Operation P.E.A.C.E. Northeast, Inc

Requisition ID
2022-21651
# of Openings
3
Department
Youth Engagement & Employment
Neighborhood
Roxbury
Posted Date
5/2/2022 10:51:00 AM
Post End Date
5/29/2022 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
Salary
USD $14.25/Hr.

Overview:

**This position will be: Hybrid | COVID Vaccination Required**

 

Operation P.E.A.C.E. (Partnerships in Education And Community Enrichment) strives to empower youth, families, and seniors by offering a mix of social, education, and technology resources. We opened in Fenway in 2001 with help from then Boston Mayor Menino and Wingate Companies. In 2013, Operation P.E.A.C.E. expanded into the Codman Square area of Dorchester. Our physical space is located within Wingate Companies subsidized housing properties: Noral Housing in Dorchester and Peterborough Housing in Fenway. We utilize our long-standing relationship with both the Wingate residents and the wider communities we serve to engage with youth, families, and senior citizens. OpPEACE is often a collaborative partner in the neighborhoods we serve and has strong connections to fellow non-profits, schools, and residents. In Fenway, our robust "Peterborough Senior Center" serves over 150 seniors three days a week.

 

Our program offerings include enrichment (such as a book club, art workshops, and socialization opportunities); exercise and wellness; and opportunities to engage with the wider community and local government. Through OpPEACE's participation in "Fenway Cares" (a collective of Fenway non-profit organizations that came together in March 2020 to help Fenway residents in need), we help distribute around 300 free food bags twice a month in two locations in the East and West Fens every two weeks. We are also proud to offer opportunities for the community to connect through free events for all, such as our "Silver Linings" projection and "Together Through Art" public art walk and festival. Finally, our Fenway location boasts a high quality, drop-in after school and summer academy for area youth. While we can accept a max of 12 youth at a time in our space, due to Covid-19 we have adapted to physical space restrictions by offering programs outdoors at neighborhood locations and providing "take home" enrichment kits filled with supplies, activities, and resources. In Dorchester, we are proud to maintain partnerships with several neighborhood organizations, including Dorchester Fridge and the Talbot Norfolk Triangle group. Our drop-in after school and summer offerings continue to be the core of our programming in Codman Square, serving up to 15 youth at a time in our physical space. As in Fenway, Dorchester staff utilize wellness calls, "take home" supply and activity kits, and virtual programming to continue to engage with and support youth during the Covid-19 pandemic. Finally, we offer resource building and community programs, including: resource matching, job search assistance, senior citizen enrichment, and community clean ups.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Youth Worker (2) Supervise elementary and middle school aged youth in a drop-in summer program Encourage youth engagement in activities
  • Assist with attendance, paperwork, and activity planning/preparation Marketing & Art Assistant Assist in creating flyers and social media content for the organization and our programs 
  • Revise with support of Director and program staff Post flyers in neighborhood and distribute to local organizations and places of interest
  • Translate promotional materials into other languages Help coordinate and plan a community art project (for example: neighborhood mural or art exhibition) Assist OpPEACE staff with creating and implementing art activities for youth in the community

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

  • Youth Worker (2) Experience working with children in a professional setting, or as a caregiver for younger relatives or friends Responsible and mature;
  • Able to effectively communicate with others Proactive and a problem solver High energy and positive attitude Marketing & Art Assistant Experience with creating graphics or flyers; interest in marketing
  • Experience with creating art and/or working in a community setting Responsible and mature;
  • Proactive and a problem solver High energy and positive attitude Able to effectively communicate with others; bilingual or multilingual youth preferred

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