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YELLOW HEART COMMITTEE

About Yellow Heart Committee

Yellow Heart Committee (YHC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization mobilizing to support the holistic mental health of trauma survivors through policy advocacy, education, and community outreach. This is achieved through our pillars of HEART: Healing, Empowerment, Advocacy, Relationships, and Therapy. Yellow Heart Committee aims to create a world where the barriers between people and policy are broken, and survivors of trauma have access to spaces for holistic healing and comprehensive education.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We strive to be an organization that lives into its beliefs around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). We welcome and expect our current and future team members to join us on this collective journey.

Project Summary

We believe that through inclusive, digestible, and relatable mental health education, we can empower future generations to take charge of their personal and communal mental health standards. This will help guide us towards a future where mental health is treated with appropriate attention and care, and earnest dialogues are practiced and participated in through good faith.

  • Creating a generic curriculum for mental health that targets adolescents in California.

  • The curriculum will ensure that adolescents have a greater understanding of the following topics:

    • 1. Overview of mental health, emotional health, and mental illness

    • 2. Facts, statistics, myths, and stigmas surrounding mental health

    • 3. Real world applications

    • 4. Promoting & Maintaining Healthy Relationships

    • 5. Strategies & Resources for coping with mental health struggles

  • Our curriculum plans to address the subjects guided by our pillars of H.E.A.R.T, which are Healing, Empowerment, Advocacy, Relationships, and Therapy.

  • Curriculum designers are expected to meet benchmarks to complete the curriculum by the end of the project timeline.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and collaborate with educators, subject experts, policymakers, and other professionals to develop quality curricula and learning resources

  • Establish feasible timeframes to achieve the goals and objectives outlined in the curriculum

  • Create stimulating lesson plans and recommend interesting additional resources

  • Develop a range of digital resources to optimize classroom learning and ensure ongoing learning outside of formal settings

  • Create supplementary teacher and student guides, as well as resource packs

  • Expand networks of curriculum designers, educators, and other professionals

  • Collect feedback from students, teachers, and clients

  • Monitor student progress and make relevant changes to curriculums

  • Collaborate with other writers, graphic designers, and web designers to create new learning resources

  • Set up tests, exams, and other formal and informal assessments to gauge the effectiveness of curriculums.

Qualifications

Top candidates for this role must have:

  • At least 1 year of curriculum building experience

  • A bachelor's degree

  • Analytical

  • Computer-literate

  • Able to collaborate with multiple individuals at varying levels

  • Effective in written communication

  • Able to establish effective working relationships with teachers and school administrators

  • Creative

  • A leader

  • Experience working in or with schools and/or school systems and/or the orgs that support schools (districts, state agencies, nonprofits, charter management orgs, etc.)

  • Individually manage their own resources and time to deliver client-ready work

  • Operationalize a scope of work (e.g. take big goals and objectives and create a concrete plan)

Preferred candidates will:

  • Hold or working towards an advanced degree in a related field

Expectations of Team Members

  • Effectively Works as a Team Player

  • Builds and supports a cohesive team to accomplish project goals

  • Operates with self-awareness and maintains perspective to support the team

  • Takes responsibility for addressing team challenges

  • Presents information to partners and YHC colleagues in a clear and concise manner, both written and oral

  • Demonstrates active listening skills that demonstrate empathy and understanding

  • Matches communication style to the context and need

Promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness

  • Seeks out, values, and responds to cultures-including perspectives, experiences different from one’s own

  • Understands, anticipates, and plans for the ways that culture impacts our work with both partners and other Mass Insight staff

  • Helps build cultural awareness in other staff

  • Uses knowledge of staff, including their cultural perspectives, experiences, interests, and concerns, to differentiate management; uses knowledge of self to account for how one’s beliefs, values, biases, and work preferences affect one’s staff

Compensation

This is a volunteer position and can be used for resume building and experience.

Please email njohnson@yellowheartcommittee.org with any questions.

If interested, please apply directly using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLBbxg59gSCxg3q3v9-V9EXoWrcRcZIExxONRCmJuLjoRBag/viewform

This link can also be found on our website, https://yellowheartcommittee.org

Applications are due September 20, 2021, and only applications submitted through the google form will be accepted.

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About YELLOW HEART COMMITTEE

Location:

1877 Blue Rock Court, Fairfield, CA 94534, US

Mission Statement

Yellow Heart Committee is a non-profit organization mobilizing to support the holistic mental health of trauma survivors through policy advocacy, education, and community outreach. This is achieved through our pillars of HEART: Healing, Empowerment, Advocacy, Relationships, and Therapy.

Description

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Mental Health
  • Research

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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