• Special Projects Coordinator-Youth Programs

    Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Michigan Works (SEMCA)
    Job Description

    Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) is recruiting talented professionals who want to contribute and make a difference in our southeast Michigan community!! SEMCA is a Michigan Works! Agency providing workforce development programs to residents in Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit. SEMCA offers a competitive package to full-time employees who are eligible for benefits on the first day of hire including 12 annual holidays, 30 days accrued paid time off per year, and 6% employer match to 403(b) retirement plan! SEMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and employees with student loan debt are eligible to apply for public service loan forgiveness (PSLF).

    Pay Range: $45,000 - $55,000 with a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 6% employer match, 12 paid holidays, and 30 days of paid time off.

    Important: A complete and submitted job application is required for consideration of employment.Please apply at https://semcajobs.appone.com/

    Job Summary
    The Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for developing, organizing, coordinating, and administering workforce development youth programs and projects for the SEMCA region for youth residents ages 14-24, as assigned by the Workforce Programs Manager: Youth. Projects include the youth camp program coordination and new innovative camp programs, supporting district Career and Technical Education model programs, and coordination of Wayne County Manufacturing Day, and other related activities.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work closely with Workforce Programs Manager: Youth to develop, implement, and manage youth workforce programs and projects.
    • Identify and engage business partners for SEMCA programs.
    • Support the building of internal and external teams by cultivating relationships with planning team members, participating businesses, community partners, local government, and school district staff.
    • Facilitate Manufacturing Day planning team meetings, including preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and various collateral materials.
    • Assist with planning and implementing Manufacturing Day orientation meeting and celebration events.
    • Develop, track, and manage all correspondence and documentation for youth programs and projects.
    • Create project schedules including materials, cost estimates, staffing information, and weekly program activities.
    • Document standard operating procedures.
    • Monitor progress and meet project goals by developing and following performance and quality standards, resolving operational problems, identifying work process improvements, and coordinating project phases.
    • Monitor targets for staying on track with budgets, develop project summary reports, and maintain detailed project notes and records.
    • Assist with the development of evaluation tools to track employer engagement and related activities for projects.
    • Accomplish work requirements by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, and coaching project team members, employers, vendors, and volunteers.
    • Coordinate regular planning sessions, informational meetings, team celebrations and debriefing sessions.
    • Regularly communicate with project team members to ensure optimal strategy and maximum efficiency.
    • Support enhancement of the organization’s reputation by taking ownership, accomplishing new and different requests, and exploring opportunities to add value to projects.
    • Oversee fundraising efforts that support the sustainability of youth programs.
    • Manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.


    Required Qualifications
    All SEMCA team members are expected to be technically competent and committed to continuous development of their skills. The following skills, knowledge and education or certifications are specifically required for this position:

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, education, public administration, social sciences, or relevant field
    • Minimum five (5) years of work experience in project or program management
    • Successful completion of criminal background and fingerprint check processes
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Proven demonstration of project management concepts
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Skills necessary to effectively organize, manage, and achieve multiple goals and priorities
    • Ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing
    • Ability to multi-task and coordinate across multiple agencies in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to represent SEMCA in various meetings
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Internet, Google Drive, Gmail and other online tools
    • Valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record
    • Reliable transportation and ability to travel throughout the southeast Michigan area


    Desired Qualifications

    • Two (2) years of management or leadership experience
    • Workforce development program experience
    • Master’s or advanced degree in management or related field
    • Experience working in youth community outreach or employer outreach


    Physical Demands
    Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and an LCD screen and smartphone, hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individual requiring and requesting and/or needing additional accommodations.

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