STEADY Work Community Coordinator
The primary purpose of this role is to increase the capacity of the STEADY Work program, cater to specific needs of youth interest, manage relationships between other branches of the STEADY Work program and Community Schools work, and raise awareness of the STEADY Work program within the community.
About the Role
Finger Lakes Community Action
STEADY Work/Community Schools
To Be Determined
$22-$27 per hour depending on experience
Bachelors Degree or similar life experience preferred.
Must possess good oral and telephone communication skills.
Must be able to help people work together and share a common vision.
Must possess basic math skills with the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Must be anchored to the idea that work is not the end result, but a vehicle to the end result and able to coach that concept for other members.
Must have basic knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office.
Responsive to calls and deadlines, the coordinator must be able to anticipate what will work best in a specific community.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Written communication should be solid, but the real emphasis is on verbal communication and use of social media to communicate.
Must be able to help people with different personalities come together.
Empathy is critically important. Community Coordinators must be able to get everyone to understand other people’s situations (ex: Business needs high quality; youth need chances to learn by making mistakes) and find a balance.
Job Tasks & Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Seek feedback from Worksite Supervisors and Business Owners regarding the progress of STEADY Work youth and reduce/resolve obstacles as necessary.
Collaborate with Business Owners and Worksite Supervisors to maintain accurate attendance records.
Collaborate with Job Coaches to analyze specific youth needs.
Build and maintain positive relationships with business owners and community organizations.
Collaborate with the School Liaisons to stay current with available support services provided by the school district.
Collaborate with the Community Connector(s) to stay current with community resources (ex, food pantry) and community events.
Communicate specific youth concerns with Point-of-Contact and STEADY Work Director.
Maintain routine communication with Business Owners, Job Coaches, School Liaisons, and Worksite Supervisors to stay current with employment and training opportunities available within and outside of the community.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Make connections with local businesses and educate them on the STEADY Work program and its benefits to the community. This also includes securing new communitybased worksite opportunities for our youth.
Attend meetings and interviews with youth at potential worksites.
Assist youth in finding and applying to employment opportunities.
Assist youth with referrals to outside agencies (ex, Wayne Behavioral Health).
Look for opportunities within the community that match the interest and goals of the youth participants.
Help resolve issues at STEADY Work worksites and community-based worksites as they occur.
Complete worksite contracts with businesses registering as new community-based worksites.
Routine check-ins with Worksite Supervisors regarding youth attendance and progress.
Daily morning check-ins on Microsoft Teams.
Collect and submit weekly timesheets for youth participating on worksites.
Ensure timesheets are recording accurately including both the youths and worksite supervisors’ signatures.
Maintain an up-to-date list of all available worksites in the community including both Steady Work and community-based worksites.
Maintain an up-to-date list of community resources and community events.
Maintain an up-to-date list of school resources.
Support central administrative efforts through shared ownership of details.
Participate in Team meetings and professional development as scheduled.
Additional Job Details:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually noisy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This document does not create an employee contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.