POSITION TITLE: Program Coordinator REPORTS TO: Associate Director Program Services, Vended Services FLSA STATUS: Seasonal, Part-Time (March 1st - November 30th, appx 32 hours per week) POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Coordinator is a member of the Vended Service Team and implements quality mission and non-mission youth programming, including school camps, and community-based programs. This position is responsible for scheduling staff for programming needs, assisting in supervision of program delivery and safety, and actual delivery of programming to scheduled groups. Essential Functions 1. Lead and facilitate educational, adventure, and skill building experiences with youth during school, summer camps, community-based programs, and evening/weekend events.
2. Coordinate and manage one or more of the following areas: • Staffing Logistics: verify activities, staffing needs; maintain Flex and Seasonal staff availability and schedules; coordinate information • High Adventure Logistics: verify and schedule activities, transportation and equipment logistics. 3. Assist in the preparation of program supplies that may include: handouts, visual aids, set up equipment and prepare the activity area prior to conducting the program.
4. Select or develop teaching aids such as training manuals, demonstration models, reference materials and visual aids. Develop program curriculum on a limited basis. 5.
Mentor, train, and supervise new youth development and community program staff, including flex and volunteer staff. 6. Ensure that participants are safe, challenged, and have fun learning and participating in the programs. 7.
Assess participants to measure progress and to evaluate the effectiveness of training. 8. Serve as professional role model for participants, seasonal, and volunteer staff. 9.
Assist in the upkeep of program areas, supplies, equipment, and the site. 10. Respond to emergency situations in an effective and timely manner. POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Education: A bachelor ’s degree in social work, psychology, marketing, business, education, youth development, or related field is preferred.
Approved experience can be substituted for educational background. Experience: Requires 1 –2 years program delivery, successful experience working with youth. Skills and Abilities: • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Proficiency in stages of youth development and behavior management.
Chaufer ’s license, First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certification are preferred. Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Ability to lift and move program supplies and equipment (some program supplies need to be moved 100 yards and can weigh over 25 pounds). Ability to visually and audibly supervise program participants. Ability to lead hikes/nature walks on uneven and hilly terrain, climb the climbing wall and high ropes course, paddle a canoe, and go caving.
- Ability and willingness to learn and lead adventure challenge programs (high challenge course, climbing wall, caving, canoeing/rafting, TREK) • Ability to create and sustain mentoring relationships with youth. • Ability to establish and sustain positive rapport with youth of all ages and diverse backgrounds. • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends. • Ability to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.
- Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills. • Proven presentation and facilitation skills. • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software. • Ability to teach formally and informally.
- Able to relate to others in an open, honest and positive manner. • Open to personal growth and willing to help others grow. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Strong interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks. Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer, telephone, fax, and copy machine. Additional program related equipment such as climbing gear, ropes, canoe, life jackets, caving equipment, and other adventure-related gear. License(s)/Certifications Required: Driver ’s license.
Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Works within the offices, grounds and buildings at Wyman campus, within a 100-mile radius of the camps, and various rivers, caves and hiking trails. Work is also performed at various locations, such as partner agencies and schools within the St. Louis Region. Attendance at national conferences may be required.