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Outreach Coordinator - Alchemy Skateboarding

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The Outreach Coordinator at Alchemy Skateboarding will build engagement in Alchemy’s programs and services by building relationships with youth and the larger community. This position will assist in general skate shop operations: helping customers, making sales, setting up skateboard equipment, etc. as well as checking in skaters to their skate sessions and getting set up with any rental equipment. Outside of daily operations supporting the skate shop and park, the Outreach Coordinator will work to build community online through our social media channels, sharing updates about the organization and its programs, highlighting community partners and local resources, and helping manage client questions and enrollment processes. The Outreach Coordinator will also help manage volunteers who assist Alchemy’s various programs and classes, making sure volunteer information is tracked and keeping volunteers informed and engaged. This position will work with youth in one-on-one and small group setting to provide coaching and support for individuals to learn to skate.

Service Activities

- Position will include working with youth and children age ranges between 4-21
- Provide customer service to retail clients and skaters enrolled in various camps, classes, and
- Provide assistance during various programs: Supporting instructors and working with youth
learning to skateboard.
- Help design and implement a social media strategy.
- Manage content and correspondence via Social Media Channels (Facebook, Instagram)
- Track Volunteers information and send regular correspondence informing volunteers of updates
and opportunities.
- Research opportunities for Alchemy to table/vend/speak at other local events or workshops.
- Assist in creating visual content to promote programs and skate related opportunities.
- Attend special committee meetings to develop a deeper understanding of operational
- Participate in regular professional development, team-building, and service activities.

Community Need Addressed

Young people often come into contact with the criminal justice system as a result of normal adolescent behavior, such as taking risks and pushing boundaries. Due to institutional racism and implicit bias, this happens more often for Black and Brown youth through the over-policing of communities of color, racial profiling, and disproportionate minority sentencing. The isolation and stigma surrounding criminal justice system involvement create additional barriers preventing youth and young adults from achieving their full potential. Protective factors, such as participation in positive youth development programs and connection to caring adults, can create safe and supportive environments for youth that prevent and reduce contact with the criminal justice system.

Position Outcomes

The Imagine Justice Project is a collaborative Pierce County effort to strengthen youth development and advance equitable, community-centered justice systems. One of the primary strategies of the Imagine Justice program is to leverage AmeriCorps volunteers to build the capacity of local organizations to provide culturally responsive, trauma-informed positive youth development programs, and services.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

- Access to an emergency fund to address financial emergencies that may affect completion of service term - Opportunities to receive discounts on hard goods available through retail skate shop - Opportunities to schedule free access to use indoor skatepark

Education Benefits

Skills and knowledge related to positive youth development

Skills you will gain

Trauma-informed care, adverse childhood experiences, Youth Program Quality (YPQ) methods​, implicit bias​, systemic racism​, social-emotional learning​

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Arts Organization, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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