City of Boston

Youth Employment Coordinator

Posted Date 4 months ago(2/3/2021 3:07 PM)
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Youth Engagement & Employment
Regular Full-Time
YEE Office
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This position is designed for a motivated individual with strong communication, organizational skills, attention to detail and an interest in youth employment, work readiness & skill development. This role is responsible for coordinating and supporting all processes related to the employment of youth and young adults to ensure deliverables and measurable targets are met as outlined in agreements.


The Youth Employment Coordinator reports to the Youth Employment and Development Manager and provides direct coordination and primary support as it relates to youth recruitment, registration, placement, hiring, and payroll management.


Brief job description (essential functions of the job): 


Under direction from the Director of Youth Engagement and Employment, the Youth Employment Coordinator provides primary guidance to the City of Boston Success Link program that provides summer and school year employment for nearly 4,000 youth in the neighborhoods of Boston.


  • Contributes to a high energy team that is youth focused and youth driven.
  • Provides thoughtful and creative feedback regarding youth employment strategy as well as provides insight on improving processes.
  • Supports youth employment hiring process, including, ensuring proper paperwork is submitted as well as assisting with the scheduling and implementation of youth employee orientation.
  • Serves as primary lead on payroll process, including timesheet review, payroll input and check distribution.
  • Assists with youth employment record maintenance.
  • Provides web-based and systems management of the Youth Jobs Portal, Community Based Organization Portal and Lottery Algorithm.
  • Maintains regular communication with CoB Office of Human Resources, Department of Innovation & Technology, and Payroll to monitor and audit progress of the employment program.
  • Maintains consistent and regular communication with youth and parents as they navigate through the employment program.
  • Assists in building and maintaining organizational systems to ensure high operational efficiency of the employment program.
  • Provides training and oversight of seasonal staff, including high school and college staff.
  • Performs partnership site visits and assists with teen staff work site evaluations.
  • Provides office coverage, answers telephones, and provides program and community resource information to the general public and constituents of the City of Boston.
  • Prepares office correspondence, program reports and other related materials.
  • Creates, updates and maintains youth employment data filing system.
  • Assists in the collection of data related to documentation and evaluation of the program.
  • As needed, supports and participates in general youth engagement and employment activities, events and special projects.
  • Performs related work as determined by the Director of Youth Engagement and Employment. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years’ experience in administrative work required (preferred in a youth development environment). Appropriate education may be substituted for the required experience on a prorated basis.
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred and can be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • Good mediation, facilitation and listening skills required.
  • Good verbal and written skills preferred.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail required.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with youth, families, community partners and constituents.
  • Proficiency with software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), spreadsheets, databases, Google apps and social media required.
  • Ability to learn software used in hiring and payroll such as iCIMS and PeopleSoft.
  • Knowledge of youth program strategies preferred.
  • Knowledge of the City of Boston, and local community organizations preferred.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and willingness to share ideas.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends required
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic work environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

Essential functions are performed in office with occasional meetings and tasks required across the City of Boston.


Work hours are 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM with seasonal flexibility as needed.


C.O.R.I Check Required. S.O.R.I. Check Required.


Boston Residency Required




Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  Nonunion/MO-5

Hours Per Week: 35


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