Why does Chill exist?
Chill exists to ensure youth have the skills and experiences to become mindful, independent, and resilient individuals who are able to take on new challenges and welcome growth opportunities; to bridge the boardsport and outdoor opportunity gaps and foster a sense of belonging within acool, authentic, and alternative culture; and tocreateinclusive space and meaningful experiences forallyouth,while being mindfulofrace, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, andother intersecting identities.
How does Chill achieve this?
Revolving around a core value-driven curriculum, Chill programs consist of experiential learning activities, reflection, and discussion, paired with board sport lessons. Chill's six core values provide youth with a foundation and framework for learning and growth, supported and enhanced through on-board progression and adult mentorship. Chill removes all barriers to accessing boardsports by providing participants with everything they need to get after it, at absolutely no cost. New skills gained through boardsport progression and core-value exploration are then directly applied to everyday life, challenging youth to step out of their comfort zone - both on and off their board.
Program & Community Coordinator Job Description:
As the Baltimore Program & Community Coordinator, you will be the face of Chill in your city and will immediately begin building relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve Chill's mission of inspiring youth to overcome challenges through boardsports. You will successfully run all day-to-day operations of a remote, year-round Chill site, including direct facilitation of experiential learning skateboarding, snowboarding, and stand-up paddleboarding programs. In this role, you will report to Chill's Regional Manager in Asheville, NC.
This position is year-round, part time, hourly/non-exempt, 30 hours/week, $19.23/hour, with benefits, starting in October.Benefits package includes health insurance (medical, dental and vision), life insurance (company paid), flex spending, short- and long-term disability insurance (company paid), great parental benefits, 401k plan with company match, and paid-time-off. Other perks include a discounted season pass, product discounts, free demo equipment, ride days, casual work environment, and many more...
• Coordinate all aspects of program management including agency recruitment, agency vetting and application process, volunteer recruitment and onboarding, and managing partner relationships (mtn. resort, skate park, etc.)
• Communicate effectively with youth agencies, volunteers, agency leads and partners
• Facilitate Chill's experiential learning, core value-driven curriculum for varying group sizes, typically 15-45 youth per program, including creation of daily program plans, activities, and debriefs
• Engage and utilize volunteer program mentors and agency leads at each program
• Exceed the standards set in the Chill Quality Assessment (CQA)
• Administer all program performance, agency performance, and program participant evaluation processes
• Organize and maintain all program paperwork and program database records/reports
• Manage, maintain, and organize program gear inventory, gear space, and storage space, including seasonal cleaning, inventorying, and ordering from Chill HQ
• Collaborate with Chill Programs and Operations teams to grow Evolution opportunities for continued access to boardsports
• Represent Chill as a visible ambassador in the community.
• Safely adhere to Chill's COVID-19 Guidelines at all times
• Sustain and grow relationships with existing agencies in order to increase impact locally, deepen community/agency relations, and identify new and sustainable opportunities for partnering
• Conduct outreach for new agencies for broader partnership/collaborative opportunities, with a focus on eliminating barriers to participation
• Build partnerships with agencies, program mentors, and independent contractors through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, aligning with Chill's anti-racism and anti-oppression commitments to ensure that programs are actively engaged in intersectional, anti-racism and anti-oppression work
• Build partnerships with local vendors to support healthy snacks for program (ie. Farmers Markets, Local grocery stores, etc.)
• Meet with Chill Reps monthly to provide support, guidance, and connection
• Conduct community engagement initiatives that support ongoing connection, growth and collaboration (ie. attending community events to promote Chill, hosting appreciation events, etc.)
Development and Marketing:
• Contribute marketing content to Chill's Marketing team for social media and website use, including high quality program photos and testimonials
• Assist with communication and recruitment for Chill's annual Peer-to-Peer fundraising campaign
• Contribute program write-ups for grant applications and reports, and connect local donors/sponsors with Chill's Development team
• Work Ethic/Organization:
• Organized and self-motivated
• Experience working independently, managing time efficiently, and setting own schedule
• Proven ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and prioritize to meet goals and objectives
• Currently lives in the city of hire or has lived experience in that community
• Ability to gain introductory boardsport skills with basic understanding of equipment maintenance (Chill will provide instruction/equipment for learning new skills/sports, basic equipment training, and progression opportunities for sport specific certifications)
• Youth Experience:
• 1+ years of professional experience working with youth in various settings
• Experience working with youth in at least 2 different settings (ie. youth agency, probationary programs, rehab facilities, schools, outdoor education, experiential education, etc.)
• Experience working with youth of diverse identities and backgrounds
• Experience managing and leading groups of at least 20 youth
• Relevant education, training, or experience in social work, psychology, education, recreation, adventure learning, youth program facilitation or similar field
• Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification (Chill will cover this cost)
• Experience recruiting, managing, or leading adults, volunteers and external partners
• Strong communication skills and be able to provide examples of professional communication