June 22nd, 2017
MY NYC Bridge Youth Program Coordinator Description
Muslim Community Network seeks a dedicated part-time Youth Program Coordinator to lead and implement the MY NYC Bridge Mentoring Program. The Program Coordinator is a go-getter who passionately believes in the power of youth to lead positive social change and has a strong track record working in youth empowerment. The MY NYC Bridge program is the only mentoring program in NYC for Muslim teen boys and engages youth in personal, social, leadership and professional development, encourages civic engagement through community service, and develops their confidence and identity as well- rounded individuals.
The Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of project planning, implementation and evaluation. This position is part-time and is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student. The Program Coordinator will serve approximately 15 hours per month and must be available some nights and occasional weekends when meetings and program events occur. He or she will report to the Executive Director.
About Muslim Community Network
The Muslim Community Network identifies and cultivates the leadership skills of all Americans to fully participate in the social landscape.
MCN’s strategies include creating strong relationships with other faith-based communities; articulating and advancing an understanding of the need for citizen engagement; developing the skills and ability of our community to affect change; and building the next generation’s identity and capacity as leaders.
- Work with MCN staff to coordinate program logistics and content and to ensure effective and timely implementation of program objectives.
- Supervise the design and delivery of MCN’s youth leadership curriculum to its youth Â mentoring program participants; and adapt curricula as needed according to the needs of the participants.
- Develop positive relationships with mentors, mentees and their families and ensure that participants are actively engaged in the program and adhering to program requirements.
- Connect with community leaders, professionals, organizations and other stakeholders to foster and maintain positive relationships and recruit participation as mentors, guest speakers and workshop facilitators; recruit other volunteers to provide support to MCN’s programs.
- Assist with the development of public relations and communications strategies to support program goals and increase community awareness.
- Assist in the production of development and fundraising initiatives to secure funding for MCN’s programs.
- Associates degree required, Bachelors of Arts in education, youth development, social work or related disciplines preferred. Post-graduate (MA) applicants welcome to apply.
- 2+ years experience in running youth programs, preferably in after school settings.
- Impeccable organizational and time management skills, written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
- Able to work independently and provide timely and consistent program updates and deliverables with limited supervision.
- Ability to travel locally to program sites and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends when activities occur.
- Proficient in MS Office, Facebook, Twitter and other social media; basic familiarity with website and database management.
- Experience in community organizing and a commitment to social justice and interfaith engagement.
- Able to work with diverse populations, including 15-18 years and up.
- Experience writing grant proposals and planning events
To apply, candidates should email a one-page cover letter describing their interest and qualifications, resume and a writing sample no longer than three pages to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Type BRIDGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR in the subject line. Please ensure that you include all required materials. Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted.