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STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Program Coordinator, Girls Inc. at the YWCA

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Interested applicants should send resume, letter of intent as well as 3 professional references to Liz Wierbinski at

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # ST001928
Department Code N/A
Semester Academic Year
Geographic Location Not Applicable
Workstudy Type Off-Campus Federal Workstudy Only
Type of Students Accepted for this Position Federal Workstudy (FWS)
Job Title STUDENT EMPLOYMENT - Program Coordinator, Girls Inc. at the YWCA
Location YWCA - Zonta House, 401 Douglas Street, Syracuse
Hourly Rate 25.00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018. Planning time varies.

Campus Syracuse, NY
Job Description

The YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County is looking for individuals with a passion for education, mentorship and a desire to positively impact girls in urban settings. The ideal candidate has an understanding of the social-economic conditions that affect urban education, and the positive impact sports and nutrition can have on a child.

Agency Description: The YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Girls Inc. at the YWCA is a program that is part of the national Girls Incorporated network, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women. Our mission is to inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. We are dedicated to supporting the needs of all girls by educating them to take risks, to speak their minds, to advocate healthy lifestyle choices, to protect their rights and to strive for academic excellence. We provide quality, research-based programming to girls and young women ages 5-18.

Program Description: Hoops and Dreams is one of many Girls Inc. programs delivered in Syracuse, and is part of the Girls Inc. at the YWCA After School Program. Hoops and Dreams aims to strengthen girls’ bodies and minds by developing fitness skills and encouraging social and emotional development. The program uses basketball as a tool to teach girls about health, wellness and sportsmanship. Program activities are based on Girls Inc. Curricula, which address topics including leadership, sports and adventure, self-reliance and life skills. The program aims to serve a maximum of 15 girls ages 8-12 and will take place at our center, the Zonta House, on Fridays throughout the 2017-2018 academic year.

Position Summary: The Coordinator is the main person in charge of Hoops and Dreams. She is responsible to plan, organize, and conduct program activities and evaluation. She will also serve as the main point of contact to participants’ and their families.


Plan and implement Hoops and Dreams:
 Works with Youth Development Director and staff to implement program goals according to approved budget.
 Communicate with organizations to explore possibilities of collaborations.
 Schedule activities, facilities and volunteers as required.
 Determine supply needs in a timely manner.
 Ensure that all programs and activities are implemented according to Girls Inc. and YWCA policy.
 Facilitate planned activities (both basketball and Girls Inc.) with girls ages 8-12.
 Provide “continuing contact” support to program participants, serve as YWCA’s main point of contact to parent/guardian through email, phone calls, and personal interaction.
 Maintain healthy and appropriate relationships with program participants, focusing on safety, support, interaction, and engagement.

Report on Program Performance and Evaluation:
 Record information on and prepare reports concerning Hoops and Dreams (attendance, performance, engagement, parent testimonials, etc.). Use and maintain accurate and up-to-date registration forms and attendance records on all youth.
 Keep Program Director informed of problems, concerns, needs, trends, and unusual situations.

Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

Required skills:
 Proven success in youth and family interactions.
 Knowledge of the stages of youth development and positive approaches to behavior management.
 High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential information.
 Ability to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization, and partner organizations.
 Self-starter with ability to work individually as well as part of a team.
 Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnic diversity.

Preferred skills:
 Previous experience playing and/or coaching basketball.
 Program implementation experience with girls ages 8 – 11.
 Program evaluation experience.

Position requirements:
 Minimum one-year experience in youth program delivery.
 Bachelor’s degree either completed or in progress in youth development, social work, psychology, education, or related field preferred; equivalent work experience will be considered.
 Available to work a flexible schedule.
 Reliable transportation.

Job Specific Qualifications
Physical Requirements
Job Posting Date 09/13/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Message to Applicants

Interested applicants should send resume, letter of intent as well as 3 professional references to Liz Wierbinski at

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