Posting: Office of Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López Team Coordinator for Team Rocky Jr.

May 1, 2019

Values: Integrity, Equity, Access, Wellness

Vision Statement: A Detroit where every voice is valued. Mission Statement: Promoting a just and thriving Detroit through community advocacy, public service, and inclusive policy.


Under the leadership of Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López and immediate supervision of the Community and Resident Services Managers and Team Rocky Jr. Team Supervisor, the Team Rocky Jr. Team Coordinator holds a position that plays an integral role in the well-functioning of Team Rocky Jr.’s program. As Council Member seeks to enhance the quality of life for the residents in Detroit, the Team Rocky Jr. Team Member supports and assists the Team Leader in all aspects of the program’s implementation.

The position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Main Responsibilities

 Assists in the weekly implementation and facilitation of 6-week civic/community engagement program for 15-25 Detroit youth.

 Supports Team Leader and Manager in implementing clear team goals, communicate expectations, assignments and responsibilities clearly and professionally to youth.

 Supports Team Leader in the preparation of all documentations.

 Assists Team Leader in monitoring the program supplies needs; flags to supervisor when new orders to be requested.

 Ensures communication between youth and direct supervisor is continuous and flawless.

 Helps Team Leader in proactively identifying and finding solution(s) to any unforeseen changes in the curriculum (i.e. weather related changes that may cause a change in the schedule, any last minute trainers cancelations, etc).

 Proactively recognizes high performance and rewards accomplishments amongst youth.

 Coordinates and participates in the cleaning of the office daily.

 Overall, motivates and creates an inspiring team environment with an open communication culture, always encouraging creativity.

 Other duties may be assigned.

Additional duties

Community & Resident Services

 Responds proactively to inquiries, problems, and complaints from members of the community, constituents and other stakeholders.

 Supports staff in all aspects of the District Office, this includes: constituent intake processes, answering phones, etc.

 Inputs constituent cases using VAN (constituent software tool.)

 Supports team members collect, analyze and distribute data for a variety of community related topics or others, depending on the team’s needs.

 Contributes to the planning and initiatives of community outreach efforts.

 Supports team members in maintaining communication within the community team, supervisors and other teams; as well as specifically with the policy team in relation to community, city projects and legislation.

 Participates in community events: i.e. clean-ups, resource fairs, door knocking activities, parades, races, etc.

 Attends Mobile Office hours.

 Other duties may be assigned.


 This position encompasses the supervision of all members of Team Rocky Jr. youth, which varies between 15-25 members, ages 14-19.

Compensation & Length of Engagement

 Compensation will commensurate with work experience. Hourly rate is $12. The position requires 32 hours of work per week. This is for a 7 week engagement (July 1st through August 15th).

Ideal Candidate

 High School Diploma

 Experience working with youth highly preferred.

 Excellent communication skills with youth.

 Good time management skills.

 Ability to work independently and in a group.

 Ability to multitask and prioritize workload.

 Approaches challenges pro-actively and is solution focused.

 Strong work ethic.

 A team player, motivated individual who is passionate about a bright future for Detroit and the wellbeing of its residents.

To Apply:

E-mail a letter of interest and résumé to

Please include “Team Rocky Jr. Team Coordinator” in the subject line.

About Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López

Raquel Castañeda-López, a lifelong Detroiter, made history in November 2013 by becoming the first Latina elected to the Detroit City Council. A social worker by trade, Castañeda-López has over ten years of experience in the non-profit sector and is committed to working for social justice to improve the quality of life for all Detroiters. She developed a strong resident service program, through grassroots organizing and a mobile office, helping residents and businesses cut through the 'red tape' in order to access services and resources. She is working to ensure Detroiters have a voice on City Council championing policies that promote access, inclusivity and equity.

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