Global Potential (GP) is a non-profit organization founded in 2007. GP provides urban youth from low-income communities with an 16 month leadership program, giving them the skills and perspective to effect positive change in their lives and communities. Youth engage in leadership training, social entrepreneurship, international cultural exchange and service learning. GP's vision is that as youth develop, communities develop.
We offer our volunteers the opportunity to be exposed to the workings of a small non-profit organization run by exciting and engaged people, and exposure and access to the NGO and international development community and issues. Our organization is an innovative, collaborative and creative one, and we would like the work of our volunteers to reflect that.
Job Title: Summer Youth Facilitator
Job type: Volunteer
Job location:Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic/Haiti
Salary and benefits: unpaid
Commitment hours: 10-15 hours per week; full time while on the trip
Job length: 4 Months
Position reports to: Executive Director, Director of Operations
Global Potential seeks energetic youth workers to help us lead preparatory workshops for our youth team this May (at least one afternoon a week), and to help accompany and lead the youth team in a field placement this summer starting from June 30 to August 18 (either in Nicaragua, or the Dominican Republic and Haiti). We are especially interested in individuals that would be interested in staying involved after the summer, as well. Bi-lingual (Spanish or Haitian Creole) speakers with experience working and living in developing countries are especially encouraged to apply.
Overall responsibility: Facilitate GP’s Summer Program by supporting the youth and guiding them through each stage of participation, both locally and internationally. The staff member will also help with curriculum, clinical work with youth, youth development, evaluation, and needs and impact assessments. They will be an integral part of the team and the daily life of the youth participants.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Run training workshops, type up summaries of trainings, and send out to the team.
- Work closely with GP participants to and provide support for youths’ personal development through weekly individual and group advisory/evaluation meetings.
- Work together as team members and role models with youth on general infrastructure and social development projects in the community, existing projects and new ideas.
- Facilitate participatory dialogue between the community, the NGOs, the youth, and the GP team to ensure empowerment of the community and equal and respectful power dynamic
- Ensure a SAFE and EDUCATIONAL experience for all youth participants.
- Attend conferences, external meetings, or networking events as appropriate.
- Prepare minutes of the meetings and distribute among the staff.
- Work with partners IDDI, CEDESO, Peace Corps, World Vision, the local village Development Associations, the Municipal Government.
- Child Development
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
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