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City of Cambridge Senior Liaisons (5 Temporary Positions), Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP), operated by the Office of Workforce Development (OWD), is a public sector summer employment program serving approximately 700-1000 Cambridge teens every year, giving priority to students eligible for free or reduced lunch. Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Employment, the Senior Liaison will: * Assist youth with online (Trax) applications and troubleshoot application problems * Provide clear information to youth and parents, with patience and respect * Enter data with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency * Complete individual hiring packets with youth using a combination of video and in-person meetings * Help to match participants with job assignments * Assist with staff training * Monitor, evaluate, and support virtual and some in-person job sites * Assist with collection of timesheets and other program documents * Plan and manage special events Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Experience in youth development programming. Excellent computer and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail. Ability to work as part of a team, troubleshoot, and communicate with high degree of clarity and effectiveness. Experience working with diverse youth population. Experience in youth services program delivery. Background in Cambridge youth/education services and workshop facilitation skills a plus. 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. Applicants will ideally be available starting May 10, 2021 until August 27, 2021. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Office environment with fluorescent lighting, air conditioning, computers, and other standard office equipment. Shared office space can be busy and loud. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be open to both in-person and virtual work and adhere to City COVID guidelines. Sufficient mobility to travel back and forth from the MSYEP office to various sites throughout the City. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by 04/26/21. Position will remain open until filled. THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. THE CITY IS COMMITTED TO ADVANCING A WORKFORCE CULTURE OF ANTIRACISM, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Department: Human Service Programs Job Title: Senior Liaisons (5 Temporary Positions), Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) Job Code: X984 Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position Union Affiliation: None Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week; 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Temporary position starting May 10, 2021 through August 27, 2021. POSTING DATE: April 5, 2021 RATE: $17.15 per hour