YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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Program Coordinator - Youth Leadership

Program Coordinator - Youth Leadership

Job ID 
Lake View
Posted Date 
3333 N. Marshfield
# Positions 
Youth Development
Hours per Week 
Variable Schedule 

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Responsibilities & Requirements

Be a part of our mission.


The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.  

Our before and after-school programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.


Job Summary:


Assist in providing day-to-day direction and supervision of the Y Network's youth leadership programs. 


Scope of Responsibilities:

  •  Assist with program management which includes creating and maintaining a program participant database, conducting outreach presentations at high schools and community fairs, mailing and processing volunteer applications, and gathering monthly reports.
  • Assist with the development of program curriculum for career development, civic engagement and college prep teen-focused programs.
  • Assist with the recruitment and retention of teen program volunteers and participants.
  • Assist with the facilitation of the youth program sessions.
  • Assist in planning special events such as career panels, jobshadowing events, college tours, and volunteer recognition events.
  • Assist with the transportation of students to career cluster workshops and other special events.
  • Assist in planning and facilitating mentor trainings.
  • Serve as a chaperone at special events (e.g., teen summit, World-of-Work tours, college tours).
  • Research companies/organizations in an attempt to identify potential jobshadowing hosts and/or program volunteers.
  • Assist with the facilitation of the program sessions.
  • When needed, serve as a program representative on Metro, center-based, community-based planning committees and outreach events.





Bachelors Degree Required.  Must have previous experience working with youth.  Ability to work independently and/or team-based setting and bi-weekly Saturday mornings (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.).   Excellent written and verbal communication skills;  Ability to be highly motivated, well-organized, and respectful of diversity;   Access to a reliable means of transportation.