BCB Youth & Community Program Coordinator InternBookmark This
Black and College Bound
DescriptionBlack & College Bound, a nonprofit agency that conducts college and career readiness programs, is currently seeking a Program Coordinator to help support a nationally-expanding nonprofit organization making college admission and success possible for urban students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. We currently provide services in NYC, Atlanta, Minnesota, NC, DMV area & KC. We provide students and parents with (1) ACT/SAT test preparation; (2) guidance in the college admissions/planning process; (3) assistance with resumes, business cards, and networking tools; (4) mentoring for successful transitions to and through college and (5) basic life and social skills. Currently, we work with neighborhood, community, school, and church programs to provide seminars that equip students and families with the insight, exposure, and coaching needed to support them along this process. For the 2014 summer, we are hosting several one week teen summer camp sessions in KC, Atlanta, and NYC.
We are seeking a dynamic, high-energy, efficient college intern to join our growing organization as part of our program leadership team. The Program Coordinator is asked to help coordinate Black & College Bound programs with our CEO, and partners in NYC, Atlanta, Minnesota, NC, DMV area & KC. Must be a self-starter who is savvy with technology, networking, and youth programming. Responsible for developing program components and community partnerships while providing leadership for high school summer interns, organizational volunteers, and partners in various cities.
To apply email resume and cover letter with (BCB Youth and Community Program Coordinator Intern as subject) to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (678) 30 I'M BCB
Cover letter must articulate why working with this organization is a fit for you and what you expect to contribute to the organization and young people engaged in their post high school planning process.
List all pertinent computer skills, talents, and abilities that can contribute to our efforts.
Describe how you can use your network and skills to help us reach many other teens and parents to attend our workshops.
ResponsibilitiesII. Specific Responsibilities
A. Supervise, Train and Support Staff & Volunteers: Coordinating the work activities of summer teen interns to support the planning and execution of teen training seminars - including event planning, marketing, preparation of materials, logistics, supplies, registrations, and volunteer coordination duties.
B. Represent the organization at various special events and community meetings. Identify partners who also serve youth or provide supportive resources that strengthen our programs.
C. Develop and Maintain High School Relationships: Work to build and maintain successful relationships with schools by coordinating workshops & presentations that build student awareness of our programs. Also work with Teen Leaders to recruit school ambassadors to serve as peer liaisons.
D. Design & Conduct Workshops on what it takes to get to and through college successfully; recruit professionals and college students as speakers to address planning, best practices, and support systems.
E. Convene & Facilitate Meetings with local and national Panhellenic groups, churches, civic, and youth serving organizations to access youth populations and encourage participation in B&CB activities such as college visits, practice ACT exams, summer enrichment opportunities, and events.
F. Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Assist in the tracking, evaluation and reporting of program outcomes, including the maintenance of member files and web updates.
G. Recruit Program Participants and Staff: Work with program team to recruit, engage, and register students and parents. This may include social media blasts, calling, e-mailing, posting announcements, holding information sessions, and answering applicant questions.
RequirementsAdministrative: Serve as lead coordinator for a host of organizational planning needs, errands, correspondence, billings, event planning tasks, and office duties.
Technological: MUST POSSESS SUPERIOR COMPUTER SKILLS used daily to prepare workshop materials, create forms, press releases, and presentations. Should also be familiar with spreadsheets & social media (Twitter, FaceBook, & blogs). ( Special consideration for MAC users with knowledge of Pages, Graphics, IPhoto & IMovie, Google Docs, or equivalent programs used for web updates of videos and student profiles - desired, not required) *May request samples of fliers, newsletter, or presentations.
Maturity: Must model youth leadership at all times, while teaching other youth to do so. Seeking self- starters with the ability to take initiative and self-manage projects through completion with minimal supervision. Servant leader with strong desire to empower others & deliver excellence at all times.
Communication: Able to present information to large groups using strong verbal and written communication skills. Professional presence and grammar when interacting with seminar attendees, funders, and when representing organization at community meetings with executives. May serve as a Teen Leader during some seminars.
• Experience working with urban youth of all ages & strong desire to empower students through mentoring.
• Experience implementing youth activities and supervising youth in groups of 8 to 20.
• Must be flexible, creative and articulate.
• Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.
• High energy, enthusiastic, strong commitment to public service and social justice.
• Familiarity with college admissions process, including standardized tests, application process and financial aid desired but not required.
• Desire to work in a growing nonprofit organization, ability to adapt, creativity, and commitment to excellence highly valued.
• Access to reliable transportation preferred, or means to attend community meetings as needed.
This College Internship is a non paid internship but a great resume builder for individuals seeking to
gain extensive experience with youth, nonprofits, & organizational development. Performance bonuses, lunch, and travel/gas stipends available each month. Flexible scheduling options available.