Careers

Careers 2018-06-21T03:25:56+00:00

Thank you for your interest in employment with Identity.

Identity’s reputation for providing quality services is reflected in its employees, who form an outstanding bilingual team with the expertise to carry out Identity’s mission of serving Latino and other diverse youth with excellence.

Current Openings

Identity seeks a Program Facilitator for Identity’s Parent Leadership Development Program. This position works 30 hours per week, and requires availability in the evenings. Candidates must be bilingual in English and Spanish, and have knowledge of leadership development and power building models as well as an ability to lead a group of adults from a variety of backgrounds.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing sessions alone or with co-facilitators in accordance with the curriculum. Arranges creative and engaging events and activities for program participants.
  • Keeps participants well informed of program activities. Compiles necessary material for program sessions.
  • Establishes and maintains a strong network of professional relationships with school administration, teachers, and staff.
  • Recruits eligible participants to assist with program activities.
  • Performs administrative functions including data entry, filing, and session material preparation.

Identity’s primary goal is to support Latino and other vulnerable youth in making a successful transition to adulthood by providing a range of services that reduce their risk factors, increase their protective factors, strengthen their social and emotional well-being and support their academic and economic achievements. All of our work is grounded in the Positive Youth Development model, supported by intensive case management and counseling, and rigorously evaluated. Identity believes that young people deserve more than one chance and that society is enhanced by diversity.

Click HERE to see the full job description.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to rmendoza@identity-youth.org.


Identity seeks a Community Engagement Specialist: 

Be in on the ground floor of an effort to change the trajectory of thousands of academically struggling Latino schoolchildren. We are looking to fill an AmeriCorps VISTA position to help create and refine our innovative effort to teach Latino parents to advocate for equity in their children’s education. This position is an excellent opportunity for a VISTA Volunteer with a passion for social justice and a drive to make a difference in the lives of immigrant families.

For nearly 20 years, Identity has been serving thousands of vulnerable youth and their families living in high poverty areas of the Washington, DC region. After-school, in the community and on the playing fields, Identity programming helps youth improve social and emotional learning, achieve academic success, and prepare for work.

While Latinos make up more than a third of Montgomery County’s student body, they have the lowest graduation rates. Through community organizing and engagement for change at the school and systems level, Identity seeks to close the widening achievement gap and reverse this trend. Our new Leadership Academy program, Padres Latinos Conectados, is a leadership development and civic engagement program that trains and empowers Latino parents to be more involved in their children’s schooling and promote improvements in the education system and its investment in their children.

Our ideal VISTA thrives in a team environment, is self-motivated, and has good culturally competent interpersonal communication skills with young and old. We are looking for a VISTA with an aptitude for visual design, and an interest in training programs and community organizing. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, publishing software and Photoshop is a plus. The Latino Parents Connected VISTA Volunteer must be bilingual Spanish/English.

Benefits include a stipend of approximately $20,000, enrollment in AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit Program, generous leave, relocation allowance, monthly training and professional development, plus post-service benefits such as an education award and non-competitive eligibility for federal employment for one year.

Please see the official AmeriCorps VISTA listing here:   https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=80551&fromSearch=true

Send inquiries to:  rmendoza@identity-youth.org


Contract Positions

Identity has openings for short-term contract positions. To express interest, please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter to: resumes@identity-youth.org, or to the email address listed in the ad. Please mention where you initially saw the opening. In most cases, applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

English GED Instructor/Tutor, Takoma Park

Spanish GED Instructor, Gaithersburg

Benefits

Identity offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance; and health reimbursement accounts. In addition, we offer a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid holidays, and generous paid time off. As an added benefit, Identity offers several opportunities for professional training.

Identity is an equal opportunity employer.