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SUMMARY: Safe Place for Youth supports youth, ages 12-25, to transition off the streets and into stable housing situations and employment. Trauma-informed care, peer-led programming, positive youth development and low-barrier programs offered at Safe Place for Youth are seen as a first step to engage youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness into a continuum of supportive services. Safe Place for Youth has been growing steadily and is now at a crossroads at which it seeks to dramatically accelerate growth.
The Social Enterprise Arts Coordinator will coordinate all programming related to the SPY Healing Arts Social Enterprise, Color of Hope Collective. The Coordinator will be responsible for putting systems in place for tracking inventory, updating the social enterprise website and ensuring smooth sale of items. The Coordinator will also engage community members, shop owners and local entrepreneurs to expand the reach of the product line. In collaboration with the Social Enterprise Youth Intern, the Coordinator will be responsible for engaging and communicating with SPY youth artists, coordinating and attending arts related events and classes, and working closely with other contractors and staff to develop products and plans for the future of the social enterprise. This role will also support other needs of the Healing Arts Program as necessary.
Develop and manage art collection and tracking system, along with other necessary systems for a successful business and growth of Color of Hope Collective
Using the feasibility report and business/marketing plan, develop a plan for creating sellable and reproducible product(s)
Identify market for sellable art and schedule classes that generate these items
In collaboration with other program staff, evaluate member needs and requests to identify new workshops and classes to develop sellable art
Collaborate with Garden Manager to align with Garden Program social enterprise items, classes and programs.
Coordinate and plan art shows and other events
Manage social enterprise website and product photography
Search for sustainable funding for Social Enterprise program and Coordinator role
Work with business and marketing partners and volunteers to create short and long term business plan and marketing strategy
Attend quarterly staff meetings and required trainings
Create an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences
Experience or degree in business, art or related field.
2+ years experience in business and system creation, inventory tracking and retail knowledge.
Knowledge of marketing and visual art.
Experience using spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, and Google Drive.
Experience managing website and photography knowledge a plus.
Ability to maintain appropriate, professional and safe boundaries
A self-starter who is prepared to drive innovative solutions for an emerging organization
Ability to work in a fast paced environment that requires effective collaboration with a variety of organizations and individuals
Able to communicate effectively and respectfully in a context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.
Work within established legal and ethical guidelines
1+ years experience providing direct services to high-risk youth preferred
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position and why they are passionate about Safe Place for Youth’s mission to [email protected]