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Program Coordinator

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Program Coordinator – YELLS Community Action Café Teen Program & 21st Century Community Learning Center

The YELLS Community Action Café is the signature teen program of Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc.  In this innovative program, teens learn financial literacy, marketing, servant-leadership, customer service, event planning, and much more as they actually manage the Café and lead events and workshops to engage community members.  Our Service Learning model is rooted in youth voice and allows teens to rise as the leaders of their communities.  The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant complements our mission of developing well-rounded, action-ready leaders as we equip youth to rise as scholars as well.

The YELLS Community Action Café Teen Program Coordinator is responsible for shaping the direction of the Community Action Café and developing resources and partnerships to support its goals.  S/he will create a framework that empowers teens to lead and serve as they develop their community hub and social enterprise. The Program Coordinator will design unique, purposeful, high-quality programs and supervise staff to lead a movement of community empowerment.

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Collaborate with Director of Programs to understand, uphold, and communicate YELLS’s vision & values
  • Develop, coordinate, and actualize the Community Action Café program model and curriculum, bringing the vision to full reality
  • Coordinate, schedule, and oversee all programming to reach optimal engagement and impact
  • Supervise and support program staff, volunteers, and community groups, and ensure that all programs and activities follow best practices and engage youth, families, and community in dynamic experiences
  • Ensure all activities are high-energy, interactive, and non-traditional, facilitating when necessary
  • Represent YELLS in the community, establishing and maintaining relationships with community partners, nonprofits, schools, donors, families, community members, and stakeholders
  • Identify and connect with local resources and partners to enhance program delivery – handle all coordination of workshop facilitators, tutors, volunteers, field trips, service learning opportunities, job shadowing, and other special events and programming
  • Recruit, train, and engage community volunteers as mentors, coaches, and facilitators
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase youth membership & achieve optimal daily attendance
  • Develop evaluation plan and use evaluation reports and feedback to guide program enhancements 
  • Plan, publicize, & implement special events, service opportunities, & family engagement activities
  • Complete grant reports and ensure all grant requirements and goals are met
  • Promote an environment that welcomes and empowers all youth and staff


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (i.e., Education, Social Work, Business Management), Master’s Degree preferred
  • Strong community outreach, writing, and public relations skills and ability to liaise with community partners and leaders; knowledge of local community resources and services an asset
  • Employee management and training experience
  • Wealth of knowledge and direct experience (at least three years) in positive youth development, service learning, curriculum writing, and best practices in program design and development
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic personality that inspires and motivates engagement
  • Bilingual – fluent in both English and Spanish – an asset
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed, staying organized to meet deadlines
  • Advanced technological skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • COVID-19 vaccination required, or willingness to get vaccinated, due to interaction with youth

Hours: Full time: 10:15 am – 7:15 pm Monday through Friday, with some morning/evening/weekend obligations

Compensation Range: $43,000 - $50,000 based on qualifications, plus an excellent benefits package

Location: Marietta, Georgia  30067

Position to be filled immediately.  To apply, please send resume and cover letter promptly to Laura Keefe, YELLS Executive Director, at 

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