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Job Beacons School Success Coordinator Minnesota Education

Beacons School Success Coordinator

Skills:Education       |  Location: Minneapolis  ,  Minnesota  ,  United States Of America


1.  Job Summary:

YMCA Beacons School Success programs engage youth as leaders and learners by transforming schools into active youth centers afterschool and in the summer, providing free high quality educational, recreational, and leadership development activities opportunities to kindergarten–12th grade youth and their families at our 8 Beacons School Success Centers located in neighborhoods in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Richfield.

The Beacons School Success Coordinator assists in the day to day operations of the Beacons School Success center. The incumbent ensures quality programming and a safe and engaging environment at the assigned school location. The incumbent may provide work direction to YMCA staff, volunteers and community partners. The incumbent may lead program activities for youth that focus on the YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

2.  Essential Functions:

Assists in the day to day operations of Beacons School Success Center programs working closely with the Sr. Coordinator and Program Director and school staff focusing on youth development, enrichment activities and academics.
Coordinators keep the program running smoothly by preparing schedules, maintaining group rosters, supporting staff with ideas and resources, taking initiative in planning and implementing large school events, and promoting a positive school culture.
Assists in promoting the Beacons School Success Center programs in the community including communication with families, community partners, and school staff.
Assists in collecting and inputting data for evaluation and reporting purposes, including registration, attendance, surveys, and program participation.
Ensures compliance with systems for safety and staffing.
Provides work direction and training to support program staff, community partners, and volunteers as directed by the Sr. Coordinator and/or Program Director.
Leads program activities as needed.
Ensures a high level of customer service to youth, families, community partners, and school staff.
Fosters a safe and respectful environment within a diverse community of youth, families, volunteers, and partner agencies. Following all YMCA Youth Development best practices and guidelines.

 3.  Relationships:

This position reports to the Beacons School Success Sr. Coordinator or Program Director who reports to the Beacons School Success Center Director. The incumbent regularly interacts with school staff, volunteers, youth, parents, and community agency partners. This position involves interaction with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

4.  Qualifications:


Minimum one (1) year of experience working with school aged youth.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Good organizational skills.
Commitment to working with school age youth in an enrichment setting.
Ability to multitask and respond quickly and accurately in a customer focused work environment.
Ability to work with diverse groups of people.


Experience and/or education in youth studies, child development, human relations, communication, or recreational programs.
Knowledge of Trauma Informed and Youth Development best practices

5.  Work Conditions:

Ability to travel locally between locations to attend meetings, training, and events.
Ability to move throughout a school building regularly throughout the day.
Must be able to actively participate in youth games/activities.
Work environments range from quiet work areas to busy, noisy indoor and outdoor spaces with several groups talking amongst themselves concurrently.
May be exposed to verbal outbursts, physical actions or bodily fluids as part of the environment.
Perform all physical aspects of the position, including moving around, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time.
Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.

6.  Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from Directors of Beacons in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the program, branch or Association success. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge 

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.
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