Junior Youth Planner

posted May 16, 2017, 2:16 PM by George Cunningham   [ updated May 16, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

All applicants must currently be enrolled in school or homeschooled and be a junior during the 2017-2018 school year. Applicants must also be under the age of 18 and a resident of the City of Hampton. All applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, or disability.

The Youth Planner position is a representation of Hampton’s focus on youth and families. The purpose of the position is to ensure the creation of a positive community for Hampton’s youngest citizens through youth representation in City employment.

The City of Hampton’s Planning Division hires two high school students. These youth are given access to all the same resources as other City Planners. We are looking for one rising Junior. As the senior graduates, a new Youth Planner is hired.

The Youth Planners:

  • Collect, organize and analyze a wide variety of data related to youth including but not limited to: surveys, census data, focus groups, community forums, etc.

  • Provide support to the Hampton Youth Commission, including but not limited to providing staff support to the committees of the Commission.

  • Generate creative and practical solutions to problems.

  • Have the skills needed to interact effectively with youth and adults.

  • Create, update, and implement the Youth Component of the City of Hampton’s

    Community Plan.

  • Make regular presentations to the Planning Commission and City Council.

  • Represent the City of Hampton in local, regional and national conferences.

  • Represent the Planning Division and youth perspective in various ways.

  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings including but not limited to staff meetings,

    Commission work sessions and public meetings, other mandatory meetings.

  • Participate in projects not directly related to Youth activities such as parking and neighborhood studies, inventories, etc.

The position requires an intense two-year commitment. Each Youth Planner works approximately 15 hours a week.

If you have any questions, please contact
Virgil Thornton II:virgil.thornton@hampton.gov or Janaria Lickey: 
Janaria.lickey@hampton.gov / Telephone: (757) 728-5237 
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George Cunningham,
May 16, 2017, 2:16 PM