The Choice Program at UMBC provides mentoring and advocacy services to young people—primarily Black and Latinx--throughout the central Maryland. We utilize an anti-racist, community-based, family-centered approach in order to promote high quality outcomes for young people and families. We engage in a collaborative process of service: where young people set goals for themselves and are held accountable by supportive adults along the way. Our approach to youth development is grounded in applied critical race theory and culturally responsive, trauma-informed, restorative practices. We strive to be an anti-racist organization grounded in several core values: holistic development, the belief in humans, dismantling hierarchies, and youth-centeredness.
This position will work on the Staffing and Training team, which focuses on delivering and supporting quality recruitment, retention, learning and culture-building at The Choice Program for our AmeriCorps members and fulltime staff personnel. This position will primarily support learning initiatives for AmeriCorps members and fulltime staff related to topics in anti-racism and equity.
Candidates should be able to navigate the complexity of facilitating diverse groups of staff/AmeriCorps members through conversations around race and oppression, in an organization that primarily works with Black and LatinX young people. This position requires a dynamic individual who is able to develop and deliver quality trainings, build external partnerships and facilitate internal organizational spaces grounded in restorative practices, strengths-based approaches and collaboration.
A successful Personnel Coordinator will be someone who is passionate about anti-racism, inclusion and building a culture of learning. This person will be able to balance the direct responsibilities of this role while serving on committees and task teams, supporting Choice events and networking with local and national community partners. As a member of this team, this position has great potential impact on the quality of services Choice provides for youth and families and the ways in which the organization operates. This position directly reports to the Manager of Staffing/Training.
Develops and facilitates training:
● Lead trainer and/or coordination on key AmeriCorps training content related to topics in anti-racism and equity such as: identity and service, responsible community engagement, restorative practices, trauma-informed care, anti-racism and more;
● Lead trainer and/or coordination on fulltime staff training in topics related to anti-racism and equity such as: anti-racist approaches to management and more;
● In conjunction with the Staffing/Training Manager, delivers Choice-specific training content related to service delivery, organizational policy, best practices and more;
● In partnership with Staffing/Training Manager, coordinates small group reflective spaces for AmeriCorps members: updating content, reference materials and ensuring training for facilitators;
● In collaboration with Staffing/Training Manager continue to evaluate and innovate Choice training content and practices to meet the changing needs of AmeriCorps members, staff, and young people;
Builds and maintains external partnerships:
● External communications/coordination with outside trainers and resources for organizational learning and processes associated billing;
● Research and engage with other organizations that strive to be anti-racist in human services to share and develop best practices;
● Alumni engagement: develops a system for tracking Choice Program alumni and serves as point of contact for those wishing to reach out to alumni network;
● Participate in Choice recruiting and outreach events;
Internal partnerships/culture work:
● Intensively collaborate with Choice's Change Team task team: monthly organizational task team that strives to keep anti-racism as the guiding principle of Choice’s work;
● Manage training and development Change Team projects;
● Coordinate and/or facilitate restorative group spaces, responsive spaces to significant news/cultural events, team/interpersonal conflicts, affinity groups and more;
● Assist with onboarding new AmeriCorps members and staff: examines and implements best practices for integration into Choice community and connection to resources, benefits and wellness initiatives;
● Participates in internal Choice team and committee meetings;
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
1 year minimum of experience in human resources, human services, youth development, training facilitation or related field;
Demonstrated experience leading diverse groups of people in race equity/anti-racism training continent;
Ability and experience demonstrating respect, fairness, patience and efficiency when interacting with community members, employees and partners;
Ability to identify and/or anticipate a problem and, when appropriate, identify solutions and implement a course of action;
Strong attention to detail and quality;
Ability to effectively network with others;
Ability to work independently.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by 3/28/21 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Note: This is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Internal Number: 493321
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