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Youth Success Coordinator

Abingdon, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 13 Oct 2021

Expires on 13 Oct 2021

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Youth Success Coordinator

Service Area: Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe Counties and the Cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton, and Radford Virginia.
Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Pay Scale: $36,000 to $50,000
Reports to: Director of Youth Success

Purpose of the Position:

The Youth Success Coordinator will help to develop, plan, implement and coordinate the United Way of Southwest Virginia's Ignite program. The Youth Success Coordinator will work collaboratively with school systems and site administrators, the regional workforce development systems, employers and community businesses to develop partnerships leading to expanded learning opportunities for all students and leading them to meaningful career opportunities.

Areas of Responsibility:     (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Establish and maintain partnerships with local schools and businesses to offer a network of career exploration and development including:
    • Site tours of local employers
    • In classroom demonstrations and learning opportunities
    • Coordination of academic planning software with local schools
    • Career fairs
    • Reality stores and financial literacy
    • Summer camps
    • Speakers Bureau
    • Internships
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a program advisory council of key stakeholders
  • Assist with establishing metrics and monitors for program quality and outcomes for the continual evaluation of program performance

Requirements of the Position:

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.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience or familiarity with local educational systems
  • Knowledge of local employers
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to collaborate with community partners, both public and private
  • Possess a proven record of leadership success
  • Ability to develop, implement and manage budgets and project plans.
  • Possess
    • Dynamic verbal and written communication skills
    • Organizational and prioritizing skills
    • Relationship-building skills

Education and/or Experience - Bachelor's Degree from accredited four-year college or university preferred; and three years related experience and/or training. Basic training in trauma-informed work with schools or businesses preferred.

Residency and Travel - It is preferred that applicants reside in the service area and available to attend early morning, evening, and/or weekend meetings on a periodic basis, and should be able to travel independently throughout Southwest Virginia.

Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Valid driver's license and automobile insurance.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance 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.

Additional Information - This job also requires the following skills: Strategic thinking, leadership skills, problem solving, professional demeanor, customer service, persuasive/negotiation, people skills, and extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques, volunteer management and public speaking.

United Way of Southwest Virginia is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for vacancies without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age, or status as a veteran or other category protected under applicable state or municipal law. United Way of Southwest Virginia will reasonably accommodate the disabilities of qualified applicants to permit them to perform the essential functions of the subject position.