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Youth Program Coordinator

Sacramento (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sacramento (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Managerial positions
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview: The Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing grants and services for the IRC Sacramento’s youth programs, including staff supervision across both youth workforce and youth substance abuse prevention program areas.Specifically, the Youth Services Coordinator provides direct team support, creates development plans, and ensures youth services staff are trained and able to provide strong 1-1 client services and community intervention efforts. In addition, the Youth Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring program compliance and meeting programmatic outcomes. The position reports to the Workforce Development Manager.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Operations

·Liaise with IRC Technical Advisors to ensure effective program delivery by utilizing available resources and best practice models within the IRC field office network

·Ensure accurate and timely reporting of youth services data to donors and all relevant parties

·Track and report on key outcomes and objectives as outlined for each program area. Effectively communicate outcomes to staff to ensure program goals are met

·Oversee the direct services budget to ensure timely spend-down of youth services funds

·Work with the youth services team to ensure all services meet compliance standards and are documented via ETO and CalJOBS

Outreach and Enrollment

·Oversee outreach campaigns for the recruitment of eligible clients for youth services

·Work in tandem with school districts to highlight clients in need of high-quality tutoring and workshops focused on employment, school retention, and alcohol and other drugs (ATOD) prevention and intervention

·Coordinate with IRC’s Resettlement, Economic Empowerment, New Roots, and Safety and Wellness departments for potential client referrals

·Lead all partnership development efforts to connect clients with high quality trainings and services within the community

·Represent the youth programs within the IRC network, in conferences, working groups, communities of practice calls, sharing the creation of client success stories, and other opportunities when available

·Oversee the recruitment of refugee youth into leadership committees to regularly inform the direction of the youth services IRC Sacramento provides

Staff Supervision and Onboarding

·Develop and enhance curricula and offerings for youth services sector tracks, and modify on an ongoing basis

·Implement technical assessments to gauge client strengths, weaknesses, and proficiencies

·Recruit skilled volunteers, community members, professional speakers, and employer contacts to train clients through workshops and trainings on workforce development and ATOD prevention and intervention

·Reach out and develop contacts with training services in all tracks offered, securing discounts for enrollment fees and streamlining the application process and ensuring strong placement outcomes

·Provide positive supervision of up to four employees, including daily administration, support and performance reviews

·Complete administrative responsibilities including tracking time and effort, annual development of professional goals, and the 90 day onboarding plan

·Participate in and lead program meetings, staff development activities, and fully engage as a member of the team

·Comply with all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency

·Seek out and identify scholarships and other financial support opportunities to help clients enroll in and complete training and recertification programs, networking extensively with partners in the community

·Document client participation and progress, adhering to grant requirements

·Other related duties as assigned

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:Workforce Development Manager

Position directly supervises: Youth Specialists, Youth Advocacy Specialist

Indirect Reporting: Internal and/or external contacts: Coordinates regularly with Sacramento Workforce Development team

Job Requirements:


·Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus

Work Experience:

·2-3 years’ experience working with refugee youth strongly preferred

·2-3 years’ experience with youth counseling, case management, or coaching strongly preferred

·2-3 years’ experience in alcohol and other drug (ATOD) prevention and intervention preferred

·2-3 years’ experience working in or managing grant funded programs

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

·Strong interpersonal and people management skills required

·Multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds required

·Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and presentation creation

·Proven ability to take initiative, creatively problem solve and lead with versatility in a fast-paced work environment

·Ability to engage youth from vulnerable backgrounds including refugee youth in long-term service delivery

·Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required

·Experience using data and fiscal tracking systems strongly preferred

·Grant writing skills strongly preferred

·Flexible availability necessary

Working Environment:Standard office environment

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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