Type: Full-time (40 hours per week); $30,000 per year & monthly $250 health-stipend.
Job Summary: Design, plan & host weekly recreational, educational, and diversity after-school programs for 7th & 8th graders and high school students; Act as a liaison between the youth, the community, and other staff to improve programming, mentoring capacities, policies and drop-in center; and assist in administrative operations - including fundraising campaigns and grants.
WYO Teen Center Drop-In Hours: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm-7:00pm; Friday: 3pm-9:00pm; and Saturday: Varies - due to social service/outreach/concert events (typically morning/afternoon).
Develop and plan all recreational & educational programs for the middle school after-school program and high school.
Track monthly statistics and assist in writing grant proposals.
Assist Executive Director with direct mailing, fundraising, and administrative responsibilities.
Prepare monthly reports on programs, attendance, and demographic statistics for the Board of Directors.
Create & distribute youth surveys to provide outcomes for teen program surveys.
Maintain the drop-in center cleanliness. Lock up after shift.
Participate in staff meetings supporting a team-focused workplace.
Take initiative with on-going projects, new activities, and tasks at the center.
DIRECT SERVICE WITH TEENS –
Facilitate 7th & 8th grade after-school program & high school programs.
Supervise drop-in center and teens during evening and weekend shifts.
Mentor and support problem-solving and self-advocacy among teens.
Provide referral information to teens as necessary.
Develop Relationships with community members (and school club liaisons) to improve program awareness & attendance; Actively work with the other teen centers and youth agencies to combine resources, share ideas, and discuss issues facing our organizations.
Regularly update the website & social media pages; Prepare and distribute quarterly email newsletter ; Correspondence, community outreach.
Canvas area schools and businesses to promote awareness of programs.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Publisher)
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision
Outgoing, open, engaging personality with strong ability to set appropriate boundaries with adolescents
Flexible schedule/work hours – commitment to working evenings and weekends at peak hours of drop-in center programming
Credentials & Experience:
BA preferred in Non-Profit Management, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, and/or Communications
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Must pass appropriate criminal background check and comply with Illinois Mandated Report laws.
Prior experience working directly with adolescents.
A genuine love of teens and a belief in their potential.
Creative, energetic, self-starter who works independently, can lead programs and create new avenues of fun and inspiration for our youth. Candidates must be able to manage their tasks, handle a variety of responsibilities and work self-sufficiently.
Previous event/program planning experience (at least 1 year preferred)
Ability to work weekends and extended hours when needed. The Program Director is also required to attend the annual social service trip during the summer for a full week (usually in June)
Access to a car is preferred
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
- Monthly health stipend of $250
- 10 vacation days / 10 sick days per year
- Paid time off for 9 major holidays
- Rotary Club Co-Membership