House Manager

Job Title: House Manager

Pay: $45,000 to $50,000

FLSA Status: Full-time with benefits package (health, dental, vision, FSA after 60 days), 80 hours of PTO for the first year with paid company holidays). 

Schedule: Full-time, 2pm to 10pm

Travel: Limited local travel required

Details: This position is slated to start August, 2022

 

Summary: Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout (YEAH) is a Black-led, community-based non-profit supporting teens and young adults in West and Southwest Philadelphia ages 15 to 24 who are impacted by violence. YEAH creates safe and authentic hangout spaces by providing culturally relevant engagement and implementing teen led interventions to address the root causes of violence. Utilizing teen action through peer led mediation and conflict resolution, community engagement, and economic opportunities, YEAH interrupts the cycle of youth community violence. YEAH acknowledges teens and young adults as the experts of their own lives and prioritizes pushing back against oppressive systems and addressing structural barriers that often lead to violence. 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The house manager will be a presence within the YEAH Philly hangout spaces and interact with teens and young adults who come to our space daily. The house manager will have the responsibility of preparing dinner three times per week, playing games or doing activities with young people, assisting with the peer mediation process, safety checks in the space, restocking supplies, laundry of towels and blankets, and organizing the building. This position is expected to be interactive with young people while having the ability and confidence to intervene when something is wrong or when young people need assistance with something around the space. The overall goal of this position is to provide adult love and support at our space where young people can be themselves and be comfortable enough with this person to actively engage and ask for help when needed. 

 

Job Requirements: Valid PA driver’s license and ability to drive personal car and company car are required. Philadelphia resident or residency within 3 months required. High school diploma or GED required. Candidates should have superb interpersonal skills and abilities interacting and engaging actively with teens and young adults who identify as Black. Candidates must have previous experience as a house manager or within residential settings; must know how to take initiative, be action oriented, understand how to be a loving authority presence with young people, have some life and professional experience with providing past community and wrap around support services related to advocacy, social work, or human services; a strong interest in social justice and the ability to grasp concepts around violence, race, and systems; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and good organizational skills. Candidates who identify racially or ethnically as Black or Brown and have been personally impacted by the criminal justice system or violence (directly or indirectly) are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a strong and warm presence within hangout spaces for teens and young adults. 
  • Prepare a home cooked dinner for 15 to 20 people at least three times per week. 
  • Create a weekly menu with young people—ensure groceries are stocked for cooking.
  • Moving around each floor of the space at least each hour in terms of checking the space. 
  • Assist young people with planning health and wellness appointments and goals.
  • Clean and tidy spaces each day as needed (trash emptied, sweeping, kitchen dishes etc.). 
  • Assist with peer mediations within the space as necessary.
  • Intervene when it comes to needed crisis management or helping teens and young adults manage emotions.
  • Actively engage with teens and young adults (games, arts & crafts, activities etc.)
  • Model life skills and independent living for teens and young adults on a day-to-day basis (grocery store errands, finances, etc.)
  • Maintain a daily log of events for organizational leadership. 

 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assisting community members who walk in & need assistance with things like vital documents.
  • Assisting group facilitators as needed. 
  • Assist with organizing trips or activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

To apply, please email resume/CV to teens@yeahphilly.org and use House Manager as the subject line. In your cover letter, please discuss your professional experience working with young Black people in a residential or community setting and how your experience qualifies you to work at YEAH Philly as a house assistant. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an in-person interview. Based on organizational capacity, unqualified applicants or those providing an incomplete application will not be contacted.

 

Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout (YEAH) is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, people with lived experience, disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, YEAH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

 

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Employees will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as assigned by their supervisor.