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Youth Leadership Program Associate Posted Jul 18
Grand Canyon Trust , Flagstaff, AZ
Do you believe in the power of young people to create environmental and social change? If you value diverse perspectives, strive for equity, and support young leaders in defending the ecological and social landscapes of the Colorado Plateau, then we have a job for you.

Duties and responsibilities
In this position, you will help the Youth Leadership Program manager to:

Support youth advocacy
-Collaboratively design and facilitate workshops and trainings that discuss regional environmental issues, explore advocacy strategies, equip young people with tangible advocacy skills, and culminate in environmental action.
-Work with local young people (ages 15-30) to support ongoing environmental advocacy initiatives based in science, art, and political action.
-Collaboratively build, facilitate, and recruit for the Grand Canyon Trust’s first Youth Advisory Council.

Coordinate internships
-Conduct research, compile best practices, and implement strategies to align internship program protocols with diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
-Work with Grand Canyon Trust staff to identify program needs and design enriching internship opportunities to fulfill these needs.
-Recruit and select interns, conduct regular check-ins to ensure positive and productive experiences, and provide mentorship, guidance, and logistical support.

Coordinate and lead service-learning trips
-Recruit youth volunteers to participate in multi-day service-learning trips that support scientific research and ecological restoration across the Colorado Plateau, as well as sustainable economic development initiatives on the Navajo and Hopi nations.
-Coordinate logistical elements of fieldwork, including risk management, meal preparation, gear coordination, volunteer transportation, and project work.
-Collaboratively design and implement pre-trip, on-trip, and post-trip curricula that explore Colorado Plateau conservation and environmental justice issues, as well as advocacy workshops that equip students to make environmental change.

-Meet communications goals by working with the Grand Canyon Trust's communications team to write blog posts, acquire earned media attention, and post to social media platforms.
-Meet development goals by organizing fundraisers, identifying and applying for grant opportunities, and working with the Trust’s development team to secure donations.
-Genuinely incorporate youth feedback to adapt and improve the program.

-Belief in the power of young people to enact change and commitment to authentically incorporate youth perspectives in the conservation and environmental movements.
-Experience working successfully with young people who represent a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives to accomplish shared goals through collaborative processes.
-Eagerness and ability to advocate for youth leaders, both within the organization and in the broader community.
-Ability to think critically about the effectiveness of youth advocacy and to adapt initiatives to make it more impactful.
-Commitment to lead with humility when entering communities and working with diverse cultures.
-Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
-Ability to work for three to seven days in a range of field conditions (gear provided).
-Willingness to work long hours, including some evenings and weekends, when in the field. We recognize that many people have familial, ceremonial, or other personal obligations, and will do our best to honor your commitments by allowing for time off and flexible scheduling.

Preferred qualifications
-Experience in education, community organizing, and/or youth movement building.
-Professional and/or lived experience in a tribal community of the Colorado Plateau.

The nitty-gritty
Flagstaff, Arizona.

What's the schedule like?
Forty hours per week.

What is the employment term?
This is a two-year position, with the possibility of extending (contingent upon funding).

Who would my supervisor be?
Youth Leadership Program Manager Maria Archibald.

Application deadline?
The application deadline is August 1, 2018. Interviews will be scheduled during the week of August 6, 2018.

What are the salary and benefits?
$40,000 per annum. Benefits include vacation, holidays, sick leave, individual health insurance, and 401(k) benefits.

How do I apply?
Fill out the online application complete with a résumé, three references, and a statement of interest that conveys your passion and qualification for this work. No phone calls, please.

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