New London, JRB Program Coordinator

Description:

September 2020
CITY OF NEW LONDON CONNECTICUT
RECRUITING ANNOUNCEMENT
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position title: Program Coordinator
*This position is grant funded*

Salary: 15-20 hours/week at $19.00 to $20.00 per hour -- depending on qualifications.

General Description of Job: New London Youth Affairs is seeking a Program Coordinator to implement the Juvenile Review Board (JRB). The employee will conduct JRB family intake, facilitate the review board, perform diversion follow-up/case monitoring, coordinate with schools/police/agencies/board members/families to support youth involved in minor offenses/truancy/defiance of school rules/families with service needs; participate in community organizations meetings, and complete assessments/data entry/documentation/reporting. Minimum

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two-years’ experience required, or equivalent of school, work, and experience. Must have the ability to become/maintain first aid/CPR certification and to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut. May require evening, remote, and offsite hours. Schedule and term depend on the needs of the Divisional grant funding.

Special Qualifications: Direct background with urban, diverse youth/families, experience working with schools, police, and/or community organizations, knowledge of local resources. Courses/training in human schools, juvenile justice, education, child development, psychology, and/or risk prevention are a plus. Bilingual skills are an asset. Must possess strong youth engagement, communication, organizational, and technology skills.

Examination*: Department Interview Background check by City (pass/fail)

Employment Benefits: None offered for part-time positions. How to Obtain Information: For an application (required), please visit the City of New London website. Applications may be dropped off or mailed to City of New London, 13 Masonic Street, New London, CT 06320.

The closing date is October 16, 2020 (Extended) at 3:00 p.m., EOE MFH.

The application must be submitted before October 16, 2020 (Extended) at 3:00 p.m.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR GENERAL SUMMARY: Oversight for planning, development, coordination, collaboration, resource connections, and administration of positive youth development and prevention opportunities.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE POSITION
1. Part-time grant supported limited term position, paid at an hourly rate; does not receive benefits.
2. Implemented through New London Youth Affairs, within the Recreation Department
3. Youth Affairs Coordinator of Youth Grants and Services functions as supervisor.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Coordinates positive youth development, risk prevention, and leadership opportunities
2. Partners with and convenes New London community agencies, schools, and city departments
3. Initiates outreach strategies targeting underserved and high-risk youth and families
4. Connects youth and families to local resources
5. Links to other communities to strengthen impact
6. Supervises and evaluates Program Assistants, Activity Leaders and volunteers
7. Employs culturally competent approaches and quality assurance
8. Furthers Youth Affairs goals within its areas of focus, with examples including early childhood school readiness, teen employment, youth risk prevention, teen academic support, and parent leadership
9. Assesses community needs and coordinates related initiatives
10. Uses a variety of marketing techniques to facilitate organization visibility, participant recruitment, program media coverage, information dissemination to the community
11. Uses research to contribute to implementation effectiveness
12. Ensures that computer data is entered/maintained, for program evaluation, recording, and reporting
13. Fulfills grant requirements, adheres to grant objectives, follows Youth Affairs plans, monitors budget
14. Attends staff and community meetings, and training opportunities.
15. Assists with other program and administrative functions and performs related work as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree and two-years’ experience required, or equivalent of school, work, and experience. Must have the ability to become/maintain first aid/CPR certification and to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Connecticut. May require evening, remote, and offsite hours. Schedule and term depend on the needs of the Divisional grant funding. May require employee to work offsite within the community, and to work evenings and weekends as necessitated.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Direct background with urban, diverse youth/families, experience working with schools, police, and/or community organizations, knowledge of local resources. Courses/training in human schools, juvenile justice, education, child development, psychology, and/or risk prevention are a plus. Bilingual skills are an asset. Must possess strong youth engagement, communication, organizational, and technology skills.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
1. Considerable knowledge of local resources designed to meet the needs of at-risk youth/families and promote assets development.
2. Working knowledge of inner-city youth issues, attitudes and behavior, multi-cultural urban populations
3. Working knowledge of positive youth development principles and prevention theory.
4. Considerable skill understanding, analyzing and prioritizing the youth/family needs and ability to match such needs with available resources.
5. Clear, persuasive oral, written and outreach communication skills, bilingual skills an asset
6. Proficient in the use of a personal computer for research, communication, and reports.
7. Ability to perform a wide-range of youth/community work and administrative duties in a responsible, professional manner, working in varied settings, and to prioritize safety, respect, and workplace policies.
8. Capacity to engage and recruit local youth/families/community members
9. Ability to work independently, as a team leader, and team member, as well as receive direction and guidance from others.
10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, schools, and City departments.
11. Ability to regularly multi-task utilizing strong organizational skills, completing complex, detailed work in a timely manner, demonstrate initiative and follow-through, and perform the physical tasks required of routine office functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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