Coordinates the Youth Center activities for youth ages 8-18 during afterschool hours. Provides a safe and professional environment for children, youth, volunteers, staff and visiting guests that promotes the values of the organization. Creates and coordinates with staff, volunteers and vendors a variety of youth programming based on a semester schedule. Provides social enrichment activities, educational mentoring, life skills and prevention classes to meet grant requirements. Implements a holistic methodology with the focus to help youth break the cycle of generational poverty and draw students closer to God. Plans, coordinates, and monitors youth outcomes and success stories. Duties will also include supervising Youth Workers, university service learning teaching and other volunteers.
Primary Responsibilities include:
1. Providing a safe, positive environment for youth ages 8-18 by managing the Youth Center Afterschool Programs
2. Providing educational mentoring by managing the Educational Advancement Program
3. Overseeing and managing all data & success story collection for Youth Center
4. Engaging in Community Outreach & Networking
5. Participating in team efforts involving other youth programming
Education & Experience:
-Bachelor’s Degree preferred
-At least 5 years of experience in youth services in a human services or educational setting, preferably in an urban area.
-Cross-cultural experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization
-Proven leadership ability and a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Strong problem-solving skills and initiative. Ability to perform responsibilities in a self-directed environment.
-Has worked as a part of a “team” and has a background in dealing with a wide variety of people of different age groups, cultures and skill sets in a Christ-like, professional manner.
-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to manage change effectively ant to be flexible (occasional weekend scheduling required).
-Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to explain and apply policies and procedures.
-Strong organizational skills (able to manage calendar, files, outcome data, space well)
-Good working knowledge of computer software including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
-Ability to use and oversee the use of computer programs and online databases.
-Active in a local church with evidence of spiritual maturity, including integrity, humility, and self-control.
-Operates equipment necessary to perform a job.
-Stands, walks and reaches above the shoulder, as well as squats, bends, twists, kneels, and climbs throughout shift.
-Must be able to lift, push and carry various items up to 20 lbs.
-Must be able to drive to appointments in the community and drive ministry vehicles to transport children to ministry activities.
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