Youth Community Service Palo Alto Middle School Coordinator

Start Date: August 28, 2017
Salary Range: 30 hr. per week/$13.50-$18.50 per hour

Summary and Position Responsibilities:

The YCS Program Coordinator will work closely with the Palo Alto Youth Program Director to facilitate YCS middle school clubs, Attendance Academy, and support for YCS Service Shout Out.  The Coordinator must also build and maintain positive community relationships with many community partners.

  • Middle School Clubs: Coordinator will assume responsibility for weekly, service learning based YCS Clubs at the three middle schools. Each club meets weekly on a designated day during lunch. The Coordinator will be responsible for planning and implementing volunteer opportunities for the clubs. In addition, the Coordinator will build and maintain positive communication and relationships with the Teacher Sponsors and other key personnel on each campus.  Other responsibilities include maintaining program records, including attendance, and recruiting club members.
  • Attendance Academy Facilitation: Coordinator will work with Program Director to implement a service learning and life skills program for students with attendance and behavior issues.
  • YCS Service Shout Support: Work with other YCS staff to produce and distribute a monthly newsletter of service opportunities for local youth.

Desired Skills

  • Organization and time management
  • Take initiative, independent worker
  • Outgoing, comfortable with meeting new people
  • Team player, helps to promote collaboration
  • Desire to learn and try new things
  • Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Experience working around youth organizations or educational institutions
  • Passionate commitment to service learning and overcoming educational inequities
  • Experience working in diverse communities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Prior experience working in a professional office environment preferred
  • Flexible and positive
  • Exercise excellent judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity to all constituents
  • Ability to handle a multitude of tasks simultaneously and manage the details related to each
  • Working knowledge of Macintosh, Microsoft Word, and Excel required.

Other Qualifications

  • Valid CA drivers license and reliable transportation for fieldwork
  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Submit a copy of their DMV record and drivers license and automobile insurance
  • Clearance results from a TB test and place fingerprints on record
  • Current certifications in First Aid and CPR or be willing obtain within 30 days of hire

Please email a cover letter and resume to