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Railroad Street Youth Project

Director/Organizer Community Health Coalition – Position Announcement 

July 2021

Title: Director/Organizer Community Health Coalition

Location: Great Barrington, MA (the Beautiful Berkshires)

Position: Full-time, coordinator

Compensation: $50,000-$54,000, commensurate with experience

Special Benefits: Berkshire Passport ($500 annually for cultural, wellness, outdoor or fitness activities), $5,000 housing benefit (one time)

Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) is a small, youth-founded youth organization dedicated to youth empowerment, in southern part of the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. AT RAILROAD STREET, YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD. They explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. RSYP’s professional staff expertly pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

The position – The Director/Organizer Community Health Coalition is responsible for:

  • Building coalition and sustaining relationships with community partners, key stakeholders, and frontline communities to create and implement a strategic vision for youth community health/substance abuse prevention
  • Oversight and management of core coalition activities including; Kitchen Table Talk parent education series, community meetings and forums leading the Coalition, youth, and community through assessment and strategic planning
  • Convening and facilitating coalition leadership, subcommittees and staff to impact community health
  • Developing public health communications materials rooted in evidence-based research, community values of youth empowerment and intergenerational communication

Core Qualifications – The Director/Organizer Community Health Coalition embodies RSYP’s mission in day-to-day interactions with the community partners and stakeholders, taking a collaborative approach to leadership, assessment and action plan implementation. This position requires a person to have the following core competencies:

  • Strategic planning and grassroots community organizing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to both write clearly and speak publicly
  • Evidenced passion for community health and asset/empowerment-based youth development and matching experience in the field of public health/community organizing
  • Strong skill sets in social justice and cultural competency literacies and experience working across social differences including age, race, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality, and ability
  • Ability to build strong collaborative community relationships with individuals and organizations
  • Availability to work occasional nights & weekends

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to Sabrina Allard, Deputy Director, email hidden; JavaScript is required

RSYP is an equal opportunity employer. People who identify as working class, people of color, multiracial, women, genderqueer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and differently-abled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Railroad Street Youth Project

SBCHC Program Coordinator – Position Announcement 

July 2021

Title: South Berkshire Community Health Coalition (SBCHC) Program Coordinator

Location: Great Barrington, MA (the Beautiful Berkshires)

Position: Full-time, coordinator

Compensation: $30,000-$34,000, commensurate with experience

Special Benefits: Berkshire Passport ($500 annually for cultural, wellness, outdoor or fitness activities), $2,400 housing benefit (one time)

Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) is a small, youth-founded youth organization dedicated to youth empowerment, in the southern part of the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. AT RAILROAD STREET, YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD. They explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. RSYP’s professional staff expertly pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

The position – The SBCHC Program Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Manage Coalition email list and relevant emails with program information, subcommittee updates, and sharing relevant information from outside resources including DPH and the Western Regional meeting.
  • Mentor and supervise Coalition Community co-chairs
  • Plan and implement 3 community forum’s annually (align with logic model and PNA) and support the implementation of Kitchen Table Talk parent education program and expanded use of Talking to Teens video series
  • Conduct regular and ongoing program assessments including survey implementation and input data for regular reporting.

Core Qualifications – The SBCHC Program Coordinator embodies RSYP’s mission in day-to-day interactions with young people and approach to leadership, planning and program development, implementation, and problem-solving. This position requires a person who is:

  • Highly organized with a demonstrated capacity to multi-task projects
  • Evidenced passion for community health and asset/empowerment-based youth development and ability to share it with others.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to both write clearly and speak publicly
  • Excited for and adept in community/peer organizing, event or production planning, recruitment and outreach.
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends.

