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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Upcoming training and events

Intentional Program Design Matters

Wednesday, Sept. 23, St. Paul

Examine how program content and intentions can be matched with positive youth development principles plus aspects of quality and lived out in structure and design. Participants will learn about effective program design and expand upon ideas and options for how and why we develop program structure. A program design audit and redesign plan is included.

Leadership Matters

Thursday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. - noon, St. Paul
Friday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. - noon, Farmington


This training explores the unique context of youth work management and leadership, and provides internal professional development strategies specifically targeted to youth work practice.

Brown bag webinar series

Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 2015 and Jan. 13, March 9 & May 11, 2016

The free webinar format provides professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel usually incurred with workshops and conferences. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter conducts interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants' work.

Youth Work Matters Online

Jan. 25 - Feb. 29, 2016

Takes an in-depth exploration into the foundational research and theories of positive youth development. It allows participants to interact with other youth development professionals from around the state, region and nation. Activities include synchronized group time and individual exploration.

Quality Matters Online: A self study

Ongoing

Learn about the essential components of a high-quality youth program and how to create environments that are positive places for young people to develop. In this basics class, participants will learn about the current research that helps us define quality and begin understanding how to measure and improve it.

Dilemmas in Youth Work Online: A self study

Ongoing

Youth workers face challenging situations that require them to address multiple, often competing considerations in their daily work with young people. In this basics class, participants will learn what the research tells us about the range of youth work dilemmas, responding to dilemmas in ways that meet the developmental needs of youth, and generating responses that balance competing concerns. 
Youth Engagement Matters Online: A self study

Ongoing

This training is based on a research framework, Rings of Engagement, which emphasizes the range of types of youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships. In this basics class, participants will dive deep into four ways in which we can engage youth. This course concludes with practical resources for incorporating youth engagement into your own practices and organizations.

Community job openings

St. Paul Academy part-time after school program (ASP) assistants

ASP Assistants are responsible for supervising recreational activities, applying responsive discipline techniques, and helping students with study skills, organization, and homework completion. Additionally, Assistants may also coordinate activities, such as outdoor play, organized sports/games, art projects, board games, etc. The ideal Assistant is well-attuned to the needs of elementary aged children, encourages student engagement, exhibits a team-oriented disposition and demonstrates dependability and professionalism.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to work the designated hours during the academic school year. Prior experience working in an educational setting is preferred.


Apply


FamilyMeans Youth Program Coordinator


This part-time position (30 hours per week) will work to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate year-round educational, social and recreational opportunities for youth ages 13-18 at the Teen Center in Landfall, Minnesota. This work involves enabling teens to explore interests and hone passions, build self-identity and community, and gain knowledge and support toward making appropriate post-secondary life decisions. Landfall has a majority Latino youth population, so fluency in Spanish and English is critical. Minimum qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in human development, recreation, education or other youth-related fields is required.  This position requires two to five years’ experience working with youth, preferably in a youth center or recreation setting.  Preferred qualifications: Leadership training or experience in youth program management and supervision.  Send resume, application and cover letter to Patti Hanlon, FamilyMeans, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater, MN  55082. The application is available online at: https://www.familymeans.org/job-openings.html

Division of Indian Work

  • Part-time afterschool math tutor
  • Youth worker for Youth Leadership Development Program
  • Part-time Reading Coach

Contact Shanah Regguinti, 612-722-8722, sregguinti@diw-mn.org for more information.


Minneapolis Public Schools Job Postings
Community Education – Community School Coordinator, Green Central
Community Education - School Success Program Assistant
For accessing the employment application:
  • Go to the Minneapolis Public Schools homepage: www.mpls.k12.mn.us
  • Click on "Careers" 
  • Click on New System – Internal
  • Login with your MPS username and password
  • Click on Careers
  • Click on Job Search

MACC CommonWealth collaborative job board: 
https://rew11.ultipro.com/MAC1006/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx

Academic Tutor
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=mvisinurs

Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board Committee Coordinator

Provide peer to peer guidance by acting as a resource guide; clarifying questions, building relationships, and facilitating committee meetings.

Contract Worker (15-30 hours per month)

More information, contact LaToya Balogun at 612.673.3457

Landfall Teen Center Youth Programs Coordinator

This part-time position (30 hours per week) will work to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate year-round educational, social and recreational opportunities for youth ages 13-18 at our Teen Center in Landfall, Minnesota. (https://www.facebook.com/LandfallTeenCenter) This work involves enabling teens to explore interests and hone passions, build self-identity and community, and gain knowledge and support toward making appropriate post-secondary life decisions. Landfall has a majority Latino youth population, so fluency in Spanish and English is critical. Minimum qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in human development, recreation, education or other youth-related fields is required.  This position requires two to five years’ experience working with youth, preferably in a youth center or recreation setting.  Preferred qualifications: Leadership training or experience in youth program management and supervision.  Send resume, application and cover letter to Patti Hanlon via email at phanlon@familymeans.org.

Camp Fire Minnesota Youth/Teen Program Leader & Nature Education Support

Seeking Program Leaders to plan and lead group activities for youth and teen programs (ages 5-11/12-18) in housing communities around the Twin Cities metro area. Program Leaders will work with a Program Assistant and a consistent group of youth throughout the school year and summer, supporting overall youth development and connecting kids to the natural world through hands-on, dynamic experiences and outdoor adventures.

For full job description and to apply, contact hrclub@campfiremn.org

Youthprise Senior Program Administrator

Works closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders to coordinate activities, ensure cohesion of strategies and the smooth implementation of the OPPORTUNITY REBOOT work plan.


Professional development opportunities


YIPA Fest - Sept. 23

YIPA FEST is celebration of Youth Intervention workers and youth serving organizations. It is a day full of learning, networking and fun!  Keynote speaker is Dr. Jermaine Davis.

Register

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Two new SEL issue briefs available

This peer-reviewed series of issue briefs, funded in part by Youthprise, is designed to help people understand, connect and champion social and emotional learning in a variety of settings and from a variety of perspectives. Check out our two latest briefs!

Bridging the higher-ed aspiration-achievement gap

Many young people aspire to go to college, but there’s a gap between aspirations for higher education and actually enrolling. This is an important gap to address because lower levels of educational attainment are associated with higher levels of poverty. Joanna Tzenis explains what might be causing this gap in the latest Youth Development Insight blog post. What are your strategies for supporting youth aspirations to higher education? Join the conversation! 
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