Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Youth Programs Coordinator

Hours: 40 hours per week

Terms: $28.00 – $30.00 per hour, plus paid vacation, holiday, sick leave pay, retirement benefit and health insurance plan.

The Youth Programs Coordinator position reports to the JLSFRC Director and JLSFRC Programs Director.  This position oversees three primary programs that serve youth, ages 7-25, and young adults with disabilities and is responsible for program delivery, supervision and supporting sustainable development.

Mentoring Programs: 22 hrs/week

Young Adult Association of SJ/Disabled Youth Supports: 14 hrs/week 

General Youth Programs/Admin Support: 4

Duties Include:

Coordination & Facilitation of youth/young adult programs:

  • * Recruit program participants through appropriate outreach and referral channels
  • * Recruit, train and supervise adult mentors and contracted service providers, using approved processes determined by JLSFRC.  Assist with revisions or additions to training, background checks and supervision of all youth program volunteers or contracted service providers as necessary, in conjunction with JLSFRC Executive Director and Programs Director. 
  • * Ensure that program activities adequately address academic, developmental and social-emotional needs of program participants through ongoing program planning, supervision and evaluation.
  • * Maintain a regular calendar of meetings, workshops and/or events for each youth program offered by JLSFRC.
  • * Create/maintain appropriate program forms, documents, enrollment and registration processes as needed.
  • * Connect program participants (including family members as appropriate) to additional supportive resources or services both within JLSFRC or via additional agencies, as needs become apparent.

Support of Program Funding and Administrative Needs:

  • * Take an active support role in grant writing, fundraising and targeted donor cultivation in partnership with JLSFRC Executive Director and Programs Director.
  • * Work with JLSFRC Executive Director and Programs Director to establish appropriate program evaluation plans, adhere to data collection requirements per multiple program funding sources and take the lead role in writing youth programs reports as required. 
  • * Maintain program participant files, program documentation and data entries in timely compliance with agency grant and service contracts.
  • * Represent JLSFRC Youth/Young Adult programs within the broader community:
  • * Take the lead on youth programs publicity and outreach including social media posts, newsletter communication, local print media and in-person presentations, in coordination with JLSFRC Executive Director and Programs Director
  • * Help to coordinate and promote community workshops or educational presentations that further the goals of supporting youth and young people in the SJI community.
  • * Grow and maintain collaborative, productive relationships with other youth agencies, programs and services.
  • * Represent JLSFRC youth/young adult programs in regional or national trainings, convenings or conferences.

More detailed information about specific program responsibilities as of 11/1/2023 is listed below in the Scope of Work. Some of these responsibilities change over time, dependent upon community needs and program funding.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or commensurate professional experience in related field. Strong working knowledge of child/youth development and trauma-informed practice required.
  2. Spanish language speaker preferred
  3. Experience working with youth, ages 7-25, and their families in an educational or human services role
  4. Experience working with young adults with disabilities, or willingness to train with Partners with Youth with Disabilities
  5. Basic computer skills (MS Office Suite)
  6. Strong competency in data collection, management and input
  7. Facilitation of youth groups
  8. Assist with management of additional program staff and subcontractors
  9. Current driver’s license
  10. Experience with volunteer programs
  11. Comfortable with public speaking/presentations
  12. Basic knowledge of trauma informed practice as relates to working with youth and families
  13. Ability to lift and transport program supplies and equipment up to 50 lbs. 
  14. Ability to successfully pass standard program background checks.

Scope of Work


The Youth Services Coordinator at the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center oversees three primary programs that serve youth, ages 7-25, and young adults with disabilities, and is responsible for program planning, delivery and reporting. 

Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Support Program Grant Requirements
    1. Administer day-to-day program needs, including registration paperwork, surveys/evaluation tools, and attendance sheets.
    2. Maintain and input required program data.
    3. Attend required trainings and meetings with grant supervisors.
    4. Prepare for program audits as necessary.
    5. Coordinate and deliver approved program activities.
  2. Support Programs Director and Executive Director with grant planning and proposals. 
  3. Build partnerships with relevant community and regional partners.
  4. Refer program participants as needed to community supports.
  5. Assist Program Director with subcontracts related to program operations.
  6. Assist Program Director with background checks for associated staff, volunteers, mentors.
  7. Recruit and coordinate volunteers as needed.
  8. Support additional youth events/activities as needed such as Screen Free Week, Children’s Festival.
  9. Create program-specific outreach materials including newsletters, social media posts, PowerPoint presentations and program displays.
  10. Participate in organizational staffing requirements (staff meetings, professional development).

One-on-One and Group Mentoring

  1. Recruit, interview, train and match one-on-one mentors. 
  2. Provide ongoing support and supervision for program mentors.
  3. Work with local school districts and community partners to recruit mentees.  
  4. Assist families with required program paperwork.
  5. Conduct regular check-ins with youth participants to assess program participation. 
  6. Provide substitute coverage for Group Mentoring program activities as needed. 

First-Generation Support Program

  1. Recruit First-Generation high school students per program guidelines.
  2. Assist students and families with college and vocational school applications, financial aid applications, and scholarship applications.
  3. Conduct regular meetings/workshops and monthly check-ins with program participants.
  4. Coordinate an annual field trip of campus tours in the North Sound region.
  5. Support launched First-Gen participants through first year of college including connecting with appropriate on-campus supports and conducting regularly scheduled remote check-ins.

YAAS!, Young Adult Association of San Juan

  1. Facilitate regularly scheduled Zoom meetings that provide social-emotional learning and connection, life skill development, and the cultivation of young adult voice.
  2. Coordinate bi-monthly or monthly in-person gatherings that are fully accessible and inclusive.
  3. Coordinate two seasons of Special Olympics, including managing volunteers and travel to regional events. 
  4. Coordinate and support the YAAS! program’s disability advocacy and education efforts in the community.
  5. Operate as needed wheelchair accessible van for events and support transportation needs through community partners.

Strengthening Families Program

  1. Obtain and maintain certification as Strengthening Families Program 10-14 Facilitator
  2. Support Program Director in outreach and recruitment

Please call (360)378-5246
if you are interested in applying or if you have questions.