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Community Resource Coordinator

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


The mission of The Choice Program is to strengthen communities through innovative, family-focused strategies that connect youth to opportunities for positive choices. The mission is accomplished using a culturally responsive, trauma-responsive, community-based approach that identifies and links the youth and families with social supports; fosters caring relationships; develops high expectations; and provides meaningful participation in youth-centered, community-based activities.

Position Overview:

The Choice Program Community Resource Coordinator engages and supports youth in identifying goals and establishing a connection to support services within their communities. The Community Resource Coordinator provides direct services through home, school and community visits to help youth obtain vocational training and employment, remain connected with school and achieve goals.


A hybrid telework schedule may be available.


The position works within The Choice Program to provide mentoring and advocacy services to young people in Baltimore City. The Choice Program utilizes an anti-racist, community-based, family-centered approach to promote high-quality outcomes for young people and families. The Choice Program engages in a collaborative process of service where young people set goals for themselves and are held accountable by supportive adults along the way. The program’s approach to youth development is grounded in applied critical race theory and culturally responsive, trauma-informed practices. The Choice Program employees strive to build an anti-racist organization grounded in several core values, including holistic development, belief in humans and youth-centeredness

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Engaging and supporting youth to identify goals
  • Linking youth and their families to support services and sustainable resources
  • Conducting visits with youth and families in-person, at their homes and schools and in communities 
  • Providing in-person, community-based mentoring and advocacy to youth ensuring high-quality, high-impact service delivery
  • Engaging in training opportunities to foster positive youth development
  • Building relationships and fostering partnerships with resource providers in Baltimore City
  • Supporting Choice events and programming 
Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor's degree.

The following experience is also required:

  • One year of experience working or volunteering in youth development programming, youth advocacy, youth vocational programming, K-12 education or related field

  • Six months of experience developing relationships with community organizations

  • Six months of experience leading and facilitating meetings 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Position requires use of an automobile and a valid driver's license

Note: A Master's degree or 15 graduate level credits in an accredited graduate program may be substituted for the one year of required experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Service year with organizations such as AmeriCorps

  • Experience mentoring youth

  • Experience working or volunteering for an organization, institution or company with, or personally having, a strong commitment to anti-racist practices, equity and inclusion

  • Customer Relations Management (CRM)/information database experience

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required. 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Upload a cover letter (required) and a resume.  

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

UMBC offers a rich benefits package.

Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):

Generous Leave which includes accruing:

  • 22 Days of Annual Leave  
  • 15 Days of Sick Leave  
  • 15 Holidays
  • 3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

  • 8 credit hours per semester
  • Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Wellness opportunities
  • & Much more

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position. 

Salary: Salary starts at $50,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time 
Type: Grant Funded
Additional Information:

This position is Grant Funded, wherein employment is contingent upon award renewal.

FLSA Status: Exempt
 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.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.   


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.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled

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