Corps Program Coordinator
The Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps (LCYCC) provides summer employment opportunities for youth ages 14-24 to support our local environment and community. The LCYCC also provides corps member development activities to enhance educational skills, strengthen citizenship and leadership capabilities, and foster an understanding and appreciation of diversity. The LCYCC is operated within the Larimer County Workforce Center. The Corps Program Coordinator provides leadership in the development and operations of all corps programming within the Larimer County Workforce Center (LCWC) and is responsible for the funding, development, design, and management of the day-to-day operations of the corps programming. The Coordinator works directly with program sponsors to assess, plan, and monitor work projects and provides administrative supervision to corps team leaders and corps members.
The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Receives general supervision from Workforce Team Manager.
- Exercises direct supervision for corps team leaders and indirect supervision for corps members.
- Establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of individuals including funding sources, work sponsors, community-based organizations, referring agencies, city officials, state officials, supportive service providers, applicants for the corps programs, and employers in the community.
- Research funding opportunities and develop relationships with potential funders and write grant proposals. Monitor other funding and program development opportunities through collaborations and partnerships with internal departments and external agencies.
- Identify and solicit fee-for-service projects in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the corps program. Assess potential projects for feasibility and time requirements. Track time commitments designated within the agreements between the corps and project sponsors.
- Coordinate projects with project sponsors; establish and review work plan including time, safety, materials, supervision, and funding.
- Monitor status of projects; make site visits and evaluate progress and work quality; track and monitor overall evaluation of program; respond to and resolve project sponsor concerns and issues.
- Perform direct supervision of team members on work sites in absence of regular supervisor.
- Provide lead accountability for other employees within work unit, which may include scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, instructing/training in work methods, and providing input into hiring and performance evaluation processes.
- Assist team members in problem solving day-to-day operation(s) and program(s) issues.
- Develop and implement procedures to ensure effective operation and development of teams, team members, and projects; train and mentor team members; facilitate operational meetings.
- Perform other work-related duties including management of the corps physical training, journaling and reflection components, dealing with disciplinary work crew matters, identifying supportive service needs and resources for corps members, etc.
- Conduct outreach and external liaison work with a broad range of individuals and organizations in support of the program; prepare marketing and informational materials; perform recruiting activities for program.
- Establish that all corps activity is consistent with program provisions. Complete reports as required by funding guidelines. Compile and maintain systematic work project and corps member records. Assist in maintaining and monitoring program records for accuracy and completeness in accordance with established process/procedures.
- Coordinate corps member development activities to meet the requirements of grants, funders and members. Develop procedures for assessing corps' effectiveness in developing corps member employability, education, leadership and life skills and in completing quality projects for the community. Work closely with other staff to maximize the utilization of agency programs and expertise.
- Train new staff in agency and program guidelines and supervise/evaluate the field training. Organize and implement orientation and training for all members and staff. Monitor implementation of policies and procedures governing work and service components (i.e., journaling, project reflection, environmental education).
- Make recommendations to the Workforce Team Manager and/or Fiscal Manager regarding corps operations, staffing, funding, budgets, processes, procedures, and programs.
- Document and catalogue program policies, procedures, and processes.
- Prepare program reports, monthly programmatic outcomes, quarterly reviews including customer evaluations and annual program report.
- Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
- Routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases.
- Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including selection, training, discipline, and evaluation.
- Non-complex construction and manual labor activities.
- Principles, practices, and objectives as related to youth employment in a social services program.
- Construction project planning and evaluation.
- Safe operation of a variety of hand and power tools.
- Work with a broad range of federal, state, and local agencies, businesses and community-based organizations to develop collaborative partnerships that assist youth.
- Support and develop fundraising and fee-for-service activities
- Problem solve in a variety of settings.
- Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
- Work evenings and weekends as necessary.
- Pass criminal background check.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operation procedures.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
- Three years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities specifically in youth related social services.
- Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Social Services, Natural Resources, or a related field.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Colorado Driver's License.
- Must provide a copy of motor vehicle record as part of application process.
- Must be willing to transport corps members throughout northern Colorado.