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BLACK - Building Leadership And Community Knowledge

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The recruiter will be responsible for identifying young people throughout Chicago that would be a good fit for the Youth Leadership & Development (YLD) program.

Candidates need experience in job placement, workforce development, recruiting, and customer relations.

The recruiter is responsible for outreach, events, and follow-up for the whole recruitment cycle.

The recruiter should be knowledgeable about youth development and able to work with youth from a variety of backgrounds

Job Responsibilities: Identify opportunities to source candidates through events, online platforms, direct outreach and partnerships (e.g. career centers) Foster a set of relationships with partners such as career centers, local schools, and community centers to promote YLD opportunities to future candidates. Directly engage prospective students to inform them about YLD generate interest to apply and guide them as needed through the application process

Plan and execute promotional events to recruit new participants Implement a system of communication (texts, calls, emails, social media messaging, etc.) with individual participants and their families to ensure all interested youth are able to participate in and complete the program

Coordinate and participate in outreach, special events, training, programs, projects, meetings, and other initiatives as assigned

Track participant progress in programs *Qualifications:*Passionate about recruiting a high quality and diverse corps for our students. Anchored in a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Enjoy meeting and engaging with new people. Can support multiple candidates and partnerships at varying stages in the recruitment process. Always seeking to learn, improve and innovate. Demonstrated knowledge of positive youth development and empowerment; experience with education administration and/or student services strongly preferred

Ability to engage students and facilitate educational programs in diverse settings

Ability to self-manage, independently prioritize, solve problems, and effectively handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while taking direction as needed

In addition to the usual service projects and celebration events, we’re encouraging young people to become activists and advocates to address root causes of problems through policy change and challenging everyone to help renew the spirit of democracy and citizenship that’s under threat around the world. Together, we can crack the atom of youth civic power.

Volunteering and service are more important during a crisis than ever.

The MLK Day of Service is observed as a "day on, not a day off." MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a "Beloved Community."

September 11, 2021 is the 20th Anniversary of that tragic day. Join us on 9/11 Day of Service - step forward to serve in a remarkable spirit of unity, honor, and compassion. Remember, even a small act of service is a giant act of patriotism.

Days of Service

9/11/2021 - MLK Day 1/17/2022 - Global Youth Services Days 4/29-5/1

Volunteerism on these days will include orientation and training sessions prior to the day of service.

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About BLACK - Building Leadership And Community Knowledge

Location:

Human Resources Development & Training, Chicago, IL 60649, US

Mission Statement

Building Leadership And Community Knowledge (BLACK)

Description

Building Leadership And Community Knowledge (BLACK) is for African American civic and community leaders who share the common goal of improving the quality of life among African Americans. Our work at the grassroots level is to educate and engage communities and to provide neighborhood-based services and solutions addressing community problems.

Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Group Facilitation
  • Recruiting
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 5-7 Hours per week

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