Peer Resources Coordinator
California Teaching Credential Required
Posting on SearchSoft Required (www.sfusd.edu/jobs)
- Positions are part-time to full-time. The Peer Resources Coordinator is located at a middle or high school site, and attends meetings and trainings at the Peer Resources main office or other designated locations.
- Support Peer Resources mission, values and goals. Our mission: Peer Resources creates just change in our schools and community through the leadership of young people engaging, training, and advocating for young people. Our goals: Empower youth as agents of change; Transform schools into youth empowerment institutions.
- Recruit and supervise young people to act as peer helpers and leaders.
- Train students in leadership skills including active listening and communication, teamwork, project organizing, giving presentations, and others, through a transformative change framework.
- Train students in content areas from curriculum; for example, drugs and alcohol, violence prevention, STD’s, sexual decision making, peer pressure, unlearning oppression etc.
- Develop and implement projects determined by youth and through a youth development framework, also working in collaboration with Peer Resources leadership and school staff.
- Organize other activities such as support groups, field trips, and after school and lunchtime activities that meet the needs of young people at the specific school site and that meet specific funding requirements.
- Collaborate with relevant on-site teams, the administration, and general school staff to implement peer programs relevant for the young people.
- Complete monthly and yearly reports, participate in evaluation activities, attend monthly staff meetings and periodic training workshops.
- Other duties as indicated by the Executive Director of San Francisco Peer Resources Program.
- Possession of California teaching credential.
- Outstanding experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds and communities and possesses an understanding of issues of oppression and transformative change.
- Committed to a positive approach to youth development and empowerment.
- Strong interpersonal, organizing, and communication skills, the ability to form rapport with youth.
- Experience working in schools or school-based programs preferable.
- Reliable, responsible, proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Minimum of 2 years of coordinating experience with peer youth leadership, e.g. peer mediation, peer tutoring, peer mentoring/advocacy, and peer curriculum development and implementation.
- Minimum of 2 years experience with interactive group facilitation and professional development, as it pertains to youth leadership and youth development (e.g. teambuilding, program development and skill training).
- Recent experience teaching preferable.
- Ability to collaborate with appropriate district and school-based administrators and programs.
- Thorough knowledge of working and communicating with youth-focused community based organizations.
- Knowledge and understanding of social justice perspectives on youth development
- Bi-lingual applicants desirable.
- People of color, LGBTQ candidates, and Peer Resources alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary and Calendar
Salary schedule, benefits, and calendar will be in accordance with current agreement between UESF and the San Francisco Unified School District.
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