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Youth Ambassador

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Date Posted 12/14/2016
Working Title Youth Ambassador
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Spring
Job Type Student
Job Category Other
Federal Work Study Required? No
Job Summary

The University is seeking a student employee for its Mechanicsburg Office. The Youth Ambassador is an individual who has had involvement with the child welfare system as a youth. This position brings a youth and foster care perspective to the various state initiatives of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (Resource Center) in efforts to enhance child welfare practices for better outcomes for children, youth, and families. The Youth Ambassador must be willing and able to appropriately share personal experiences as a youth involved with the child welfare system. The Youth Ambassador functions as a member of the Organizational Effectiveness team and the Statewide Quality Improvement Department.

Job Requirements

Must be in or have been in foster care or other child welfare placement (e.g. group home), preferably as an older youth, and must be enrolled in a post-secondary university, college, or technical school in the Southeast region of Pennsylvania. Must be willing and able to appropriately share personal experiences as well as the knowledge of and connection to other youth’s experiences while living as youth in placement.

Must have excellent analytical, problem solving, writing, and collaboration skills. Must be able to facilitate meetings and make presentations to large groups such as universities, counties, state government and other public and private human service organizations.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Regular travel to the Mechanicsburg, PA office and the ability to travel throughout the state are required.

Note: Position is located in the Southeast region of Pennsylvania.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

For full consideration, apply on-line at and attach a cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation, and writing sample addressing your placement experience in the child welfare system (foster care or other placement setting). The position will be posted until filled.

For more information about the Resource Center, visit us at

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Hourly Pay Rate $12.00
Anticipated Number of Openings 1
Anticipated Hours per Week
Anticipated Weekly Schedule
Campus Mechanicsburg
Primary Work Location 403 East Winding Hill Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Posting Number S-03992-P

Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently a University of Pittsburgh student or were you enrolled in the previous or upcoming semester?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) award?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents