Youthbuild Program Coordinator
City of Savannah - Savannah, GA

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This position is responsible for coordinating the YouthBuild Program, developing and implementing employment and workforce development training programs for area youth to ensure they receive the education and skills necessary to become self-sufficient adults.

Essential Job Functions:

Oversees daily operations and program offerings of the YouthBuild Program; supervises and directs activities of designated program staff; facilitates activities for disadvantaged youth as necessary. Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates program performance. Reviews monthly invoices for services; ensures that all activities and expenditures are allowable. Prepares and electronically submits federal and local activity and fiscal reports in a timely manner. Serves as program liaison between the city, and federal, state, and local agencies. Negotiates and prepares service provider contracts; defines scope of services to be rendered within legislative regulations; writes contract modifications as necessary. Reviews performance reports to identify trends and recommend adaptations in service delivery. Conducts on-site monitoring reviews of programs and services; evaluates designated staff's performance and administers participant discipline as necessary. Establishes and maintains relationships with other community-based agencies, youth services, and workforce development organizations to exchange information regarding resources and available services. Schedules and conducts quarterly YouthBuild Savannah Advisory Board meetings. Assists with the research and responds to various grant funding opportunities. Plans special events and activities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or any Behavioral Science field plus three years of progressively responsible experience in program planning and development or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driver’s license required. Background investigation, including supervised drug screen and post-offer/per-employment medical screen required. Verification of education, certification and licenses will be required prior to employment. Work Location: 601 E. 66th St., Suite 201 Normal Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

The final score on this examination will consist of a rating of education and experience, plus veterans' preference points, if eligible. The names of all competitors rated eligible for appointment will be placed on the proper register according to their final scores.


Knowledge of city ordinances, regulations, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to employment and workforce development, including the Workforce Investment Act. Knowledge of state and county judicial systems as it pertains to Adult/Juvenile offenders; and area’s disadvantaged youth barriers. Knowledge of Georgia’s Board of Regents and Technical College System entrance and admissions requirements. Knowledge of performance based programming and data entry requirements. Knowledge of department programs, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of general accounting principles. Knowledge of preparing grant applications. Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint software applications. Proficient in operating and troubleshooting personal and laptop computers. Skill in conducting online research. Skill, ability and flexibility to work in a fast paced environment. Skill in developing and implementing youth training programs. Skill in preparing Federal, State and college institutions financial aid and scholarship applications. Skill in negotiating, administering and modifying contracts. Skill in preparing and presenting reports and information. Skill in performing mathematical calculations and interpreting statistical data. Skill in public and interpersonal relations. Skill in oral and written communication.

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