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Action for a Better Community, Inc. Lead S2S Program Coordinator / Youth Services DYCS in Rochester, New York

Program: Youth Services/DYCS

Location: 400 West Ave

Position: Lead S2S Program Coordinator

Hours: 37.5 hrs/52 wks

Salary Range: $36,962 - $48,513

Salary Grade: 10

Summary of Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Afterschool /SYEP Program Manager, the LEAD Strategies 2 Success Program Coordinator (S2S Program Coordinator), oversees and coordinates activities and the collaborative process for the Strategies 2 Success program. This includes management of staff and activities offered through S2S’s After-School and Summer Youth Employment program components, which serves youth consumers ages 11 and older, as well as their family members.

The LEAD Strategies 2 Success Program Coordinator has primary oversite for this unit; and supervises and manages program staff/volunteers/consultants in implementing weekly after-school program activities during the hours of 3-6pm, Monday through Friday. This position develops weekly schedules for peer mentors, fine arts leaders and assigned volunteers; facilitates life skills, educational and youth developmental asset curriculums/training workshops; coordinates parental, community engagement activities and opportunities for family development/engagement. The Lead Coordinator will assume primary oversight in maintaining data and information related to reporting bi-weekly to ASPM, monthly to CSBG & United Way and other funding and sources in ensuring program accountability. The Lead Coordinator will assume responsibility in reporting bi-weekly to ASPM and monthly to United Way; and acts as a liaison between funder and program as assigned. This position is responsible for convening staff, information, and completing/presenting status updates and written reports for this unit. This position also takes a lead in preparing for site visits and program audits.

The LEAD Strategies 2 Success Program Coordinator also oversees, coordinates, and implements all aspects of the S2S Program including recruitment, supervision, and management staff. Other duties include coordinates youth enrollment process, pre-employment, placement, and administrative requirements; oversees maintenance and submission of all consumer data, reports, and program documentation; assist in identifying funding and community resources to enhance services and address consumer needs; develops and monitors weekly staff/volunteer schedules; leads staff trainings/supplemental program and community meetings.

The LEAD Strategies 2 Success Program Coordinator serves as a liaison and connects program consumers with resources and opportunities that promote youth/ parent/school engagement, and increased involvement. The LEAD Strategies 2 Success Program Coordinator advocates for youth/family services through participation in community initiatives, committees, and collaboratives (i.e., Youth Services Quality Council/The Asset Network) that promote positive, healthy youth and community development and opportunities. This position works closely with ABC’s Youth Services Division and Agency staff to ensure the vision of the agency as well as meet program goals.

Qualifications/Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, in Youth Development, Art/Recreational Therapy, Human Services, Education, Social Work, or related field required; School-Age Care Credential (SAC) is a plus; equivalent combination of education or Associates Degree and equivalent professional experience, four (4) years.

Experience : Requires a minimum of three (3) years direct experience working with youth/young adults in youth development, human services, service coordination, vocational/educational/personal development, counseling, or related field; preferably in a not for profit/community based or after-school program setting. Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory/management work experience or experience in a leadership capacity is required; volunteer recruitment and training experience is a plus.

Requires excellent organizational and planning skills; must be attentive to details in overseeing and coordinating program activities and program/staff development; requires good administrative, analytical, negotiations and problem solving skills; must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet established deadlines; requires ability to use independent judgment while also functioning as part of a team; requires adaptability and ability to work in fast-paced environment; and flexibility in working occasional evening and weekend hours.

Must have demonstrated knowledge and management experience, implementing and overseeing strength-based programs/practices in positive adolescent/teen development theory and assessment services in areas including: youth asset building philosophies; developmentally-appropriate practices and strategies for youth success; curriculum development/implementation; creative arts; interpreting career/vocational development; educational, employment diagnostic assessments; and overseeing youth service planning activities. Requires experience in reporting methods, assessing outcomes, tracking data and other accountability that reflects activities.

Requires an understanding of youth issues/barriers to academic and vocational achievement and independence; experience working with “at-risk” youth populations including families, and knowledge of risk-reduction/management strategies is required.

Familiarity with School Age Child Care program (SAC) requirements and recommended activities is strongly preferred; requires knowledge and experience implementing and overseeing a variety of developmentally-appropriate activities including arts, crafts, self-directed play, field trips, dramatic play, computer lab, physical activities, etc.; experience coordinating remedial and support services including tutorial/homework assistance, information & referral, navigating, strongly preferred.

Must have strong public speaking and facilitation skills; requires demonstrated experience developing and presenting workshops, curriculums, presentations, and information sessions; classroom management experience and group facilitation skills are required.

Requires experience in planning/overseeing community outreach, recruitment, and youth/family engagement activities; must have demonstrated experience coordinating and overseeing special events, meetings, and supplemental activities for youth/family members; experience in developing informational marketing/promotional materials; and knowledge of social media is preferred.

Ability to develop effective working relationships at various levels within the organization and the community is required; must have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships with human service, educational organizations and other sectors of the community, both public and private; knowledge of local youth enrichment and educational assessment and/remedial programs is preferred; knowledge of the Greater Rochester area and experience working in partnerships/collaborative structures is extremely helpful.

Must have good communication skills, both verbal and written. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills are essential; must have ability to interact with diverse individuals/groups in diverse settings; must maintain respect for cultural backgrounds and practices of employees/consumers; must have the ability to initiate and maintain partnerships with both internal & external consumers.

Experience working on fund/resource development initiatives and strategies preferred; ability to identify and research funding opportunities; and assist in developing grant proposals for additional funding and program resources is strongly preferred.

Requires proficiency in use of all Microsoft Office products including Outlook; ability to develop and manage program data base systems; maintains consumer information; analyzes and interprets consumer progress in meeting program outcomes; ability to complete input and documentation in preparing reports, presentations, and announcements on consumer/program status in meeting goals/outcomes.

Bi-lingual capabilities -English/Spanish preferred.

Must have personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Action for a Better Community’s mission.

Requires proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suites.

Requires a valid NYS Driver’s License, and access to reliable transportation.

Please Forward Resumes/Applications to:

Human Resources Department

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

400 West Ave

Rochester, New York 14611

(585) 325-5116

Deadline for Resumes/Applications : Open Until Filled

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