Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • FSCS-Youth Services Coordinator

    Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/3/2019 1:36 PM)
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  • Job Summary:

    The Youth Services Coordinator will assist in providing leadership and ongoing development, implementation and management for programs at East Austin Children’s Promise (EACP) and East Austin College Prep school district (EAPrep District).  These programs include, but are not limited to: youth remedial, intervention and enrichment activities for youth ages K-12 both in-school and out-of-school time; family engagement; community service learning.    The Youth Services Coordinator is expected to work frequent evenings, and will maintain a flexible, organized, and efficient work schedule.  The position may require more work hours than the normal eight-hour workday.  Occasional weekend work is required. This work is in collaboration with staff and community partners of the Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant through the US Department of Education.

    Essential Functions:

    Program Leadership & Management

    • Develop and engage stakeholders in creating and maintaining a youth services framework, philosophy and goals in alignment with East Austin Children’s Promise goals, East Austin College Prep school district goals, and the East Austin community priorities.
    • Plan, create, implement, and evaluate all aspects of youth programming as it pertains to East Austin Children’s Promise initiative.
    • Monitor and forecast program outcomes and impact in collaboration with the evaluator, developing and updating instruments for assessment including benchmarks to ensure services provided have the desired impact on participants.
    • Collaborate across the EACP initiative to build an infrastructure that promotes efficiency and effectiveness of resources.
    • Manage and document program logistics, including but not limited to budget, policy, equipment, contracts, program participation, safety, timesheets, and data.


    Relationship Management

    • Recruit, train and directly supervise and evaluate personnel and contractor partners to ensure high program quality, individual participant success, and achievement of program outcomes.
    • Review data regularly with service providers to provide feedback and guidance towards required outcomes.
    • Develop and manage a network of relationships on behalf of the EACP initiative with various funders and community agencies across various locations in order to meet program objectives.
    • Collaborate with staff to communicate priorities and goals of the program while engaging and developing parent and community leadership in the decision-making process.
    • Recruit and retain participants in programming in coordination with staff.

    Additional Program Management

    • Research and apply best practices to the design and continuous improvement of all project related activities;
    • Report weekly on progress, challenges, lessons learned, and any potential modifications being considered
    • Serve on school, district and/or community advisory boards and/or committees related to program content as necessary
    • Perform such other duties and assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of experience in an education, social services or youth development field; Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology and/or other related field with 3-5 years’ experience preferred
    • Proven leadership and/or supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated ability to use data analysis for problem-solving
    • Strong communication and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work meritoriously as a member of a team
    • Strong background in working in communities of high-need
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
    • Grant management experience preferred

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to read, write, and communicate both verbally and in written form to express and exchange ideas. While performing the responsibilities of this job, the employee must be able to access all components of work station and other office equipment. Frequent typing, writing, bending and twisting. Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.

    Work Environment:

    General office environment with moderate noise. This position requires travel to program locations as needed. A busy environment with many unscheduled interruptions. Frequent computer use at workstation for extended periods of time. Public contact position requiring appropriate business apparel.


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