We’re hiring! Media Power Youth is seeking an Education & Community Manager to join our growing team.
Media Power Youth is a nonprofit organization that inspires young people to engage with media in thoughtful and constructive ways that support their physical and mental well-being. We partner with schools and communities to invest in youth and sustain them in their journey to find balance in their technology use, such that it enriches rather than compromises their success in school and in life.
Our media literacy programs help students identify strategies for communicating their needs in positive ways. We provide opportunities to learn about internet safety, cyberbullying, managing emotions, anxiety, misinformation, relationships, body image, vaping, and other complex social situations young people experience through discussions and media creation activities. We also support educators and caregivers by providing resources and informational workshops on a variety of cultural topics impacted by media and technology.
Education & Community Manager Position
Media Power Youth is seeking a creative educator to join our team who is passionate about helping young people navigate the challenges and opportunities of growing up in a media-driven world. In this role, you’ll develop and facilitate educational programming as well as build partnerships with schools and youth-serving organizations. You’ll inspire youth through experiential programs that help young people discover their own agency in shaping digital communities and build social-emotional skills. This is a full-time position based in our Manchester, NH office with opportunities to work remotely and on-site with community partners across New Hampshire some days each week.
The Education & Community Manager has a vital role in our growing organization. You will facilitate programming and work collaboratively with our Executive Director on strategic initiatives. While Media Power Youth has a portfolio of existing programs, there is also the chance to build new learning experiences and lead passion projects that help young people use media for good. Flexible hours, professional development, and the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people and their families are just a few of the reasons to join Media Power Youth. Below is a list of primary responsibilities:
- Develop and facilitate learning experiences with K-12 students in-person and online, including our Youth Media Squad and young people attending after-school programs.
- Lead professional development seminars to expand educators’ knowledge of how young people are using media and share instructional resources.
- Collaborate with educational experts and health professionals to design curricula and educational resources and make them accessible to the community through Media Power Youth’s website and events.
- Outreach to schools, child-care centers, public health programs and youth-serving organizations to cultivate youth program and staff training opportunities.
- Gather feedback from workshop participants and identify options for enhancing and/or adding new activities.
- Share program highlights with the community by creating educational content for Media Power Youth’s website, social media, newsletter, and other promotional materials.
- Assist with grant writing and capacity building initiatives by providing insights on program impact and suggesting new offerings.
- Passion for positive youth development and creatively engaging young people in learning about media and technology.
- 2+ years educational experience in either a classroom, after-school, and/or camp setting. Enjoys incorporating traditional media, social media, games and apps to enhance knowledge and build skills.
- Understanding of substance use prevention and mental health interventions and how to facilitate conversations with youth and families on sensitive topics.
- Storytelling, graphic design, and video production skills highly desired to help facilitate youth media creation workshops.
- Ability to work effectively in many different environments and build partnerships with people from diverse backgrounds (ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, professional, generational).
- Flexible, resourceful, and organized. Ability to travel to host organizations to implement programs and adapt their delivery to the unique needs and culture of the host center.
- Strong communication skills (oral, written, and visual). Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite. Comfortable with online collaboration tools, such as Zoom, Jamboard, and Kahoot.
- Willingness to work occasional evenings/weekends as needed to facilitate educational programming and participate in select community events.
- BA and/or Masters in education, public health, media, nonprofit management, or related experience.
$40,000 – $48,000
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Heather Inyart, Executive Director, at email@example.com.