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At Common Ground, a truly diverse community of 200 students from 16 different towns experiences a mix of high academic standards, active learning and leadership opportunities, and small school supports that are producing dramatic educational results.
Common Ground -- the nation’s oldest environmental charter high school, creating the next generation of successful college students and powerful environmental leaders -- is seeking a passionate, creative, outstanding Youth Organizer. This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to work at a school that prioritizes leadership development and project-based learning around environmental and social justice issues.
The Youth Organizer is a newly-created part-time position designed to address the organizational need for and commitment to greater student empowerment and engagement regarding systems of oppression, as well as models and tools for resisting and transforming those systems. The position will be responsible for supporting student facilitation of after-school programs and creating spaces for students to reflect and take action together on issues of community, power, oppression, and justice.
This employee will have the chance to:
Together with the CEIO (Co-Creating Effective and Inclusive Organizations) Core Partnership Team, with support from the Student Affairs Manager and Environmental Leadership Manager, the Organizer will identify local opportunities for our students to develop their leadership skills and create change in and beyond our school community.
Common Ground is seeking outstanding candidates with:
We will accept applications from:
This is a part-time position (approximately 40 hours over two week periods during the school year, with the possibility of summer work), mostly during the second half of the school day and after school hours as well as some evenings and weekends for events. This position can be structured as an hourly position compensated at $18 per hour, or a contract with an organization for $15,000 for the school year.
To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to:
Environmental Leadership Manager
Applications will be received on a rolling basis and will begin being reviewed on August 28, 2017. Applicants will be contacted to schedule first interviews in-person or by phone in late August.
Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates who help us fulfill our commitment to building a racially and culturally diverse faculty and staff.
It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment, because of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, mental retardation, and past/present history of mental disorder, learning disability and physical disability.
It is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, marital status, civil union status, national origin, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender in all personnel actions, including recruitment, evaluation, selection, daily interactions, promotion, compensation, training and termination.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended, it is the policy of the New Haven Ecology Project, Inc. and Common Ground High School not to discriminate against protected qualified applicants and employees with disabilities in all aspect of employment.