Boy Scouts of America - Northern Star Council
  • 06-Aug-2018 to 05-Sep-2018 (CST)
  • Field Service - Full Time
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Full Time

We're seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to lead youth groups and youth programs in in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Most of the youth are East African and/or African American. Programs are held weekly at multiple schools and community sites. The employee is expected to work 40 hours per week, and the work schedule is generally 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday, with fewer hours on Fridays, and occasional weekend activities.

Some kids today face an opportunity gap that has contributed to an achievement gap. The right person can use this job and our non-formal, hands-on curriculum to help narrow these gaps and make a difference in the lives of youth. This position is an excellent opportunity to mentor youth (ages 7-16) and gain valuable youth-development experience. Training and an established curriculum are provided.

Primary responsibilities include:
* Plan, develop, and run fun, educational and age-appropriate activities using established curriculum.
* Serve as a positive role model to youth of diverse backgrounds by fostering a positive learning environment to develop team-working, leadership, and confidence-building skills.
* Help the director with administrative work to manage the program.
* Work with the director and on-site program coordinator to manage behavior of youth in the program.
* Complete administrative responsibilities: track youth attendance, complete advancement reports, administer youth evaluations, complete meeting plans, gather materials and supplies, etc.
* Participate in field trips and special events as needed.
* Attend mandatory weekly meetings and training sessions.

Qualifications include:
* General: Must be 21 years of age or older. Must be able to work the schedule listed above.
* Experience with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or other youth organization is preferred though not required.
* Education: High school diploma or GED is required, with some college preferred.
* Experience: Must have some experience (ideally one year) working with urban youth ages 7-16 in education, youth development, recreation, social services, or after school/community programs.
* Must be able to run a fun and educational program, learn and use the curriculum, and serve as a leader and positive role model for youth.
* Must be flexible and able to adjust to last-minute program changes as needed.
* Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
* Ability to speak some Somali would be helpful though is not required.
* Must have strong organizational and communication skills, and a positive attitude.
* Must be able to complete required training and paperwork, track participants' progress in achieving goals, and maintain and submit accurate records. Strong organizational and communication skills are needed.
* Must hold and maintain a valid driver's license, have reliable transportation, ability to drive to program sites, and current automobile insurance at levels of $100,000/$300,000/$100,000.
* For payroll processing, you will need to download the free TimeWorks Mobile app and clock in and out to record all time worked.

Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, health savings plan, thrift and retirement plans, 11 paid holidays, and Paid Time Off (equivalent to 16 days per year). Compensation starts at $29,719 annually, and annual increases are based on performance. Reimbursement for approved mileage is provided. Additional benefits include training, leadership development, skills development, free parking, great co-workers, and the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of youth.

For more information about Scouting in the Twin Cities, see www.northernstar.org

Northern Star Scouting is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer

Please apply online on this site.

 

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