Old Saybrook, Youth Prevention and Program Coordinator


Town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Position Description



Youth Prevention and Program



Salary: $23.85 per hour 29 hours per week  


Youth and Family Services




Feb. 2022


Wage Group 7  Steps: 1 - 5


Position definition:

This position is responsible for helping with administrative office tasks including but not limited to sending out Constant Contact e-mails, and designing flyers for programs.   This position will focus primarily on the following areas:

1.)     Development and management of After School Activities for OS Middle School students and at times, OS High School students.

2.)     Development and implementation of strategies to engage parents in the facilitation of healthy asset development for all children

3.)     Recordkeeping, financial and statistical reporting ongoing for all programs

4.)     Involvement in planning and facilitation of prevention programming

5.)     Early Childhood Council organization and facilitation


This position receives oral or written directions from the Director of Youth and Family Services.  Must have the ability to work with other departments, schools and community agencies.

General Duties:

  • Significant organizational and interpersonal skills are required in order to work collaboratively with youth, youth advisors, parents, and staff. 
  • The Youth Prevention & Program Coordinator will work closely with the other YFS Coordinator(s) to ensure well balanced programs are available to Old Saybrook Youth, as well as some larger community oriented events/programs. 
  • This Youth Program Coordinator position coordinates, solicits and trains volunteers, supports YFS initiatives and collaborates with community sectors to support and develop positive opportunities for young people.
  • Attend occasional YFS Commission meeting as needed
  • Must be able to work after school hours and occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed
  • Other assignments at the discretion of the Director of OSYFS

Additional Duties:

Prepares and maintains data for reporting needs, prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity for Director and grantors. Manage program budgets.


This Coordinator should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in program development, community organization, social services, human services, recreation and/or volunteer coordination, with 1-3 years’ experience in same.  Good oral and written communication skills. Computer proficiency a must.    Must be able to coordinate with multiple systems, have strong organizational skills, ability to lead and motivate volunteers, and work independently.

Hours of Work:

This position is a 29 hour per week position and must be available to ensure that the Youth and Family Services business hours are well served.  It is a Wage Grade 7 hourly position under the collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Old Saybrook and Local 1303-278 of Council #4 (AFSCME).

License or Certificate:  Must be able to obtain Public Passenger Endorsement License necessary for transport of students.  Must possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license . Must work towards Certification in Prevention Programming


Date of Job Description:  12/2021

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

Application can be found at: Employment Opportunities | Old Saybrook CT

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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