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Police Athletic League Service Learning Coordinator in Brooklyn, New York

The Police Athletic League (PAL) is the largest independent youth organization in New York City that provides educational and recreational activities for children and young adults. PAL Inc. and The New York City Police Department work in partnership to provide communities with summer and after-school recreational and educational activities.

We are looking for a Service Learning Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating and promoting Service-Learning, Civic Engagement and Student Leadership initiatives for Elementary, Middle and High School students in support of the mission of the program. The coordinator will build meaningful relationships and work closely with students, staff, parents, and outside collaborators. Applicants should have an interest in civic engagement, volunteer administration, community relations, education, psychology, or other social sciences.

This position is available at the Breukelen Cornerstone. (

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as the PAL Breukelen spokesperson and liaison for community service and volunteer initiatives.

  • Coordination and oversight of Elementary, Middle, and HS service-learning programs.

  • Organizes and leads program-wide community service projects.

  • Supports students and adults throughout the community in planning and implementing service-learning, community engagement, and advocacy experiences. Fosters community members towards the greater capacity to plan, coordinate, and lead service projects.

  • Facilitate and attend regular meetings and discussions with service groups to communicate about upcoming projects, training, expectations, and debrief service experiences.

  • Maintains a service-learning calendar to ensure appropriate scheduling and spacing of service projects throughout the program year.

  • Event Duties: Plan and coordinate orientation for Service Leaders; Meet & Greets; Program Kick-Off and Volunteer Appreciation events.

  • Documents service projects by recording project information, taking photos and providing regular updates to the internal and external communities.

  • Tracks and allocates resources & supplies for projects.

  • Serves as staff advisor to Youth and Junior Councils.

  • Works with colleagues in ways that foster professional collaboration and exchange.

  • Works as part of a team with the Center Director and Assistant Director to foster robust community health, connections, and opportunities.

  • Performs other functions as assigned in support of program operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skills and competencies in the program, child/youth development, and the ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to creatively problem-solve information management challenges

  • Knowledge of inner-city area community organizations, resources, and needs.

  • Ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and members of the external community in a highly collaborative environment.

  • Ability to establish meaningful relationships with students in a way that fosters their development.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications and the ability to maintain the service-learning area of the program newsletters.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all constituent groups.

  • A minimum of sixty credits towards a degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Counseling, or a related field.

  • A minimum of two years of work experience in a non-profit youth or social service agency.

  • Demonstrated skills and competency in planning, implementing, promoting, and evaluating service-learning programs and activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage high-risk adolescent youth

  • Understanding of conflict resolution, mediation, and mentoring concepts.

  • Good communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to speak professionally to staff, members, parents, groups, and community residents.

  • Strong organizational and communicational skills, computer literate, ability to interact with children, their parents, and the larger community.

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • Professional communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to interact professionally and effectively with staff, volunteers, program members, parents, community residents, visitors, and vendors.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Publisher, and Excel

  • No calls, please. External recruiters and agents, please don?t contact this job poster.

?The Police Athletic League seeks to hire staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. All positions at PAL are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.