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Beacons School Success Lead (Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary)

Company: YMCA Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth? Are you an influencer or motivator? Do you have a special hobby you can teach youth?

Beacons School Youth Development programming is focused and intentional, addressing community needs with proven educational and social program strategies for K-12 youth. Beacon Youth Development Centers provide youth (K-12) a place to grow through challenging activities, caring relationships, and leadership experiences. A wide range of positive youth (K-12) development enrichment programs provide opportunities for youth (K-12) to develop social and academic skills.

Beacons School Youth Development Lead Staff are mentors, role models, allies, and educators for our youth (K-12). The Youth Development Lead Staff run the groups and keep the youth (K-12) engaged while having fun and promoting a positive school culture. We encourage people to apply who have specialized skills that they can teach the youth (ex. dance, music, computer skills, art, sports). Beacons School Youth Development Lead staff plan their own lessons and run the groups.

1. Job Summary:

YMCA Beacons School Success programs engage youth as leaders and learners by transforming schools into active youth centers afterschool and in the summer, providing free high quality educational, recreational, and leadership development activities opportunities to kindergarten-12th grade youth and their families at our 8 Beacons School Success Centers located in neighborhoods in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Richfield.

The Beacons School Success Lead Staff are mentors, role models, allies, and educators. Lead staff are responsible for developing, planning, and leading groups of youth after-school. This position operates at a specific Beacons School Success center. The incumbent provides quality enrichment experiences for youth that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

2. Essential Functions:

* Plan, develop and implement enrichment curriculum and program activities with a group of young people. * Provide work direction to program staff and volunteers while on duty. * Evaluate the program on a continuous basis and recommend needed changes to the Beacons School Success Sr. Coordinator and/or Program Director. * Ensure that the center and classroom spaces are kept clean and organized. * Perform administrative activities to support the program, including collecting daily attendance. * Assist in the promotion of the program including recruiting young people to program, communication to families and school staff.

3. Relationships:

This position reports directly to the Sr. Coordinator or Program Director. The incumbent interacts with participants, parents, staff, school employees and the community.

4. Qualifications:


* Minimum age of 18. * Experience and/or education in youth studies, child development, human relations, communication, or recreational programs. * Certifications required within 30 days of hire: Adult and child CPR or CPR/PR; First Aid; and AED. * Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and facilitate youth development programming. * Excellent interpersonal communications and mediation skills. * Willingness to work with people of diverse populations. * Demonstrated commitment to working with school age children in an enrichment setting.


* Minimum 6 months experience working with school-aged youth. * Degree in education, recreation or field related to child care * Supervisory/management experience. * Multilingual * Knowledge of Trauma Informed and Youth Development best practices * We encourage people to apply who have specialized skills that they can teach the youth (ex. dance, music, computer skills, art, sports).

5. Work Conditions:

* Ability to move throughout a school building regularly throughout the day. * Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities. * Work environments range from quiet work areas to busy, noisy indoor and outdoor spaces with several groups talking amongst themselves concurrently. * May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the environment. * Perform all physical aspects of the position, including moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time. * Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.

6. Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.


Keywords: YMCA Twin Cities, Minneapolis , Beacons School Success Lead (Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary), Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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