Youth Academics and Volunteer Coordinator
Milwaukee Christian Center – Youth Development Program
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position is open until filled. Interested candidates should apply immediately.
Reports to: Youth Development Program Manager
Schedule: 28 hours/week, Monday-Thursday 12:00-7:00pm*
*possible flexibility in scheduling, candidate should be prepared to work occasional Fridays and weekends
Pay Rate: $14-17/hour
Benefits: Paid time off, matching retirement after one year of service
The Youth Academics and Volunteer Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include coordinating and delivering high quality academic support, recruiting and managing volunteers that support program goals, and recording data relating to youth programming for youth ages 6-17 in Milwaukee Christian Center’s Youth Development Program located at Kosciuszko Community Center on Milwaukee’s near south side. In addition to these responsibilities this position is expected to support all youth program efforts, including those that lie outside of the position’s focus areas. A majority of this position’s time is spent directly with youth and families.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
1. Coordinate and deliver high quality academic support in the form of tutoring, homework support, academic enrichment, and hands-on learning opportunities. Collaborate with all youth program staff, external partners, partner schools and volunteer institutions to ensure effective academic support.
2. Maintain communication with stakeholders in youth participants’ academic development (parents, teachers, and school staff).
3. Research and develop high quality academic support methods, procedures, and activities. Plan daily activities in coordination with the Youth Development Program Manager.
4. Recruit, supervise, and track volunteer participation (volunteers, service learners, community service participants).
5. Establish and maintain partnerships with area colleges and universities, volunteer listing services, and other sources of volunteers.
6. Ensure quality orientation and supervision of volunteers.
7. Supervise maintenance of attendance records, membership forms, and other client-related data in a confidential manner; this includes both hard and digital copies. In coordination with Youth Development Program Manager, ensure that processes are in place to record accurate attendance and outcome data.
8. In coordination with Youth Development Program Manager, fulfill all reporting requirements of funding sources such as United Way and CDBG.
9. As a part of the YDP team, deliver day to day programming and supervise youth participants, ensuring a safe, healthy, and supportive environment for all.
10. Develop positive relationships with youth and their families. Recruit and engage youth and families in programming, including incorporating youth and family voice in the planning of programming.
11. Comply with human services and other certification requirements by completing reports, maintaining files on clients, complying with licensing requirements, and communicating those requirements to coworkers.
12. Compile reports on enrollment, outcomes, and program progress as requested by management and administration.
13. As directed, maintain collaborative contact with representatives of other organizations specializing in youth programming to exchange and update information on available resources and services.
14. Make optimum use of facilities and staff resources in relation to numbers of youth served. Work cooperatively with all staff on site to maintain efficient use of space for all programs, and to ensure successful collaboration between all organizations.
15. Supervise care and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and facilities.
16. Interpret mission, objectives, standards, programs, and services of MCC to participants, parents, and community groups, providing leadership and assistance in gaining support.
17. Work with management and administrative team in developing program expectations, outcomes, and long-term planning.
18. Assist administration in identifying additional fund raising resources. 19. Attend community and fundraising events related to youth program. 20. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Desired Include:
1. Bilingual (Spanish/English) language skills strongly preferred
2. Minimum 2 years’ experience working with youth, additional progressive leadership experience working with youth preferred.
3. Post-secondary experience desired – especially in education, youth development, or related field; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
4. Knowledgeable of academic support strategies, willing to learn new methods and continually invest in professional development.
5. Able to demonstrate quality tutoring methods, positive behavior support, and cultural competence in overall work with youth.
6. Able to create and maintain an afterschool environment that supports the physical, mental, social, and emotional health of all participants.
7. Must be a self-motivated individual who will be dependable, responsible and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
8. Able to collaborate with diverse team of staff, volunteers and service learners.
9. Willingness to work as part of team.
10. Strong oral and written communication skills, bilingual (Spanish/English) skills strongly preferred.
11. Proficient in Microsoft Office and basic computer skills; Able to learn data entry systems.
12. Valid Driver’s License required.
13. Willingness to work a flexible schedule including after-school hours (until 7pm nightly).