Organizer/Advocate, Asian Youth Empowerment Project (AYEP)

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BPSOS Asian Youth Empowerment Project (AYEP) Organizer/Advocate, BPSOS, Inc.
Posted on: March 26, 2014

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: BPSOS– Delaware Valley is the local affiliate of a national community-based organization serving primarily Vietnamese-American refugees and immigrants. Our mission is to empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity. Our Asian Youth Empowerment Project (AYEP) engages and trains Vietnamese American and immigrant youth to become leaders, critical thinkers, and develop knowledge and skills to work for social change within communities.

The AYEP Organizer/Program Coordinator will work with the local branch staff team to sustain and expand the school year leadership program and summer service learning and internship programming cycles. The AYEP Program Coordinator and Organizer’s main objective in programming is to train youth to investigate social conditions in their communities, analyze issues, articulate their ideas, and work with others for social change. The AYEP Program Coordinator/ Youth Organizer will work with youth to run a service project that addresses community needs and builds relationships. Activities will include facilitating workshops and training sessions, planning and implementing a service project or campaign, coordinating administrative tasks and adhering to grant stipulations, overseeing AYEP interns and work-study students, and building/deepening relationships with local funders and stakeholders connected to the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be committed to working for social change and have experience doing activist, community or grassroots organizing work (either professionally or as a volunteer). Applicants must also be familiar with issues facing communities of color and be committed to working with youth. Excellent communication skills, as well as supervision and organizing skills, are required. Flexibility and willingness to learn from your experience and from others is required. Bilingual ability in Vietnamese is preferred but not required. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.

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