Virtual Experience Community Coordinator

Contract, Various Locations

We are seeking a passionate community builder to create a community, plan activities and support our fellows in our new Virtual Experience.

Description

As a Community Coordinator, you will live in the Year On residence and act as part Resident Assistant, Student Life Coordinator, Community Manager, Event Planner, and Mentor/Advisor for the 15-week Virtual Experience offering with Year On. You will interact with students every day, whether that’s passing them in the hallway, chatting with them in the lounge, throwing a community dinner, leading evening discussions and activities, or taking them on an outing in the city. Students will come to you as their confidant, advisor, and advocate.

Our Community Coordinators have been around the block and have a couple years of “adult” life experience under their belt, but are still able to empathize with 18-23 year olds. They enjoy hanging out and having fun with lots of different types of people, and are naturally good communicators, knowing when to talk and when to listen. They are problem solvers and conflict resolvers, from providing well-researched and expert-given guidelines for exploring a city during COVID19 to mitigating fellow disagreements and addressing more serious problems should they arise. They love to organize events and get-togethers; they are creative and enjoy connecting people and facilitating fun. They’ve got the ideas, but also the skills and resources to follow through and execute them.

About Year On

Year On is an experiential education program that guides people to explore who they are, where they want to go, and how to get there. We do this by equipping them with the clarity, self-confidence, and tools they need to bridge any gap they may encounter in their life. We are on a mission to support high school graduates learn about themselves so they are better prepared for college and beyond. We use our coaching methodology to meet students where they are so they can identify what interests them in a proactive way. Our graduates talk about how this program changed their lives, leaving them better prepared for what is ahead, even if they don’t have all of the answers.

The Virtual Experience is designed for students who want to have a big impact, build new skills, and add competencies effectively and conveniently from anywhere in the world. This 15-week program  combines practical real-world experiences and skill building with the support of a coach and community of learners.

Responsibilities

  • Create a positive atmosphere, environment, and experience in the residence building for the students and the cohort as a whole
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate community events, check-in meetings, and wellness events for students in and around the city 
  • Manage a student activity calendar and budget
  • Act as a liaison between fellows, housing partners, and Year On HQ
  • Proactively identify sensitive student issues; know how to de-escalate such issues, and how and when to escalate problems and to whom
  • Be consistently updated on COVID 19 safety procedures and and city guidelines, depending on where you are based and ensure students are following guidelines to the best of your ability
  • Have your own projects that you’re pursuing, whether that is a grad school degree, new business venture, or perfecting a new chili recipe

Required Qualifications

  • Must be 25 years or older 
  • Must be able to work legally in the U.S. 
  • 2+ years experience working with youth ages 18-23
  • 2+ years professional experience of facilitating groups, preferably for young adults
  • Experience living or traveling independently in a larger, bustling city 
  • Demonstrated experience in team building and/or culture creation
  • Demonstrated experience in event planning 
  • Acute attention to detail and superb organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities at once
  • Experience in risk management
  • Must be willing to be accessible to fellows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of their placement
  • Current First Aid certification before the start of the program (Year On can provide this training if needed)


About You 

  • Passionate about experiential education and relationship building 
  • Self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to be flexible and resourceful in new or changing environments
  • Easily and quickly builds credibility and rapport with young adults 
  • Enjoys being a resource for others and possesses strong problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to own continued learning and personal growth
  • Consistently communicative and familiar with online meeting platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Google suite, etc. 
  • Knows how to create a safe and welcoming environment in 1:1 and group settings
  • Background in mentorship; knows how to create authentic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries
  • Open-minded and values community, diversity, and inclusion
  • Knows how to encourage and support physical and mental wellness for young adults; understands importance of self-care in an educational setting 

What’s Included

  • Room and living space access in one of our residence buildings (must live in the building for the duration of the contract)
  • Flight or train ticket to and from assigned city 

Details

  • Dates: August 31-December 22, 2020 (program dates: Sept 8-December 18) 
  • A stipend of $400/week 
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY, Chicago, IL, or Los Angeles, CA (preference may be indicated in interview) 
  • Commitment: typically 20-25 hours per week, in addition to emergency situations as they arise 
  • Timeline includes a one week training session and 2.5 days of wrap up work

How We Work

We are a group of hard-working, fun-loving people who take our jobs seriously but like to laugh along the way. We are passionate about empowering young adults with the skills and know-how to succeed in the real world. Our students inspire us every day and fuel the work that we do.

We are open-minded and open-hearted. We value community, diversity, and inclusion. We live the same values as we teach our students: growth mindset, bias towards action, goal setting, and accountability. We like kind jokes with a side of sarcasm. We are open to feedback and self-improvement. We continually challenge ourselves to become better as individuals, colleagues, and a team.

How to Apply

Submit your resume and a cover letter to jobs@yearon.com with “Community Coordinator Application” as the subject line.

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