Job title: Youth Program Assistant
Number of Openings: 8
Pay Rate: $10.00/hour
• 12 hours/week
• Flexible fall start date; must also be available spring semester
PPL is a 40-year-old private, non-profit community organization dedicated to working with lower-income individuals and families to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services and education. PPL’s Youth Development department offers the Family Literacy Program at housing sites in St. Paul to empower youth from low-income families through 1:1 academic assistance (literacy activities and homework help) and hands-on activities.
**PPL Youth Development has a few remaining Work-Study positions to fill in our affordable-housing-based youth programs in St. Paul, S. Minneapolis, and New Hope. These are great opportunities to build/enhance leadership experience in a youth work setting. U of M Work-Study students serve key leadership roles in PPL programming. We are looking for students to help design and execute afterschool programming for Pre-K through high school age youth. Applicants must have a Work-Study award of at least 2000 for the 2012-13 school year.
Application instructions can be found within the postings on Work-Study job board (www.employment.umn.edu). Requisition numbers are listed below:
179620 – Youth Program Assistant – St. Paul
179625 – Youth Program Assistant – S. Mpls.
179633 – Youth Program Assistant – New Hope
• Self-starter and self-directed, ability to work independently on assigned projects
• Youth experience preferred (ie after-school program, camp counseling, tutoring, etc.)
• Good communication, organization, time management, and problem solving skills
• Dependable, responsible, flexible, patient
• Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and engage youth
• Experience with Word, Excel, Internet.
• Family Social Science, Education, or Youth Development courses helpful!
Responsibilities & Duties:
The Program Assistant will support PPL staff and volunteer tutors before and during evening programming.
• Positions are available with the Teen, Scholars (elementary-aged) and School Readiness (preschool) groups
• Set up materials for program sessions; plan and prepare activities with staff
• Mentor and tutor youth and lead and assist with activities during evening programs
• Serve as a role model to youth through consistent attendance and reliability and help maintain a safe, positive environment for youth, volunteers and staff
• Assist with behavior management as needed
• Organize and assist with other projects as assigned
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-8:30 pm
Program prep is done at the Service Center, then students will go with staff to & from the St. Paul program site. 2 sites:
• PPL Service Ctr. (1035 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.) and Park Crossing Apts. (1068 Raymond Ave., St. Paul) OR
• PPL Service Ctr. (1035 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls.) and Hague Apts. (683 Hague, St. Paul)
Project for Pride in Living (PPL)