Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
 

Full time Site Manager

YWCA Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

Qualified housing professionals are invited to apply for the full time position of Site Manager for a 103 unit SRO owned by the YWCA Cambridge and managed by Wingate Management Company.  The Site manager is responsible for management of all operations associated with the housing stock, supervision and scheduling of administrative and maintenance staff and communicating regularly with clients as well as government agencies.   Minimum requirements include 4 years housing experience in a supportive housing environment, excellent understanding of the needs of low income households and strong experience with subsidy programs and local government agencies.

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and a resume to: Donna Brescia; Wingate Management Company, 100 Wells Ave, Newton, MA 02459 or you may email to dbrescia@wingatecompanies.com.  No phone calls, please.  The YWCA Cambridge and Wingate Management Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers.

 

Girls Only Leadership Development (GOLD) Program Coordinator, Septmber 2017                

Accountability:  Executive Director              

Hours of Work:  approximately 20 per week, with variations, including some evenings     

Location: YWCA Cambridge, Central Square                      

Effective:  Immediately

Mission: The YWCA Cambridge is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM:

The Girls Only Leadership Development (GOLD) program is a free, after-school empowerment program for girls in eighth grade, operated jointly by the YWCA Cambridge and the Office of Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons. The program consists of regularly scheduled workshops, discussions, and field trips related to empowerment, leadership, social justice and life skills. The program offers a safe space for 8th grade girls to grow, learn about and express themselves, to collaborate with their peers, and to connect with women leaders in the Cambridge community.

The program runs from November - May and aims to serve 25-30 girls with the help of a team of mentors and, for the first time this year, peer leaders who have participated in the program previously. Meeting topics will include: gender stereotypes, race and racism, navigating teen relationships, building self-awareness, self-defense, spoken word, networking with women leaders, financial literacy, future planning, and more.

OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION:

The Coordinator plays a lead role in the operation of the GOLD program, ensuring alignment between all the program components, including partner agencies, mentors, program participants   and funders. The Coordinator represents GOLD at all appropriate events and meetings. The Coordinator prepares and delivers program and budget reports to the YWCA Cambridge and to the Office of Mayor Simmons.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a curriculum that is centered on girl’s empowerment and aligns with the YWCA Cambridge mission, “Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women”.
  • Receive and incorporate feedback from Steering Committee, mentors, volunteers, parents and participants.
  • Coordinate regular GOLD meetings, including: securing event space; coordinating with external facilitators and presenters; preparing materials; and acquiring food and drinks.
  • Provide administrative support to the GOLD program, including: managing the program budget; scheduling and preparing for meetings with GOLD Steering Committee, mentors and other GOLD affiliates; preparing and delivering training for mentors and volunteers; communicating effectively via email with GOLD Steering Committee, mentors, and other affiliates.
  • Collaborate with community partners such as the Mayor’s Office, various City of Cambridge departments, Tutoring Plus, IMPACT Boston, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Transition House, Harvard’s Women and Public Policy Program and others.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the GOLD webpage and promotional materials.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with youth and families regarding the logistics and schedule of the program.
  • Promote GOLD in the community and recruit participants through presentations and outreach in Cambridge Public Schools, Charter Schools, places of worship, youth serving agencies and others.
  • Provide support and assistance to other YWCA Cambridge program and service staff as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Independent, flexible, self-starting and creative.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, and management skills.
  • Experience with advocacy, organizing, coordinating events, and building collaborations.
  • Detail oriented.
  • High proficiency with office technology, such as: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, email and phone communication, and basic graphic design.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in girl’s empowerment and leadership, racial justice, and youth development.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings.
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Cambridge community is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience working with girls or equivalent work experience in a program serving adolescent girls. 

Submit Letter of Interest and Resume by end of business on September 28, 2017 to:

 Human Resources, YWCA Cambridge

7 Temple Street, Cambridge 02139 or hrresumes@ywcacam.org

(no telephone inquiries accepted)

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Candidates will be subject to a criminal records check (CORI). 

The YWCA Cambridge encourages applications from individuals regardless of race, color,

ethnic origin, religion, ability and sexual orientation. We thank all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.