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Program Coordinator Position Aitkin

The Aitkin County position for Program Coordinator is now open. Application review will begin on October 30, and remain open until filled. 

Required Qualifications:
1.    Bachelor's degree.
2.    Four (4) or more years of relevant experience including any combination of the following:
a.    Paid employment with a youth development organization.
b.    Paid employment with an organization/business not related to youth development when work included responsibilities related to the position.  (Transferable related experience typically includes the following)
*developing, leading, managing and/or evaluating educational programs;
*teaching youth or adults;
*recruiting and/or guiding youth;
*recruiting, guiding and/or supervising volunteers;
*planning and coordinating events and/or educational activities;
*community organizing/partnership building;
*board leadership and/or management;
*budgeting and managing finances;
*managing conflict, risk and/or policies/rules;
*writing and distributing marketing and communication materials.
c.    Volunteer leadership as a college student or adult when the contribution includes responsibilities related to the position.  (Experience will be prorated based on work related to the responsibilities as listed under “b” above with up to 2 years of credit granted for volunteer leadership.)
d.    Participation for four or more years in a youth development organization as a middle or high school student. (Up to one year of experience will be credited for youth participation.)  
3.    Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation for job-related travel.
4.    Personal cell phone that can be used, as needed, for work purposes. 
5.    Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including evening and weekend work, as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Degree in education, sociology, youth development or related field.
*Evidence of college level coursework in youth development, volunteer development, program development, and/or project management. 
*Evidence of experience with a youth development organization.
*Evidence of experience across multiple areas defined in the required qualifications. 
*Demonstrated experience in applying youth development principles to an educational context.
*Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, problem solving and successfully completing multiple tasks under pressure of deadline.
*Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
*Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals, organizations, and/or communities representing new, culturally diverse, economically diverse, and/or underserved audiences.
*Respectful and professional communication style, with good verbal and written communication skills.
*Experience using computers and distance technologies for data entry, creating documents, doing internet searches, communicate, participate in web-based communication and training, and/or market and deliver educational programming.

Full Position Description and How to Apply can be found here.


Tamie Bremseth
Director, Youth Development Operations
(612) 624-7974
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