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Teen REACH Program Coordinator

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Find Your Purpose!Teen REACH Program Coordinator Opportunity!The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is one of the largest associations of YMCAs in the nation. Our mission is to develop strong children, families, and communities across the Metropolitan Chicago area through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. This position and team play a vital role in our ability to execute our mission.The Program Coordinator will implement curriculum, supervise staff, and order supplies necessary to operate Kelly Hall teen programming.Teen REACH (Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring, and Hope) is a comprehensive youth development initiative that provides after school program services to high-risk youth up to age 17. Teen REACH provides a safe environment with caring adult role models that will work with youth to increase academic achievement and develop the life skills necessary for future success.The Teen REACH Program Coordinator will be responsible for recruitment, programming and curriculum as set forth in the Teen Reach Program Standards. This person will also assist with the After School Matters program portfolio. Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees
  • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund
  • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members
  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
  • Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs
  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!Scopes and Responsibilities
    • Create awareness and recruit pre-teens, teens and teens at area middle schools and high schools to the program
    • Implement teen program curriculum with quality and fidelity according to YMCA and program standards.
    • Maintain data and documentation on Teen Reach and After School Matters programming to meet program standards and funding requirements. Maintains and audits program files in conjunction with supervisor.
    • Assists in establishing and maintaining community partnerships and linkages which support programming and recruitment
    • Coordinates special events and speakers series.
    • Participates in marketing and promotional activitiesMinimum and Preferred Requirements
      • Passion and commitment to the YMCAs mission and vision and serving at-risk youth.
      • Must be at least 21 years or age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program.
      • Associates degree in related field and/or prior experience in working with youth and teens.
      • Ability to effectively implement program curriculum with quality and fidelity.
      • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement in interactions and program activities.
      • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and effectively organize work activities
      • Meets physical qualifications required as outlined in job description. The YMCA will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCAs commitment to child abuse prevention by:
        • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor
        • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
        • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
        • Completing all child abuse prevention training as requiredYMCA Vaccine PolicyWere committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted.Street: 824 N Hamlin Days and/or Times Needed: Part time schedule- Apply for more information! ID: 2022-14653 Full-time/Part-time: Part-time

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago , Teen REACH Program Coordinator, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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