Sara M Holbrook Community Center Teen Center Coordinator Burlington, VT · Full time

This position is an integral part of our Sara Holbrook Community Center team supporting the Teen Program Director with overseeing the daily operations of the SHCC Teen Center and MS Enrichment Program(s). Focused on creating lightly structured recreational and enrichment activities, the individual in this position will need to be skilled at connecting with pre-teens and teens while also having the ability to communicate with parents and provide leadership to staff and interns. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working with middle and high schoolers.


*This is a 32 hours/week position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily operations of the SHCC Teen Center and MS Enrichment Program(s)
  • Support the Youth Adventure Program (YAP) Coordinator in running the YAP Summer Camp from June - July
  • Collaborate with the Teen Director and community partners to coordinate programs for teens
  • Provide direct supervision for Teen Center Direct Service Staff and Interns including bi-weekly one-on-ones
  • Assist in the onboarding and training of new interns and staff
  • Maintain and ensure completion of staff task charts
  • Manage meal and snack services, including weekly meal shopping
  • Maintain behavior expectations with students in the program 
  • Supervise (verbal/physical appropriateness) youth and uphold SHCC Teen Program Rules
  • Act as a positive role model for youth promoting healthy living choices 
  • Model and maintain appropriate boundaries for staff, interns and youth
  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships with parents, acting as point of contact for them
  • Participate in staff meetings and professional development as advised by the Director 
  • Transport students in SHCC/rented van when necessary 
  • Notify the Director of student-related accidents/incidents; discipline issues and student suspension when they occur 
  • Submit incident/accident reports to Director within 24 hours
  • Accept role and responsibilities of being a mandated reporter for child abuse/neglect and provide guidance for staff and interns through DCF reporting
  • Enforce safety and health guidelines
  • Ensure required program documentation, report and attendance records are maintained and current 
  • Maintain registration forms and data for all Teen Programs
  • Maintain program documentation and prepare related reports 
  • Work with Director to create supply lists 
  • Ensure a clean and organized facility at all times 
  • Maintain all COVID-19 guidelines for the physical space and individuals

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position. They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position. All prospective staff must pass a comprehensive background check prior to employment and accept the role and responsibilities of mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect.


Education:  Education or training in education, human services, or related field and two years of direct work experience with pre-teens/teens required.


  • Previous experience working with Middle School and High School aged youth
  • Experience planning and implementing creative, positive, and healthy youth programming for middle schoolers and teens, including knowledge of youth development principles.
  • Experience providing leadership to a team of staff and/or interns.

Skills & Requirements: 

  • Ability to relate and form positive relationships with teens 
  • Knowledge of current youth issues, concerns, and trends 
  • Solid understanding of positive youth development, risk and protective factors and child development
  • Can provide supervision and leadership to staff and interns
  • Consistently demonstrate a positive attitude with youth, parents, and co-workers
  • Maintains boundaries and has the ability to set limits 
  • Confidence to manage youth’s behavior as well as handle conflicts between youth
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a team as well as act independently
  • Excels at corresponding professionally and efficiently with parents/guardians and community partners
  • Ability to identify and respond to the needs of the program and seek support and guidance when needed 
  • Commitment to social justice and openness to learn and grow in our practices with youth & families
  • Excellent organizational skills as well as flexible demeanor 
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet people with ease
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Applications. Ability to adapt and learn new technologies as needed
  • Knowledge of and ability to administer basic first aid
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Access to reliable transportation; clean driving record
  • Pass a comprehensive background check


$20 - $20 per hour