Program Specialist Position
Job Type: Part-time (potential for full-time)
Hours: 20-25 hours a week
Hourly Range: $14.00 to $17.00 (based on education & experience)
Benefits: Mileage Reimbursement (job-related activities)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring and external programs that change their lives for the better forever. A Program Specialist’s responsibility is to support our external program delivery (Empowering Future Leaders, Scouts, etc.). When not delivering programming, they will support the Program Manager with program-related activities.
The Program Specialist reports directly to the Community Program Manager or their designee. This position is 20-25 hours per week, which may include some after-hours shifts. The office hours are between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Occasional weekends and after-hours may be required (special events).
Required duties may include:
1. Support the Program Team in external program delivery to youths 5-17 years of age.
2. Assist with program development, review, and updates.
3. Connect families to other resources in the community as appropriate
4. Document and conduct all duties in accordance with legal and organizational requirements.
5. Interview the child and parent/guardian to determine eligibility for the program and complete written assessments.
6. Represent the organization in a positive light, reinforcing the organization’s mission.
7. Other duties as assigned by the CEO or their designee in support of the organization’s mission, such as fundraisers, community events, and external programs.
1. Ability to work individually while positively contributing to a team environment.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
3. Ability to use time effectively and focus on details while meeting agency goals related to quality and safety.
4. Computer competence (i.e., Microsoft Office, Outlook, Google Docs, Database Management).
5. Strong relationship-building skills.
6. Comfortable with and able to connect with others via phone and email.
7. Ability to handle multiple tasks at once while prioritizing deadlines.
1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Family Services, or Human Services preferred; Bachelor’s in a related field accepted. If you are within six months of completion, waivers are provided on a case by case.
2. Pass the Department of Criminal Investigation, Department of Transportation, and Child Abuse Registry background checks according to the organization’s standards.
3. Possess a valid (United States) driver’s license.
4. Ability and willingness to travel locally.
5. Displays a sense of cultural competence and has experience practicing inclusivity amongst a variety of populations.
6. Work a flexible schedule according to agency needs which may include some evening hours and occasional weekend hours.