Youth Development Program Coordinator - DC

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



815 Silver Spring Avenue
Silver Spring
United States


Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Goal Setting Girls Youth Development Program Coordinator DC


The Goal Setting Girls Youth Development Program Coordinator is an intermediate opportunity for a youth development specialist who will report to the Crittenton Director of Programs. S/he will be responsible for delivering an after-school social and emotional learning program to groups of 15 teen girls at up a maximum of four middle schools in Wards 5, 7, and 8 Washington, DC; coordinating out-of-school enrichment activities; working collaboratively and coordinating with school staff and with other nonprofits working in the same schools or communities; tracking and reporting on program progress; and supporting independent program evaluation. This position requires a commitment to Crittenton’s core values, a sense of humor, and the ability to create a caring and safe environment for program participants while maintaining professional boundaries, to multi-task in a fast paced environment, to take initiative, and to be both flexible and persistent. Salary will be negotiated, based upon experience and qualifications.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Delivery

- Deliver a weekly social and emotional learning program after school at assigned schools keeping with program curricula, Crittenton standards of practice, and grant-specific recruitment/retention requirements.

- Negotiate an annual service agreement and work closely with assigned school contacts to recruit participants, to develop and regularly update a calendar for each school, to stay abreast of school activities that would impact program delivery, to keep the school informed on program activities and build support for the program within the school, and to address the needs of program participants.

- Represent Crittenton within assigned schools and communities, maintaining working relationships with school administrators, guidance counselors, teachers, and other nonprofits working in assigned schools.

- Maintain regular communication with parents to keep them informed of participants’ academic support needs and progress, resources available through District of Columbia Public Schools and other sources, and program activities for parents.

- Maintain regular communication with program participants to ensure required levels of program engagement, attendance, completion, and retention.

- Refer program participants to services, including, but not limited to mental health services, medical care, benefits/social services, or academic support/tutoring, when needed.

- Coordinate out-of-school enrichment activities for program participants to build group cohesion and to expose participants to colleges and careers.

Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting

- Maintain complete and accurate program-related records, including group registration, group rosters, and session attendance.

- Submit weekly attendance and implementation reports.

- Compile program data for reports and ongoing monitoring.

- Submit evaluation plans and administer all evaluation instruments.

- Submit end-of-year reports.


- Adhere to assigned program budget.

- Submit expenditure reports and receipts, as required.

- Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualification and Core Competencies:

- Bachelor’s degree in Counseling, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Work, Education, or other relevant field

- Demonstrated ability to recruit participants and deliver programs for adolescents in group settings

- Demonstrated mastery and use of the core competences (skills, abilities, and knowledge) essential for youth development work (See attached)

- Demonstrated ability to deliver content on social and emotional development

- Demonstrated ability to speak and write cogently

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

- Master’s degree in Counseling, School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Social Work, Education, or other relevant field

- Experience delivering positive youth development programs in Washington, DC a plus

- Experience working in schools in Washington, DC

- Experience delivering social and emotional development programs

- Experience delivering Second Step, an evidence-based social and emotional development program

- Experience making referrals for academic support, tutoring, and other services needed by participants

Other requirements:

- Access to reliable personal transportation

- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and Google Drive apps.

- Commitment to Crittenton organizational values related to cultural competence and responsiveness in program delivery, community relations, and staff development

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply:

Please send an email to with the following attachments:

- Your resume,

- A cover letter that provides examples of how your past experiences demonstrate that you have the competencies that are required for the position, and

- A brief, work-related writing sample

No phone calls, please.