Youth Organizer

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 3/1/24
  • Job Type Details: Youth Organizer

The African American Roundtable seeks a passionate and self-motivated Youth Organizer to join our team. The Youth Organizer will play a critical role in building campaigns and programs to support the mission of AART to address the needs of youth in Milwaukee. The ideal candidate will be personable, have a strong commitment to young people and social justice, and be able to develop relationships with young people and community organizations. This full-time position requires a willingness to learn from young people, a commitment to building the leadership capacity of Black youth, strong relationship-building skills, and the ability to implement best practices for youth engagement. This person will report to the Campaign and Membership Director.


  • Building campaigns and programs to support the mission of AART and the needs of youth in Milwaukee after year one in the position
  • Embedding AART’s values throughout our youth engagement programming, events, projects, communication, retreats, and political education spaces
  • Providing trainings for one-on-one conversations and managing projects, etc., and coaching that supports skill-building for youth council and participants
  • Learning and practicing AART’s abolition culture and politic
  • Researching and learning the historical youth work in Milwaukee
  • Developing and implementing best practices for youth engagement
  • Working with supervisor and youth council/steering committee to set and track goals aligned with AART’s organizational goals
  • Bringing our most engaged youth participants onto the youth council through events and one-on-one organizing conversations


  • Commitment and passion for AART’s mission of social, racial, and economic justice
  • 1-2 years of youth engagement work
  • Empathetic good listener with a willingness to learn from young people
  • Inclusive leadership that inspires and motivates others to take action and meet goals, while practicing skills taught
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills with Google Suites and Zoom
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage projects and workflow both independently and collaboratively
  • Commitment to learning and development of self that promotes internal and external growth
  • Strong organizational, verbal, interpersonal, and written skills
  • Basic time management skills
  • Attentive to details
  • Sees the dignity in all Black people
  • Experience with cultural organizing. i.e., organizing a community gathering or party
  • Currently lives in Milwaukee or has a lived experience in Milwaukee
  • Available to work flexible hours, including occasional evening and weekend events
  • Helping to support and organize young people by bringing in other young people (relational organizing)
  • Ensuring young people and their leadership are part of AART’s digital, community safety building, and membership efforts
  • Building relationships that build trust


The African American Roundtable is a project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs). The base salary for this position is $50,400 – $55,000 per year, and experience and aptitude will be taken into consideration for negotiating salary. We provide a full benefits package including policies and services that support the employees’ mental and physical well-being, financial security, and familial needs. We also offer mileage and expense reimbursement for required travel and a partial cell phone reimbursement.

Please email your resume and cover letters to Markasa Tucker-Harris, Executive Director, by no later than March 1, 2024.


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