Work Location: Milwaukee, WI; in-person at Greater Life Community Center on Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm; remote the rest of the week
Division/Department: Fellows Programming (9th thru 12th graders)
Reports to: After School Program Director/Executive Director
Hours and Pay: Part-time position (10 hours per week, range of $25 to $29 per hour)
Future Urban Leaders was founded in 2014 to create opportunities that support youth in realizing their unique potential. We motivate scholars to be self-aware future leaders and ambassadors of change in their community and beyond. Through after school and summer programming, FUL inspires Milwaukee youth to imagine the possible and prepare for college and career success through hands-on experiential learning activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
FUL seeks a part-time High School Program Coordinator to supervise the implementation of a college and career readiness curriculum that centers around our high school scholars’ leadership development. FUL’s high school programming empowers scholars to see themselves outside of the classroom by introducing them to a plethora of opportunities that help to cultivate a growth mindset. We present them with sessions that focus on developing goals towards successful high school completion, a deeper understanding of financial literacy, engaging them in job search readiness, and discussing the different career paths that lay ahead for them and how college may or may not play a role in attaining a select few.
The High School Program Coordinator must be a dynamic person who is able to motivate and support program leads and the operation of programming, ensure compliance with government and foundation funding, all while encouraging the growth of teenagers entering young adulthood. Above all, this person must possess the ability to inspire ALL with curiosity, creativity, and confidence aimed at providing quality programming for Milwaukee’s youth who aspire to do great things in their future endeavors.
- Organizes, communicates and leads weekly programming at FUL high school site for 9 months
- Modifying FUL’s current College & Career Readiness path curriculum & implementing it with fidelity
- Plan, design, implement, and evaluate hands-on, intentional programming grounded in youth development principles around social justice and career and college readiness
- Works with the FUL team to create Fellow experiences, such as the HBCU tour and local WI tours
- Builds relationships with FUL Fellows in order to aid them in navigating through the high school process
- Connect with the After School Program Director to develop site-specific plans to meet successful program operation
- Engage in weekly program team meetings
- Collaborate with ED and Fund Developer to prepare and manage Fellows program budgets
Partnership Development/Community Building
- Provide partnering high schools with a direct contact to FUL
- Increase number of volunteers working with high school scholars during the school year
- Support FUL volunteers in their successful delivery of programming
- Identify community-based organizations, corporations, and local universities who can enhance the quality of FUL programming (i.e., volunteer recruitment, career days)
- Collaborate with programming team to develop quality family engagement events and programming
- Collaborate with the Young Einstein’s, Apprentices, and Interns Coordinators to ensure that a cohesive, mission aligned continuum of programming is occurring
Qualifications and Skills:
- Experience in college readiness, career readiness, and/or youth organizing programs
- Significant knowledge and experience (minimum 3 years) in youth development and community-based programs
- Significant experience supervising after school programs (minimum of 3 years) and ability to coach and manage program volunteers
- Profound knowledge of barriers to equitable access for children of color in Milwaukee’s educational and professional landscape
- Proven experience working with and managing programs for high school age youth, representing diverse cultures, ethnicities, and abilities
- Experience with engaging in affairs that require a proficiency in trauma-informed care that centers the black and brown experience
- Ability to communicate effectively in all expected modes of communication with youth, teachers, co-workers, families, community partners, and volunteers
- Experience in and enthusiasm for supporting volunteer involvement
- Proficiency in the Google Suite applications
- Ability to bend, lift, move up to 15 lbs.
- Background clearance from the Department of Justice
- A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile liability insurance with minimum policy requirements as established by FUL
Future Urban Leaders values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities to apply.
To Apply: Submit a Cover Letter and Resume to Darnellh@futureurbanleaders.org