Program Coordinator 1
Position Title: Program Coordinator 1
Reporting Relationship: Lead Program Coordinator
Supervision: This position has no direct reports; however, will be required to provide mentoring and modeling to girls, volunteers, Teen Facilitators, Junior Program Coordinators and interns during programming activities.
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Salary
Position Overview: Program Coordinator 1s are skilled, trained and caring adult women who, through youth-adult partnerships, facilitate experiential activities in a girl-only safe space. PEARLS groups gather to talk, to be heard, to express fear, joy and anger, to dream bigger, to explore the world around them, and to build trust. Program Coordinator 1s are responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of PEARLS programming and related activities – ensuring program objectives and outcomes are met. Program Coordinator 1s work in collaboration with community partners and other youth serving organizations to provide the girls with as many positive experiences and opportunities as possible.
Using the PEARLS for Teen Girls published curriculum, Program Coordinators design and implement group sessions, which meet once per week for up to two hours each session
Group sessions are designed in partnership with PEARLS Teen Facilitators, Junior Program Coordinators, and/or Interns to implement/co-facilitate group discussions and activities that ensure PEARLS programming objectives and outcomes are met
Assist the girls in setting SMART goals for themselves, and apply best practices of youth development as girls identify and work toward their goals
Provide ongoing support and encouragement to participants and creatively celebrate their successes
Participate in peer group assessment and peer-to-peer coaching sessions
Work along with site locations and partner organizations to recruit and retain girls for the PEARLS program
Work in partnership with PEARLS staff and PEARLS girls to ensure maximum attendance and successful implementation of all PEARLS events
Provide group and one-on-one resources to girls regarding secondary or post-secondary education, tutoring, and career exploration
Assist one-on-one with additional resources for girls, as required
Work closely with Teen Facilitators, Junior Program Coordinators, and/or college interns to ensure quality programming is provided (where applicable)
Review of programming metrics, analysis of trends and information to improve programming
Facilitate sexual health, STD, and pregnancy prevention curriculum
Responsible for joining/planning at least one all-site event
Plan and supervise field trips/ special opportunities
Participate in the recruitment, professional development, facilitation support, and evaluation of Teen Facilitators, Junior Program Coordinators and/or college interns
Budgetary responsibility for assigned programming areas (activities, resources, needs)
Assist in the tracking and updating of the PEARLS model through documentation and entry of data in regards to programming including but not limited to; attendance, academic achievement, and goal setting information using the current prescribed PEARLS method
Continue to monitor data connected to groups (number of girls served in group, number of girls retained, number of contracts submitted, number of girls on track for their goals) and creatively create solutions to improve and grow programming
Other duties as necessary and or assigned
Qualification Requirements / ADA:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in related field; or associates degree plus two years of youth work and/or facilitation experience; or five years of youth work and/or facilitation experience is required. Areas of discipline preferred are: education, psychology, sociology, or related field. Experience volunteering and/or solid internships with high-risk populations. Experience should be with diverse people and issues.
Strong facilitation, verbal and written communication skills are mandatory
Flexible with an ability to work evenings and some weekends
Accessible to PEARLS girls, staff, partners, and parents by use of work phone or personal cell phone (Cell phone reimbursement given)
Well organized and able to meet deadlines for reporting, record keeping, and documentation
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with frequent interruptions. Must be willing to work in a fast pace environment
Ability to work independently as well as within a team context to achieve program and organizational goals/outcomes
Knowledge of the theories of adolescent development and of family and social interaction
Knowledge of community resources for families and adolescents & active participation in consortiums that provide opportunities to identify resources for girls and or collaborative opportunities
Knowledge of mandated reporting
Team building, negotiation and mediation skills. The ability to navigate and guide youth through situations that may be sensitive in nature
Ability and desire to serve as a positive role model within the community and to program participants
Knowledge of communication with the ability to make sound decisions when necessary
Ability to proactively recognize and resolve issues and problems before they occur and the ability to quickly and efficiently solve issues and problems when they arise
Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
Ability to work and be comfortable with a population that is economically, socially, spiritually, culturally, ethnically, and physically diverse
Ability to work in neighborhoods where socioeconomic conditions may contribute to undesirable conditions or situations
Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, with reliable and insured transportation
Ability to read and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure guidelines and fiscal reporting requirements
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to generate reports for use by others
Ability to speak effectively before groups of youths, adults, and professionals
Ability to perform basic high school mathematical operations. Ability to complete service delivery statistical reports, including outcome measurement achievement. Ability to complete basic financial activities, including billing procedures and budget maintenance. Ability to operate and have working knowledge of basic computer software, including word processing and Excel
Other Skills and Abilities:
Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality. Ability to work with non-judgmental attitude in a population comprised of diversity in gender, socio-economic and ethnic group, sexual orientation, and physical or mental abilities. Ability to work within the parameters of the program and be able to work in an environment where there is frequent exposure to stressful/critical situations. Ability to frequently use standard office equipment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or touch object, and to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is regularly required to work in outside environments, occasionally during periods of inclement weather. The employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulders; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.