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No real change happens without brilliant, passionate, people behind it. It takes a village, a united team, a family! In less than 30 years, Harvest House has grown from just 6 beds for men in recovery to over 400, serving 1000+ men, women, young adults, children, and veterans every year. We couldn’t have done this without a team of experienced professionals that know how to love people to their core. Our staff share common values in integrity, professionalism, growth, purpose, and grace, and come to work every day happy to serve others. Joining the Harvest House team is a career opportunity that makes a true difference in our community. 


Youth Advocate

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How This Position Supports Our Vision

The Youth Advocate provides support to homeless youth, ages 16-24, so that they may become and remain stably housed and achieve self-sufficiency. The YA uses creative marketing to reach these youth through social media campaigns, designing promotional materials, coordinating youth-oriented events, interviewing young people to stay up with current trends, writing blog posts and articles that tell their stories, and build trust with this young population. The outreach aspect of this role includes making contact with community partners who can help locate and identify homeless youth and who can provide the support services needed by the youth.

Key Responsibilities
  • Research the needs and desires of youth experiencing homelessness
  • Work with the youth services team to create events and activities that appeal to youth
  • Build and manage multiple social media campaigns to connect with youth
  • Design and create promotional materials to appeal to youth and encourage engagement
  • Use the written word to tell the stories of homeless youth through blogs, articles, etc.
  • Make connections within the community for the purpose partnerships and collaborations in the area of serving youth experiencing homelessness
Expectations and Commitments
  • Full-time hourly position (40 hours/wk)
  • Primarily M-F, 9-5 – schedule is flexible and created by the YA as needed to do the job well and in agreement with immediate supervisor: for example, some evening and weekend times will be needed for planned youth activities created by YA
  • Position has a private office at one of our north Sarasota campuses
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation for transporting youth when needed and for some events as well as for meeting with community leaders for outreach
Ideal Candidate Qualities
  • Outgoing, friendly personality who enjoys meeting and working with all types of people
  • Someone who is passionate about helping homeless youth discover their best future
  • A creative person who understands how to reach a target audience through multiple resources and has the skills to create those paths
  • Someone who is willing to connect with youth to find better ways to serve them

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 – $19.00 per hour

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About Us
Our experience has taught us that housing is just the starting point. The human services sector must offer opportunity for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. This holistic approach is at the core of how Harvest House serves the community.
Erin Minor
CEO/Executive Director
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