High School Enrichment Coordinator – LTE

Goodman Community Center

The High School (HS) Enrichment Coordinator assists in the development and delivery of programming for HS age youth. Primarily responsible for conducting daily operations in HS Youth Programs under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Youth College and Community Enrichment. Focusing our ‘LOFT’ programming objectives based off our ‘LOFT’ theory of change consisting of: Academic development and support, Community engagement and life-skills development, and Health and wellness. ‘LOFT’ is a supported exploration of identity and interests through fun experiential learning activities using a trauma-informed care approach and an emphasis on social and emotional learning. The Coordinator plans and delivers gender-specific programming to youth to inform, educate, and empower the youth transitioning into young adulthood. The Coordinator helps bridge connections with youth, their families, GCC resources and partnerships, and their schools and teachers. Following feedback from program participants and grant requirements, the Coordinator develops additional program offerings, curriculum, and excites and recruits youth for GCC programs.

Essential Functions

  • Support high school experiential learning through afterschool and summer programming.
  • Conduct check-in for youth arriving to the center.
  • Ensure youth have timely transportation to and from the center.
  • Support meals for youth during programming.
  • Ensure youth have dedicated time to complete homework and provide tutoring as needed.
  • Develop and conduct small-group mini courses based on youth interest and your unique skills.
  • Conduct and support whole-group activities including planning.
  • Support youth transitioning from 8th to 9th grade during summer program using the community gardens to plant, maintain, harvest, and cook organic food and running areas of GCC’s CSA and Canning.
  • Provide opportunities for youth to explore Madison and the surrounding areas of the community.
  • Expose youth to new experiences throughout the community.
  • Explore deliverables to support LOFT outcomes resulting in helping youth grow a supportive network, be self-advocates, an active community member, and ultimately obtain a High School Diploma.
  • Provide youth an environment where their voice is heard and reflected in programming.
  • Develop relationships with youth; getting to know youth as individuals.
  • Create spaces where youth feel safe and comfortable asking questions and discussing their lives.
  • Develop relationships with school-day staff and families to better serve youth individually.
  • Recruit youth for programming by building connections with school staff, peer recommendations, and family enrollment with a heightened focus on at-risk youth and youth from low-income areas.
  • Build and maintain longstanding mentoring relationships with youth.
  • Develop and distribute a consistent program schedule for youth and small groups.
  • Provide youth with positive behavior management, conflict resolution and engagement opportunities.
  • Ensure programming meets center/contract/grant standards and requirements.
  • Direct volunteer staff and communicate volunteer feedback and needs to the Volunteer Manager.
  • Link youth enrichment with career readiness by opening some activities and event to all GCC youth.
  • Provide planning and hands-on support for GCC-wide events and cross departmental collaboration involving youth enrichment and development.
  • Meet with school-day staff and principles at partnering schools (O’Keefe, Whitehorse, East High School).
  • Maintain a regular presence at partnering schools through attending various club meetings, extra-curricular events, classes, and lunch times to further develop and foster youth relations.
  • Meet and connect with partner school day staff/administrators, school day learning goals with after school lesson plans and enrichment opportunities.
  • Monitor youth academic progress throughout the schoolyear including collecting data for reporting.
  • Participate as a member of the MERIT (Madison Empowering Responsibility in Teens) Team, supporting delivery of MERIT programming to youth.
  • Develop youth lesson/tutoring and development plans linked to school-day goals and outcomes.
  • Collect, conduct, and report youth attendance tracking, recording meal counts, and transportation.
  • Maintain HS youth files and ensure all required paperwork, permissions, and approvals are on hand.
  • Contribute to youth articles, announcements, updates, and photos for Eastside News and social media.
  • Communicate regularly with youth families about program updates and youth progress.
  • Collaborate with Youth team including the Family Advocate to maintain accurate case management.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties for this position.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • 2+ years working in an after-school setting/youth program planning
  • Preferred prior experience working with middle/high school age youth
  • Preferred already established connections with Dane Co. school districts and alternative programs
  • Strong organizational, communication (written and verbal), facilitating, and leadership skills
  • Mature attitude, creative, resourceful, and a positive role model for youth
  • Excellent written and verbal comprehension and communication
  • Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time as necessary
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Pass Background Check (National/County Criminal, Global Watchlist, SSN Trace, Sex Offender)
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report to be trained to drive a GCC van
  • Strong organizational, facilitating, and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with: problem solving; recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; behavior management; and conflict de-escalation/resolution
  • Understanding of, appreciation for, and experience with ability, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economically, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations.
    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in multiple environments (i.e. indoors, outdoors, schools, office, and out of office)
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours based on program needs

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, stand, walk, bend; and occasionally push, pull, lift and carry objects (up to 50 pounds); sufficient mobility to attend frequent meetings and appointments in community settings; and drive. Job requires frequent verbal and written communication. Computer, telephone, copier, and fax use are required.

About the Goodman Community Center

The Goodman Community Center (GCC) is here for our whole community. People from all walks of life and all ages come for programs and services that make their lives — and our community — stronger. We strengthen lives and secure futures within a community where everyone is valued and has the resources they need to be successful. Goodman Community Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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