Queens Community House Program Coordinator - Beacon JHS 210 in Queens, New York
Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens through a broad network of programs and services for children and youth, adults, and families and older Adults. We are a modern interpretation of the traditional settlement house, bringing to our work current best practices, cost-effective management, innovative leadership and a passion for social and economic justice. Our mission is to provide individuals and families with the tools to enrich their lives and build healthy, inclusive communities. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change lives.
Beacon programs are collaborative school-based community centers serving children age six and older, and adults of all ages. The Beacon operates Monday-Friday from 1:30PM-9:30PM, Saturdays from 10AM - 5PM, and during school holidays, school recesses, and in the summer from 8AM to 6PM. Our Beacon is designed to help young people develop the skills and the mindset they need to succeed in their educational and career settings, and to become active participants and leaders in their community.
We are seeking a passionate, detail orientated, flexible and qualified Beacon Program Coordinator at our Beacon JHS 210 location. The Beacon Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with the Beacon Director and Assistant Director in the overall day to day supervision of Beacon staff, safe quality program implementation, and general coordination of all operations at the host school.
• Work with Beacon Director and Assistant Director in building and maintaining collaborative relationships with the host school and school leadership, fellow site directors, and agency colleagues as well as all stakeholders that interface with all program aspects (funders, participants, parents, community, etc).
• Adhere to all policies, practices and guidelines of QCH, regulatory agencies (i.e. DOH, DYCD) for licensing and contractual requirements and will ensure the same for the program.
• Assist in outreach & recruitment, enrollment, and retention of participants, families, and stakeholders to the program.
• Maintain regular communication with Assistant Director, Beacon Director, direct reports, and other Beacon staff
• Ensure that all matters are addressed in the practice of the QCH philosophy and a youth development approach and that both are integrated throughout the program.
• Design and lead in-house and external learning, recreational, arts, and developmental activities for youth (sports, games, STEM, literacy, arts and crafts, theatre, field trips, etc.).
• Lead or support planning, organization, and facilitation of special events such as culminating showcases, trainings, and parent meetings as necessary.
• Lead and supervise all Beacon operations in the absence of the Beacon Director and the Beacon Assistant Director.
• Attend and potentially plan for and facilitate regular meetings.
• Assist to recruit, hire, train, supervise, coach and evaluate program staff.
• Manage and communicate regularly and professionally via agency sponsored forms of communication including email inbox on a daily basis.
• Ensure accurate input of all data and reporting in all agency and funder databases and submit reports in a timely manner; prepare and monitor regular reports for review
• Respond appropriately to emergencies; ensuring proper protocols, documentation, follow up and also assess adjustment of protocols, procedures, and expectations when necessary.
• Perform conflict mediation and crisis intervention when needed.
• Other duties and special projects as assigned.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication about their child’s strengths and areas of growth.
• Frequent bending, kneeling, walking. Sometimes carrying and transporting items that may weigh up to 10lbs.
• Public school setting / Indoor / Outdoor
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Associate Degree required.
• Able to work with a diverse staff of varying professional and educational experiences.
• Bilingual Fluency in Spanish a plus (written and oral communication skills)
• Demonstrated ability to relate to young people and staff as a positive adult role model.
• Demonstrated ability in program outreach and recruitment, performance based contracting and compliance with SACC licensing procedures.
• Current CPR / First Aid / AED certifications.
• Computer literacy - specifically Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office 365, Outlook E-mail
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, programming, planning, organizational, verbal and written skills.
This position is available immediately. Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package varies by position and may include medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such Staff can earn annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities.
Schedule: Mon- Fri 1:30-9:30PM, potentially Saturdays 8:30AM - 4:30PM (with morning availability for prep, meeting and training time).
School Holidays, School Recess and Summer 7:45A - 3:45P or 10A - 6P
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