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. These programs will be held on some Wednesday afternoons and some Saturday mornings.
  • YCS Service Shout Support: — Support YCS staff in producing and distributing a monthly newsletter of service opportunities for local youth.

Desired Skills:

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

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