Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Refugee Youth Program Coordinator (Full-Time) $19.00/hour

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/18/2022 2:40 PM)
# of Openings
Refugee Services


Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


The Youth Program Coordinator will recruit program participants for participation in career awareness activities, tutoring, socialization activities, health and financial literacy workshops, and other youth development activities. Students will be from refugee backgrounds.  


The Youth Program Coordinator will:


  • Oversee Making a Connection (MAC), Welcome Academy, Summer recreation and After-School Programming.
  • Provide supervision to Francis Corps members, Jesuit Volunteers and the MAC Coordinator.
  • Directly implement activities with the assistance of paid and volunteer Youth Mentors.
  • Help develop weekly educational workshops following a schedule of topics including financial literacy, healthy lifestyle choices, career preparation, college readiness, etc. Help develop instructional and recreational activities for the Welcome Academy and Recreational Programming.
  • Arrange guest speakers and field trips as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate statistical records of program participation including attendance and evaluation tools, maintenance of case notes for all MAC participants, and entering points into the NYS BIN system.
  • Recruit volunteer mentors and community partners to assist with programming.
  • Regularly report program participants’ progress and concerns.
  • Work collaboratively with Refugee Resettlement and other Refugee Youth Program staff.
  • Work as a team member in implementation of all youth programming at Northside CYO.
  • Transport Clients in agency vehicle as needed and maintain a safe driving record.
  • Follow all CCOC volunteer policy and NYS guidelines for youth mentors and volunteers.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 10-6 some evenings, some earlier mornings


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: Bachelor’s degree required plus 1-3 years of experience working with youth, teens, and individuals from diverse ethnic groups; or combination of education and experience.


Skills/Abilities: Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work with a variety of ethnic groups, comfortable speaking in front of groups, creative problem solving and conflict resolution skills.


Licenses/Certificate/Clearances: Valid N.Y.S. Driver's License, access to reliable transportation.


Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at client homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals, manual dexterity sufficient to work with youth and adults in a challenging and active environment.


Required Trainings: VIRTUS, Corporate Compliance, Defensive Driving, Core Updates.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice; helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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