Teen Leadership Lead $24,000/yr
Joyce Jaynes Branch (40 hrs) M-F 8am-5pm, some evenings and weekends
Under general management supervision, assists in overseeing Teen Leadership programs, operations and staff as well as providing direct services. Plans, organizes and implements leadership, educational, civic, career planning, racial justice, service learning and other social programs for youth ages 10-17. Acts as a YWCA liaison to assigned schools and organizations. This position is grant funded. Continuation of position is contingent upon the availability of grant funds.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition to the requirements listed below, regular attendance in the workplace is an essential function of this position.
- Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Employee must comply with and follow YWCA’s attendance policy at all times, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested and granted, as required by law.
- Assists in supervision of day-to-day programs, operations, staff, participants, business and record keeping for Teen Leadership Programs.
- In coordination with the Administrator, manages grants, reporting and outcome reports for compliance as requested by director and/or contracts.
- Maintains statistics and records regarding activities, expenses, grants, donations and participants.
- In coordination with Administrator, plans, organizes and implements teen programs, training, events and activities, including the coordination of meeting times, topics, locations and facilities.
- Develops and/or recommends program curriculum, obtains approval of new curriculum, trains staff in conducting curriculum (if applicable), and incorporates new curriculum into the Teen Leadership Curriculum binder.
- Assists in selection and purchase appropriate materials and equipment and reporting transfer/disposal of equipment and needed repairs to supervisor.
- Maintains regular communications with supervisor to discuss progress, issues, and concerns.
- Conducts and attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually required hours of training per YWCA/funders minimum standards.
- Coordinates partnerships with schools, other agencies and parents to establish YW Teen groups and activities. Recruits new schools, organizations, and participants to programs.
- Promotes Teen Leadership initiatives in schools and to other community organizations. Informs the public and potential participants of program activities by means of news media via the Marketing Department, contacts, speaking engagements, and dissemination of posters and flyers.
- Demonstrates YWCA core values within schools, with contractors, funders, collaborating agencies and other organizations and coordinate Teen Leadership activities.
- Establishes and meets annual objectives and submits periodic reports as requested.
- Responsible for the safety, physical care and emotional well being of participants and staff.
- Resolves conflicts and complaints from participant, parents, staff or collaborative, regarding program activities or department policy.
Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, business, public administration or other related field required.
Ability to lead teams to accomplish program goals.
Two (2) or more years of experience working with youth programs required.
- Ability to work well with teenagers and participate in the youth activities required.
- Must maintain professional appearance and be able to conduct presentations to the public.
- Good written and verbal communication skills required, with ability to work well with YWCA staff, school sponsors and grantors.
- Must be highly motivated, articulate, patient, and outgoing.
- Strong organizational and communication skills with adolescents required.
- Ability to resolve conflicts and enforce regulations tactfully and impartially.
- Must be able to make sound judgments and work independently as needed.
- Must be able to work nights, weekends, and outdoors in non-traditional settings.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, peers, and the public needed.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
- Must have access to vehicle with valid driver’s license and sufficient vehicle liability insurance.