Under general direction of the Program Director performs difficult and varied coordinating, administrative, and mentoring duties and provides support to the overall Education Program. The Education Program Coordinator will provide mentoring, administrative, technical, accounting, project management and clerical support to the Education Program. The Education Program Coordinator will act as a first point of contact for youth participants, schools, and community agencies with a primary focus on youth in the 6th-12th grades. The Education Program Coordinator will be a strong supporter of the organization’s mission, collaborate with schools and other non-profit agencies for the benefit of the community and be responsible for completing diverse administrative tasks.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversees on-campus service-learning clubs in the assigned region including but not limited to mentoring youth, coaching youth leadership development, and helping to guide youth-led service-learning projects in middle and high schools in the El Dorado Hills area (2-4 clubs).
- Oversees and acts as lead project mentor for annual youth-led Fall Festival Fundraising event.
- Recruits volunteers, including adult mentors and youth leaders, to help plan the Fall Festival.
- Oversees in-kind report/spreadsheet for youth-led projects, working with staff as needed to update on a monthly basis.
- Oversees finances for assigned on-campus clubs, the Fall Festival, and other events/projects as needed.
- Facilitates the successful implementation of the program model for clubs, committees, and projects to reach expected outcomes while documenting benchmarks throughout the program year.
- Acts as an adult mentor for the Youth Board.
- Assists with program development for the Education Program including, but not not limited to, the leadership development component.
- Assists with other Hands4Hope on-campus clubs and afterschool committees as needed.
- Assists with the organization and facilitation of youth leadership workshops and camps, as well as with parent information meetings.
- Assists with the organization and implementation of the annual Youth Recognition Event.
- Assists with the preparation of written materials (e.g., correspondence, brochures, newsletters, forms, Board meeting documents, visual materials, etc.) for the purpose of conveying information.
- Develops mutual trust and builds a courteous, respectful and compassionate team environment with the Program Director, Education Program Team and other staff members, volunteers, and community leaders.
- Responds to inquiries regarding Hands4Hope on-campus clubs and Community Engagement events from youth, parents, and agencies.
- Participates in and attends meetings as required (e.g. Staff Meetings, monthly Advisory Council Meetings, Youth Board Meetings, Board Meetings as needed).
- Understands and applies a working knowledge of the daily operations of Hands4Hope management and leadership.
- Maintains confidentiality of all matters involving Hands4Hope personnel, youth participants, adult volunteers, finances, clients, and research matters.
- Performs other duties as assigned and assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
Qualifications and job requirements:
- Experience: Two to three years of experience working with youth, especially middle and high school aged, preferably working with a non-profit organization (may include working as an employee or a volunteer).
- Education: High School Diploma required; an Associate of Arts degree preferred; education at a level to demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described.
- Ability to interface well within all facets of Hands4Hope and represent Hands4Hope in a highly professional manner.
- Must demonstrate proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and have a working knowledge of PowerPoint.
- Working knowledge of Gmail, Google forms, and Constant Contact beneficial.
- Must have the ability to work with basic mathematical concepts as required for fundraising support and budget management.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- A willingness to be cross-trained in other aspects of the organization
- A personality that enjoys working with others, especially youth
- An enthusiastic demeanor
- A flexible and adaptable attitude including ability to work flexible and varied hours
- The ability to follow instructions, respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance
Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; work independently, and understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Significant physical abilities include reaching/ handling/fingering, talking/hearing conversations, ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds, near visual acuity/visual accommodation. This person must have the ability to travel as required to work on campus and with staff, volunteers and partner agencies.
Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required: Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and evidence of insurability (provide copy of clean DMV printout), TB test clearance, and Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance.
Bilingual in Spanish & English beneficial.