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to Sabrina Allard, Deputy Director, email hidden; JavaScript is required

RSYP is an equal opportunity employer. People who identify as working class, people of color, multiracial, women, genderqueer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and differently-abled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Railroad Street Youth Project

Senior Mentor Coordinator – Position Announcement 

July 2021

Title: Senior Mentor Coordinator

Location: Great Barrington, MA (the Beautiful Berkshires)

Position: Full-time, coordinator

Compensation: $35,000-$38,000, commensurate with experience

Special Benefits: Berkshire Passport ($500 annually for cultural, wellness, outdoor or fitness activities), $5000 housing benefit (one time)

Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) is a small, youth-founded youth organization dedicated to youth empowerment, in the southern part of the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. AT RAILROAD STREET, YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD. They explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. RSYP’s professional staff expertly pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

The position – The Senior Mentor Coordinator is responsible for

  • Recruit, successfully match, monitor and evaluate youth for matches in the one-on-one mentoring track.
  • Conduct annual mentor recruitment campaign with the goal of recruiting a min of 10 mentors annually, launch and coordinate community mentor support and recruitment network.
  • Leadcoordinate, and recruit group mentoring, 413POC, and oversee Group Mentoring Coordinator. In addition, lead 1-2 group mentoring spaces
  • Co-facilitating sexual health education in local high school and early college settings using the Get Real evidence-based curriculum.
  • Facilitating individual young people in the Drop-in Center and other settings to step into their own empowerment, dream big, problem solve, and identify and connect with resources and supports.

Core Qualifications – The Senior Mentor Coordinator embodies RSYP’s mission in day-to-day interactions with young people and approach to leadership, planning and program development, implementation, and problem-solving. This position requires a person who is:

  • BA/BS degree or comparable experience is strongly desired, preferably in a related field such as psychology, sociology, social work, education or social justice-related field.
  • Experience recruiting youth and adults to programming and working with different personalities strongly preferred!
  • Experience/skills to work across social differences including age, race, socio-economic, gender, sexuality and ability. Experience working in rural communities a plus.
  • Ability to self-motivate and initiate tasks.
  • Experience with volunteer management preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with social media.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs/calendar.

 

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to Regina East, Director of Empowerment and Advocacy, regina@rsyp.org . Applications are due by July 31 and will be reviewed as they are received.

RSYP is an equal opportunity employer. People who identify as working class, people of color, multiracial, women, genderqueer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and differently-abled are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

RSYP’S WEEKLY CLUBS

Our drop-in center is open Monday from 3-5pm and Tuesday-Friday from 3-7pm. Youth host weekly drop-in clubs and meetings on the following days:

MONDAY– Art Club 3-5p, Writers Club 3-5p

TUESDAY– Youth Operational Board meeting from 4-5p,Every other week, we have Intergenerational YOB. Please reach out to regina@rsyp.org for more information on intergenerational YOB dates and times.

WEDNESDAY– Club Book 4-5:30p

THURSDAY– Adventure discovery 3-5, Game Night 5-7p at the Drop-in Center and Q-Club (for queer and questioning youth) 3:30-5 at The Great Barrington Mason Library

RSYP’s first Youth Board meeting of 2017

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Sean talks about his experience!

Last month, Sean McTeigue, and Michelle Kaplan were funded by YOB to attend a fermentation conference by Sandor Katz at the Rowe Conference Center. I asked Sean a few questions about his experience.

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What was your experience like at the fermentation conference? My experience at the fermentation festival was very cool. There were 30 people, all different types of people, and it was always kind of a conversation, or discussion. Lots of time to ask questions. Basically what I learned about fermentation is that you can’t mess up. That there is an endless amount of things you can ferment. Endless possibilities.

Were you the youngest person there? Yes!

What was that like? It was swell, it was like there wasn’t really any age there, it was a cohesive body of folks.

What was your favorite part? My favorite part; of course doing the little fermentation exercises was really exciting. There were lots of cool things, we would all hold hands and sing some song that I never knew, and I was about to explode from laughter, moments like that. It was just cool to be out there, expanding my knowledge.

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Have a conference or training you want to attend? Looking for more young people to attend with you? Come check out YOB on Tuesday afternoons (4-5PM)

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