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Alumni Social Worker
Job Description

The Alumni Social Worker is a position with three primary responsibilities: supporting the academic, professional, and social/emotional needs of the Rocking the Boat's 15 Program Assistants (former students employed part-time to assist in leading Boatbuilding and On-Water programs); maintaining relationships with the broader community of Rocking the Boat alumni in order to support their personal, academic and professional development; and gathering information on all alumni in order to evaluate the long-term impact of Rocking the Boat's programs.
    Duties Include:
  • Meeting regularly both individually and in groups with Program Assistants, offering help academic, financial, and social/emotional guidance
  • Making regular contact with alumni to help ensure that they stay in college or professional programs and get the support they need
  • Providing alumni with clinical services such as individual counseling and assisting in development of short and long term goals
  • Supporting and managing the Alumni Leadership Committee in helping to organize regular events and workshops for the larger alumni community (about 500)
  • Managing the Rocking the Boat Alumni Facebook group as a primary outreach tool
  • Gathering information to keep alumni records as complete and current as possible in order to evaluate Rocking the Boat's long-term impact
  • Working collaboratively with the two other Rocking the Boat Social Workers to create sustained services for alumni
  • Registration as a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)
  • Three years of post-graduate strongly preferred
  • Experience working with high school and college aged youth
  • Experience with college placement and financial aid applications
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • A valid driver's license
    Rocking the Boat offers:
  • Full-time position, salary commensurate with experience
  • Full benefits package
  • Weekly external clinical supervision
  • Opportunity to work with a creative, well-funded organization committed to community development and youth empowerment
Please email cover letters and resumes to Liz Lindgren at