TEEN CENTER COORDINATOR
FULL-TIME POSITION (40 HOURS PER WEEK)
COVER LETTER AND RESUME NEEDED TO APPLY
How would you like to be a part of an organization that truly transforms the lives of young people? LEAP for Education (LEAP) is a non-profit organization that empowers underserved and first-generation-to-college students to succeed in education, career, and life. We do this by supporting students with academic and life-skills needed to perform at higher levels in middle school and high school. Students also receive ongoing personalized support and community connections which helps them graduate from post-secondary education and create a future based on their strengths and interests.
About the Teen Center:
In our Teen Center, Salem teens in grades 9-12 participate in guided activities, go on local field trips, get homework help and tutoring, explore their interests, improve their communication skills, and prepare for a job and post-secondary education. We offer free academic support and enrichment, and civic and community engagement, all in an after-school supportive environment. Our Teen Center programs are designed to motivate youth to explore different content areas and career interests, develop self-awareness and confidence, and set goals for their future.
The Teen Center is open Monday-Thursday 2:30-6pm; the coordinator will work Monday-Thursday (with Fridays off) from 9am-7pm for planning, coordination, and spending time at Salem High School.
Description of Position:
We are looking for a talented and committed individual to fulfill the full-time duties of coordinator in our Teen Center. You will supervise part-time staff and volunteers and be primarily responsible for getting the space ready for the arrival and departure of students each day. This individual will also assist in the development and facilitation of inclusive programming opportunities within the Teen Center to support the needs of our students who use the space as a drop-in center to get academic support as well as to participate in the Teen Center’s many activities. The Teen Center staff will support, connect and assist in creating culturally sensitive and relevant programs for the students.
- Create a welcoming and safe after-school environment that engages teens socially, culturally, and intellectually.
- Support part time staff and volunteers, and assist in classroom management during their programs as needed.
- Track enrollment and daily attendance (and absence) of students through Salesforce database (including specific program attendance and case notes as appropriate).
- Meal preparation and/or planning for daily access to a snack/meal for our hungry teens; in addition to monthly visits to the food pantry to keep our kitchen stocked.
- Engage and promote teen recruitment through innovation and flexible networking in local high school, including but not limited to direct student outreach during lunch periods.
- Providing and/or coordinating LEAP presence at Salem High School a minimum of twice a week, as it relates to promoting Teen Center programming, building partnerships, and a bridge to academic enrichment for our offsite location.
- Utilizing social media and other means to market the Teen Center programs and encourage regular participation.
- Build positive, supportive partnerships with parents, teachers, schools, community organizations, and the Latino community at large to prioritize access, integration, and sustainability of the Teen Center.
- Plan and coordinate regular parent engagement through phone calls, in-person meetings, and/or other family events which typically take place in the evening.
- Sustain and develop relevant programming for LEAP students’ based on their education and/or career plans.
- Manage record keeping as it relates to the Teen Center program expenses, including but not limited to petty cash, transportation vouchers, etc.
- May be required to perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of High School, College, and Career Programs.
- Experience working with teens from underserved communities, particularly group facilitation and/or classroom management; and a commitment to developing skills to best support this demographic.
- Bachelor’s degree (strongly preferred, but not required).
- Able to speak and communicate in Spanish and English (preferred).
- Previous experience in a supervisory role.
- Must have access to a car and a current driver’s license for days when business travel is required.
- Willingness to make a commitment of at least two years (due to the nature of the work and the trust that needs to be built with our youth).
- Must be willing to work occasional weekends or evenings for special events or activities.
In the provision of our services, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, age, religion, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, ancestry, public assistance, veteran history/military status, genetic information or disability. LEAP’s programs are funded in part with funds from the City of Salem Department of Planning and Community Development, City of Peabody Department of Planning and Community Development, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.