BUILD engages at-risk youth in the school and on the streets so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety, and well-being of our communities. Since 1969, BUILD has worked in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods giving at-risk youth alternatives to the violence that takes away their potential. BUILD’s nationally recognized model of positive youth development redirects risky behavior and helps youth lead fulfilling, successful, and productive lives.
The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting BrandBUILD, a six-week program focused on making jewelry and beauty products, entrepreneurship and leadership development, for youth aged 16-20. The Youth Program Coordinator will assist in leading small group activities and supporting daily product production processes with teens. The goal of Brand BUILD is to develop self-enterprising and entrepreneurial skills for young people. Teens will create products that range from jewelry to home decor, personal care, and cosmetic products. The Coordinator will also be responsible for delivering some job readiness training and basic employability skill-building lessons.
Vision: Grow Hope. Save Lives. BUILD Futures.
The Supervision and orientation of Teen Participants
Co-facilitating curriculum and daily activities with Teens.
Co-facilitating activities for small groups up to 10 Teens.
Maintain and organize student paperwork and daily attendance (physical and online).
Communicate with parents when Teens are absent or late to program.
Give feedback and help Teens with the construction of jewelry and other youth made products.
Manage and support program Youth Ambassadors
Organize and string together Raw footage
Video and Web Page Creation
Provides an environment applying trauma-informed methods to promote a quality program in a relaxed atmosphere in all component areas: visual & performing arts, digital media, restorative justice, community building, academic support, health and wellness, life skills, and parent engagement.
Ensures property/inventory is maintained, and orders supplies.
Manage youth behavior by establishing guidelines, expectations, mutual respect and mutual accountability.
Assures planning and implementation of a variety of diverse, culturally sensitive and enjoyable daily activities which meet Illinois State Learning Standards and NAA and YPQA standards including summer program, school vacations and holidays.
Ensures ongoing communication with parents, completing a monthly calendar of events, developing positive relationships with the parents, advocating for them, providing leadership and guidance techniques, assisting them in securing necessary resources, and encouraging them to participate in program activities, etc.
Documentation and Compliance:
Ensure all individual and group efforts are documented and recorded in internal and external databases by set deadlines.
Submit reporting documents on a monthly basis and/or as needed.
Maintain file compliance as according to requirements and deadlines set by the organization.
Responsible for the program complying with all internal and external requirements and performance standards, including promoting the health and safety of all children, following sanitation procedures and universal precautions, completing a bi-annual physical exam, complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Acts as a mandated reporter, as well as the American's with Disabilities Act and the BUILD Youth Services Staff manual policy and procedures.
Reports all suspected cases of child abuse/neglect to Manager of Prevention Services.
Staff management and development:
Meets biweekly with the Manager of Learning and leadership and daily with Lead Facilitator for supervision and support, updating staff/program issues/concerns and providing recommendations to deal with these.
Schedules staff vacations/personal days, ensuring child/staff ratio is maintained and vacation form is completed in a timely manner. Also ensures completion of incident reports, accident reports, medication forms and logs
Exemplifies the mission, vision and values of the agency.
Maintains knowledge current in the field including, but not limited to, attendance at seminars, workshops, etc.
Maintains knowledge current on agency’s theories, methodologies and best practices.
Follows agency handbook in accordance with confidentiality of youth records and staff compliance.
Provides overall supervision and annual evaluations to the BUILD out-of-school time prevention staff, including interns and volunteers. Meets weekly with the staff team, providing positive direction and assists teaching staff in developing realistic individual and group goals and in their activity planning.
Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events as required.
Performs other job-related duties as requested, required and/or assigned.
Participate in agency-wide fundraising events.
Maintains relationships with various partners including, but not limited to, schools, government agencies and community-based organizations.
Completes maintenance request/repair forms and gives to designated BUILD staff for follow up. Assures proper care and maintenance of the program equipment and space, as well as building security, including ensuring that program spaces are clean and well maintained, and the building is properly secured on a daily basis.
Passion for creating functional or decorative objects by hand, using a variety of methods and materials.
Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education, or related field preferred, but not required.
A minimum of 4 years of youth development program facilitation preferred required.
Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule.
Self-motivated leader with the ability to energize staff, interns and volunteers.
Demonstrates good judgment and ability to work independently as a part of a team.
Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously effectively and efficiently.
Ability to integrate technology into daily program operations and evaluation systems required.
Must work effectively with agency staff, board members, funders, donors and volunteers.
Must possess solid understanding of data collection and compliance.
Must maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with program participants, all levels of agency staff and various partners of the agency; demonstrating sensitivity to all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds and embracing the agency’s mission, values and culture.
Must pass State Background Check & Federal Fingerprints.
Automobile is preferred, but not required, with insurance and a valid driver’s license.
This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
For strictly confidential consideration, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must indicate the position title and ATTN: Carmen Scott-Boria in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience.
Internal Number: 5-14-1
About BUILD Incorporated
For over 50 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.