Regional Youth Program Coordinator
The Youth Program Coordinator provides support for the day-to-day coordination and implementation of youth programming at Vermont Works for Women (Rosie’s Girls Afterschool & Summer Camp, Tech Center Career Exploration, Youth@Work, Women Can Do, and others). This role is primarily responsible for logistics, planning, and organizing of programs, outreach and recruitment of youth participants and program partners, and hands-on interaction with youth and program delivery. The Youth Program Coordinator also supports development of new programming.
There are two part-time (20 hr/week) Youth Program Coordinator positions, each with a regional focus in either North/Central Vermont or Southern Vermont. Coordinators will collaborate regularly with each other and the Youth Program Manager, while also leading coordination and planning of events and programs in their respective regions.
Please specify in your cover letter if you are applying for the position in northern or southern Vermont. VWW is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to VWW’s committment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that represents the vibrant communities we serve. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
Program Development, Coordination & Implementation: 90% of total time
- Coordination and development of youth activities and programs for career exploration within the state region of focus
- Assistance with organization of curriculum materials, including social/emotional “Power Skills,” and STEM and skilled trades technical lessons.
- Coordination of program schedule, hands-on activities, materials and equipment needed, monthly agendas, mentor engagement, school and business connections
- Recruitment and registration of youth participants
- Lead activities with youth participants and serve as a motivating, inspiring, fun, engaging role model
- Recruitment and coordination of volunteer community mentors and other external role models to support participants, talk about their career pathways, and provide additional exposure to nontraditional careers
- Identifying potential career and education resources for youth, and to enhance the youth programs at VWW
- Assistance with development of new programming including research, outreach, relationship/partnership building, curriculum design, development of activities, etc.
Data Evaluation & Reporting: 5% of total time
- Assist with development of program evaluation tools
- Assist with program data entry and tracking –pre- and post-survey data collection and analyzation for reporting on program outcomes
- Contribute as needed to grant proposals and reports
Other Duties: 5% of total time
- Participate in team meetings, all-staff meetings, and other collaborative gatherings to further the goals of the Youth Program and the organization as a whole.
- Meet regularly with the Youth Program Manager to report on work progress, develop personal learning goals, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- Training will be provided in internal database, registration systems, online learning systems, and other program-specific software, and this position will be expected to use them.
- Other miscellaneous job-related duties in support of the department and organization, as assigned.
Schedule and work environment
- This part-time position averages 20 hours per week. Certain times of year may require more hours per week than others (for example: preparing for and implementing a large conference). These fluctuations can be planned in advance in partnership with the Coordinator. Total hours will not exceed a 20 hour/week average.
- The schedule typically operates within standard business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with some evening/weekend activities.
- The main worksite of the North/Central Coordinator is the Winooski office of Vermont Works for Women. This is a primarily open office environment with moderate noise levels, with some telework possible. The Southern Coordinator will work remotely from White River Junction/Springfield Area. Both Coordinators will also visit and work regularly in camp, school, and shop settings, as well as from the road.
- Some travel required for off-site meetings and trainings.
- Ability to sit for half the day, and ability to stand half the day.
- Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 lbs.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Job Requirements
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferred; minimum high school graduate or GED certificate and 2-3 years’ experience coordinating programs, youth programs ideally; or a combination of equivalent, relevant experience and education.
Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.
- Strong communication and relationship building skills.
- Experience and comfort with discussing a variety of social justice and cultural issues (racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, etc.).
- Experience and/or training in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams.
- Experience or interest in teaching youth.
- Experience or interest in working with girls, young women and gender-nonconforming youth, and familiarity with the issues facing these populations.
- Experience or interest in working with power tools and STEM activities.
Success Factors (i.e. personal characteristics that contribute to excelling in position)
- Clear commitment to, and enthusiasm for, VWW’s mission.
- Commitment to engaging in efforts to improve our work internally and externally with diverse individuals and groups.
- Positive, cooperative team spirit.
- Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
- Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Ability to manage one’s time and schedule efficiently and proactively.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Resourcefulness in creating systems and efficiencies.
- A sense of humor, tact and diplomacy.
- A can-do attitude.
- Willingness to learn and utilize all available technology relevant to the organization and programs.
- Ability to deal with the youth participants, the public and staff in a friendly, pleasant and professional manner.