Liaison, Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP)

City of Cambridge, MA

About The Department of Human Service Programs:

The Department of Human Service Programs (DHSP) creates and coordinates services that enhance the quality of life for Cambridge residents. Driven by the needs of residents, DHSP's extensive services and programs touch almost every sector in the city: from newborns to senior citizens, from school-aged children to homeless families, from non-profit organizations to local employers.

About The Role:

The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP), run by the Office of Workforce Development (OWD), is a municipal summer employment program serving nearly 900 Cambridge teens every year. Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Employment, the Liaisons (formerly Counselors) will support a caseload of 25-40+ Cambridge teens at various summer employment worksites.


* Support 25-40+ youth at worksites.

* Keep daily reports on each youth and worksite.

* Act as a link between MSYEP teens and worksites by building positive relationships with teens and worksite supervisors.

* Participate in committees to plan events and activities.

* Maintain clear records of youth work hours; collect and organize timesheets and distribute checks.

* Assist in evaluation of program; other program related duties as needed.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Education and Experience

* Must be at least 18 years old and out of high school for 1 year.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Strong leadership skills, ability to work both independently and in a group, familiarity with issues affecting young people.

* Commitment to Anti-Racism ideals and work.

* The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.


* Prior youth counseling and training experience preferred.

* Background in Cambridge services and neighborhoods or history participating in MSYEP a plus.


* Office environment with fluorescent lighting, air conditioning, computers, and other standard office equipment.

* Shared office space can be busy and loud.

* Must be able to lift fifty pounds and participate in activities that require physical exertion.

* Sufficient mobility to travel back and forth from the MSYEP office to various sites throughout the City.

* Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


Please upload the below documents to complete your application:

* Resume

* Cover Letter


Vacancy posted 3 days ago
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