CommonBond Communities

Youth Program Specialist

Location
Minneapolis, MN
Posted
Nov 21, 2021
Closes
Dec 21, 2021
Ref
YOUTH001744-2_3
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHome is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It\u0026rsquo;s why we\u0026rsquo;re more than housing\u0026mdash;we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services\u0026mdash;because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people\u0026mdash;families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers\u0026mdash;call a CommonBond community \u0026ldquo;home.\u0026rdquo;\u0026nbsp; Our core values are \u003cem\u003eRespect, Integrity, Partnership, Innovation,\u003c/em\u003e and\u003cem\u003e Excellence\u003c/em\u003e. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhy CommonBond Communities?:\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWork-life balance\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCompetitive salary\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEmployee referral program\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eComprehensive benefits package\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEmployee recognition and rewards program\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA respectful and growth-oriented workplace\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA chance to make a difference in the community!\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOngoing training and professional development\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCommonBond Communities invites qualified applicants to apply for the Youth Program Specialist position\u003c/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022color: red;\u0022\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat our Seward Tower East and West properties\u0026nbsp;in Minneapolis, MN.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003eThe Youth Program Specialist works with Advantage Services staff to plan and implement youth mentoring and homework help programs for K-12th graders.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TAS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eK\u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProgram Planning\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePlan engaging enrichment activities for small groups of youth.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIdentify and implement Reading and Math activities to meet individual youth academic needs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWork in collaboration with the team to plan family events, parent involvement activities, field trips, and other programs as needed.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eNetwork with local youth serving agencies\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProgram Delivery\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eProvide homework assistance and academic support to youth during after-school hours, including one to one and small group tutoring/mentoring\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAssist in designing, implementing and managing school release day and summer programming for youth in kindergarten through twelfth grade.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFacilitate small and large group activities.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEnforce guidelines for student behavior in all areas of youth programs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eProvide general support to volunteers assisting with programs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eRecruit youth to participate in programs.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProgram Administration\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eOrganize and maintain materials needed for all youth activities, including snacks, games, books, software, etc.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMaintain accurate records and enter data into online database to reflect daily attendance and program content.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eProduce other program information as needed.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAdvantage Center Program Support\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eProvide residents with referrals to other staff and programs\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWork with team to coordinate and promote special events\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTroubleshoot on-site programs\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCollect program information and articles for monthly community newsletter and calendar.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWork on other duties and projects as directed by the Program Manager/Coordinator.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTeam Participation\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eParticipate in youth program staff meetings and trainings\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWork collaboratively with the site Advantage Services team.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePromote problem solving and creative approaches to program challenges.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMaintain confidentiality.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eParticipate collaboratively with other members of the housing site team.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMaintain productive relationships with residents and resident leadership groups.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePromote positive resident and community involvement in Advantage Center activities.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePerforms other duties as assigned\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003eMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to tutor youth with kindergarten through 12th grade levels of homework.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eExperience working in education, youth development, human services or social services.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHigh school diploma or GED.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAvailable to work M-Th 3pm \u0026ndash; 7pm (minimum) plus additional hours for program planning and administration, up to 25 hours per week.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMust be at least 18 years of age to apply.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to utilize Microsoft Office Software programs including Word and Excel.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAbility to work effectively with people with limited English skills.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePREFERRED REQUIREMENTS\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBi-lingual in English and Somali, or English and Oromo.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePost secondary education.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEducation, experience or training in Elementary or Secondary Education.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\u0022text-decoration: underline;\u0022\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePHYSICAL 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willing and able to travel between sites.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMust be willing to work evenings and weekends as scheduled.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMust be willing to carry a cell phone.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\n\u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e

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