Community Education – Program Assistant – Youth Programs
This position will be responsible for assisting in the coordinator youth programming activities within the Community Education Department. It will assist with planning, implementing and evaluating various youth programs and instructors. Responsibilities will include: communications, internal and external marketing, youth voice, part time employee and volunteer management, data collection, community collaborations and sustainability efforts. Program responsibilities will include a balance of youth enrichment programs and community impact programs, as well as, direct and indirect programming responsibilities.
This position reports to the Community Education Coordinator and will work cooperatively within the Community Education department, cross departmentally within Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) and with community partners.
· An associate’s degree or two years of post secondary coursework (60 semester or 90 quarter credits) in education, community education, recreation, child development, youth studies, social services or a related field and two years of experience coordinating youth and family programs, including work with diverse populations and community involvement.
(Equivalent combinations of education and/or experience will be considered.)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of computer software to develop promotional materials, budgets, maintain website, data bases, and the aptitude to learn new software.
Excellent customer service skills, including ability to proactively serve customers, seek out answers and tackle challenges.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to self start, envision and implement a project from start to finish.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, meet deadlines and evaluate ways of work to create efficient systems.
Ability to assist in recruiting, training and providing work direction to staff.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team and with a diverse group of customers, including: parents, youth, clerical staff, teachers, custodial staff, cafeteria staff, instructors, administrators and collaborative partners.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends.
· BA Degree in education, recreation, youth studies/development, human services or a related degree.
· Experience conducting racial and/or social justice work with youth.
· Experience working directly with youth in an enrichment program setting.
· Experience developing and implementing youth programs and curriculum.
· Experience collaborating with parents, families and community members.
· Experience working in cross-agency collaborations and forming new partnerships.
· Understanding of Community Education’s divisions, programs and the services provided to the public.
· Experience managing part time staff and/or volunteers
· Demonstrated success in providing youth-driven programming
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:
· Provide excellent customer service to all customers.
· Assist with planning, implementing and evaluating diverse program opportunities that meet the needs and wants of the community (including after-school, evening, weekend and summer programs).
· Research, evaluate and assist with the implementation of innovative practices in program development and delivery.
· Work with principals, parent groups and youth to meet the unique program needs and wants of individual school communities.
· Work with the Community Education Coordinator, peers and staff to ensure safe, quality programming and continual improvement.
· Assist with implementation of youth, family and community involvement programs.
· Assist with recruiting, training, and coordinating the work of part time instructors, site staff, volunteers and interns.
· Perform administrative functions related to payroll, vendor payments and contracts, reports, marketing and registration.
· Set agendas and facilitate meetings.
· Provide tools and training for staff, in the areas of: youth development, curriculum connections, service learning, youth voice, family and community outreach, etc.
· Develop program communication: marketing tools, promotional materials, newsletters, website and related communications; work with the media to promote programs and to garner community support for programs.
· Present program information to district and community stakeholders.
· Attend staff meetings, other meetings as assigned, district-wide opportunities and participate as appropriate in staff development training activities.
· Identify potential funding sources and assist with writing grants.
· Aid and facilitate in carrying out grant projects, reports and special projects.
· Contribute to the District’s Strong Schools, Strong Communities efforts by partnering with other staff to contribute to student achievement and the alignment and sustainability of resources.
· Perform other related duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, 12 month position. Hours include evenings and weekends. Salary and Benefits will be consistent with those provided by the School and Community Service Professional Bargaining Unit of the Saint Paul Federation of Teachers.
Applications will be accepted on the Saint Paul Public Schools website until June 19th at: http://www.hr.spps.org/Search_Jobs_and_Apply.html. Job requisition number 108247.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.