Penquis

Article Title: Project Coordinator- Youth Engagement

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Penquis, a social services agency serving Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox counties for over 50 years, is seeking a part-time (24 hours per week) Project Coordinator in the Youth Engagement program. This 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 project coordinator 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.  While the position will be housed in the Bangor office, extensive travel will be required to fully serve both Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. 

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.  Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills and be comfortable facilitating groups. 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 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.    

An application form and job description are available from Penquis, 262 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04402; Tel: 973-3500; TDD: 973-3520; from the Penquis offices in Dover-Foxcroft, Rockland, or Lincoln, or from our website at www.penquis.org.  Applications will be 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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