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