North Light Community Center- Teen Services Coordinator

Teen Services Coordinator (P/T)

North Light Community Center is looking for a creative, innovative and organized Teen Services Coordinator to oversee supports and programs to our middle and high school students. Emphasis is on providing college and career exposure and readiness programs as well as assist teens in developing 21st Century, critical thinking and resiliency skills. Our goal is also to provide exposure to non-traditional and local industry career opportunities, as well as higher education and specialized training. The coordinator will develop partnerships and cultivate relationships with local schools, universities, social service agencies, businesses, and funding partners. A high level of engagement with the public is needed as well as the ability to be organized in coordinating programs and providing one-to-one support to teens. This position is initially part-time with the intention of going full-time as it grows.

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1936 as a drop-in center to divert community youth from delinquency and petty crime, North Light Community Center has continually evolved in response to changing community needs. North Light seeks to empower people of all ages and abilities in our communities, especially those most in need, to reach their fullest potential as productive and responsible citizens through initiatives that support and enrich children, teens, and families.

Today, NL is a place where children learn and play in a safe and nurturing environment, teens learn life and career skills to realize their full potential, and families receive critical assistance. Programs include a state-licensed childcare facility with year-round school-age programs, emergency and family supports, college and career readiness for teens, arts and recreation, and access to technology.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate afterschool and summer programming forteens
  • Provide coaching and case management support toteens
  • Nurture and sustain positive relationships withparents/caregivers
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with programpartners
  • Track and report annual programstatistics
  • Meet performance-based contract standards if relevant to fundingsources
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures to ensure safety, high quality programming andcompliance
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED required. An Associate Degree or higherpreferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in nonprofit or functional arearequired.
  • Computer literacy including proficiency with office technology, online databases, and MicrosoftOffice
  • Haveorabilitytobeclearedthroughchildabuse,criminalbackground,FBI,andnationalsexoffenderclearances
  • A commitment to North Light’s mission and role in thecommunity.
  • Relate well toteenagers
  • Valid driver’s license and safe drivingrecord
  • The abilityto:
    • Be flexible & creative in responding to newchallenges
    • Plan and manage a wide range of projects from start to finish with minimalsupervision
    • Excellent written and verbal communicationskills
    • Handle multiple tasks in an often fast-pacedenvironment
    • Organize schedule and meetdeadlines
    • Have an organized and detail-oriented approach towork.

Qualifications

•Entrepreneurial spirit; ability and desire to develop new opportunities and create systems to ensure programmaticsuccess

oTake direction but also make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively and creatively as appropriate.

oCommunicate and work effectively with others on teams as well as with individuals at every level both inside & outside NorthLight

oLift 35lbs.

Work Schedule

Part time hourly position (25 hours/week); ability to work evenings and occasional weekends. This position is expected to go full time within 1-2 years. As this position grows, supervision of support staff will become a part of this responsibility.

Compensation

Non-exempt position; Pay range $15.63 to $21.88 hourly; commensurate with experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer

North Light Community Center is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, religious creed, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and 2 professional references to kwieder@northlightcommunitycenter.org