About the Opportunity
826 Boston is excited to launch the second year of our Youth Literary Advisory Board (YLAB). There are 10 positions available for YLAB members. Youth Literary Advisory Board members must be
Youth Literary Advisory Board Members are required to work 10-12 hours each month from December 2020 through June 2021. These hours must include attending weekly YLAB meetings. Additional hours will be fulfilled through a variety of activities, including independent projects, 826 Boston-sponsored speaking engagements, tutoring students during After-School or Evening Tutoring, leading and supporting creative writing workshops during February and April breaks, and more.
About 826 Boston
826 Boston is a nonprofit youth writing and publishing organization located in Roxbury, Massachusetts, that empowers traditionally underserved students ages 6-18 to find their voices, tell their stories, and gain communication skills to succeed in school and in life. Our high-impact programs are based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can occur with one-on-one attention, and that writing skills are fundamental to future success.
826 Boston is part of a national network of youth writing centers, founded by the award-winning author Dave Eggers and educator Nínive Clements Calegari, which was voted one of the top 30 companies to work for by GOOD Magazine. Since opening in 2007, 826 Boston has delivered its free youth writing and tutoring programs to more than 25,000 students and has been recognized by The Boston Globe as one of the best places in the city to volunteer. 826 Boston’s youth writers have published their work in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and in numerous award-winning 826 Boston books, including A Place for Me in the World, which was hailed as a “triumph of middle school education” by The Boston Globe. In 2014, the 826 network garnered the American Literacy Prize from the Library of Congress for its pioneering work to eradicate illiteracy in the United States.
*A note about operations during the COVID-19 pandemic: 826 Boston is currently operating remotely and will continue serving students digitally until at least the end of the year. While YLAB members typically spend time working at the EMK Academy for Health Careers Writers' Room located on Northeastern University’s campus, for the safety of our team, our students, and our communities, all work will be virtual until at least January 1, 2021.
What you’ll do:
Application Instructions: If you have any questions, please email email@example.com with the subject line “826 Boston Youth Literary Advisory Board Member.”
Salary and Benefits: $13.50 per hour
This is a non-exempt, part-time, temporary position. 826 Boston is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a multicultural organization. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is Monday, November 2, 2020.
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