Multicultural Youth Program Coordinator

Spectrum Youth & Family Service
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

This position is responsible for providing program co-coordination and assisting in the continuing development of the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). Under the supervision of the MYP Manager, the MYP Coordinator will provide support in the areas of community outreach and program co- development. The coordinator will have knowledge and connections to various community resources and partners that provide services to the various and existing multicultural communities.

The coordinator will participate in a team setting and/or on a partnering level with the MYP Manager to implement logistical and informational elements that will assist in finalizing the structure of the Multicultural Youth Program. In addition to this, the coordinator will also provide educational support and assistance to multicultural youth who use the MYP space. These are full time exempt position with an annual salary of $41,600.00 and is benefits eligible.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in the development of program aspects structure of the Multicultural Youth Program
  • Act as Volunteer Coordinator, including recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings with possible community partners that will benefit the work done by the Multicultural Youth Program
  • Be responsible for taking and maintaining meeting notes from MYP team meetings.
  • Support and assist youth in an educational context.
  • Participate in staff meetings, and trainings as scheduled.
  • Advocate for youth-identified resource needs to support healthy growth and development within the agency and in the community.
  • Assist in the development of specific training for staff and volunteers.
  • Provide agency and community resources orientation and training.
  • May be required to provide interdepartmental support.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge & Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or counseling preferred or relevant experience. Minimum 1 year experience in social work or counseling field and coordinating experience preferred but not required.
  • Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (e.g. information specific to cultural groups identified as being at-risk, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc.) or be willing to learn.
  • Ability to engage and build rapport with both adolescents and young adults and set effective limits and boundaries with youth and others
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member, and abide by the NASW code of Ethics
  • Willingness to participate in supervision, identify needs and issues, ask for assistance, support and training, and be able to accept and utilize feedback
  • Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion

 Work Environment

The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, various community meeting settings, schools and public gatherings. This is a full-time position, and the working hours will correspond to the operation and needs of the program.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Youth and adults of all social and cultural identities; including race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, country of origin, immigration status, and mobility; should be treated with respect, dignity, and equity.

Wage or Salary
41,600.00 Anuual