Activities Leader

Organization: 
Urban Affairs Coalition
Division / Program: 
Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YOACAP)
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Fri, 10/09/2020
Program Summary: 

The Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program (YOACAP), is a program partner of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). Our agency’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and health for Philadelphians through community-based and culturally competent interventions. Since 1989, we have addressed health concerns, workforce development, and life skills in low-income, underserved communities. Today, our mission has expanded to help youth and young adults learn job readiness skills, academic achievement, and experience using technology. 

Position Summary: 

The Activities Leader will assist with the planning and implementation of the virtual experience of YOACAPs’ after-school program Project BUILD. The Activities Leader will meet with students weekly to review coursework and prepare for upcoming tests.

The Activities Leader must possess a vast knowledge of Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Kahoot, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other digital platforms. The ability to lead clubs including but not limited to (book club, stem club, future ready, homework, and college access).

Must be able to set-up and maintain daily classrooms for remote programming. Activities blend work experience with work-readiness training in ways that expand participants’ knowledge of workplace competencies and careers while also underscoring the importance of academic achievement and its link to career advancement. The Activities Leader is responsible for maintaining a safe, clean program site; ensuring a high level of program quality and working to establish a positive relationship with all program participants. The Activities Leader will provide a positive image and be a role model to the youth, while upholding the philosophy of YOACAP standards and expectations.  

Reports To: 
Unit Director
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Participate and encourage positive participation of all students in daily activities
  • Coordinate student activities
  • Meet with YOACAP staff to discuss progress of students
  • Help organize online learning activities for students to develop and strengthen their academic and social skills
  • Implement discipline techniques 
  • Attend staff meetings, mandatory trainings, & other YOACAP events
  • All other relevant duties assigned by your supervisor
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

Competencies

  • Time management
  • Creativity
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem-solving
  • Attention to detail
  • Decision-making skills
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledgeable with Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Kahoot, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other digital platforms
  • Ability to multitask or change planned items 
  • An organized and diligent worker
  • Ability to tutor high school students with Spanish, English, Math, Science and History is preferred
  • Able to create virtual lesson plans that are age-appropriate for the youth
  • Resourceful: Research skills - find resources to help you develop plans 
  • Flexible: Plan lessons to fit your audience; 
  • Ability to change and adapt the lesson plan as needed
  • Experience interacting with youths and leading small groups (8-12 youths).
More Details: 
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE CONDUCTED REMOTELY TWO DAYS PER WEEK.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
Forward cover letter and resume to ebony@yoacap.org with "Activities Leader" in the subject line.
Additional Application Info: 
Background clearances (Child Abuse, PA Criminal Background and FBI Fingerprinting) required.