CommonBond Communities

Youth Program Specialist

Location
Edina, MN
Posted
Sep 30, 2019
Closes
Oct 30, 2019
Ref
019-0129_1
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Home is the foundation for everything in life. That’s why it’s been our mission since 1971 to offer quality, dignified affordable housing and life-changing support services. Our model has always been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It’s why we’re more than housing—we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people—families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers—call a CommonBond community “home.”

If creating vibrant, stable communities sounds like important work to you, join us!

CommonBond Communities offers an employee-driven culture that values work/life balance. Our core values are RESPECT, INTEGRITY, PARTNERSHIP, INNOVATION and EXCELLENCE. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please keep reading!

CommonBond is excited to announce an opening for Youth Program Specialist at Yorktown Townhomes in Edina. This position is part-time.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS

1. Program Planning
a. Plan engaging enrichment activities for small groups of youth.
b. Identify and implement Reading and Math activities to meet individual youth academic needs.
c. Work in collaboration with the team to plan family events, parent involvement activities, field trips, and other programs as needed.
2. Program Delivery
a. Provide homework assistance and academic support to youth during after-school hours, including one to one and small group tutoring/mentoring
b. Assist in designing, implementing and managing school release day and summer programming for youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
c. Facilitate small and large group activities.
3. Program Administration
a. Organize and maintain materials needed for all youth activities, including snacks, games, books, software, etc.
b. Maintain accurate records and enter data into online database to reflect daily attendance and program content.
4. Advantage Center program support
a. Provide residents with referrals to other staff and programs
b. Work with team to coordinate and promote special events
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
1. Ability to tutor youth with kindergarten through 12th grade levels of homework.
2. Experience working in education, youth development, human services or social services.
3. Available to work M-Th 3pm – 7pm (minimum) plus additional hours for program planning and administration, up to 25 hours per week.
4. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
5. Ability to work effectively with people with limited English skills.
6. Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Software programs including Word and Excel
7. Associates or Bachelors degree in related field or at least two years experience in a related field.
8. Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
1. Education, experience or training in Elementary or Secondary Education
2. Multilingual
3. Post secondary education or at least three years experience in a related field.

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