October 6th, 2017
Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator
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 for Muslim teen boys in New York City. The program 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 for hands-on engagement with project planning, implementation and evaluation. This position is part-time and is an excellent opportunity for a graduate student. The Program Coordinator will report to the Program Director and will work approximately 20 hours per month and must be available some nights and occasional weekends when meetings and program events occur.
- Work with MCN staff to coordinate program logistics and content, and to ensure effective and timely implementation of program objectives.
- Tailor MCN’s MY NYC Bridge youth leadership curriculum to youth mentoring program participants; and adapt curricula as needed according to the needs of the participants.
- Recruit new mentees and mentors through social media, direct and grassroots outreach; conduct phone screenings, interviews, and evaluations of potential mentees and mentors. Ensure mentors obtain and pass background checks.
- Conduct mentor training sessions and ensure that mentors are proactively engaging and consistently meeting with their mentees outside of monthly group meetings.
- Maintain communication with mentees and their families and encouraging participation and attendance at group and one- on- one meetings; troubleshoot issues when necessary.
- Arrange meeting space and plan logistics for orientations, trainings, group meetings and field trips; plan workshop topics and facilitate group discussions on issues impacting Muslim youth, developing personal and professional skills, and cultivating a commitment to community service and leadership.
- Develop positive relationships with mentors, mentees and their families and ensure that participants are actively engaged in the program and adhering to program requirements.
- Maintain consistent and thorough documentation of group meetings including challenges and accomplishments as well as during individual meetings.
- 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 coordination of and attend MCN’s Annual Gala in the spring.
- Candidate must have or be working towards Bachelors of Arts in education, youth development, social work or related disciplines. Post-graduate (MA) applicants welcome to apply.
- 2+ years experience in running youth programs, preferably in after- school settings with ages 15+.
- Extensive experience working with the target population and knowledge of issues affecting Muslim American youth preferred.
- Impeccable organizational and time management skills, written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
- Able to work independently with limited supervision and provide timely and consistent program updates and deliverables.
- 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 interfaith engagement.
How to Apply:
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.
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.