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Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

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# of Openings 
Job Locations 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Job Type 
Regular Full-Time

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The YouthSource & Education Department supports in-and out-of school youth with needed skills to transition into adulthood with careers, education and/or career training. The WIOA YouthSource Center offers various WIOA core services and the partnership with Learn 4 Life will allow for services to be expanded outside of YPI’s two YouthSource Centers and into various Learn 4 Life school locations.  The Program Coordinator will support the partnership between YPI and Learn 4 Life by leading and coordinating WIOA services at various schools sites throughout the Los Angeles area.  The Program Coordinator will oversee and manage the day-to-day activities, workshops, and 1:1 meetings with youth at each designated school location.  Interested youth will engage in an onboarding session, participate in work-readiness workshops, prepare for mock interviews, create and update their cover letters and resume, be linked to resources and services to better prepare them for the world of work and future career opportunities. The Program Coordinator will work with support staff at all school sites to ensure the delivery of services, workshops, and 1:1 support to youth.  The Program Coordinator will support with program outreach, enrollment, and provide critical support to the Director and Assistant Director to ensure the effectiveness of the program.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:


  • Provide overall support for the partnership between YPI and Learn 4 Life, an independent charter school.
  • Facilitate curriculum.
  • Oversee delivery and coordination of the following components at various school sites:
    • Work readiness workshops
    • Support in creating and updating resumes and cover letters
    • Best strategies for job searches
    • Conduct and coordinate mock interviews
    • Link youth to supportive services to secure interview attire
    • Maintenance and compliance of participant files and data tracking systems
    • Overall program compliance
    • Participant and program linkages with other YPI and community programs
  • Maintain student folders and progress reports.
  • Create environment that encourages and supports learning.
  • Coordinate with YPI and Learn 4 Life staff to ensure successful program delivery.
  • Assist in development and coordination of special assignments and programs.
  • Assist the Assistant Director in duties deemed necessary for meeting program goals.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to set and maintain boundaries in support of agency/department code of conduct.
  • Meet individual and programmatic benchmarks and outputs.
  • Implement a youth-centered, trauma informed and strength based model of practice.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect cultural differences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Be knowledgeable of the WIOA YouthSource program and requirements.
  • Meet with community partners and other stakeholders.
  • Attend and co-facilitate program meetings.
  • Attend other department staff meetings, trainings, or workshops, as assigned.
  • Assist and prep for site visits, audits, program evaluations.
  • Maintain a professional attitude, confidentiality, and respect cultural differences.
  • Travel as needed for YPI business.
  • Report workplace injuries and illnesses promptly via the appropriate forms.
  • Collect and review timesheets for accuracy. Submit timesheets according to deadlines.
  • Handle other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, extensive work experience may substitute degree.
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with “at-risk”, out-of-school youth, court-involved or foster care youth. 
  • Two years working in a non-profit organization environment preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops in a diverse and multi-level class.
  • Ability to work under only general supervision, self-starter, ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse ethnic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to travel to various sites including schools located in Downey, Gardena, Inglewood, and across the City of Los Angeles.
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Google Drive and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment.
  • Must present proof of being free of active Tuberculosis (TB) prior to beginning employment. All TB clearances must be conducted no more than 60 days prior to start of employment.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation.  If applicable, will be required to provide proof of current California driver license, acceptable driving record (current DMV H6 printout), and current liability auto insurance.