the Service Board is hiring.
We are looking for a dynamic and organized youth development professional to coordinate and facilitate our youth programs.
tSB Program Coordinator
Position reopened – Applications accepted until filled (please do not reapply if you have already).
Start Date: Sept. 2014
Salary range $30,000 – $38,000
Full-time exempt position.
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- Coordinate and facilitate the development of relevant and engaging curriculum and weekly programming incorporating Peer and youth Leadership, mentor support and community partners whenever possible.
- Maintain regular records, reports and reflections on community status.
- Manage implementation of the Program Quality improvement plan with the rest of tSB staff.
- Professionally and compassionately address issues and individuals in a timely manner in accordance with tSB Community Agreements and Values.
- Honor and develop gifts and capacities of Peer Leaders, volunteer mentors, and youth participants.
Responsibility & Percentage of Time
Recruitment and Retention 15%
- Perform program outreach to community youth and their families before and during program. Lead recruitment of youth and educate the community and other service providers about tSB.
- Perform program outreach to potential adult volunteers in the community before and during program. Lead recruitment of volunteer mentors who reflect the diversity of life experience of the community.
- Coordinate with school staff and community members, other youth and family service system providers to maximize student participation, healthy development and resources for community collaboration.
- Follow up with mentors and participants upon absence or departure from the program.
Program Coordination and Facilitation 60%
- Plan and manage relevant and Peer Leader and Mentor Trainings that ensure safety and foster community building and leadership development for all.
- Responsible for successful six month, twice weekly programming, facilitation and organization of every program session.
- Manage timely communication of meetings and leadership opportunities to mentors and Peer Leaders.
- Provide support and leadership with adult mentor volunteers and assist in programmatic coordination, educational programming development, and overall mission of the Service Board.
- Facilitate leadership development programming for Peer Leaders and Interns (second/third year students).
- Build and maintain relationships with peer and service-learning programs to support partnerships.
- Communicate with other staff to ensure coordination of healthy meals at each program meeting.
Evaluation and Administration 20%
- Work with interns to manage participant applications, release/insurance forms, financial aid information, volunteer background checks and snowboard gear rentals.
- Track program attendance and service hours in a system for reporting purposes.
- Work with staff to conduct Program Quality Assessment, evaluation of programs and support outcome reporting processes.
- Support organization fundraising and stewardship efforts as assigned.
- Support event execution and volunteer management as assigned.
- Good communication and public relation skills, both written and oral.
- Knowledge of marginalized cultures and urban youth/community issues and social justice analysis.
- Ability to work as a team member with staff, students, volunteers, sponsors and larger tSB family.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to gracefully manage deadlines, priorities and multiple projects while remaining flexible.
- Ability to work weekends and evening hours as needed (Wednesdays and Sundays required).
- Ability to maintain professional standards that reflect positively on the organization.
- Ability to build leadership in others and provide compassionate pushing for students and volunteers.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups.
- Ability to handle privileged information in a discreet and confidential manner.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Knowledge of youth programming, curriculum development is essential, liberation theology and a social justice foundation of service.
- Sense of humor, good taste in music and overall awesomeness.
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Education or Behavioral Science with emphasis in children youth & families, multi-ethnic studies or community organizing, or;
- Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of social service experience with youth of color, or;
- Associate’s degree or equivalent in social work or social/behavioral science with emphasis in children youth & families plus two (2) years social services experience, or;
- Equivalent work and life experience.
- Trained in Youth Program Quality Assessment.
- Current Driver’s License
- Ability with Spanish Language preferred. Experience with Spanish speaking and SE Asian immigrant communities.
- Established relationships and prior collaboration with youth resource providers and the South Seattle community important.