Young Storytellers sparks creative self-discovery through storytelling. Our programs highlight young people as the center of their own narratives, emphasize that their stories matter, and celebrate their unique voices as the ones telling them. Young Storytellers works towards a future where young people experience the impact that their thoughts, feelings, and words can have on the world in which they live.
Young Storytellers works with students in elementary, middle, and high school. In elementary school, students write scripts that are completely their own; in middle school, students write monologues about challenges they face; and in high school, students write Public Service Announcements that address important issues in their self-identified communities. Students in each program work with volunteer mentors, and every student gets to see their work performed by professional actors. Young Storytellers programs are designed around Common Core standards, integrate Social and Emotional Learning activities, and include components of Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards.
What Is This Position?
The Program Operations Specialist is an integral member of the Young Storytellers Programs Team. The Program Operations Specialist works closely with all members of the Programs Team, but especially the School Partners Specialist, to ensure that all parts of Young Storytellers’ programs run smoothly and equitably. This highly collaborative role oversees the collection of student and family paperwork, ensures the integrity of the programs side of the YS database, and partners with the YS Volunteer Team so they can be successful recruiting volunteer mentors for programs. The Program Operations Specialist has a keen eye for detail, is a supportive and collaborative team player, and ultimately is passionate about Young Storytellers’ programs successfully carrying out our mission of raising student voices.
What is My Compensation for This Position?
The Programs Operations Specialist is a full time, salaried position with a salary range of $45,000-$60,000, depending on experience and skills. Total compensation includes a health insurance stipend, retirement savings program, and generous paid time off and holiday breaks.
Anticipated start date is June/July 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position is full. Please send the following to [email protected] with the subject line, “Program Operations Specialist / Your Last Name”: