Request for Qualifications: Youth Storytellers Project Co-Facilitator
The Road Map Project is a collective impact initiative that began in 2010 to boost student success from early learning to college and career in seven King County, Washington school districts. It is a multisector network with the goal of increasing equitable policies and practices in our education systems so that every child and youth in South King County and South Seattle, particularly those who are low-income or of color, can thrive in their education, communities, and life. The Community Center for Education Results (CCER) is a nonprofit created to serve as the Road Map Project’s backbone organization. The team provides data, research, communications, program, logistical, and other supports in service to the initiative.
The Youth Storytellers Project is a project to hire, train, and collaborate with South King County and South Seattle youth as expert consultants for communications projects, to engage them in anti-racist education work, and to resource them to elevate their own stories and their community stories.
Scope of Work & Timeline
The scope of work will support CCER in co- project management and co-facilitation of the Road Map Project Communications Youth Storytellers project. The contract will last from May 31 – September 10.
The co-facilitator role is estimated to work ~60 hours over the 14 weeks of May 31 – September 10.
- Project planning (estimated 15 hours): May 31 – June 20
- Project facilitation (20 hours program time; estimated 20 additional hours for prep, organizing, and mentorship): June 21 – August 27
- Project evaluation (estimated 5 hours): August 27 – September 10
The essential functions of this role are:
- Participating in regular planning meetings with CCER Staff Co-Facilitator.
- Co-facilitating 10 two-hour cohort meetings for Youth Storytellers.
- Co-managing project implementation, admin, and capacity.
- Supporting Youth Storytellers with individual communications projects as needed.
- Participating in evaluating processes and outcomes of the project
- Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist work
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting youth leadership, disrupting adultism, and appreciating the value of youth perspectives and ideas.
- Experience working directly with youth, especially in partnership with and for youth of color
- An understanding of how media (written, visual, or otherwise) can perpetuate harmful narratives about people of color, and how to dismantle them and build new constructive narratives.
- Knowledge of how to employ community voice (feedback, stories, etc.) to drive change and shift narratives.
- Knowledge of justice-driven communications strategies
- Knowledge of the education/nonprofit communications and media sector, including knowledge of social media.
- Ability to collaborate with a multitude of project partners.
If interested in this opportunity, please submit an email with a subject line of “Youth Storytellers Co-Facilitator [Your Last Name]” to email@example.com. Please be sure to include the following qualifications:
✓ Cover Letter as attachment
✓ Resume or CV as attachment
✓ In the body of the email, include where you saw the position posted
Please direct any questions to Julie Feng, Senior Communications Strategist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priority application deadline has been extended to 5:00PM (Pacific Time) on April 21, 2021.