Position Title: Community Action Coordinator
Department/Division: Program Team
FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: C5 Manager
Location: Boston & Duxbury

About Crossroads

Crossroads empowers youth to unlock their potential and positively impact the world. At Crossroads, we believe that the key to transforming youth is combining long-term empowerment programs with consistent positive relationships. We provide our students with summer and school year programming that supports them to become economically independent citizens, socially responsible leaders and emotionally connected adults.

C5 New England is our five-year leadership program for 8th-12th graders focused on leadership, community action, and postsecondary readiness. Curriculum is centered on youth agency, experiential learning, and a fail-forward culture. Crossroads is committed to closing equity, opportunity, and college persistence gaps through anti-racist practices and interventions.

Position Summary

This position is a Tuesday-Saturday weekly schedule, requiring some evenings, weekends, and overnight experiences. The Community Action Coordinator will:

  • Implement and adapt Community Action programming during school year events for leaders in Grades 8-12. The Community Action curriculum is focused on social justice, volunteering, and advocacy. The Community Action Coordinator will also support Leadership and Postsecondary events.
  • Curate a running list of community service events in the Greater Boston and Brockton communities.
  • Serve as an Engagement Coordinator for the Hammers (10th graders). Coordinators will have at least one touch point per month with teens in their caseload. Check-ins will focus on goal-setting, social-emotional well-being, and the teens’ C5 commitments.
  • During the summer, the Community Action Coordinator will run the ACT Now Summit, a week-long social justice experience run by the rising 12th graders. Leading up to this, teens select a social justice topic, divide into committees, and run a week of exploration. Following the ACT Now Summit, the Community Action Coordinator will be based at the C5 summer site, Camp Lapham, in an overnight capacity. Potential summer roles include serving as a C5 Team Leader,
    participating in a NOLS course, and running Community Action curriculum.
  • Introduce and support the Medallion Capstone project to rising high school seniors.
  • Support The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) partnership via paperwork collection, Info Sessions, and related programming.
Key Responsibilities

Provide individualized engagement for high school sophomores
  • Establish & maintain relationships with program participants and guardians.
  • Monitor academic progress & support setting and reaching goals.
  • Develop individual action plans for teens who need high level support. Implement support strategies to meet teen needs.
  • Build a culture of success, focused on leadership, community action, and postsecondary success.
  • Work with key partners in the community to continue building our service learning programming.
Implement & adapt Crossroads Community Action programming/curriculum
  • Lead Community Action Pathway events focused on social justice language, community service, and civics.
  • Facilitate curriculum aligned with C5 Outcomes, ACT Framework, & Crossroads Learning Stance.
  • Evaluate curriculum to implement feedback & level ups.
  • Coordinate logistics for all Pathway events.
  • Facilitate year round programming, including weekend events, after-school workshops and significant summer experiences for up to 200 youth at a time.
  • Lead the ACT Now Summit, a week-long social justice conference planned and facilitated by rising high school seniors on a college campus.
  • Support the high school seniors with their C5 Medallion Capstone Project: brainstorming potential projects, connecting teens with resources, & including Crossroads stakeholders.
Track participant plans and postsecondary success.
  • Use Salesforce to track participants’ progress, participation, and outcome measures.
  • Use data to inform advising strengths and areas of improvement.
National Leadership School (NOLS)
  • Lead NOLS paperwork collection.
  • Support NOLS Info Sessions, communications, and session assignments.
Support with C5 selection
  • Attend C5 Info Sessions, Interviews, and Orientations.
  • Support with C5 registration.
Camp Lapham
  • Support the programming at Camp Lapham: running curriculum, guiding youth, managing staff, and participating in programs such as NOLS.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborate across other Crossroads’ departments.
  • Represent Crossroads during C5 Selection, partner meetings, Info Sessions, and more.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Commitment to youth agency, experiential learning, and anti-oppressive practices
  • Interest in social justice education: terminology, volunteering, and civic engagement
  • Dedication to culturally responsive practices with colleagues, families, and youth
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience facilitating programming or workshops for both small and large groups
  • Ability to travel to communities around Boston: a driver’s license is strong preferred
  • Strong communication skills, commitment to collaboration, and attention to detail & deadlines

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field or related experience
  • Experience developing trusting relationships with teens from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in group facilitation, experiential learning, and curriculum delivery
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Bower, Director of C5 New England: lisa@crossroadsma.org.

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