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Program Coordinator, Georgia Teen Institute (GTI)

Lawrenceville, Georgia
$38,000 - $45,000 + generous benefit package
Closing date
Jan 28, 2022

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Focus Areas
Capacity Building / Volunteerism, Healthcare, Human Services, Youth Development
Job Function
Event Planning, Program / Project Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
25 - 50%
Experience Level
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Job Details

Hybrid work environment: partially remote with multiple days per week in Lawrenceville office and offsite locations.  

About the Agency: GUIDE is a respected community-based nonprofit that has been serving Gwinnett County since 1986 and Georgia since 1989. The organization provides substance abuse prevention and youth development services to a wide range of community members and stakeholders. There is a supportive team environment within the close and casual office.

Position Description: This position reports to the Program Director, Georgia Teen Institute to provide coordination of and staff support to positive youth development initiatives, focusing primarily on Georgia Teen Institute. S/he will primarily manage Youth Action Teams (YATs) across Georgia. This position requires occasional overnight, out-of-town travel (25-35%) and some weekend and evening work that varies from year to year. During the summer, however, the Program Coordinator will be required to staff two weeks of Georgia Teen Institute, which requires being on-site at a remote location for 24 hours a day. The ability to work at Georgia Teen Institute and other out-oftown assignments, with overnight stays, and to work on occasional evenings and weekends throughout the year is non-negotiable.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provides ongoing support for grant-funded YATs throughout the state of Georgia including Networking Meetings and other technical assistance as indicated; 
  • Recruiting new teams and maintaining a waiting list by group/organization, region, area of focus and age group;
  • Monitoring, reporting, follow up and maintaining contact with all YATs. This includes ECCO data entries, providing technical assistance, maintaining up-to-date contracts, mailings and evaluations;
  • Supporting teams before, during and after GTI, which includes assisting with registration, meeting with Adult Advisors during GTI, having a strong visibility at GTI with YATs and being the primary point of contact for all YATs/Adult Advisors;
  • Researching, creating and/or securing resources for YATs and updating the Red Ribbon Week & Beyond manual with new resources and providing updates to YATs; and o Developing and managing Adult Advisor Networking Meetings.
  • Recruits and provides ongoing support for non-grant funded YATs throughout the state of Georgia including participating in and/or leading networking events, conferences and meetings for the purposes of recruiting and supporting YATs;
  • Assists with multiple positive youth development workshops and webinars annually;
  • Supervises volunteers and/or interns for short- and long-term projects;
  • Attends community events and supports community partners;
  • Conducts training and technical assistance as needed;
  • Develops curricula, as appropriate and when needed;
  • Submits monthly, quarterly and annual reports as required by grants or funders, including any special reports; Updated December 2021
  • Represents GUIDE on various local and statewide committees and task forces;
  • Assists in the promotion of Georgia Teen Institute and YAT-related events via conference, workshops, social media, meetings, etc.;
  • Researches and assists with additional grant applications that help fund our positive youth development messages;
  • Supports the maintenance of the website and social media outlets with up-to-date and current information;
  • Participates in and supporting all fundraising efforts for GUIDE and Georgia Teen Institute;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other GUIDE responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participates in staff meetings and Board of Directors’ meetings when requested by supervisor;
  • Assists in the development of annual and program budgets, grant proposals, and annual and other reports; and
  • Participates in training requirements necessary to apply for prevention credentialing and obtain credentials within two years of hire; maintains prevention certification during employment at GUIDE.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Preferred education: Bachelor’s degree; high-quality, relevant experience may substitute for education.
  • Required experience: event management, conference planning and/or logistics management.
  • Preferred experience: youth development, public speaking, group and/or workshop facilitation, grant writing, program development.
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office Suite is essential; expertise expected with Word and Excel, knowledge of PowerPoint and Access is helpful. Expertise in working with Google products, including Gmail, Docs, Calendars, etc.
  • Requires the ability to receive detailed information through oral and written communication, to speak clearly and to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Requires the ability to occasionally continuously stand or walk for long periods of time; regularly requires bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling or moving items or materials and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Requires close visual acuity to perform activities including preparing and analyzing data figures, transcribing, viewing a computer screen and other related activities.
  • Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or analyze data.
  • Requires the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality when reviewing data and other information.
  • Requires the ability to exercise judgement, decisiveness and creativity.
  • Requires a full range of hand and finger motion.
  • Requires the ability to successfully multi-task and work independently.
  • Requires reliable transportation and a Georgia driver’s license. Updated November 2021
  • Requires full COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Must be able to accommodate out-of-town, overnight assignments for up to a week at a time.
  • Must be a non-smoker.

Criminal Background Check and E-Verify: This position will require a criminal background check and E-Verify. Employee will be considered on probationary status until the process of both is satisfactorily completed.

GUIDE is a drug-free workplace. 



GUIDE, Inc. is a respected community-based youth development and substance abuse prevention agency that has been serving Gwinnett County since 1986 and the state of Georgia since 1989. There is a supportive team environment within the close and casual office.

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