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Programs Facilitator

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Oakland, ME, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Job Details

Oakland Office (Alameda County) - Oakland, CA
Part Time
$23.04 - $23.04 Hourly


Position Title: Programs Facilitator

Reports To: Middle School Program Manager

Community: Alameda County

Office Location: Oakland, CA (Oakland office and Oakland public schools)

Compensation: $23.04

Status: Part-time, Non-exempt

About Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Fresh Lifelines for Youth is an award-winning non-profit whose mission is to partner with youth to unlock their potential, disrupt the pipeline to prison, and advance justice in California and beyond. By 2030, through partnering with young people, communities, and systems, FLY will contribute to the fight for equity and justice by taking concrete steps to dismantle California’s pipeline to prison, equip 30,000 youth to transform their lives and create meaningful opportunities for them to live healthy, free, and productive lives. For more information about Fresh Lifelines for Youth, please visit: www.flyprogram.org

Programs Summary

The FLY Middle School Program is up to a year-long program for 7th and 8th graders who are at risk of being pushed out of school. The program focuses on intervening early in the school-to-prison pipeline, which disproportionately impacts youth who experience various forms of exclusion and marginalization, such as poverty and racism. FLY staff works to engage youth’s schools, their families, and juvenile justice agencies in the youth’s success.

The Law Program teaches young people about their rights and responsibilities under the law, while building community with FLY staff and volunteers. Classes are held in locked facilities, schools, and the community. Facilitators provide three months of group mentoring, a field trip to a local university, a mock court trial, and a program recognition ceremony.

Programs Facilitator - Position Summary

The Programs Facilitator works to educate middle school and high school students in Alameda County schools on law related topics. This includes co-facilitating weekly classes on the juvenile justice system, knowing your rights, self-advocacy, etc. The facilitator will attend FLY law facilitation training as well as ongoing youth development trainings. This position will work mostly in person due to the nature of the work, although appropriate administrative tasks may be performed remotely.

Position Responsibilities

Facilitate Law and Middle School Programs Law Related Education (LRE) classes

  • Co-facilitate multiple weekly classes - including delivering the FLY curriculum, leading activities and assisting in classroom management

  • Participate in weekly team meetings to reflect on previous facilitation and prepare for upcoming classes

  • Build strong rapport with youth through meaningful one-on-one and group engagement

Assist with Middle School Program Assessments and Resources for Youth

  • Administer program-specific evaluations and surveys at the beginning and end of LRE cycles

  • Provide feedback on how to strengthen and build upon the current curriculum

  • Provide resources to youth who participate in the LRE sessions, but may not be eligible for FLY case management services

Support Middle School Program Law Sites coordination and administrative tasks

  • Maintain positive stakeholder relationships on school sites

  • Ensure all program documents and confidential information are current and appropriately filed

  • Ensure attendance and demographic information is entered into FLY’s database

  • Attend initial facilitation training as well as any necessary ongoing trainings

Other duties as needed and assigned.

Compensation & Benefits

This position is a part time role at a rate of $23.04/hour with differential pay options based on an advanced degree, when applicable to the role, speaking another language. Our Total Rewards Package also includes the following:

  • Use a FLY-provided stipend towards various healthcare insurance options, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance policy, FSA (flexible spending account), dependent care, and more!

  • 10+ PTO Days

  • 12 Holiday Days

  • FLY provides 3-4 additional "rejuvenation days off" twice per year in July and December

  • Wellness Funds ($325/year)

  • Professional Development Assistance ($200/year)

  • Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care.

  • Employee Assistance Program (paid for by FLY)

  • Yearly Staff Retreat, Team “Dayaways,” Summer BBQ, and other FLY Events.

  • Customize your Work Schedule (dependent on supervisor approval based on positional and departmental needs)

  • Hybrid of In-Office and Remote Work (frequency of required in-person work is dependent upon the role)

  • 8 Hours of Civic Engagement

  • Mileage Reimbursement.

At FLY, we have adopted a no-negotiation policy. This policy reflects our commitment to equity and ensuring that the offers we make to our candidates reflect competitive and appropriate compensation given the market and the role.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

At FLY, we embrace a diversity of identities, beliefs, thoughts, and experiences. We commit to creating an organizational culture of equity and inclusion to better serve our youth and communities. FLY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive for an inclusive culture and a staff team that reflects diversity. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex/gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. We strongly encourage women; people of color, people who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities; people with experience in the juvenile justice or criminal justice systems; and people with disabilities to apply. Fresh Lifelines for Youth is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 263-2630 or compliance@flyprogram.org

COVID-19 Vaccination

At FLY, we are committed to the safety of our employees, clients, and all others who enter our workplace. As such, FLY would like to make clear that the COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment. However, FLY does allow staff to apply for exemptions based on medical history or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices. This must be approved through FLY’s compliance department. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact us at (408) 263-2630 or email compliance@flyprogram.org

What to expect

  • Application with 8-10 questions and an applicant screening question.

    • No Cover Letter Required

  • 2-3 Interviews (for many roles, at least 1 would be in person)

  • Meet w/FLY youth

  • Work Product (Done in advance of the Final Round Interview)


Position Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to equity, social, racial, and economic justice. They will be passionate about youth development, working with youth ages 12-18, and facilitation. The candidate will believe in FLY’s vision and mission and will resonate with FLY’s values: accountable, dedicated, respectful, equitable and just, loving, innovative, hopeful, and youth-centered.

Core Competencies: Skills and behaviors that FLY expects and develops all staff to exhibit across all positions at various levels of proficiency (early stage, intermediate, and advanced)

  • Cultural Responsivity: Demonstrates an openness and commitment to equity, justice, and belonging. This includes being aware of one’s own bias and privilege, building an understanding of systems of oppression, and valuing diverse perspectives; you take actions to learn and contribute to an environment that creates power-sharing, access, and opportunity within our community.

  • High Quality: The ability to own your work, be accountable, and take initiative to produce high-quality results. This includes setting and achieving standards that demonstrate a high level of care and commitment to our mission, our population, our colleagues and our partners.

  • Collaboration: The ability to work effectively within a team and intentionally across teams to contribute to FLY’s mission and agency goals. When working with others, you exercise your strengths and build on the strengths of others.

  • Communication: The ability to convey information effectively with consideration of the situation and audience. This includes communicating clearly with people of different backgrounds and cultures in which you demonstrate self-awareness, empathy, and active listening.

  • Problem Solving: Applies critical thinking to problem solving that considers multiple perspectives and actively identifies creative solutions to address individual and systemic challenges.

  • Adaptability: The ability to adapt and respond to change effectively. This includes engaging in continuous learning, maintaining a solutions orientation, and proactively seeking opportunities to be supportive of change that best serves our mission.