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Enrichment Coordinator

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: Baltimore City
Categories: Other, Program Coordination, Service Learning


The Choice Program at UMBC (Shriver Center) 

The Choice Program at UMBC believes in the power and potential of all young people--providing engaging programming, connection to resources, & holistic case management to youth in Maryland’s communities.


Join us as we expand our engaging opportunities for young people participating with The Choice Program! As our new Enrichment Coordinator, you will increase our capacity to provide programming in the arts, activism, and athletics. You will further develop The Choice Program’s capacity to engage community volunteers and organizations. 

Housed in one of our community-centered offices in Baltimore City (Cherry Hill), you will have the opportunity to foster collaborative and meaningful relationships with the community, transforming our office there into a true space for enrichment activities and youth engagement. As with our other services, this position will put anti-racism into action through a focus on restorative practices, trauma-informed care and applied critical race theory. This is a brand new position, and we couldn't be more excited for the potential it has! 

Some specific duties you can expect to take on include: 

  • Developing and facilitating enrichment activities for Choice Program youth including: workshops that connect young people to artists, activists, athletes, and local leaders for hands on learning experiences; service-learning opportunities; arts programming over winter and spring breaks; as well as summer-long athletics, arts, and activism programming; 
  • Growing a partnership, and a volunteer network, to support enrichment activities. These networks will be critical to enhancing our quality and reach of opportunities- by connecting young people to community-based leaders, artists, activists, and athletes; 
  • Training new volunteers and partners, as we grow our volunteer base; 
  • Engaging community volunteers, youth and families to collaboratively design and facilitate enrichment activities and other desired events; 
  • Collecting and entering data from relevant activities and participation, in order to evaluate programming and enhance current efforts; 
  • Reporting out, on a quarterly basis, to internal and external stakeholders and working closely to establish metrics, reporting templates and data collection methods; and 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Don't worry, you won't be alone! This work will be supported by a Choice Program committee composed of staff and mentors with a history of institutional knowledge and resources for facilitating successful activities; as well as an experienced Assistant Director and Associate Director. Collaboration is important in our organizational culture and is the cornerstone to ensure youth stay at the forefront of all we do. 

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of one year of experience in youth development, community organizing, or other applicable experience. This position also requires an automobile and valid driver's license. 

Note:  Due to the nature of the workflow and youth needs, this position maintains a flexible schedule, which goes beyond a 40-hour work week. This position requires some evening and weekend work. 

Physical Requirements: Lifting and moving furniture, as well as carrying materials, to prepare spaces for enrichment activities; Long periods of standing and walking, especially when facilitating outdoor activities; Driving Choice Program youth and stakeholders in personal vehicle, as well as Choice Program vans.

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a cover letter and resume.

Screening of Applications Begins: For best consideration, apply by March 6, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time
Type: Grant Funded
Additional Information: Note: This is a grant-funded position wherein employment is contingent upon renewal of the grant
FLSA Status: Exempt
Benefits: UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. To learn more about our benefits click here.
 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.


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