Program Specialist – Community for Youth – Seattle

Position Summary:
The Program Specialist is a full-time, exempt position that will help lead all aspects CfY’s unique one on one mentoring and community building program. The Program Specialist will undertake a variety of administrative and program management duties, including planning, implementation, and management of new activities and programs. The Program Specialist will also be required to provide subject-matter guidance to staff and managers in ways that enhance efficiency and teamwork.

Essential Functions:
Supervise Program Liaison: delegate responsibilities based on needs of program team
In collaboration with Program Manager, supervise and assign tasks to MSW interns
Supervise and lead key program elements and effectively communicate team goals, tasks, and deadlines to greater team
Create, design, and deliver an internal program communications plan including key social media accounts and internal communications for program participants (Instagram, SnapChat, Discord, internal newsletters, community announcement emails).
Lead all facilities outreach and contracting for CfY program needs, including procurement and contract management.
Program Development
Oversee and supervise all workshop logistics including (but not limited to). Attendance tracking delegate setup and cleanup tasks, solicit and coordinate snack and meal donations from local businesses, ensure that workshop materials are ready and available for in person programming;
Supervise and execute all virtual event logistics events, including: schedule Zoom meetings, send links to program participants, provide basic tech support, etc. (virtual events are only an option due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Develop and facilitate workshop curriculum around social-emotional skills, identity, and building community, incorporating organization values into activities;
Develop, coordinate and execute various program agendas and camp activities;
Serve as the leader, curator, and person responsible for timely dissemination of all
resources for CfY participants
Lead Match Support efforts for student, mentor and parent participants, communicate important information with Match Support team,record/organize Match Support data, devise plan for common areas of concern;
Serve as project lead for KeyProgram events (What’s Next, Community Voices, Open
House, Completion Ceremonies, The Alchemy Project, etc.) Manage all aspects of the planning, execution, and closing of all events. Responsible for overall success of each event
Support in establishing and maintaining strong relationships with partner organizations that add value to CfY and our youth
Student Engagement
Design and Manage student leadership team, LeaderCorps, and create authentic opportunities to develop their voices and leadership skills
Design and lead overall recruitment strategies of student participants with the support of Program team
Evaluate and Lead student onboarding process with the support of the Program team
Advise, empower and build trust with students during monthly Match Support check-ins to enhance their experience in the program;
Serve as key communication contact with parents/guardians of students to answer questions about the program during monthly Match Support check-ins
Mentor Engagement
Assist in overall success of recruitment goals of mentor participants
Serve as project support for outreach and recruitment plans, such as: social hour events, informational sessions, networking events.
Conduct mentors’ interviews, onboarding, orientation, and ongoing training as needed
Coach, advise and empower mentors during monthly Match Support check-ins, and maintain positive relationships for the duration of the program year
Organzanizational Support
Support grant reporting requirements by providing tracked data as requested.
Support CfY fund development events including auction, annual campaign and other fundraising efforts.
The above description includes the majority, but not all of the Program Specialist’s roles and
responsibilities. We are a small nonprofit and assist each other with projects that arise
throughout the year. It is our expectation that our Specialist will be flexible and excited about
collaborating as a team to achieve shared goals along with their own personal and
professional goals.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience required
A minimum three years related experience;
Experience in public speaking and giving presentations in a professional setting;
Knowledge of and experience working with BIPOC high school youth impacted by poverty and racism;
Experience and confidence in team leadership and task management
Experience in developing or facilitating curriculum based on Critical Mentoring and Race & Social Justice a plus
Knowledge of Seattle Public Schools a plus
Skills in multiple languages a plus

Desired Skills and Qualities:
High level of organization, time management, follow-through
High attention to detail. Ability to organize and maintain detailed records and complete necessary paperwork. Understanding of the sensitive and critical nature of ensuring the safety of students
Proficient in Office and GSuite applications
Ability to clearly and passionately articulate the mission of CfY to small and large audiences
Ability to connect with and lead a diverse group of people and motivate and support their successful participation and completion in the mentoring relationship and community
Excellence in communicating and facilitating curriculum in an effective, engaging and accessible way through multiple methods, including online
Passion for and commitment to race and social justice, critical mentoring and student leadership
Quick turnaround on communications via phone and email
Ability to successfully prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and reach goals
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Effective at working on a small, collaborative team
Excellent networking skills
High level of flexibility and adaptability to meet changing work goals and demands

Work Environment:
The work environment conditions described below are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Hybrid office environment; with an emphasis on in-person program delivery
Frequent independent travel (having a car is a plus)
Consistent evening work required.
Occasional weekend work required.
Light lifting required: lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds for workshop set up.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Job Description may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Community for Youth provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.

Please send a resume and cover letter to
Application deadline: July 15, 2022.