City of Longmont
20180078 Children, Youth & Families Community Coordinator
Closing Date: March 06, 2018
Apply online at www.longmontcolorado.gov
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
350 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
POSITION: 20180078 CYF Community Coordinator
Hiring Range: $4,931 - $5,479/MO
Division: Children, Youth & Families
Department: Community Services
Regular Full -Time
Mon-Fri 7:30AM - 4:00PM
DEFINITION: Under the direct supervision of the Children, Youth and Families Manager, the incumbent will coordinate and develop community based children, youth and family services with specific concentration on early childhood and/or risky behavior reduction in youth and families. Provides outreach initiatives and/or intervention programs. Performs community outreach efforts to identify, develop, implement, and coordinate community-based responses to issues affecting children, youth and their families in the Longmont area.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Collaborate with neighborhood residents, community members and businesses, city staff and volunteers to promote the healthy development of children, youth and families through education and development of services targeted at building strengths. Coordinate with community agencies, community groups, businesses, government, schools, churches, and individuals to accomplish the goals of community-based initiatives and services. Recruit and sustain community members to participate in the community based initiatives and services. Provide expert level technical support to initiative and service provision partners. Collaborate with other Community Services divisions to proactively identify neighborhood needs related to children, youth and families. Assist in organizing formal and informal community and neighborhood groups and facilitate strategy development to address children, youth and family-related needs. Increase awareness of children, youth and family-related issues and the importance of responding to youth-related issues through formal and informal outreach, education, and involvement. Act as an advocate for children, youth and families. Coordinate city, community and neighborhood resources to effectively respond to current concerns and problems related to youth. Serve as a liaison between CYF staff and community in the areas of child and youth development, prevention and intervention of youth at-risk behavior, and community education. Coordinate daily program operation, including budgeting and administration of youth development or community outreach and education services offered through Children, Youth and Families. Conduct community outreach and publicity for the initiatives and services; conduct presentations to the public and special interest groups, and prepare appropriate promotional materials. Prepare grant proposals, solicit grants, and prepare financial and compliance reports. Monitor funding contacts for any grants received. Supervise, train, and coordinate volunteers, interns and temporary staff. May provide crisis intervention services to at-risk youth, their families and affected community members. May conduct intake assessments, develop and implement short-term counseling action plans, maintain ongoing contact with children, youth and families, and make relevant referrals. May provide case management services by offering ongoing support and advocacy, tracking progress, and providing consistent follow-up. May administer the City’s grant program that awards funding for community-based youth projects. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Most work is performed in a standard office environment and in community-based settings. Must be able to work flexible hours, including frequent evening and weekend meetings. Personal computers and other standard office and audio-visual equipment are utilized on a regular basis. Frequent local travel will be required. Requires criminal background check.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in social science, public administration, human relations, community development, psychology, social work or related field, and two years’ professional experience in planning, developing, and organizing a youth-oriented community-wide initiatives and/or services. Special Qualifications: Spanish Bilingual skills preferred.
Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.
DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501, by March 6, 2018. An online application process is available for this position at www.longmontcolorado.gov. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.
The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department in advance to make arrangements.
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