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JOB TITLE: Urban Zone Youth Coordinator

 

REPORTS TO: Director

 

STATUS: Hourly

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the direct supervision of the Urban Zone Director, the Youth Development Coordinator supports UrbanZone by providing program and departmental support to UrbanZone Youth Advisory Council, UrbanZone after school program, and volunteers/interns. This position may transition between assignments depending on the specific needs of the youth and the program. When working at UrbanZone, this person will be running or supporting programs that engage youth ages 11-19 and shall assume accountability for the results in achieving the outlined goals and objectives of those programs. This person may also support the UrbanZone Director in various administrative duties including data entry reporting.  This position is year round, Part-Time (20 hours per week).

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, organize and facilitate educational programs that empower youth and young adults through education. Leadership and arts.

  • Work hands-on in programs, activities and special events as needed.

  • Provide quality customer service to Youth Advisory Council members, youth participants, parents, community partners, interns and volunteers.

  • Safeguard the confidentiality of all participants.

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to get new youth to participate in the education program.

  • Support maintenance of academic progress files of Youth Advisory Council members.

  • Promote and stimulate participation in the Youth Advisory Council and After School program ensuring participation in program activities.

  • Understand and communicate the importance of completing high school and developing a career path that strongly encourages college enrollment.

  • Participate in Kalamazoo Youth Development cohort meeting and implement suggested strategies for youth programming.

  • In the absence of a Director or Senior Coordinator, provide work direction to interns and volunteers and oversee daily operations.

  • Provide supervision to youth, demonstrate leadership skills, and serve as a role model to youth in all activities.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS/SCOPE:

This position requires:

  • Experience working with older youth (teens and young adults) in out-of-school time setting:

  • Familiarity with quality youth development concepts and strategies.

  • Willingness to embrace the concept of “youth driven spaces”.

  • Flexible schedule to meet when youth are available.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work with youth from different perspectives and backgrounds and, 

  • Superior group facilitation skills.

The successful candidate must pass a background check and submit two references.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

High school diploma required.  Good oral communication skills, ability to multitask. Works well with people. Must be recovery-based (as appropriate), person-centered and culturally competent.

 

Knowledge of modern office procedures, materials and equipment, including MS Office XP software, social media and web based platforms, and other software programs as needed to perform the job. Proficient in the use of Google email, and internet protocols. Knowledge of correct English usage, spelling and punctuation, business letter format and principles of good letter writing with the ability to proofread other individuals' writing.

 

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE USED:

General office equipment, Xerox Machine, G-Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and others.