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Youth Advocate

Youth Advocate

Total Job Openings: 1

Job Immediate Start: Yes

Employment Type: Part-Time

Work Hours: Afternoons

Employer Overview

The mission of the Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is to celebrate and strengthen our vibrant community by connecting people and organizations through activities that improve the quality of life for the greater Garrett area. Within this mission we focus on strengthening families, promoting wellness, and developing partnerships. The Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is more than being about families… we are family! We are committed to making a difference in the lives we touch. We do this inclusively… uniquely delivering hope, direction, empowerment, and support bundled in a healthy mix of wellness, education, and fun!

Under the direction of the Director of Youth and Recreation, Youth Advocates assist with the coordination of youth programs. These individuals must maintain high personal standards and adhere to and carry out the mission of the JAM Recreation Center. Youth Advocates are categorized as Part-Time 20+ hours weekly, working a schedule from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Every JAM Recreation Center employee is expected to be: a good listener, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, ethical, helpful, and willing to go the extra mile to exceed the customer’s expectations. We demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, integrity, respect, and responsibility as role models at the JAM Recreation Center and the community at large.

Incentive Compensation

$8.50 - $17.00 hourly

Job Benefits

401K + match
Free JAM Membership - The membership includes free fitness and aquatics classes, access to the pool and spa, access to the fitness center, and discounted rates on rentals and programs.
Warm, collaborative, professional, and inspiring work culture
Competitive Wages
Rewarding Career
Professional Growth Opportunities


Planning and leading engaging educational youth programs, including but not limited to STEAM, College/Career Readiness, Youth Leadership, Literacy, and Recreational activities that align with both the Indiana Academic and Afterschool Standards
Assist the Youth Directors with developing relationships and collaborations in the community in order to promote programs and obtain community input
Assist the Youth Directors with keeping accurate records of student attendance and activities
Assist the Youth Directors with planning and/or executing Family Engagement events for the students of our programs
Assist in and lead the setup and tear down of all spaces utilized in the Youth Initiative programming
Prepare meals for JAM Connect while abiding by the health code as well as food and storage procedure
Abide by the Youth imPACT statements
Interact with youth ranging in grade levels 6 to 12 on a daily basis with excitement, professionalism, and genuine interest
Recognize that youth are ever-changing, and the role of Youth Advocate is to help young people facilitate autonomy, build self-awareness, develop metacognition, and construct identity while providing the support they express a need.
Maintaining a tidy and clean environment for the youth to engage in planned programming and activities


High School Diploma.
18 years of age or older.
Self-motivated and high level of organizational skills.
Experience working in non-profit organizations preferred
Experience working with youth
Strong communication skills with people of all ages

This position requires a commitment to the JAM Center’s mission and its core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring as well as a commitment to building developmental relationships with all members, participants and staff.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume.