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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: YOUTH COUNCIL LEADER, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
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$14.00 Per Hour



The Youth Council aims to serve as a voice of power for youth in Worcester. The program focuses on amplifying the voices of youth; fostering respect between adults and youth; advocating for youth's social emotional needs to be centered in all spaces serving youth; and motivating each other to grow, play, and thrive in the City of Worcester. The Youth Council Leaders will represent their district and work alongside the Division of Youth Opportunities (DYO) staff to implement Youth Council programming. Council Leaders will meet weekly, engage in trainings and workshops, attend community meetings, recruit youth and facilitate Youth Council general meetings, host and facilitate a series of youth town halls, and develop and implement a final civic/community action project.

The successful candidates will have prior experience in leadership roles at work, school, extracurricular activities, sports, etc.; and will have a strong passion for justice and creating a positive social change in our community. The qualified candidates will possess strong verbal and written communication skills; will have the ability to build relationships and networking skills with youth, colleagues, and community members; ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations; ability to work as part of a team; and the ability to take initiative and follow through on commitments.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

• Prior experience in a leadership role (work, school, extracurricular activities, sports, and/or related field)
• Must be at least a student in the 11th grade (Junior Year) in high school
• Must have an updated physical exam in the past 12 months
• Ability to pass CORI/SORI check

• Experience facilitating and/or organizing youth activities and programming
• Experience working with children and families from diverse cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds and abilities
• Special interest in youth justice
• Worcester Resident

SALARY: $14.00 hourly, part-time, temporary, non-benefitted.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference is given to Worcester residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall, Human Resources, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

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