Community Schools Coordinator, Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), Washington, DC

Community Schools Coordinator

Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
Washington, DC

Job description

LAYC is hiring a Community Schools Coordinator (CSC) to support students and families enrolled at Cardozo Education Campus. CSC will work with school administrators and staff to improve student achievement, develop community partnerships and provide vital resources to address student needs. With the support of Director of Education, CSC will have an opportunity to develop strategies and facilitate vital services to the community.


LAYC/MMYC is an organization that makes a difference in our community. We invite you to join our talented staff and become a part of an organization that is known for its commitment to excellence, mission, and respect for youth. We value diversity as a strength, with 85% of our staff identifying as people of color. We prioritize recruiting and supporting staff who have shared life experiences as our youth.

LAYC/MMYC s mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multicultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths' social, academic, and career needs. To achieve that mission, LAYC/MMYC provides services and opportunities to approximately 5,000 individuals annually to support academic achievement, promote healthy behaviors, and guide youth toward successful adulthood. LAYC/MMYC also conducts advocacy and public policy work to broaden opportunities for youth.

LOCATION: Washington, DC

COMPENSATION: $50,000 - $55,000


In addition to a friendly work environment, we are pleased to offer the following benefits to our employees.

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans with prescription coverage.
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Voluntary long-term disability and supplemental life insurance
  • Matching 401(k) program beginning at hire
  • Ten days paid vacation leave per year, increasing to 20 with tenure, 12 days paid sick leave per year, 12 paid holidays per year.
  • Eight weeks paid parental leave, including adoption and foster care.
  • Health club discounts
  • One to two days per week of telework for most positions (eligible after 60-day performance review).
  • Education Assistance
  • Serve as LAYC s liaison with school administrators, students, and staff to ensure a quality partnership with the school.
  • Develop wrap-around resources necessary for youth s success including, but not limited to, health and fitness, nutrition, mental health, and youth leadership development.
  • Effectively work with a wide range of partners ranging from service providers, principals, funders, policy makers, and similar high-level stakeholders to communicate programmatic needs and guide and implement programming accordingly.
  • Develop, coordinate, and monitor student recruitment strategies and referral systems to be implemented for youth and their families in tandem with onsite LAYC Promotor (case manager).
  • Regular data collection and weekly data entry into LAYC s integrated data management system (ETO) to monitor outcomes and improve program quality.
  • Develop and manage program budget in accordance with funder and organizational requirements to ensure that all documentation is complete and in compliance with funder requirements.
  • Produce and submit reports that document program efforts as required by the funder.
  • Participate in Community School s coalitions and advocacy efforts including, but not limited to, crafting testimonies for City Council Hearings, participating in roundtable discussions, and other meetings to further advocacy goals and support for DC Community Schools
  • Enhance social media presence to promote programming and outreach.
  • Bachelor s degree or significant experience in youth development
  • Minimum 2 years of youth development experience
  • School-based experience
  • 40 hours per week, but flexible schedule, may include some weekend and evening events.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is required.
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills
  • Excellent time management and ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365
  • The willingness and desire to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a variety of environments.
  • Complete criminal and child abuse/neglect clearances.
  • Flexible, energetic, positive individual with commitment to youth development in a high quality, respectful environment.
  • Ability to work well and communicate with culturally diverse populations.
  • LAYC/MMYC requires the COVID-19 vaccine of all its employees. You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination at the time of your interview and at your onboarding.


This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.

LAYC/MMYC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or status within any other protected group.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Please submit a cover letter and resume....

Privacy Policy  Contact US
Copyright © 2023 Employ America All rights reserved.