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Grand Futures Prevention Coalition - GFPC

Youth Program Coordinator (Grand)

Job Description


Position Overview

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of community-based substance abuse prevention services for youth within Grand County according to the established organizational strategic plan.  The Youth Program Coordinator collaborates with the Executive Directors and other directors across the tri-county region to fulfill the GFPC vision, mission, goals and objectives, and acts directly to support the Executive Director in all duties. This is a part-time position of about 25-32 hours per week.


General Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or 4 years experience in work related field such as youth programing, camp counselor, teaching, early childhood education and mentoring;

  • Demonstrate exceptional communication and public speaking skills and knows how to empower and engage youth;

  • Understands how to facilitate communication, planning, meetings, events, and complete goals with youth, advisory council and team members;

  • Ability to use current technology in order to facilitate a work environment;

  • General knowledge of office procedures and methods, office systems and record keeping;

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work with and instruct others;

  • Ability to establish priorities and effectively manage time and deadlines;

  • Possess and entrepreneurial mindset and ability to navigate an independent work environment and with minimal supervision;

  • Ability to meet deadlines and exhibit excellence in work as well as manage up and demonstrate a solutions based mindset;

  • Demonstrate competency in agency and community partnerships skills and report all successes, challenges and learning or growth opportunities for the organization within the community;

  • Leadership skills to cultivate commitment to outcomes among key stakeholders and the broader community;

  • Ability to handle sensitive and private information with utmost confidentiality at all times;

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other GFPC personnel and volunteers to accomplish organizational objectives.


Position Responsibilities

  • Youth Programming Duties

    • Build and sustain healthy, positive relationships with program participants, including students, families, other service providers, and program staff

    • Recruit students to engage in youth-to-youth substance prevention advocacy programing for Grand County

    • Deliver identified curriculum/educational opportunities in the areas of research, planning, public speaking, engagement with the press, etc.

    • Provide oversight of project components to ensure coordination of tasks and timely completion of project milestones and overall program evaluations are met

    • Facilitate and lead participation in the Teen Council youth leadership program and Youth-to-Youth at all area schools (bi-monthly meetings; some evening and weekend responsibilities)

    • Identify community activities and events to guide Teen Council and Youth-to-Youth members in identifying advocacy initiatives they would like to plan and undertake

    • Assist in the development and compilation of written materials in order to create program documentation, including policies and procedures, training materials, activities and resource guides, tracking tools, surveys and evaluations, promotional materials, informational packets, and other materials as identified

    • Coordinate collection and organization of outcome data including pre/post surveys and paper evaluations

    • Collaborate as a team player to promote effective and regular communication regarding status and goals of project work

    • Other efforts as necessary in order to support the successful coordination of the program and delivery of services to students

  • Operational Duties - participate as a contributing member of the Grand Futures team as follows:

  • Attend staff calls and team meetings regarding the general operations of GFPC and be prepared to deliver youth programing and community updates specific to the work being done in Grand County

  • Assist in the planning and execution of Grand Futures fundraising events

  • Attend ongoing trainings and seminars as needed to become a subject matter expert in substance abuse prevention

  • Develop, coordinate and lead local advisory/volunteer group to assist with programming as needed in the community

  • Engage in the following as needed: community presentations, speaking engagements, workshops, etc., as it relates to educating the community and youth about substance abuse prevention as well as arising substance use and misuse issues

  • Assist in the completion of all month end duties, including submission of program reporting, daily timesheets and monthly expenses as outlined by GFPC and to meet grant standards

  • Identify local grant opportunities and assist the Executive Director in completing grant applications as needed

  • Manage program specific budgets

  • Sustain professional and positive working relationships with all staff and community members

  • Knowledge of and adherence to organizational hierarchy, goals, operations, and mission statement

  • Represent the GFPC and our prevention mission in a respectful and professional manner both on and off the job

  • Other duties as assigned and time permits



To Apply, please email resume and cover letter to info@grandfutures.org by August 24, 2018.

No phone calls please.