CommonBond Communities

Youth Program Coordinator

Location
Oakdale, MN
Posted
Jan 23, 2023
Closes
Feb 22, 2023
Ref
YOUTH002250-4
Contact
CommonBond Communities
Category
Education
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

Home is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has 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.”  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 consider joining our team.  

Why CommonBond Communities?:

  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral program
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee recognition and rewards program
  • A respectful and growth-oriented workplace
  • A chance to make a difference in the community!
  • Ongoing training and professional development

CommonBond Communities invites qualified applicants to apply for the Youth Program Coordinator position at our Granada Lakes Townhomes property in Oakdale, MN. 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.  Responsibilities may shift to meet resident youth needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Coordinate school-year academic support programs for youth in grades K-12.
  • Coordinate academic enrichment and community exploration activities during summer and school-year breaks.
  • Collaborate with Academic Coordinator, volunteers, and others to coordinate the implementation of individualized learning goals and intervention plans for youth
  • Interview, train, and guide staff and volunteers
  • Engage parents/caregivers through regular communication, family nights, conferences, and other techniques to promote parents/caregivers as the primary leader of their child’s education.
  • Facilitate engagement between parents/caregivers and schools.
  • Focus on evaluation and continuous quality improvement
  • Work collaboratively within department and other departments

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Available to work M-Th 2pm-7pm (minimum)  plus additional hours for program planning and administration

  • Associate or bachelor degree in related field or at least three years’ experience in a related field.
  • Two years’ experience in youth program development and management.
  • Knowledge of community resources and service networks.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working within diverse communities, which include people of various ages, gender, sexual orientations, national origins, income levels, ability levels, religious affiliations, races, and languages.
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment with both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to network and develop community partnerships.
  • Experience utilizing MS Office and web based programs.
  • Be Certified in CPR and First Aid or have the ability to become certified within six months of starting position.

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Bi-lingual in English and Somali, or English and Oromo.
  • Experience in early literacy and youth literacy programs.
  • Experience conducting program evaluations.
  • Experience recruiting and working with volunteers.  

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to open and close file drawers.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to file documents.
  • Ability to type data into a computer.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Must be willing and able to travel between assigned sites.

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