Director of Teen Services: North Light Community Center

Posted October 31st, 2017 at 10:55 am.

Dynamic, multi-service community-based non-profit in Manayunk seeks full-time Director of Teens Services. The DTS is responsible for all aspects of delivering quality programs and services for middle and high school age.  Program emphasis for these age groups includes vital educational supports/mentoring to keep youth in school and on target for graduation, prepare them for post-secondary learning/training and provide them with opportunities to gain valuable workplace and life skills via on-the-job training and employment to ultimately equip them to become productive adults.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including a combined 30 credit hours in education or human services and 2 years of experience working with middle and/or high-school populations.

Summary: The DTS is responsible for all aspects of delivering quality programs and services for middle and high school age.  Program emphasis for these age groups includes vital educational supports/mentoring to keep youth in school and on target for graduation, prepare them for post-secondary learning/training and provide them with opportunities to gain valuable workplace and life skills via on-the-job training and employment to ultimately equip them to become productive adults. Responsibilities include: program planning, implementation and evaluation; program budgeting and resource management; program analysis and reporting; managing staff supervision and development; maintaining cleanliness and safety standards for program environment (indoor and outdoor facility spaces, vans); nurturing and sustaining positive relationships with parents/caregivers; developing and maintaining working relationships with applicable school personnel and other youth supports, meeting performance-based contract standards; advancing program quality and any applicable accreditation; developing policies and procedures to maintain compliance with any applicable regulatory or contract agencies e.g. (FNC, PYN, DOL, EPA).

Classification: Full-Time Salaried (40 hours per week, some evenings and weekends).

Reports To: Executive Director

Supervises: Teen Programming Support Staff e.g. Teen Workforce Coordinator, SCEP Monitors, Interns, Volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, preferably concentration in middle school or high school, and/or human services field and 1 year of experience working with middle and/or high-school populations OR
  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, including a combined 30 credit hours in education or human services and 2 years of experience working with middle and/or high-school populations OR
  • an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university, including 20 credit hours in education or human services and 3 years of experience working with middle and/or high-school populations OR
  • completion of a Youth Development Certificate and related certificate trainings and 3 years of experience working with middle and/or high-school populations.
  • Computer literacy including proficiency with office technology; website software, databases, online social networks a plus.
  • Understanding and commitment to North Light’s mission and role in the community.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in person and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills to effectively work with diverse individuals (colleagues, board members, volunteers, donors, constituents), both one-to-one as well as in groups.
  • Thorough, organized and detail-oriented approach to work.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work.
  • Ability to lead multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines.
  • Ability to take direction but also make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively and creatively as appropriate.
  • Ability to be flexible & creative in responding to new challenges.
  • Willingness to work as a team member to accomplish overarching organizational goals.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 35 pounds.

Interested Candidates should forward resume with letter of introduction and academic transcript to imadrak@northlightcommunitycenter.org

Forward resume, cover letter and academic transcript to imadrak@northlightcommunitycenter.org or fax to 215-483-6728. Position to be filled by November 15, 2017.

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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