YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR
City of Peoria, Illinois
- Applications are required for each vacancy. Resumes may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of applications. The application must be signed, dated, completely filled in and returned to the Human Resources Department by the filing date indicated on the Vacancy Announcement. All information submitted is subject to verification.
- The City only accepts applications for posted positions.
- If selected, City residency must be established within one year of hire (or within the timeframe outlined in bargaining unit contract, if applicable). Residency must be maintained for the duration of employment. Applicants need not be current residents of the City of Peoria to be considered.
- After an offer of employment but prior to hire, all applicants must complete a medical examination including a drug screen.
- All new hires will be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- A summary of employment benefits may be obtained by contacting the City’s Human Resources Department.
- The City’s Administrative Action Plan for Fair Practices is available for inspection by contacting the City’s Equal Opportunity Office, City Hall, Room 303 or by calling (309) 494-8594.
- Applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the selection process may notify the Human Resources Department of such request.
The City of Peoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The purpose of this position is to provide low-income 14 & 15 year-old public-school students with employment opportunities during spring semester. Under general supervision, the incumbent will develop and coordinate the Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. Job tasks will include: Developing job placements with non-profit, and government agencies; Recruiting students; Identifying worksite supervisors/mentors; Managing and monitoring program activities; Managing and monitoring program budget and activities; Preparing program reports. Expected weekly work hours: 40 hours/week starting as soon as possible through August 31, 2024. Position reports to the Mayor.
Examples of Duties
Develops, coordinates and monitors Mayor’s Summer Internship Program
- Develops job placements with non-profit and government agencies.
- Identifies worksite supervisors
- Recruits 14- and 15-year-old students from public schools for participation in the program
- Provides orientation for students and worksite supervisors
- Manages and monitors program activities
Performs administrative and oversight duties in support of the Mayor’s Summer Internship Program
Prepares brief job descriptions in conjunction with partner agencies and participants
In conjunction with Human Resource staff, advertises the Mayor’s Summer Internship Program
Ensures student hours are correctly reported to payroll for timely payment
Works with the Human Resource staff to obtain necessary pre-employment information including work permits and documents necessary for I-9
Tracks student competencies to include knowledge, skills and abilities
Manages program budget.
- Analyzes data and prepares programmatic, compliance and budgetary reports for management review.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university and one to three years of progressively responsible related experience required. A valid Driver’s License or the ability to meet the transportation requirements of the job required. Experience with targeted population preferred. Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job considered.
Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Over one year up to and including three years.
Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
Receives Limited Direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment according to his or her own judgment, requesting supervisory assistance only when necessary. Special projects are managed with little oversight and assignments may be reviewed upon completion. Performance reviewed periodically.
Skilled in a Technical Field: Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.
This job title does research for documents, compiles data for computer entry, and/or enters or oversees data entry. Has responsibility for monitoring and approving budget/fiscal expenditures for a work unit of less than department size.
Good: Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment.
Advanced - Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Intermediate - Ability to deal with a system of real numbers; and practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Intermediate - Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
- Valid Drivers License
- Experience with targeted population desired.
- Cultural competencies to include knowledge of particular needs, issues and concerns of specific communities
- Knowledge of applicable computer software
- Knowledge of social services programs and resources
- Knowledge of social, developmental, cultural and economic issues impacting youth
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person