Teen Program Coordinator

Employer:
King Street Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Position: Teen Program Coordinator
Status & Classification: Full-time Non-Exempt
Hours: 40hr/week, M-F 10:00am – 6:00pm
Pay: $20/hour

 

ABOUT KING STREET CENTER

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children and families in our community? King Street Center is a vibrant nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to explore their talents and find their voice through learning, play and opportunity. Located in the heart of Burlington, Vermont, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual can thrive. Through a variety of programs ranging from Mentoring, Teen, K-5 and our 5-STAR Head Start Early Childhood Program, we aim to foster resilience, confidence, and a sense of belonging in those we serve. Especially important to us is that we do this work with an equity lens and incorporate the vision and voice of our youth into our programming. 

 

As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we are seeking dedicated individuals who are enthusiastic about our mission. Join our team and become part of a community-driven organization committed to creating positive change. Together, we can support the next generation and build a brighter future for all. Apply now to be a part of something truly meaningful at King Street Center!

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Teen Coordinator will support the coordination of after-school and summertime learning, recreational and life skills building activities designed for kids aged 11-18 in order to empower youth to explore their talents and find their voice. This person will also lead the KSC Lemonade Stand / Job Club Program during the Spring and Summer.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee KSC Lemonade Stand / Job Club Program 
  • Run 12 weekly training sessions with 6th and 7th grade students to teach them job related skills such as food safety, food preparation, customer service, financial literacy, day to day operations of running a lemonade stand. 
  • Create and manage schedules and shifts for lemonade stand
  • Day to day oversight and management of the lemonade stand and students working the stand
  • Run weekly “staff meetings” with lemonade stand students
  • Partner with outside organizations on prospective events and partnership opportunities
  • Support program managers in planning, organizing and leading daily activities for teens that encourage personal growth, learning and fun
  • Provide a listening ear, encouraging voice, and general support to teens on a daily basis, including assistance with projects and homework and attendance at individual youth activities
  • Educate teens in various life skills through activities such as money management, cooking/food skills, digital savviness, time management, taking direction, etc.
  • Purchase instructional materials and teaching aids in accordance with annual budget
  • Attend to health and safety matters, including reporting and record keeping.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

  • Knowledge of adolescent development, behavior management techniques, conflict resolution and group work.
  • Working knowledge of food prep, safety, basic business operations, financial literacy 
  • Strong supervision skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, families, co-workers, and the general public.
  • Ability to organize activities.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to follow all organizational safety protocols.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent; college credits in the field of Education preferred but not required
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with youth and planning activities. 
  • Experience working with BIPOC youth and families is preferred but not required.
  • Food service, barista, hospitality or other customer service experience preferred but not required

 

BENEFITS

  • Health Insurance through MVP Health Plan, 75% covered for specific plans
  • Vision Benefits through MVP, 100% employee paid
  • Dental Benefits through Delta Dental, 100% employee paid
  • Healthy Living Allocation ($250 annually – covers gym membership, fitness equipment, etc) 
  • Combined Paid Time Off  (CTO) starting at 15 days annually 
  • 9 Paid Holidays 
  • 3 Floating Holidays (see employee handbook for details) 
  • Unlimited Paid Snow Days
  • 5 Days of Bereavement Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP – free, temporary counseling) 
  • 403b Retirement Benefit with discretionary 3% employer match
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents following birth or adoption
  • Short-term/long-term disability coverage, $25,000 life insurance coverage, 100% employer paid
Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

King Street Center, which serves predominantly BIPOC children from Burlington's immigrant and refugee communities is dedicated to equity, inclusion, and belonging and is currently working to build an equity lens across the organization in policies, procedures, and programs -- from revamping our recruitment and hiring processes to include an equity lens, to reviewing all salaries this year to ensure we are being equitable, to shifting to an inclusive decision-making model, and more. As a BIPOC led organization, serving BIPOC children and families, King Street is committed to centering equity, inclusion, and belonging in all facets of our work.

Wage or Salary
$20/hr