CommonBond Communities

Youth Program Specialist

Location
Minnetonka, MN
Posted
Oct 07, 2019
Closes
Nov 06, 2019
Ref
019-0135_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 Crown Ridge in Minnetonka. 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.
d. Network with local youth serving agencies

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.
d. Enforce guidelines for student behavior in all areas of youth programs.
e. Provide general support to volunteers assisting with programs.
f. Recruit youth to participate in programs.

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.
c. Produce other program information as needed.

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
c. Troubleshoot on-site programs
d. Collect program information and articles for monthly community newsletter and calendar.
e. Work on other duties and projects as directed by the Program Manager/Coordinator.
5. Team participation.
a. Participate in youth program staff meetings and trainings
b. Work collaboratively with the site Advantage Services team.
c. Promote problem solving and creative approaches to program challenges.
d. Maintain confidentiality.
e. Participate collaboratively with other members of the housing site team.
f. Maintain productive relationships with residents and resident leadership groups.
g. Promote positive resident and community involvement in Advantage Center activities.
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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