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              Unhoused Youth and Young Adult Engagement Navigator

Partners in Prevention Education (PIPE) has an immediate career opportunity for a Houseless Youth and Young Adult Engagement Navigator, working with the Anchor Community Initiative cohort in Thurston County, WA.  The position will support Thurston County in engaging youth and young adults as well as by/for agencies, specifically local LGBTQ+ and POC organizations, to end youth homelessness.


Key Responsibilities

  • Outreach to youth and young adults for the purpose of engaging and recruiting their expertise for the Youth Advisory Board (YAB)

  • Ensuring high-quality youth participation in ACI Core team and community team meetings;

  • Participating in ACI workgroups and subcommittees;

  •  Issuing and delivering stipend payments to young people participating in ACI work

  • Coordinating and organizing YAB meetings, supervising and providing support to YAB members, Facilitate the Youth Advisory Board’s activities; scheduling meetings, ensuring basic needs are met so youth can be in attendance

  • By/For engagement, including but not limited to recruitment and engagement of by/for agencies working to end youth homelessness, with a specific focus on LGBTQ+ and/or POC youth and young adults in the county.

  • Attending relevant meetings

  • Tracking and reporting stipend expenditures to the Coordinators and Admin on a monthly basis.

  • Uplifting the concerns of YYA and By/For organizations for each phase of work. 

  • Work with and maintain good relationships with local law enforcement, businesses, and community partners, through one-on-one interactions, as well as through attending community meetings as appropriate and needed. 

  • Work on research and organizational projects to support the ACI youth navigation team’s work.


Miscellaneous Responsibilities

  • Work with PiPE staff to submit quarterly and Year-End Reports. Maintain open communication with the Board of Directors and stakeholders. 

  • Track, manage, and report on data. 

  • Along with other staff, participate in the maintenance and cleanliness of PiPE, and monitor the space to ensure cleanliness and compliance with PiPE’s expectations, both inside and outside. 

  • Attend the amount of required continuing education annually as outlined in PiPE’s funding contracts.

  • Attend staff meetings and participate in evaluations of self and other staff members.

  • Work with management and other staff to provide training to new staff and volunteers, as needed.

  • Other tasks as assigned.




  • The ability to pass an extensive background check with no history of conviction or perpetration of child abuse or physical harm to another person,

  • Lived experience as a youth accessing supportive services, houselessness 

  • Experience working with marginalized communities, including people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and unhoused people. 

  • A strong understanding of anti-oppression theory and practices, and experience working with this model.

  • Understanding and empathy for the experiences and marginalization of unhoused people.

  • knowledge of sexual exploitation, sexual violence, domestic violence and their intersections with houselessness and marginalization.

  • Experience in prioritization and problem solving.

  • Ability to work independently, as well as comfort taking direction from supervisors.

  • Ability to manage stressful situations.

  • Experience setting and maintaining professional boundaries.

  • Commitment to PiPE's mission and philosophy. A strong desire to advocate on behalf of and in partnership with marginalized community groups in support of equality, non-violence and social justice.

  • This job will require engaging with hazardous waste (with training and proper equipment) and hazardous weather conditions. 



  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Lived experience with survivorship, houselessness, and/or marginalized identities.

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Korean

  • This job may require handling products with artificial scents, lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds of supplies, and walking regularly, including on uneven terrain. 



  1. Submit a cover letter that details your related knowledge, skills and abilities that qualify for the position 

  2. Attach a resume with your work history and education 


PIPE is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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