Youth Leadership Coordinator (Long Island)

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Youth Leadership Coordinator (Long Island)

Rural & Migrant Ministry Inc.

December 2023

Here is an opportunity to work with one of the most innovative

Youth Empowerment Programs in the Country.

The Youth Empowerment Program of Rural & Migrant Ministry seeks a creative and experienced full-time Coordinator to help us develop a youth leadership program on the eastern end of Long Island.

We are looking for a Coordinator who is dedicated to empowerment and social justice. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who sees her/himself as both an educator and a leader.

The program is a part of a state-wide program that has been on the cutting edge of rural youth leadership development for over thirty-five years.

The program is a part of Rural & Migrant Ministry (RMM.) Founded in 1981, RMM is a state-wide organization that stands as a committed ally with those who work for justice in the rural and farmworker communities of New York State, with a primary focus on developing leadership skills and opportunity for youth. Our Mission Statement lays out our focus clearly and succinctly:

Rural & Migrant Ministry works for the creation of a just, rural New York State by: nurturing leadership; standing with the disenfranchised, especially farmworkers, rural workers and their families; and changing unjust systems and structures

The Coordinator works alongside youth leaders as they build VOLIY (Voices of Long Island Youth), a high school leadership development program that works for social justice through the production of podcasts. The Coordinator is also responsible for developing a regular middle school program that introduces rural participants to justice, as well as a summer youth program that involves Camps and Institutes for middle and high school students.

The position has several fundamental components including:

  • Supervising and coordinating staff, volunteers and interns within the Program
  • Appreciating the rural setting and driving great distances on a regular basis
  • Having a vision, as well as honoring the vision of the members – seeing this endeavor as as a partnership with the youth leaders
  • The ability to work in collaboration with the other members of the Center’s team to ensure that all of the goals of the Center are being met.
  • The ability to effectively balance several efforts at once
  • Comfort in working with allies in the faith, labor, business, and social justice realms

Requirements of the Position include:

  • A deep appreciation of young people and their capacity to bring about justice.
  • Experienced in youth empowerment and experiential education
  • Committed to social and economic justice in the midst of disenfranchised communities, with a specific focus upon dismantling adultism.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Strong interest in working with faith and labor communities
  • Creative and flexible - realizing that this is more than just a '9 to 5' job and able to work some evenings and occasional weekends as well as a commitment to extra-curricular summer camps and institutes
  • A strategist with strong interpersonal, networking and organizing skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent speaking skills
  • Willingness to live on the east end of Long Island (The position is based in Riverhead)
  • A driver’s license

This is a Full-time position with flexible hours and days. Compensation includes:

  • Salary of $65,000
  • Full Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Four weeks vacation
  • Contributions to a Retirement Plan (403B)

RMM’s Global Non-discrimination Policy provides that we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, color, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, pregnancy, covered veteran status, protected genetic information and/or political affiliation.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Laura Lecour, Managing Director

Rural & Migrant Ministry

PO Box 475

Cornwall on Hudson, NY 12520

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