Youth Services Program Coordinator

Elk Grove Township

Full Time
Elk Grove Village
Posted 1 month ago

Summary

The Youth Services Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing programs that support the personal, educational, and social development of youth. This role requires a dynamic, organized, and compassionate individual who can engage with youth, manage program logistics, and collaborate with community partners. The coordinator will work closely with the Department Director to create a safe and inclusive environment where young people can thrive.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage scheduling and logistics for on-site and school-based activities and programs.
  • Manage and facilitate Bike Safety Program initiatives for youth groups ages Kindergarten – 5th
  • Manage the inventory and maintenance of the Bike Safety Program.
  • Oversee the registration process for all Youth Services programs.
  • Serve as the point of contact for schools and community organizations regarding Youth Services programs and outreach.
  • Implement programs, ensuring they meet the needs and interests of the youth.
  • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness, making adjustments as needed.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Perform all other duties assigned by the Department Director
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekend hours
  • Applicant must hold a valid Illinois Drivers License

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to assist with marketing efforts, including content creation for newsletters and social media, coordinating with the communications team, and promote programs within the community to increase participation and support.
  • Ability to assist in maintaining accurate records of program activities, participation, and outcomes.
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with local schools and community organizations.
  • Prior knowledge of experiential learning programs is preferred.

Physical Demands

  • 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 with reasonable accommodations.

    • Must be able to sit, walk, stand, use fingers in a repetitive motion, twist, and turn for long periods of time.
    • The position requires some moderate lifting, pulling, pushing, and carrying of up to 30 pounds.

Education, Experience, and Computer Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, or a related field preferred.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified (or willingness to obtain upon hire)
  • Background in the field of prevention is preferred. Prior experience in youth services, program facilitation, or a related field is desirable.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to manage groups of 4-25 participants.

Benefits

  • Generous compensation.

Elk Grove Township does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or handicap and complies with the provisions of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. 

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