Urban Family was founded by Paul and Shantel Patu who are recognized in the Greater Seattle area as youth and family intervention experts, and community leaders. They have frequently been called upon by civic and community leaders to help stabilize neighborhoods under duress; and have mitigated the influence of systemic poverty, oppression, gangs, and youth violence by providing grassroots and collaborative leadership, intervention programs, training, and consultation. Their innovative approach to problem-solving has helped many youths and their families to make life-changing decisions.
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Youth & Young Adult Development Coordinator (YYADC) is responsible for creating an environment through training, group facilitation, coaching and mentoring where young people can engage in learning activities to build skills in self-advocacy, leadership, career development, self-sufficiency, as well as enhance their personal and social skills. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic go-getter who values building community connections and demonstrates experience in effectively relating and empowering youth. **The Youth & Young Adult Development Coordinator must support up to 15 annual events, typically hosted on evenings and weekends (M-F) 5-9pm or Saturdays between 9am-7pm.
- Community Advocacy