, its responsibilities and the required qualifications;
  • Good organization skills and detail-oriented;
  • Strong inquiry and conflict resolution skills;
  • Must be able to multi-task while meeting programmatic benchmarks and deadlines;
  • Must be willing to travel frequently throughout the Philadelphia area as required on a daily basis;
  • Must be willing to work some non-traditional hours, as needed;
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in one of the following roles: sales, marketing, or human resources;
  • Experience mentoring and/or teaching youth and young adults ages 14-18 preferred;
  • A working knowledge of the Philadelphia area business and non-profit communities preferred;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel preferred.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Send resume and cover letter to SummerYouth@uac.org with subject line “Worksite Specialist”.
Additional Application Info: 

Special Note: This position requires a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and FBI fingerprint-based background check.

 

 

Work Ready- Enrollment/Payroll Manager

Organization: 
Urban Affairs Coalition
Division / Program: 
Summer Youth Employment
The Urban Affairs Coalition is currently looking for WorkReady Enrollment/Payroll Manager.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Send resume and cover letter to SummerYouth@uac.org with subject line “Enrollment/Payroll Manager”.
Additional Application Info: 
Special Note: This position may require a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and FBI fingerprint-based background check.  

Tools For Success, Inc. Career Camp 2017

Event Details
Date: 
August 28, 2017
Tools For Success, Inc. will be providing a FREE Career Camp for young men and women ages 13-18 beginning Monday, August 28, 2017- Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Howard Gittis Student Center at Temple University.

The purpose of this camp is to expose youth to various careers, give them hands on experience in those careers, help them make career connections and gain college exposure! The camp includes fun career activities, career exploration, opportunities for participants to connect with business professionals (i.e. actors, lawyers, doctors, fashion designers, engineers, muscians, and entrepreneurs) and a FREE Career & College tour!

 

Malik's Journey Foundation Back to School Giveaway

Event Details
Date: 
August 26, 2017
Malik's Journey Foundation presents it's 1st annual Anti-Bullying Back 2 School Book bag give away event on Saturday August 26, 2017 at PennyPacker Elementary School from 1pm- 5pm.

Register your child by sending their name and what grade they will be attending in September. You can send this information to maliksjourney10@gmail.com. You must print out the number of tickets according to the number of names you send to the email address. Child must be present to receive their bookbag. Print out your ticket at the end and bring a copy with you to receive your childs bookbag.

Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM

Location

232 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
267-650-7917
232 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Erica
Atwood
Director

To provide a safe haven for Philadelphia’s youth to discover the power of their voices through poetry and spoken word, by using their voices, youth cultivate personal and social transformation.

Services provided: 
Literary arts education programming for youth ages 13-19; creative expression, critical literacy, life skills, and civic engagement.

Kind Institute

Location

1448 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
United States
215-917-4261
1448 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Maria
Pandolfi
Executive Director

Art Programming for the community of Point Breeze

 

Services provided: 
Art Gallery space and after school programming

Inner Strength Foundation

Location

C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
413-212-1622
C/O Urban Affairs Coalition
1207 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Display Address?: 
Yes
Primary Contact
Amy
Edelstein
Executive Director

To cultivate the minds, hearts, and actions of youth through mindfulness and a developmental perspective on life.

 

Services provided: 
In-school programs for adolescents