Homewood-Brushton YMCA

The Y Creator Space, a YMCA youth STEM program, is seeking a Program Coordinator to work up to 30 hours a week at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA and on rare occasions at other program sites including Bethel Park, Allentown, and events and programs throughout the region.

Coordinator duties

  • Develop and implement STEM lessons/programs for the Y Creator Space’s after-school and summer program (grades 3-8) in Homewood
  • Maintain a strong sense of structure, consistency, professionalism, and quality at program site, and coach other Y Creator Space (YCS) team members accordingly
  • Ensure the safe and effective use of program resources, including computers, 3D printers, audio-visual equipment, and art materials
  • Track and record program attendance, data, and successes
  • Lead youth recruitment efforts and lead/assist with program/event planning
  • Be able and willing to support YCS work throughout the greater Pittsburgh region, including in Allentown, Bethel Park, and other locations
  • Maintain and establish relationships with relevant community partners
  • Be responsive to current trends in the fields of STEM, design thinking, project-based learning, and Maker education
  • Be able and willing to work a schedule that may varies by season and that includes evenings and some mornings and weekends
  • Possess and maintain mandatory clearances (Criminal Background, Child Abuse, and FBI)

Ideal Qualifications

  • 5+ years of teaching and youth development experience, particularly grades 3-8
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and technology
  • The ideal candidate is professional, self-directed, highly adaptable, curious, committed to excellence, and has a positive attitude.