This is a flexible part-time opportunity (average 16 hours per week) for an established professional to provide this impactful course for York County sophomores and juniors from over 20 high schools. Students enrolled in the course learn to become lifelong, responsible, active participants in their hometown community. Participants develop leadership skills and lasting relationships with each other and community leaders.
This position requires high attention to detail and organizational skills. The successful candidate will coordinate with over 200 volunteers and will need strong leadership skills while working with high school students, adult volunteers, and nonprofit organizations.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the Future Leaders of York (FLY) program; also for assisting with fundraising for FLY.
General Requirements & Skills
Major Position Responsibilities
- Responsible for program planning.
- Designs and implements curricula with input and assistance from the FLY Committee.
- Provides input and guidance to help facilitate the work of the FLY Committee; distributes meeting minutes and other pertinent information to committee members.
- Assists in program budget preparation.
- Plans and implements additional youth leadership development programming as directed.
- Administers the FLY Program.
- Provides leadership at all FLY sessions.
- Coordinates the logistics of the program sessions and activities including community service and grant-making.
- Coordinates all communications – phone, email, and mail.
- Serves as the liaison between Leadership York and the participating schools.
- Develops and maintains filing and data collection systems for FLY students, parents, alumni, etc.
- Implements program assessment tools and collects/analyzes outcome measurement data.
- Facilitates alumni engagement including annual surveys.
- Seeks out new grant opportunities and completes grant applications for the United Way, York County Community Foundation, and any other corporate or foundation grants; supports FLY sponsorship and scholarship requests; seeks other funding for FLY.
- Coordinates community ambassadors, volunteers, and special guests.
- Provides direction to staff members and volunteers who assist with the FLY program implementation.
- Attends Leadership York Board of Director meetings.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, behavioral sciences, or a related field preferred; or relevant experience or training
- Child Abuse History, PA State Police Criminal Record, and FBI Clearances are required
- Experience working with youth and an understanding of the needs of teenagers
- Demonstrated expertise in relating to and working with volunteers, elected officials, and business leaders
- Competency in written and oral communication; including grant writing
- Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
- Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities, including presentation/facilitation skills, classroom management, and team building
- Experience in program design, implementation, and group facilitation; knowledge of experiential learning model preferred
- Valid driver’s license and able to provide own transportation to program sites and office
- Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
- Able to sit and stand for extended periods of time; able to lift up to 30 pounds
- Able to walk on uneven surfaces and navigate stairs