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Male Identified 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 Girls and Youth  

About The Job:

This year-round, full-time position provides radical sexual health education to middle school youth (grades 6-8) during the school year. 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.

Contact Plus programming upholds creating a safe space for youth to explore various sexuality topics, as well as develop their own leadership skills and receive mentorship from safe adults. The Youth Counselor position provides direct service to participants at various school locations throughout the week. This person must have the ability to travel between sites.


32-40 hrs/wk Monday – Friday daytime hours; ability to work remotely 1-2 days per week outside of required programming

Shifts and sites vary based on program need

What You Will Do:

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
  • 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
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with key school partners to ensure positive program outcomes that meet the needs of all involved


  • 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
  • Create an efficient process for all administrative tasks to maintain/strengthen partnerships


This position reports to the Contact Plus Coordinator who reports to the Director of Girls and Youth. 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

What You Will Bring:


  • Minimum of two years college or working experience equivalent, and one year of experience working with youth from low-income and inner city families
  • One year of experience planning and facilitating effective, structured groups
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to facilitate and teach comprehensive sexual health education groups
  • Ability to carry out duties independently, as well as in a team setting
  • Ability to work with a variety of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives
  • 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


  • 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

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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: This job description represents the major functions and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary $15.50 to $17.50  
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 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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