CommonBond Communities

Youth Program Coordinator

Location
Minneapolis, MN
Posted
Dec 22, 2017
Closes
Dec 22, 2018
Ref
17-0164
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Social Services
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
The Youth PrCommonBond Communities is excited to announce the search for a full time (40 hrs /week) Youth Program Coordinator to work at the Seward Tower East and Seward Tower West communities.

Hours: 10am-7pm, hours may vary and must be available 3pm-7pm, Monday-Thursday. Hours may also include required programming hours on Fridays.

The Youth Program Coordinator works with Advantage Services staff to design, develop, implement and evaluate youth programs, manage core youth programs, provide overall on-site volunteer management and support overall Advantage Center operations.

We offer:
Competitive pay
Eleven paid holidays
Benefits the first of the month after 30 days of FT employment
401K
Tuition discounts at Argosy University and Rasmussen College
A challenging, fun, growth oriented work environment
A chance to make a difference in lives of our residents

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS

1) Youth and Pre-K Program Coordination
A. Manage youth programs, including individual tutoring, group activities and small group homework assistance, and pre-K programs.
B. For after-school programs:
i. Assess youth academic needs, resources and successful program models.
ii. Participate in on-going efforts to improve programs and respond to changing needs.
iii. Develop and implement strategies for increasing parent involvement in youth programs and for creating communication between parents and schools via the after-school youth programs.
iv. Establish and enforce guidelines for student behavior in all areas of youth programs.
v. Organize materials needed for all youth activities, including snacks, games, books, software, etc.
vi. Work in collaboration with the team to plan family events, parental involvement activities, field trips, and other programs as needed.
C. Data Collection
i. Maintain records to reflect daily attendance and program content.
ii. Produce other program information and grant reports as needed.
D. Supervise youth program volunteers, including full-time and short-term AmeriCorps members, teen workers, and community volunteers.
E. Partnership Development
F. Work with Advantage Center staff to compile information about pre-K and youth-serving agencies in the community.
G. Facilitate communication and collaboration among partner agencies, including Campfire USA, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts.

2) Summer Youth Program Coordination
A. Manage the Youth summer program to include enrichment and recreational activities.
B. Plan and staff educational field trips for school age students.
C. Supervise Summer Staff including MLC Vistas, volunteers, teen workers, and community volunteers.

3) Volunteer Management

A. Conduct on-site interviews with all potential volunteers and refer to appropriate programs/supervisors,
B. Conduct group and individual volunteer orientation sessions,
C. Monitor multiple information sources regarding volunteers and ensure accuracy. Use this information to create and maintain all necessary reports and schedules for volunteers in all programs.
D. Provide general support to volunteers.
E. Participate in the orientation and training of new youth-serving employees (interns, AmeriCorps workers, temporary program staff, etc.) at the beginning of their tenure.
F. Communicate regularly with Volunteer Coordination staff to ensure that procedures are followed and concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
G. Assist with volunteer recruitment as needed.

4) Resource Development
A. Identify potential partners to involve in youth programming.
B. Identify potential sources program resources (financial, in-kind, volunteers, etc.).

5) Advantage Center program support
A. Provide residents with referrals to other staff and programs
B. Work with team to coordinate and promote special events
C. Troubleshoot on-site programs
D. Participate in identified meetings
E. Support Advantage Center team effort to develop new programs and to create partnerships with members of the larger community
F. Support Advantage Center staff efforts to collect program information.
G. Collect program information and articles for monthly community newsletter and calendar.
H. Work on other duties and projects as directed by the Program Manager.

6) Team participation.
A. Conduct and participate in youth program staff meetings.
B. Work collaboratively with the site Advantage Services team.
C. Participate collaboratively in Advantage Services staff meetings and training.
D. Promote problem solving and creative approaches to program challenges.
E. Participate in site and corporate projects and complete other assignments as requested.
F. Maintain confidentiality.
G. Participate collaboratively with other members of the housing site team.
H. Maintain productive relationships with residents and resident leadership groups.
I. Promote positive resident and community involvement in Advantage Center activities.
J. Maintain productive relationships with owner/affiliate boards and community partners.
K. Participate in ongoing interactions with Resource Development team on volunteer recruitment and placement and fundraising efforts.

7.) Professional Development

A. Develop professional growth plan for continued training.
B. Contribute to professional growth efforts of Advantage Services team.

8.) Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1.) Bachelor’s degree.
2.) Three years experience in youth program development and management.
3.) Supervision experience.
4.) Demonstrated experience working with populations of diverse age, income, race, national origin and disabilities.
5.) Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
6.) Ability to network and develop community partnerships.
7.) Good conflict resolution skills.
8.) Ability to work effectively with people with limited English skills.
9.) Ability to work well in a multiagency and collaborative team environment.
10.) Ability to utilize MC Office Software programs.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
1.) Bi-lingual in English and Somali, or English and Oromo.
2.) Experience in early literacy and youth literacy programs.
3.) Experience conducting program evaluations.
4.) Experience recruiting and working with volunteers.
5.) Knowledge of low income housing programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1.) Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
2.) Ability to open and close file drawers.
3.) Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
4.) Ability to file documents.
5.) Ability to type data into a computer.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

1.) Must have access to reliable transportation.
2.) Must be willing and able to travel between assigned sites.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
1.) Bachelor’s degree.
2.) Three years experience in youth program development and management.
3.) Supervision experience.
4.) Demonstrated experience working with populations of diverse age, income, race, national origin and disabilities.
5.) Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
6.) Ability to network and develop community partnerships.
7.) Good conflict resolution skills.
8.) Ability to work effectively with people with limited English skills.
9.) Ability to work well in a multiagency and collaborative team environment.
10.) Ability to utilize MC Office Software programs.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
1.) Bi-lingual in English and Somali, or English and Oromo.
2.) Experience in early literacy and youth literacy programs.
3.) Experience conducting program evaluations.
4.) Experience recruiting and working with volunteers.
5.) Knowledge of low income housing programs.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1.) Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
2.) Ability to open and close file drawers.
3.) Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
4.) Ability to file documents.
5.) Ability to type data into a computer.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

1.) Must have access to reliable transportation.
2.) Must be willing and able to travel between assigned sites.