Role Purpose & Responsibilities
The GREAT Youth and Families Program (GYFP) is a therapeutic after school program for homeless and formerly homeless children that offers individual counseling, therapy groups, academic tutoring, and enrichment. The Enrichment Coordinator will oversee the Enrichment piece of the program through volunteer recruitment, curricula planning and development, and developing relationships with schools, parents, and children. They will report to the GYFP Program Manager and work together to cultivate a trauma sensitive learning environment for all the children.
- Under the supervision of the Program Manager and in collaboration with the Academic Coordinator, plan and execute the enrichment program with an emphasis on building social and emotional competency. The Enrichment Program entails Enrichment during the school year after-school program, programming during school breaks, summer camp, and Saturday School. This includes overseeing field trips, organization of food/snacks, organization of transportation, supplies and materials, and activities during these days.
- Under the supervision of the Program Manager, create, coordinate, and maintain the referral/application process for all School Break, Summer Camp, and Saturday School programming.
- Coordinate referrals to outside camps and track and report use of summer camp vouchers.
- Support the GYFP After school program and child care that occurs during adult group programming.
- Attend all meetings related to summer camp vouchers and partner camps.
- Plan and oversee the Summer Camp Open House.
- Work with staff, volunteers, teachers, and parents to assess student baselines and evaluate progress, planning and facilitating the implementation of interventions to support learning needs.
- Communicate regularly with youth and families and their case managers.
- Prepare innovative and age-appropriate curricula for each child.
- Attend school meetings (IEP meetings, 504 meetings etc.) and advocate for child’s needs on an as needed basis
- Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with parents, teachers, volunteers, and children.
- Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer staff and undergraduate interns for the purpose of Enrichment Programming support.
- Embed principles and practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in volunteers, undergrad interns and supervised staff.
- Develop and provide supplemental trainings to volunteer staff and interns.
- Oversee enrichment programming each day.
- Assist in planning and co-facilitating academic program.
- Provide back up for the Van Driver and Program Manager, as needed.
- Handle crises as they arise.
- Participate in All Staff meetings and other identified trainings and meetings.
We believe that to be successful in this position, it is crucial that the candidate can honestly assess their strengths and determine that they include:
- Experience and love of working with children.
- Patience and a positive attitude.
- Growth mindset.
- Reliable, organized, and punctual.
- Ability to establish and maintain relationships with various individuals including teachers, families, volunteers, and children.
- Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person, virtually and over the phone.
- Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills.
- Responsible and professional conduct that serves as a role model to staff, volunteers, and youth.
- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
- Must demonstrate ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word, and understanding of virtual educational platforms such as Google Classroom and Zoom.
- Investment in non-violent conflict resolution, confronting racism, sexism, and other injustices, and helping children and families heal and grow.
Qualifications / Requirements
Must have experience working with children. Applicants who have experience with curricula development, volunteer recruitment, and working with families from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
- Ability to form strong interpersonal relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
- Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
- Must be 18 years or older
- Must be fluent in English
- Must be able to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background check
- Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds at a time walking up and down flights of stairs
- Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time at a desk while working on a computer
Applications / Compensation
- Compensation/Hours: $50,000
- Benefits: Eligible for full benefits including Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 403B Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, Tuition Reimbursement
- Please send a cover letter and resume to: HR@housingfamilies.org
- Please include “GYFP Enrichment Coordinator” in the subject line.