Youth Coordinator

Youth Coordinator Summary: To enhance services to CHA youth, the Youth Coordinator will assist in the coordination of services and activities with CHA's Youth Services. The Youth Coordinator will serve as a leader in the planning and implementing plans regarding programs and activities which address the needs of resident youth. The Youth Coordinator will work in conjunction with CHA for youth initiatives. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors programs under youth services, including, but not limited to: direct youth programs and out of school time activities, summer activities, child care/ pre- K, college awareness and all other target youth programs from the Chicago Housing Authority.
  • Attend Monthly CHA Youth Team meetings
  • Facilitate outreach and assessments for the Youth population
  • Serve as the lead per service area for all funder and program initiatives for youth
  • Facilitate and Coordinate programs for Youth ages 0-24 years of age
  • Serve as the lead per service area for the Summer Youth Employment Programs
  • Serve as the lead per service area for the Learn and Earn Program ( recruit, manage reports)
  • Conducts monthly programs/ activities that highlight targeted youth programs.
  • Builds linkage agreements between Heartland Alliance and youth providers in the city of Chicago.
  • Promotes program activities and services to meet the needs and the expectations of the youth population.
  • Serves as an advocate for Heartland Alliance youth population.
  • Facilitates and coordinates quarterly workshops with the youth population, including, but not limited to, the areas of: employment, education, etc.
  • Provides external linkages that support all youth initiatives and outcomes (e.g. park district, day care providers, etc.).
  • Develops strong partnerships with local elementary and high schools to promote after-school programming and sport activities.
  • Serves as the direct connect between the case management team regarding youth services.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or equivalent and minimum of seven years experience in case work, human services or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelors degree may be required if mandated by funder and/or regulatory agency.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in a second language may be required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general professional periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Other Qualifications: A valid driver's license may be required.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to remain on Organization premises during breaks and/or meal periods and may be required to stay on Organization premises until their replacement arrives.
  • May be required to visit clients in their homes or in institutions.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to travel locally and work/visit various sites.
  • The employee may be required to visit customers in their offices, factories and/or institutional settings.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise in the work environment is moderate.

Heartland Alliance makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.


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