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Youth Initiative Coordinator

Position Type: Internship

Application Deadline: August 31, 2024

Duration: 2024-2025 School Year

Location: UC Santa Barabara or UC Santa Cruz (preferred)

Position Overview


The Youth Initiative Coordinator will assist with developing and growing the GWYI program by collaborating with local K-12 schools within their region. Interns will be responsible for providing youth with the guidance to carry out educational fundraising campaigns within their community to help fund the construction of a Gravity Water system at a selected "sister school" in Vietnam.

This position is part of the Youth Initiative Program and will report directly to the Program Director. Interns will gain valuable experience in team management, outreach, social media marketing, fundraising, and non-profit data reporting.

Youth Initiative Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities

  • School Campaign Team Management (~2.5 hours per week)

    • Engaging with local K-12 schools to secure campaigns for the GWYI program

    • Guiding K-12 school teams in planning and implementing educational fundraising campaigns focused on raising awareness about the Global Water Crisis and Gravity Water’s approach to building clean water systems for schools in developing countries 

    • Hosting one or more meetings with your team to ensure campaigns are on track for success

    • Participating in impact presentations to highlight the results of your successful campaign efforts


  • General Admin Tasks and Participation (~2.5 hours per week)

    • Fulfilling management protocols, including weekly assessment worksheets, strategic project planning, and reporting GWYI campaign metrics

    • Attending 1+ weekly check-in meetings with your manager to ensure campaigns are on track for success  

    • Supporting organizational outreach and awareness efforts through data collection, email/phone calls, attending events, and other tasks, which may include participation in key partnership meetings

    • Creating social media content to promote the GWYI program across multiple platforms


Estimated Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Youth Initiative Coordinator Requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • Passion for facilitating clean water access for global communities

  • Enrollment in a higher education University or College Degree program

  • Some experience and interest in project management, non-profits, and strategic planning

  • Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills


Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiar with G-Suite (Documents, Spreadsheets, Slide Presentations)

  • Experience and interest in K-12 education and mentorship 

  • Leadership experience with ASB, Interact Club, or related programs 

  • Experience in charitable fundraising endeavors


Youth Initiative Coordinator Outcomes

During your time as the Youth Initiative Coordinator at Gravity Water, you should expect to gain experience in:


  • Youth Leadership & Mentoring

  • Strategic Planning

  • Project Management 

  • Team Management

  • Professional Communication

  • Data Reporting

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Fundraising and Event Planning

  • Public Speaking

Ready to apply or have questions? Contact us!

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