Accepting applications until the position is filled.

Youth Coordinator


Reports to: Executive Director

Time Commitment: Full time (40 hours per week), Salaried

Compensation: $32,000 - $37,000 annually

Note: This this is a one-year grant-funded position. Continued employment beyond that year is dependent upon the availability of grant funds.

Overall Job Description

The Youth Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing youth engagement in Emmett Till Interpretive Center programming, including collaborating with young people in the development of an Emmett Till curriculum. The coordinator will work with a team to recruit young people (ages 14-25) and will plan and lead youth programming about Emmett Till, civil rights history, and racial justice today. The Coordinator will be responsible for supervising two part-time youth educator fellows.

Major Responsibilities & Duties

  • Recruit young people (ages 14-25) from the community and across the state of Mississippi to engage in Interpretive Center initiatives

  • Plan educational activities and trips for young people about Emmett Till, civil rights history, and racial justice today

  • Lead and supervise educational and leadership activities with young people

  • Develop schedules and timelines for youth programming and engagement

  • Evaluate youth programming and make recommendations for improvement

  • Solicit and report on feedback from young people regarding curriculum development and other ETIC programs

  • Supervise and collaborate with two youth educator fellows (part-time) on the curriculum project

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop ETIC youth initiatives and to engage young people in all of our work

  • Track data on youth participation and aid in grant reporting

  • Communicate and coordinate with the curriculum development team

  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with community partners

  • Collaborate with ETIC team regarding Interpretive Center programming

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field

  • 2+ years of prior experience working with youth ages 13-18 years old

  • Knowledge of and commitment to principles of racial justice

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize projects to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute complex events

  • Excellent leadership skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office

Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, 401k plan and employer matching contributions, and paid time off. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to