Now Hiring: Summer Youth Employment Manager

Summary

In partnership with the Mayor’s YouthWorks program and nine non-profits in Southeast Baltimore, Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation provides neighborhood youth with community-based work experience, job and life skills training and community engagement experience during the summer months to prepare for future employment.

Banner’s Summer Employment Program is a part of the Southeast Youth Collaborative, a group of nine organizations that provides meaningful work experience in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s YouthWorks program, employment training, enrichment and community engagement for older youth living in Southeast Baltimore.

The Manager is responsible for overseeing Banner’ Summer Youth Employment Program. The position requires supervising 4 Supervisor Crew Leaders for 8 weeks. For 5 out of the 8 weeks, there will be 40 YouthWorkers reporting to the site. The other 3 weeks are for training (first 2 weeks), and transition (1 week) at end of program. Applicants must be able to clearly express themselves orally and in writing. The Manager must be able to multitask and coordinate effectively with city agencies and collaborative partners. Must be able develop and execute daily work schedules/enrichment activities.

Duties:

  • Design, develop and implement beautification projects that addresses the varying needs of the community such as but not limited to: green spaces, gardens, tree pit mulching, removing weeds and debris from streets and sidewalks, etc.
  • Plan and facilitate all program activities to meet expectations of program
  • Assist Supervisor Crew Leaders in developing social and life skills through positive role modeling and enrichment activities by using the Skills Builder Curriculum
  • Provide daily work schedules for the weeks
  • Ensure appropriate equipment and supplies are available
  • Partner and work in unison with community organizations in collaborative to provide enrichment and team building activities
  • Collect daily attendance to input into CHARM and facilitate pre-post program survey data/evaluations from Supervisor Crew Leaders
  • Prepare detailed reports on all summer employment activities performed
  • Supervise youth while performing duties assigned
  • Work in unison with staff from Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative as well as Banner to plan, implement and evaluate projects
  • Maintains contact with external agencies, parents and others to assist in resolving problems
  • Attend and participate in all necessary trainings

Employment Standards

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are necessary. Employees are expected to maintain confidentiality, have ability to multi-task, maintain a positive attitude and project a professional image to internal and external contacts.

Employees must be self-directed, anticipating opportunities and challenges before they become a detriment to program. Employees must be energetic and possess the ability to work independently and comfortably among diverse communities. Employees are expected to maintain confidentiality while handling sensitive documents.

Qualifications

  • Experience leading youth in traditional or non-traditional settings
  • Background or training in working with high school age youth
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have ability to work independently and efficiently without direct supervision
  • Good interpersonal abilities-able to interact effectively with co-workers
  • Bachelors preferred, but a minimum of 2 years of post-secondary education
  • Experience planning and implementing programs or projects
  • Experience in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) is necessary
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Pass background check

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Must be able to function under fast paced and hot conditions. Should be physically fit to engage in positive role modeling or demonstrations when necessary. Physical requirements include: standing, stooping, physical activities, and lifting a minimum of 20lbs. Reports to work Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Compensation

The position is temporary, but full-time at 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. Start date is June 11, 2018 thru August 03, 2018. The position pays $20/hr.

How to Apply

Please send a brief email and resume to info@bannerneighborhoods.org.

We’re Hiring!

Supervisor Crew Leader

Summary

In partnership with the Mayor’s YouthWorks program and several non-profits in Southeast Baltimore, Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation provides neighborhood youth with community-based work experience, job and life skills training and community engagement experience in the summer months to prepare them for future employment.

Banner’s Summer Employment Program is a part of the Southeast Youth Collaborative, a group of nine organizations. In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development’s YouthWorks program, these organizations provide meaningful work experience, employment training, enrichment, and community engagement for older youth living in Southeast Baltimore.

The Crew Supervisor’s role is to manage a group of 10 YouthWorkers for 5 weeks. They must be able to clearly express themselves orally and in written format. The Crew Supervisor will also thoughtfully plan, implement, and be able to multi-task various projects.

