UALR Functional Title
Youth Programs Coordinator/ P98307
The Youth Programs Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and maintaining high-quality educational and recreational programming for the approximately 1,200 sponsored youth in grades 6 – 12. The Youth Programs Coordinator will report to the Director but work closely with the Education Manager and all members of the UALR Children International team. This is a full-time annually renewed grant-funded position. Normal working hours will be Tuesday – Saturday with regular evening and weekend hours required.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Administer the Youth Leadership and Youth Council programs.
- Administer the Hope Scholarship program.
- Supervise and train program staff and volunteers.
- Develop and facilitate new educational activities and programs for youth. Youth leadership, Youth Council and the Hope Scholarship are all signature youth programs of Children International.
- Coordinate a variety of educational enrichment and recreational programs and activities for sponsored youth.
- Plan, coordinate, and facilitate Youth Leadership and Youth Council programs, service learning activities, and youth empowerment projects.
- Lead overnight youth leadership retreats.
- Create and manage a recruitment campaign to increase participation in all youth programs and on the CI World intranet site.
- Monitor program expenses and budgets.
Maintain a working knowledge of state and national standards and best practices for out-of-school time youth programming.
- Assist with the development and implementation of standard program policies and procedures to ensure all CI youth programs address state and national high quality standards for out-of-school time programs as well as CI’s global standards for its signature youth programs.
- Design, plan and develop new activities and/or programs to further meet the educational and developmental needs of CI youth.
- Assist with the regular evaluation of all youth programs.
- Track and report enrollment and benefit delivery statistics; maintain program records; complete reports.
- Manage relationships with established school and community partners supporting CI youth activities.
- Develop new partnerships to build more support for and participation in CI youth programs.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of best practices and issues of concern in the fields of youth leadership development, service learning and out-of-school time programs.
- Knowledge of the current program options for youth available in Little Rock including those offered both by schools and other community organizations.
- Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database operations, particularly Microsoft Office products.
- Ability to lead projects and staff/volunteers.
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities, set priorities, and problem solve.
- Ability to take initiative and create new programs.
- Ability to take direction and operate as a team player.
- Energetic and passionate about being a role model for all youth.
- Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse constituencies.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Clean driving record and ability to drive a 15-seat passenger van.
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours
- Ability to travel within the state, with possible overnight stays.
- Ability to speak Spanish, preferred.
Required Education and/or Experience
A degree in Education or related field; three years experience working in the field of education or youth development.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Master’s Degree in related field with at least one year of program administration experience and previous experience with the development of youth leadership programs preferred. Experience in working with nonprofits and Spanish helpful.
Background Check Requirements
02 - Criminal/Sex
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Frequently, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Frequently, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Frequently, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Standing for long periods of time: Frequently, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Walking - Long Distances; Frequently, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential
Activities occur inside or outside in approximately equal amounts, Sufficient noise to cause applicant to shout in order to be heard, Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation
Posting Detail Information
Background Check Statement
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background, sex offender registry and a driving record check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law
UALR EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
This is an Internal Campus posting and is open to benefits eligible employees only.