• Worcester, MA
  • $48,000.00 - $56,000.00 per year

Seeking a full time (40+ hr./week) Coordinator to manage the operational and strategic aspects of the YouthGROW Program. The Coordinator is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the program, including but not limited to: curriculum  development, youth training, staff and youth hiring, management & supervision, problem solving, and case management. The Coordinator will serve as direct supervisor for program staff and volunteers, including 4-6 summer interns, 2-3 seasonal youth workers, one full time Commonwealth Corps service member, and youth participants. The YouthGROW Coordinator will work closely with our full-time Farm Coordinator. The Coordinator is also responsible for, in collaboration with the Director of Programs, managing relationships with partner agencies, funders, youth development agencies, social service agencies, and other community partners and stakeholders, and is responsible for tracking and timely reporting of all program outcome data for program evaluation purposes.

The YouthGROW Coordinator role, like many of our program roles, mirrors the New England growing season, with our busiest time being the summer months of July and August, when our 6 week Summer Intensive is in session. During the academic year, this role can work up to two days per week remotely, with a minimum two days a week availability through 6 PM for afterschool programming. Youth programming is predominantly outdoors and involves hands-on farm work. Comfort working outdoors in all weather conditions and getting hands on with our youth for farm work is a must!

~ Minimum two years professional experience working with high school aged youth
~ Supervision/management experience for youth or adults
~ Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and regular access to a reliable vehicle
~ Comfort with online collaboration tools, e.g., shared calendars, email, shared folders/files (Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Apps)
~ Previous experience working with people with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
~ Interest in and commitment to social justice/food justice/environmental justice

~ Self-motivated, detail oriented, highly organized and reliable
~ Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
~ Farming/urban gardening experience
~ Volunteer management experience
~ Familiarity/experience with the Worcester community, particularly the Bell Hill and Main South neighborhoods
~ Excellent people and communication skills, both written and verbal
~ Previous experience working with people with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
~ Spanish language ability

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