Goodwill Youth Services Coordinator position (Marysville site)

JTE Youth Services Coordinator

Posted Date:

09-Apr-2013 (PST)

Closing Date:

19-Apr-2013 (PST)




Marysville, WA, USA

Employment Type:

Full Time
Job Summary:

Responsible for instruction and activity coordination in Seattle Goodwill’s Youth Program, which helps prepare high school aged youth for success in high school, college, and the workforce while also providing a connection to the environment. Build professional relationships with students and parents and/or guardians to facilitate successful outcomes.

Essential Functions:

Provide effective instruction to high school aged youth on subjects including retail and customer service, soft skills, computer literacy, environmental stewardship, college readiness, and career readiness.

Work collaboratively with Director of Program Planning to develop and implement services to youth throughout the Seattle Goodwill Industries (SGI) job training system or territory.

Serves as a liaison between SGI and public schools within are of JTE location.  Communicate each student’s plan to their advisor and request student’s school progress data.

Create lesson plans to meet the needs of diverse learners, including the integration of educational technology.

Monitor academic progress of students; analyze procress reports from teachers; determine eligibility and satisfactory progress toward their diploma; identify current and potential needs or problem areas (e.g., study skills, tutoring) and find appropriate resources for the students.

Develop an individual educational plan for each youth and document their progress, including any important milestones; share progress and identified concerns with parent (s) or guardian (s) on quartly basis.

Gather and or/calculate necessary information such as GPAs, class enrollments, disciplinary actions, attendance, test scores, and other school progress data; record student data and prepare montly reports as requested.

Coordinate with other community organizations to develop field trips, service learning projects, and other hands-on learning and work opportunities for the youth.

Supervise youth on field trips, during service learning projects, and in on-the-job training activities.

Provide individual support and feedback to students.

Track and record data on youth program participation, progress, and outcomes.

Assist with outreach to recruit youth into the program annually.  Assist with the intake, assessment, and selection process annually.

Work collaboratively with other Instructors and Case Managers assigned to the program; participate in staff meetings.

Maintain and express enthusiasm and commitment to helping students learn.

Present special lectures, seminars, and workshops as requested.  Work on special projects as needed.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Science or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Experience: Minimum two years teaching/training experience.  Minimum one year experience working  with high school aged youth.

Experience teaching/training students from diverse backgrounds and with varied skill levels.

Prior experience in environmental education, wilderness restoration/trails, the retail or customer service industries, college readiness programs, and/or workforce development programs a plus.

Specific Skills/Knowledge/Licenses:  Proven success in simplifying and communicating complex ideas and tasks.

Proficient in Microsoft Office and able to learn new software as needed.

Essential Physical Abilities:

Able to safely lift/push/ pull up to 25 lbs., grasp, handle, finger and manipulate items; perform repetitive fine motor functions with fingers, wrists and arms, standing for long periods of time.  Able to communicate with others effectively, verbally and in writing; including those who have limited English skills, large and small groups, and individuals.

Essential Mental/Sensory Abilities:

Strong listening skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills


Time Management


Working Conditions:

Office/classroom environment; the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must have reliable vehicle, as this position requires frequent travel between sites, offsite meetings and events. Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include occasional evening and weekends.  Scheduled hours during the summer and school year hours may be different.

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