Join Our Program Team: We're hiring AmeriCorps Members!

Powerful Voices is seeking two, rad individuals to join our team of social justice program facilitators. Would you or someone you know be a good fit? Spread the word!

Powerful Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people who have been socialized and/or identify as womxn, people of all gender identities, and LGBTQ folks are strongly encouraged to apply.



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*Deadline for this position has been extended to June 30th!*

PositionPowerful Choices AmeriCorps Member
Service CommitmentSeptember 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018
BenefitsHands on training and experience. Yearly living allowance, which is distributed bi-weekly over the 11 month term. The pre-tax figure for 2016-2017 is $12,630. $5,815 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.  Optional healthcare while you serve with Notre Dame AmeriCorps.  While a member is serving, they do not make payments on qualifying loans. Childcare assistance for eligible members. 

Overview: The NDA member with Powerful Voices will assist in facilitating school-based groups at Asa Mercer and Denny International Middle Schools and a community-based summer program called Girls Rising for girls ages 12-14. The member will meet with each school-based group at least once a week, in addition to planning monthly individual check-ins with the youth. During the summer, the member will help recruit for the Girls Rising program and then help in leading the program, meeting with the group twice a week.

Powerful Voices’ programs emphasize the cultivation of positive girl culture by working to build a trusting and supportive team with other girls and women. Our curriculum is grounded in research of best practices in youth program quality, violence prevention and youth development fields. Powerful Choices curriculum is focused on healthy relationships to build self efficacy skills to prevent girls from potentially being involved in abusive/exploitative relationships of any kind.

The goals of Powerful Choices programs are to create a space for middle school girl-identified youth to be involved in a supportive community, increase communication skills, develop respect for self and others through the exploration of identity, privilege, and oppression, develop leadership through social responsibility and activism, and to grow through connections with community activists and role models. Our Theory of Change designs programs to be gender specific, strengths-based, prioritize youth leadership and voice, and create safe spaces for young people to explore, share, learn, and grow. Youth also develop 21st century skills such as communication, teamwork, self-expression, and the value of using one’s voice to communicate ideas and opinions so that girls can apply their learning and growth to other experiences in their life.


To ApplyPlease see Powerful Choices AmeriCorps Announcement for instructions. In addition, please send cover letter and resume in one PDF by June 30th to info@powerfulvoices.org.
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PositionEmployment AmeriCorps Member
Service CommitmentSeptember 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018
BenefitsHands on training and experience. Yearly living allowance, which is distributed bi-weekly over the 11 month term. The pre-tax figure for 2016-2017 is $12,630. $5,815 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.  Optional healthcare while you serve with Notre Dame AmeriCorps.  While a member is serving, they do not make payments on qualifying loans. Childcare assistance for eligible members. 

OverviewPowerful Voices is looking to hire an AmeriCorps member who will serve as the program AmeriCorps member to the Employment Coordinator in leading our employment readiness programs. Powerful Voices offers three employment programs per year, two of which culminate in youth-led social justice projects.  Annually, this member will support programs that employ up to 39 young people who identify as girls of color, ages 14-18, from low income communities to meet critical employment readiness and paid experience needs. These young people all live or go to school in Seattle with a focus on the West, South, and Central District. Most if not all participants have been or are being impacted by violence in some way and we work closely but not exclusively with the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI) for program referrals. In each program, young folks are paid a $500-$600 stipend for a six-to-twelve week program. They will meet two to three times a week as a whole group, in addition to having two to three one-on-one meetings with staff to set goals, discuss areas of growth, give and receive feedback, and review job expectations and progress.  

The employment programs emphasize the cultivation of positive girl* culture by working to build a trusting and supportive team with other girls* and women*. Our curriculum is grounded in research of best practices in prevention and youth development fields, designed to be gender specific, strengths-based, prioritize youth leadership and voice, and create brave spaces for young people to explore, share, learn, and grow.  We dive into team building, identity, personal values, positive girl culture, healthy relationships, racism, sexism, homophobia, adultism, and employment readiness skills.  These opportunities develop employable, concrete skills such as public speaking, project management, organization, facilitation, and resume creation.  Young folks also practice soft skills such as communication, teamwork, self-expression, and the value of using one’s voice to communicate ideas and opinions so that they can apply their learning and growth to other experiences in their life.

To ApplyPlease see Employment AmeriCorps Member Announcement for instructions. In addition, please send cover letter and resume by June 20th to info@powerfulvoices.org.

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