ACI Coaching Fellow

Job Locations US-WA
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/31/2022 2:33 PM)
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A Way Home Washington


A Way Home Washington (AWHWA), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (, is mission-driven to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness across Washington State. AWHWA partners with the state Office of Homeless Youth, philanthropic foundations, advocates, and service providers who support over 13,000 unaccompanied young people experiencing homelessness in Washington. AWHWA leads and coordinates these stakeholders as we work collectively to build a statewide system so that local communities can respond to youth and young adult homelessness in their areas.


About the Fellowship Cohort

We believe that young people with lived expertise should be leading the way to ending youth homelessness in our state, and A Way Home Washington is thrilled to welcome a cohort of Fellows to work across our primary departments: Data & Evaluation, Training & Engagement, Anchor Community Initiative, and Strategic Communications. Over the course of this Fellowship, this cohort will work alongside sector experts to build their expertise and networks, while shaping the next phase of statewide work to end youth homelessness.  The fellowship positions are intended for young people between the ages of 18-24 (at the time of applying) who have lived experience in housing instability and/or homelessness. These four fellows will start at the same time and will collaborate over the course of the project in the following ways:

  • Attend regular cohort convenings to build professional skills and sector expertise
  • Engage & collaborate across teams in peer-learning
  • Access one-on-one coaching from experts in the field
  • Opportunity to travel and attend state or national conferences
  • Engage in mentorship for connecting, support and networking opportunities
  • Collaborate on a cumulative cross-team project
  • Identify and participate in a variety of professional development coaching opportunities as a cohort


About the ACI Coaching Fellowship Position

Reporting to the ACI Youth Engagement Coaching Manager, the Anchor Community Initiative (ACI) Coaching Fellow will be a critical part of the ACI team’s work with nine communities across Washington to reduce and end youth homelessness, centering youth voice in the process. This position will play a key role in working with the ACI team to develop and improve our coaching strategy. An ideal candidate will lead with curiosity, enthusiasm, be excited to talk about new ideas for ending youth homelessness and will enjoy writing, listening to young people, and sharing what they think. By the end of this Fellowship, this person will have gained skills in facilitation, research, project management, continuous quality improvement, homelessness systems and systems change.


There are two primary projects over the course of the year, with lots of flexibility to focus on areas of interest:

  • Capturing and organizing key learnings from communities on innovations and systems changes they are testing to reduce youth homelessness. This could include interviewing coaches and community members about interesting innovations they have tested and writing up case studies.
  • Supporting youth engagement coaching for Anchor Communities by creating resources, facilitating spaces, and cultivating relationships to support communities to engage young people in systems change.


Position Roles & Responsibilities

ACI Strategy

  • Participate in strategic planning and implementation for the ACI, with a commitment to always improving;
  • Work with the Data & Evaluation Team and ACI team to refine the overall coaching strategy and implementation plan, as needed;
  • Thought-partner with the Youth Engagement Coaching Manager on the ACI strategy for youth engagement;
  • Support development of special projects as needed to advance overall AWHWA and ACI goals;


Youth Engagement Coaching

  • Co-Lead youth and young adult specific engagement opportunities at ACI Learning Sessions;
  • Develop resources and training materials based on strategy and interest for communities to build their youth engagement skills;
  • Support the Youth Engagement Coaching Manager on special projects;


Capturing Learnings

  • Develop a strategy for keeping track of community and ACI coaching innovations and learnings;
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups, as needed, to learn more about cool system changes communities are doing;
  • Write case studies, blog posts, and/or articles so other communities can learn about them.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


This position is restricted to young people ages 18-24 (at the time of hire) with lived experience of homelessness or housing instability.


Minimum Requirements

  • Passion for ending youth homelessness, and belief that it is possible;
  • Personal experience of homelessness in youth or young adulthood;
  • Familiarity with local, state, and national issues related to youth and young adult homelessness, and/or knowledge of youth-serving systems and homelessness in general;
  • Ability to organize, set priorities, monitor progress toward goals, and track details;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment;
  • Deep analysis of intersectional systems of oppression and ability to support others on their journey towards more liberated practice;
  • Strong writing skills, or ability to grow writing skills
  • Demonstrates professionalism, good humor, patience, and the ability to handle stress;
  • Appreciative of feedback, excitement and willingness to learn and grow as a professional


Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed Remote in WA State, or Seattle.

Compensation: The hourly rate for this position is $26.41/hr.

Benefits:This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!


TSNE/AWHWA strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/AWHWA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/AWHWA celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/AWHWA's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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