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WNYIL, Inc. is seeking applications for a Statewide Engagement Coordinator within the Young Leaders and Advocates Network (YLAN).

Reporting to the YLAN Director, the Statewide Engagement Coordinator coordinates network activities including marketing & communications, events, committees, and more! 

This statewide position is open to people with disabilities and experience as a youth in a state system with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience organizing youth advocacy and leadership efforts.


  1. Coordinate social marketing and communications efforts.
  2. Act as staff coordinator for the statewide committees, including the recruitment of members, meeting logistics and recordkeeping.
  3. Act as a lead coordinator for the Statewide Youth Summit and other engagement events.
  4. Recruit membership and ensure membership information is organized.
  5. Build and sustain a network of groups and councils to collaborate and share information.
  6. Coordinate youth/young adult forums and focus groups.
  7. Assist groups in starting and sustaining.
  8. Identify young leaders to participate in statewide, regional and local planning councils.
  9. Organize youth/young adult input for statewide advocacy, as well as helping to increase involvement statewide.
  10. Gather, compile and assess input from YLAN members and the young people the network engages.
  11. Contribute to training and education initiatives, including the development and facilitation of curriculum.
  12. Present and distribute information about YLAN, its mission, policy, agenda and activities.
  13. Serve on committees/councils/taskforces as a representative of YLAN.
  14. Seek input from youth and provide information on all committee work.
  15. Advocate and promote interests of YLAN in the community, state and nation.
  16. Support the reporting and evaluation of the program.
  17. Participate in maintaining a neat, clean and safe work environment.
  18. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

The ideal candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong team leadership and collaboration abilities, and a desire to advocate for the rights of others. Since this position operates remotely with a required ability to travel independently statewide, candidates may be located anywhere in New York State. Learn more about the role and requirements through the posting linked below. 

Click here for the posting.

Closing Date: October 7, 2021 

Cover Letter and Resume Required to: Tina Brown, CHRCOWNY Independent Living, Inc,3108 Main St.Buffalo, N.Y. 

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