The Humanities Council of Washington, DC has presented SOTC for almost a decade to hundreds of young people. It emphasizes one of the Council’s core beliefs that effective leadership can be cultivated through a curriculum that combines humanities concepts with skill building. SOTC encourages young people to view their city, their country and their world in new ways and prepares them for leadership. We currently have Facilitator and Intern positions available. All SOTC programs, whether presented by humanities grantees or planned by the Humanities Council maintain three core concepts:
- Use humanities ideas, disciplines and concepts to help youth understand themselves and the human experience.
- Provide tools to encourage youth to improve themselves and the world in which they live.
- Produce confident, service-oriented leaders with increased communication and critical thinking skills.
Position Title: Soul of the City –Program Facilitator
Reports to: Programs and Marketing Manager
Duration: 32.5 Hours per week (30-June – 8-August), Up to 15 hours will be required for the weeks preceding and following (23rd -June and 11th -August), the aforementioned program weeks.
Deadline to Apply: June 10, 2014
Position Summary: The Facilitator will direct the Soul of the City youth-leadership development program as a Summer Youth Employment work-learn experience steeped in the Humanities. The facilitator is responsible for leading and supervising 30 youth as they participate in work-learn experiences and activities. The Facilitator will also be tasked with the following duties:
- Plan, arrange and execute activities as outlined by the program plan
- Lead participants in a variety of program activities from workshops, discussions, fieldwork research to field trips
- Maintain order and encouraging positive and healthy behavior of participants
- Supervise program assistants/interns
- Submit weekly progress, time and attendance reports to programs and marketing manager or other designated person
- Document thorough and complete records of program activities
Qualifications and Skills: Incumbent should be enthusiastic, outgoing and have a passion for working with youth particularly in urban centers. Candidate should also have:
- Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully work in an environment with economic, racial, ethnic and gender diversity
- Direct service experience working with DC adolescents/teens
- Demonstrated educational, programming and facilitation skills
- Technical: Computer proficiency is a must. Experience with Digital Humanities tools such as Omeka and knowledge of Word Press.
- Must complete background check
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in History, English, Education or other Humanities/Education based discipline.
How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on June 10, 2014
Position Title: Soul of the City – Intern
Reports to: Program Facilitator
Salary: Unpaid Internship
Duration: 27.5 Hours per week (30-June – 8-August)
Position Summary: The intern will assist the program facilitator with the Soul of the City youth-leadership development program as a Summer Youth Employment work-learn experience steeped in the Humanities. The intern will be responsible for on and off site program planning, administration, and coordination. The duties may include but are not limited to:
- Assist with facilitation or Facilitate workshops, discussions and field trips
- Guide program participants with their assigned tasks
- Coach participants to exude positive and healthy behaviors
- Track and compile attendance, time and weekly progress reports
- Manage a small group of program participants
Intern will also be responsible for other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills: Incumbent should be energetic, outgoing and have a passion for working in youth-development environments particularly in urban centers. Candidate must be an upper level undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a History, English and/or other related degree. Lastly, the candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team and pay great attention to detail.
Technical: Computer proficiency is a must! Web skills around Word Press a plus!
How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Deadline to apply is June 16th.