MyCom is Hiring: Youth Council Development Contract Consultant

April 12, 2022

As a MyCom community, a staple identifier is the Neighborhood Youth Council. The Youth Council is the driving youth voice for change within that MyCom Community. Young people from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in the MyCom Youth Council. If you have a passion for children and young adults, you are committed to helping our children and young adults be successful, and you can work independently-Apply Now!


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Position Description

As a MyCom community, a staple identifier is the Neighborhood Youth Council. The Youth Council is the driving youth voice for change within that MyCom Community. Young people from all walks of life are encouraged to participate in the MyCom Youth Council.

The Purpose of the MyCom Youth Council is as follows:

  • To provide meaningful input into the decision-making processes;
  • To serve in an advisory capacity for the neighborhood Steering &Mobilization Teams in the development of goals and objectives, and to assist in organizing the growth of positive youth programs and activities in the neighborhood; and,
  • To gain valuable leadership and community service experiences.

An active MyCom Youth Advisory Council ensures that services, programs, and supports in a community meet young people's needs and desires.

An effective MyCom Youth Advisory Council defines projects that help achieve systems change that benefit the youth and the community.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we lost many active youth councils throughout the MyCom Network due to the inability to interact face to face; because of this, MyCom has an opportunity for a Youth Council Consultant. In addition, a manual and overview of the MyCom Youth Council will be provided.

The Key Deliverables for the MyCom Youth Council Consultant are as follows:

  • 8 – 10 Established Youth Councils in the Neighborhoods identified;
  • Conduct the first meeting with the Established Youth Council;
  • Solidified Lead partner/agency for the Youth Council meetings; and,
  • A solidified calendar with dates and times for all future meetings.

This project has a dense timeline of 90 – 120 days upon acceptance of the contract.
The contract pays $20,000 - $25,000.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify and recruit 20–25 youth in 8–10 MyCom communities;
  • Establish a Youth Council in areas where none exist;
  • Work with the MyCom Regional Coordinator to identify a lead/facilitator to conduct regular MyCom Neighborhood Meetings;
  • Work with MyCom Network local agencies, schools, and other relevant stakeholders to develop an integrated advocacy and programming model to ensure that the services provided to students and families are effective;
    • Work to educate the host on the challenges presented by COVID 19:
      • Masks, Sanitizing stations;
      • Virtual alternatives if needed/requested; and,
      • Program capacity to allow for social distancing.
  • Establish ongoing communication with partners;
    • Communication includes phone calls, site visits to partners, and hosting introductory sessions to engage new partners, as needed.
  • Implement continuous quality improvement processes and strategies, using existing data and work with partners to collect new data about youth programming in the region;
  • Work with contracted Lead Agencies to ensure full implementation of all facets of MyCom strategy;
  • Act as the representative of MyCom to and for partners;
  • Document the commitment and participation of partners to ensure compliance with MyCom community partner requirements; this includes reviewing all sign-in sheets, agendas, and other appropriate documentation from service providers; and,
  • Be available to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

This position will serve as the significant connector for youth in the community- as well as network resources support, and must be proficient and astute in the following:

  • Relationship management;
  • Youth Engagement and Development;
  • Youth Council functions;
  • Project management;
  • Meeting management and facilitation;
  • Training and team leadership;
  • Able to identify, track, and leverage existing Youth Councils; and,
  • Cultural humility and principles of equity and inclusion.

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Testimonials

  • “MyCom Youth Development Initiative aims to engage via education, such amazing out-of-school opportunities as they recognize that youth who are bullied are more likely to feel disconnected from school."
    Curtis Benjamin
  • "MyCom has extended hundreds of youth exceptional opportunities to grow, expand their knowledge and express their voice in so many ways. I can honestly say that the youth are not the only ones who are learning, growing and having wonderful exposure opportunities. This adult is a beneficiary of countless blessing as well."
    Brenda Pryor
    MyCom Coordinator
  • "It was amazing, and really made me think of my community more, and how I can change it"
    Brandan Newton
    Anton Grdina FLOW Participant

MyCom will enact our mission with race and equality at the forefront of our work as we always have. We will use our thought-leadership, funding, advocacy, and network to redesign service delivery. Together we will rethink infrastructure and create solutions that eliminate access to healthcare, cyclical poverty, access to quality education, housing stability, and other barriers that have impacted black lives.

13815 Kinsman Rd, Suite 104
Cleveland, OH 44120
P: (216) 905-0803
info@mycomcle.org

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