Assistant Youth Coordinator (Part-Time)

Erie Neighborhood House, a comprehensive social service agency serving Chicago’s metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a part-time Assistant Youth Coordinator to work in our Youth Options Unlimited (YOU) program. The Assistant Youth Coordinator is an integral part to all areas of the YOU team. The AYC will assist the Youth Coordinator in their day-to-day functions and eventually learn to lead some of those as well as supervise the different activities. The AYC will assist the TEAM Coordinator and Youth and Family Support Coordinator weekly in their peak times. The AYC will spend the majority of their time building relationships with and interacting with the youth. When youth are not present the AYC will spend their time planning activities for the youth and entering data about the program.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in coordinating Friday Field Trips. Attend field trips and coordinate while there.
  • Assist staff in serving lunch and snack according to guidelines.
  • Supervise gym activities, in planning and preparation for recreational activities including but not limited to softball, yoga, volleyball, dance, soccer, and swimming (summer).
  • Assist staff in coordinating Science For Tomorrow.
  • Build and promote positive relationships with the youth—showing respect and good judgment of an adult (not of a peer).
  • Supervise drop-in area and engaging students in activities such as, not limited to, arts/crafts and board games.
  • Supervise Homework time while helping students understand their homework and ensure completion.
  • Serve as staff liaison between the Columbia College through SFT program and YOU Staff
  • Assist the Assistant Director and Youth Coordinator when asked.
  • Help in data collection and entry.
  • Assist in coordination of Youth Council and Youth Council events including attendance to those events.
  • Seek out and attend professional development to grow in capacity as a Youth worker.
  • Assist in keeping the YOU area clean at all times, but mainly focus on at the end of the day.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or in the processing of attaining a bachelor’s degree
  • Desire to work with youth
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Positive Attitude and willingness to learn
  • Youth Development background (classes/experience) preferred
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends (very limited) with advanced notice
  • Additional consideration given to applicants with ability and willingness to teach Science/Technology (additional hours a possibility)

Erie Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Accredited by NAEYC & National Afterschool Association; recognized by Board of Appeals (BIA)*
United Way Member


The Basics


Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth

Reports to:

Assistant Director of YOU


$13.00–$15.00/hour, 25–29 hours/week

Open Date:


To Apply


Please forward cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references by Friday, November 23, 2018, to:

Gloria Razo, MSW
Staff Development Manager
Human Resources
Erie Neighborhood House
1701 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60622



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