Community Center Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $32,498
Details: Non-Exempt

Published

08/08/2018

Address

19703 68th Avenue West
Lynnwood
Washington
98036
United States

Description

The Community Center Coordinator ensures the delivery of high-quality children & youth programming and service planning for the community room, computer room, and other common areas at Somerset. Coordinates, schedules, and supports daily operations of the community center. Compiles and maintains updated resource and referral information for residents at all YWCA permanent housing locations in Snohomish County. 


This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and its intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply. 


Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates support for presenters, volunteers, and interns
  • Coordinates programming for residents, particularly children and youth
  • Develops, maintains, and embraces relationships with local service agencies and appropriate resources to promote on site programming; coordinates quality programming that teach respect for cultural diversity
  • Ensures that coordinated program effectively involves parents and creates opportunities for parent interaction and leadership
  • Assists with guidance and support with all logistics; coordination of resources and referrals, services, recruiting, enrollment, daily classroom operations, mental health and special education referrals, parent activities, food service, staff scheduling, substitutes, supplies, etc., for the purpose of ensuring services are delivered in conformance with overall objectives
  • Distribute newsletters, brochures, and other relevant materials at the community center making sure that communication accommodates language differences, cultural differences, visual impairments, and other necessary accommodations
  • Market community center programs/conduct outreach to all residents on an ongoing basis
  • Develop and monitor a “helpline” for all Snohomish County Permanent Housing Residents to provide resources and referrals to community services as needed.
  • Keeps abreast of current research and practices for children and families experiencing homelessness
  • Engage in effective networking and collaboration to take advantage of available community support and resources, including initiation of new partnerships
  • Attend community meetings, update and share new resources with staff and residents as needed.
  • Develops and coordinates contacts with community agencies and other resources to facilitate collaborate service delivery
  • Ensures that facility is clean, safe, and well maintained
  • Maintains complete and accurate records; submits reports on time 
  • Prepares written materials for the purpose of documenting activities, meeting compliance requirements, making presentations, and/or providing support materials for requested actions
  • Maintains manual and electronic documents, files and records.
  • Monitors assigned program components and/or services to ensure stated outcomes are achieved, relevant policies and procedures are addressed, and services are provided efficiently
  • Assists with program budget, monitoring revenue and expenses
  • Participates in a variety of meetings as required for the purpose of conveying and gathering information
  • Actively engages in agency-wide Race & Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for people of color, trans and gender non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions
  • Shows demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition, and monitoring
  • Performs other duties as assigned 


Qualifications & Core Competencies:

  • Experience in event planning and coordination
  • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
  • Participate with activities related to understanding institutional and structural racism and building cultural competence
  • Ability to communicate with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) speakers by using proper interpretation and translation tools as necessary
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma-informed services and care
  • Core Competencies Expected: Collaboration, Discernment/Judgment, Fostering Diversity, Planning and Organizing, Problem Solving, Race & Social Justice Advocacy, Quality, Analytical Thinking and Coaching


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously uses speech and hearing abilities in exchanging information with clients, agency staff, employers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community
  • Continuously sits for extended periods while performing desktop activities
  • Frequently stands and walks in performing duties in the office or in the classroom
  • Frequently uses hands and wrists, fingering, handling, grasping, and reaching in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies
  • Frequently bends in obtaining files in drawers
  • Frequently kneels, bends, pushes and pulls while engaging in activities with the children
  • Occasionally lifts and carries up to forty pounds
  • Occasionally stands for long periods of time while attending events and other coordinated activities. 

*Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%


Benefits

•Hourly rate: Starts at $15.62

•Hours per week: 40

•FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

•Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans

•At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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