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Contact Plus Lead Youth Counselor  

About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

Category Community Relations  


The Lead Youth Counselor position provides direct service to participants with a focus on inspiring youth to make positive decisions for themselves and their futures. Contact Plus is a sexual health education program that provides young people the tools needed to engage in healthy relationships and be leaders in their community. Much of the curriculum is focused on building the skills needed to engage in healthy relationships, such as: consent in all relationships, naming personal values and respecting the values of others, personal identity/agency - knowing who you are and what you want. 

This full-time position will provide direct service to high school students at our youth advocacy leadership camp during the summer; and lead sexuality education programming for youth in grades 6-8 during the school year. This person will support curriculum development, partnership engagement, and will provide direct service to students.


40 hrs/wk Monday – Friday; ability to work remotely 1-2 days per week outside of required programming.

Shifts and sites vary based on program need


Benefits: We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; Retirement Plan; generous Paid Time Off, FREE YWCA Minneapolis Health & Wellness Membership; reimbursement for Continuing Education and support for Professional Development.

Compensation: The pay range for this position is: $15.50 - $17.50 per hour (depending on qualifications)



Implement Comprehensive Programming:

  • Recruit and maintain program participants by providing program presentations to schools and youth serving agencies
  • Plan, prepare and facilitate/co-facilitate age appropriate and culturally sensitive educational activities utilizing sexual health education curriculum and other Girls & Youth curriculum
  • Able to facilitate a large group of participants, delegate and direct other Youth Workers and Counselors, and make sound decisions in the absence of the Program Coordinator or Director
  • Create and maintain a safe learning environment that is student-centered, mission-focused, and accessible to a diverse student body
  • Support communication with participants and families, and organize and support retention efforts to maintain participants
  • Build and maintain working relationships with school


  • Collect registration forms, participant demographic information, and track program attendance
  • Deliver and obtain program evaluation information from participants for program quality assurance and reporting purposes
  • Maintain the online data management system with a commitment to accuracy and regularity
  • Assist Program Coordinator with continued development of policies, short and long-range goals, strategic planning, and budget expenditures



This position reports to the Contact Plus Coordinator who reports to the Girls and Youth Program Director.  The incumbent will interact with Girls and Youth staff, Minneapolis Public Schools contacts and community organization contacts. Critical relationships will include program participants and families.   

Position Requirements



  • Minimum of two years college or equivalent, and two years’ experience working with youth from low-income and inner city families
  • Two years’ or more experience planning and facilitating effective, structured groups
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to facilitate and teach comprehensive groups focused on sexual health education
  • Ability to carry out duties independently, as well as in a team setting
  • Ability to work with a variety of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to make quick decisions while using good judgment
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Possess current CPR and First Aid certification, or successfully obtain within 90 days of hire
  • Strong belief in YWCA and ability to convey its importance


  • BA or BS in education, youth development, social services, or related field
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Somali, or Hmong
  • Experience in youth programming related to sexual health education and adolescent development
  • Experience with data entry in online data management systems



  • The ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
  • Must be able to travel to various YWCA Minneapolis, Minneapolis Public Schools, and community sites



This job description represents the major functions but not intended to be all-inclusive.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background/reference check.  A criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

YWCA Minneapolis requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) STATEMENT: YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary $15.50 - $17.50 per hour  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Midtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

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