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    The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is launching a year-round program designed to help you (must be 16-24 years old) grow as a community leader and prepare for future work and career opportunities. Through SYEP, you will build your job-readiness skills, explore new careers, and complete a summer internship in the Seattle area. The goal is to increase your ability to pursue careers that pay well and have meaning, as defined by you!  

    Our year-round model runs from October 2019 to August 2020.


    Mockingbird Society King County Network Representative

     The King County Network Representative provides support to the Public Policy & Advocacy Program, specifically in its work on youth and young adult homelessness in King County. The focus of this project is expanding youth voice in King County homelessness policy work, with the goal of ensuring that the King County campaign to reach functional zero homelessness centers young people with lived experience in its policy and planning efforts. The Network Representative will work closely with the Public Policy Coordinator in meeting the goals and objectives of this project. The successful candidate will demonstrate peer leadership; professionalism; maturity; accountability; creativity; presentation, public speaking and facilitation skills; and the ability to work as a member of a team.

    • Experience with, and/or commitment to having, race equity, social justice, and LGBTQ/cultural competence be a workplace priority.
    • Demonstrated peer leadership ability.
    • Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor at all times toward a variety of youth, foster parents, community members, donors, legislators, etc.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills; presentation, public speaking, and facilitation skills.
    • Good punctuality & attendance and the ability to produce quality, on time deliverables.
    • Basic computer skills and some familiarity with computer software such as Adobe and MS office, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Excel.
    • Ability to accept constructive feedback on work performance and to work effectively as part of a team.
    • Must be a current or former foster youth (foster care/kinship care/group care/residential treatment), or have experienced homelessness.
    • Age requirement: 14 through 26.