The Self-Determination Coordinator role is grounded in YWFC’s approach to personal and structural transformation and is guided by the organization’s principles of Sisterhood/ Siblinghood, Self-Determination, Spirituality, and Social Justice. The Self-Determination Coordinator works to ensure that participants of YWFC’s programs have the support, resources, access, and advocacy needed to support them in their healing journey, as well as accessing their own power and voice to navigate the systems and conditions that impact their lives. The Self-Determination Coordinator works closely with all program staff and program participants, playing a critical role in supporting young cis and trans women and girls, and gender-expansive youth in finding their voice, building self-determination and using their expertise and experiences to advocate on behalf of themselves and others.
The role of the Self-Determination Coordinator is to ensure that youth at YWFC are provided support from a peer-based, restorative justice, culturally grounded, and gender-specific framework and that the organization has the proper resources, support, and partners in place to support this work. They are responsible for conducting initial intakes and assessments, working with youth to identify their needs and strengths, assisting them in developing personal and professional goals, and providing support in accessing community resources, such as housing, child care, educational programs, etc. Additionally, this position is responsible for ensuring that all coaching approaches and methods are in line with the organization’s mission, vision, values, theory of change, methodology, and fulfill grant requirements, YWFC annual goals, and Site goals.
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter by using the form on this page.
We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. Young Women’s Freedom Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every candidate. We do review every submission carefully and we will contact those who we’d like to interview.