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SYEP Program Coordinator

Full-Time Position for Immediate Start

Global Kids, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, hard-working, and creative individual who is experienced in youth development, workplace development, global education, and social action, and is interested in working in public school setting in Queens.

Job Description

In collaboration with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), Department of Youth and Community Development, and William Cullen Bryant High School, Global Kids will run a Summer Youth Employment Program focused on service learning and job training and placement for 12-18 years old youth. The School-Based SYEP model is designed to strengthen connections between academic learning and summer career exploration, while providing youth with summer employment and educational experiences. This program will engage the talents and interests of youth, develop their skills and competencies, provide positive adult role models, and give young people work opportunities.

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of School Based Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) are:

  • To provide a valuable work experience at job sites that are safe and well supervised
  • To assist youth in identifying their career interests through exposure to different industries, occupations,educational pathways, and the requirements for success in each of them
  • To enable youth to acquire positive work habits and develop employment-related skills
  • To facilitate the long-term employment and self-sufficiency of youth
  • To enable youth to develop a greater understanding of higher education and career options available to them
  • To enable youth to develop financial literacy and other competencies that will prepare them to succeed in their transition to adulthood


  • Maintain all DYCD contractual obligations of the SYEP program and ensure that targets are being met on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Supervise part time staff and intern: establish work schedules, tasks, and monitor and evaluate work performance
  • Recruit and retain students for the program; Coordinate registration and enrollment of program participants
  • Develop and lead program orientation and training programs
  • Establish partner sites to serve as hosts for summer job placements for older high school youth
  • Design and implement curriculum for summer service learning program for younger high school youth
  • Establish and maintain external collaborations with individuals and businesses to develop employment opportunities for high school students
  • Be accountable for significant job development and participant recruitment targets
  • Develop and maintain database/inventory of employment, training, and internship opportunities
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Department of Education (DOE) staff, youth, parents, andpartners
  • Attend supervision and staff meetings
  • Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by the Manager
  • Perform general administrative duties, such as maintaining records, management of database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work
  • File and retrieve documents, records, and report
  • Create and submit monthly reports that track overall program progress and results to Senior Director of Youth Employment Programs


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Non-Profit management, or other relevant subject matter
  • Experience and understanding of youth workforce programs, including at least one year in a supervisory role
  • Ability to convey and participate in team-oriented work
  • Strong project management skills, including managing competing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Cultural competency through familiarity in working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong understanding of a wide array of NYC social service resources for youth
  • Excellent facilitation skills; experience with training/teaching high school age youth
  • Outcome driven with ability to respond to changing circumstances and
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong communication skills across multiple platforms
  • Computer literate, including experience with all Microsoft Office software packages; Google Drive (Gmail,Calendar, Contacts, Docs, ); local area networks; and efficient use of the Internet
  • Familiarity with local placement agencies, job developers and opportunities preferred


Mid 40’s. Good benefits. We are actively seeking candidates of diverse backgrounds.

How To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@globalkids.org. Please indicate “SYEP Site Coordinator” in the subjectline of the email. We are unable to accept any phone, mail, or fax inquiries; please refer to the Global Kids web site forfurther information, www.globalkids.org.