Crew Supervisor Duties

  • Survey neighborhood green spaces, gardens, parks and surrounding areas for potential improvement projects (such as, but not limited to, tree pit mulching, removing weeds and debris from streets and sidewalks, etc.)
  • Plan daily work activities, ensure appropriate equipment and supplies are available
  • Supervise youth while performing duties assigned
  • Work in unison with staff from Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative and Banner Neighborhoods to plan, implement, and evaluate projects
  • Track inventory of tools and equipment in storage
  • Participate in administering job and life skills curriculum, enrichment activities, and field trips
  • Collect daily attendance and pre/post program survey data and evaluations from the YouthWorkers
  • Prepare detailed reports on activities performed over the summer
  • Maintain up-to-date CPR and First Aid training certification for the duration of the summer

Employment Standards
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are necessary. Employees are expected to maintain confidentiality, have ability to multi-task, maintain a positive attitude and project a professional image to internal and external contacts.

Employees must be self-directed, anticipating opportunities and challenges before they become a detriment to the program. Employees must be energetic and possess the ability to work independently and comfortably among diverse communities. Employees are expected to maintain confidentiality while handling sensitive documents.

Qualifications

  • Experience leading youth in traditional or non-traditional settings
  • Bachelors preferred, but a minimum of 2 years in post-secondary education acceptable
  • Experience planning and implementing programs or projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) is necessary
  • Submit to and pass a background check

Compensation
The position is temporary but full time at 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. The position pays $15/hr. Start date is June 11, 2018. Crew Supervisors must attend orientation from June 11th through June 22nd and be available until the end of programming, August 10th, 2018.

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to info@bannerneighborhoods.org. Indicate “Supervisor Crew Leader”.

Banner Neighborhoods offers excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

Jumpstart Success!

Jumpstart Success

How to get hired (for teens)!

  • Every Tuesday
  • 4:30-6:00pm
  • Enoch Pratt Library (Patterson Park branch)
  • 158 N. Linwood Ave. Baltimore 21224

We connect teens with the professional and leadership skills needed to get hired. Guided by a comprehensive job training curriculum aligned with national standards, we will help you do whatever it takes to reach your job goals.

For more information or questions please contact shahem@bannerneighborhoods.org or call 410-585-8810.

Academic Achievers club

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Academic Achievers includes snacks, educational competitions, field trips and holiday celebrations!

A homework help and literary enrichment program for 1st-4th grade

Mondays & Thursdays
3:00pm – 4:30pm
2911 Pulaski Highway (Banner Neighborhoods)

Register at Banner’s offices or by phone: 410-585-8810

Join Banner Neighborhoods’ Art Club!

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ART CLUB
5th-8th graders only
3:00pm – 4:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
2911 Pulaski Highway (Banner Neighborhoods)

Painting | Designing murals | Field trips | Meeting adult artists | More!
FREE membership!
FREE snack & dinner served

CALL NOW FOR REGISTRATION
410-585-8810

Welcome our new Executive Director

Banner Neighborhoods is pleased to introduce our new executive director, Dr. Robin Truiett-Theodorson.

Robin, a longtime resident of Baltimore, comes to us after an extensive search and vetting process by Banner’s board of directors, staff, and community stakeholders.

A highly qualified and dedicated leader, Robin brings nearly a decade of experience in community engagement throughout Baltimore City to the role of executive director. She has repeatedly demonstrated her skills in program management, fundraising, and in positioning organizations and residents for success.

Although a complete list of her accomplishments is too extensive to cover here, she counts among them her work as neighborhood liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, and as assistant director of community affairs in East Baltimore for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Additionally, Robin served as a program director at the Family League of Baltimore under the B’more for Healthy Babies Initiative, and for many years as a higher education athletic administrator at Towson University, Loyola University in Maryland, Wagner College, and The George Washington University.

Robin has worked for the benefit of Baltimore communities in her free time by volunteering on the boards of Live Baltimore, the Charles Village Community Benefits District and Baltimore City Y Leadership. She has also served as president of the Abell Improvement Association.

As executive director, Robin will helm one of the oldest and most respected community nonprofits serving the residents East and Southeast Baltimore.  We saw in Robin a wealth of experience and a passion for the work we do, and we are confident she will bring fresh energy and ideas to our organization.