Communications Coordinator/Youth Organizer, Youth United for Change

Posted by on December 04, 2011

Communications Coordinator/Youth Organizer, Youth United for Change

Posted on: November 18, 2011

Job description: the YUC Communications Coordinator/Youth Organizer is responsible for all of YUC’s multimedia and technology needs as well as organizing youth at 1 school-based chapter.

Required Qualifications

Agreement with YUC mission, philosophy and approach
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, computer skills; knowledge of website technology
Prior experience with Contribute, eTapestry, Google Analytics, Picassa and Constant Contact a plus.
Detail-oriented with good research skills
Ability to work under pressure and independently is a must!
Ability to work with school administrators and teachers
Experience working with inner-city youth
Experience or ready to work in a grassroots, multi-ethnic environment
Understanding of and experience with community organizing
Bachelors Degree in related field or at least 3 years experience in Youth/Community Organizing
Experience with group facilitation and popular education techniques in running and designing interactive workshops
Experience working with office technology (Ex. Microsoft Word, ETO, etc…)
Working knowledge of Philadelphia public education system
“Fire in the belly” for social justice
A lot of patience and a sense of humor!
Experience developing leadership of others
Flexible schedule for weekend and evening meetings, events or trainings a must!!


Develop and maintain technology for Organizing activities, including systems for disseminating policy updates and calls to action through eTapestry, Contribute, Constant Contact, and excel spreadsheets for entire YUC membership base and allies.
Creates and distributes monthly electronic policy alerts using Constant Contact.
Develops and manages agency website to serve as active and interactive policy tool. (Trains other staff on how to use Contribute to edit the website)
Distributes quarterly reports on website traffic.
Maintains data on public policy pages of the website-updating quarterly.
Engage mainstream media to cover YUC events and campaigns
Maintain 1 YUC chapter by recruiting and retaining students through one-on-ones, weekly Chapter meetings including facilitating conversations where youth members are developing and carrying out issue campaigns, devising organizing strategies, preparing and implementing public “actions,” getting media coverage for events and other related activities
Assist in developing and implementing all forms of Youth Development trainings
Maintain ETO database including; providing data needs and ETO training for staff and coordination of ETO partners and data entry personnel
Attend weekly staff meetings, assigned conferences and staff development trainings as well as all week or weekend long youth leadership retreats and attendance at relevant coalition and school district meetings as needed
Submit written material to Executive Director in timely fashion, e.g. reports, data, evaluation forms, assessment forms, work plans
Responsible for maintaining YUC Social Media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and monthly blogging, etc.

A plus: Direct experience with Philadelphia public schools as a former student, teacher, or in some other capacity.

Campaign-based organizing experience


Please send cover letter and resume to, Attn: Andi Perez.

Serious candidates only please!

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