Child and Youth Program Coordinator
Harvest Professional Services Company - Starke, FL

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Job Type: Full-time Contract Position
Closing Date: 28 JAN 2013

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Two years of college and demonstrated work experience in a related field (i.e. Education, Youth

Development, Reserve Component Family Programs or Child & Youth Programs, social sciences, human
resources, or business/program management) is required.

  • In the absence of secondary education, significant work experience in a related field is


  • Military OR direct civilian experience in coordinating Family Programs/Child & Youth Programs

in a military organization is required.

  • Broad based knowledge, experience, and skills in the areas of military personnel and Family

programs as well as an understanding of the ARNG. The contract employee must demonstrate a working
knowledge of military well-being programs, Family programs, and the deployment support cycle

  • Knowledge of professional early childhood education and youth development principles and

practices impacting children and youth from K-12 necessary to plan and execute evidence-based
outreach and support activities within the National Guard Child & Youth Program at the
state/territory level.

  • Knowledge of human growth and development, youth socialization, child and youth educational and

recreational programs.

  • Knowledge of National Guard Child & Youth program goals and objectives, and their linkage to

DoD and Department of the Army Child, Youth and School Services program goals and objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within the military structure and with outside


  • State-level experience working within the National Guard Child and Youth program or Family

program preferred.

  • Computer literate and proficient in preparing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license, auto insurance and a good driving record.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must pass required state and federal background investigations, with a minimum NACI clearance

in accordance with DoDI 1402.5, FBI background and maintain favorable background checks as

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinates and conducts evidence-based, developmentally-appropriate life skill and resilience-

building education and youth development for school-aged dependents of Army National Guard members.

  • Provides information, assistance, referral, and follow-up services regarding available

resources that support National Guard children and youth (0-18 yrs of age).

  • Responsible for the training and coordination of Child and Youth Services for deployed

personnel and their families during the deployment cycle and to ensure that families are educated,
trained and supported regarding available resources, benefits and programs during each phase of the
deployment cycle.

  • Monitors the development and deliver training packages, briefings, and other training materials

required to support the deployment process.

  • Coordinates and provides briefings on the State Child & Youth Program and Child & Youth

benefits and resources for Service members, Family members, and Youth as requested.

  • Assists in planning, liaison, developing and delivering services available both within the

Department of Defense structure (e.g. Army Community Services, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, DDR,
etc.) and from collaborating with civilian organizations (e.g. Boys and Girls Club of America,
4-H/USDA Extension Service, etc) and other national and local community organizations. Contacts may
be gained from the State Family Program Director and Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager.

  • Develops and maintains a directory of resources, agencies and organizations that are available

to assist Military children and a library of curriculum resources that support Child & Youth
Program requirements.

  • Serves as the lead advisor to the state National Guard Youth Council and is responsible to

Youth to fill these positions, and submit recommendations to NGB for the Guard Teen Panel.

  • Full time, Mon – Fri, Day shift,


  • Equ

Equivalent to GS-9, Step 1 Pay Rate for Local Area

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About this company
Cassandra Coleman is the owner of Harvest Professional Services Company which is a ISO 9001 Program Management Consulting, and Professional...