POSITION: Youth Programs Coordinator
RESPONSIBLE TO: LCCF Executive Director and Board of Trustees
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: LCCF Executive Director FSLA Status – Nonexempt Part-time, Hourly (Average of 25 hours per week) Includes occasional nontraditional hours
The Youth Programs Coordinator will serve as the program coordinator for the Lapeer County Education Attainment Fund (“LEAF”) as well as the Youth Advisory Committee (“YAC”) Advisor.
The Lapeer County Community Foundation launched LEAF, a children’s savings account program to foster career aspirations, savings for post-secondary learning, and financial empowerment and asset building in 2019. It is designed to give students a dedicated savings account and path to pay for future career training or college expenses.
YAC is the Youth Advisory Committee, a youth grantmaking body of the Foundation. YAC Consists of students in grades 7-12 representing all school districts throughout Lapeer County. YAC provides funding for programs that address youth needs while teaching members about leadership, philanthropy, and responsibility. YAC’s primary mission is to discover areas of concern to young people in the community and make grants to groups whose projects address those concerns.
YAC Members volunteer their time to assess community needs, study issues important to youth and evaluate grant proposals. The group is also proactive in the community, seeking grant opportunities and participating in several community service projects annually.
- Possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalency. Associate degree or higher preferred
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Experience in program coordination
- Possession of a valid Michigan Driver’s license. This position will require you to use a personal vehicle for meetings, events, and to fulfill related activities. Mileage costs are reimbursable
- Successfully pass a criminal background check
- Knowledge of and working relationship with Lapeer County schools’ education programs and local community service agencies
- 3+ years in a comparable capacity in a school setting or education environment
- Online communication platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
- Use of standard office equipment
- Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- Has strong Interpersonal skills
- Comfortable presenting in group settings
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and exercise initiative
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
- Ability to interpret and explain policies and procedures
- Keep accurate records and perform basic math calculations
- Adhere to timelines/deadlines
- Must be able to work under limited supervision, taking initiative when necessary
- Remain composed in stressful and difficult situations
- Exercise sound judgment in handling confidential information
- Establish a good rapport with staff, students, parents, and Foundation stakeholders
- Conduct self in a professional, respectful, and civil manner at all times
- Is trustworthy, possesses a positive attitude, and has a strong work ethic
- Pays attention to detail and maintains personal and professional integrity
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 regularly required to sit; stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES-LEAF:
- Facilitate integration of LEAF into local schools
- Work with partner(s) to develop and implement student and family engagement strategies
- Work with the LEAF Steering Committee to:
- Track and report program evaluation metrics
- Coordinate attendance of self, bank, and/or volunteers to take deposits
- Collaborate with ELGA CU and Lapeer County ISD
- Assist with any LEAF capital campaigns, grant applications, or fundraising activities
- Coordination of various meetings with internal and external stakeholders
- Assist with all aspects of the LEAF promotional activities and volunteer recruitment and management
- Maintain program records
- Order and manage supplies, materials, and forms
- Positively represent the Foundation and LEAF program partners
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES-YAC:
- Participate in annual goal and objectives process for the YAC
- Serve in advisory capacity to Lapeer County YAC leadership and members to coordinate meetings and activities
- Foster and maintain relationships with school administrators and staff to promote YAC
- Foster community awareness and fund development activities for youth initiatives.
- Is responsible for all record keeping including, but not limited to, meeting agendas and minutes, membership rosters, attendance, budgets, spending and grant administration
- Coordinate YAC grantmaking process from application to awards
- Assist YAC with Youth Needs Assessment to be conducted every three years.
- Plan, promote, and attend the Council of Michigan Foundation’s (CMF) regional and other trainings
- Coordinate YAC member attendance at the annual Statewide YAC Leadership Conference
- Participate in CMF YAC Advisor convenings and development opportunities
- Report for work on time as scheduled
- Perform duties & responsibilities in accordance with Foundation policies and procedures