Penquis

Article Title: Project Coordinator- Youth Engagement program

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is seeking a full time (36-40 hours per week) Project Coordinator in the Youth Engagement program. While the position will be based in the Bangor office, extensive travel will be required to fully serve both Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. 

The successful individual will have the opportunity to work closely with the Maine Youth Action Network to coordinate engagement and leadership opportunities for youth in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. The successful individual will facilitate youth engagement groups, youth policy boards, and train and engage adult advisors with MYAN curriculum.  Overall program goals include increasing resiliency among youth and reducing youth substance use through positive youth engagement. 

Required qualifications include High School diploma with a minimum of three years’ experience volunteering and/or working with and for young people, specifically in the areas of youth development, youth leadership or direct social services; experience working with teens or at risk youth; and experience with family systems. Preferred qualifications include an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in mental health, social work or related field, experience working within the school setting and collaborating with community groups and providers.  Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills and be comfortable facilitating groups. Must have reliable transportation and the ability to work flexible hours based on program needs.

Upon hire and periodically thereafter, must have background check results that are satisfactory to Penquis and indicate no previous or current record of involvement with child abuse, neglect or exploitation and no disqualifying criminal record or motor vehicle record as outlined in current contract provisions. 

Penquis offers an excellent benefits package and competitive wages.  Apply on line at www.penquis.org or contact us at 973-3500 (TDD: 973:3520) or by email at employment@penquis.org  to request an application and job description. Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter indicating the reasons for your interest in the position.

In accordance with federal regulations, Penquis does not discriminate. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Penquis is a tobacco and smoke-free workplace.

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