Program Coordinator - Project Ready STEAM


The Program Coordinator/Counselor will plan and implement program activities for Project Ready STEAM students in grades 8th to 12th; facilitate daily activities, recruit program participants, maintain program records, and complete other assigned duties.



    1. Plan and implement weekly afterschool program sessions in accordance with the program funder’s guidelines.
    2. Plan and meet with students in school when needed.
    3. Provide post-secondary success workshops and financial aid counseling to prepare students for college, work, and life.
    4. Develop, organize, and promote interdisciplinary activities through authentic curriculum experiences. 
    5. Plan and implement cultural diversity guest speakers, field trips, high school workshops and creative engaging enrichments activities aimed at strengthening math and reading skills.
    6. Implement Project Ready 2.0 and STEAM curriculum, develop daily lesson plans and lead group sessions after school.
    7. Develop Individual College Preparation Plans with each youth, and periodically review and revise these plans to reflect changes in the youths’ academic situations.
    8. Provide case management and counseling to participants to help address any unmet needs of the youth and their families.
    9. Administer pre- and post-assessments and assist with the tracking of participants’ outcomes.
    10. Under the direction of the Program Director, monitor the program’s progress towards goals and develop plans for corrective action as required.
    11. Complete records and reports to track and assure successful program outcomes.
    12. Participant in webinars, trainings and other scheduled events as required by the National Urban League.
    13. Participate in training and orientation as required and approved by the Director for effective program operation.
    14. Perform such duties as the supervisor may assign.
    15. Attend/support Urban League of Rochester events and fund raising functions.



    • Bachelor’s degree in education, STEAM, counseling, human services or social work and or related field required.
    • Master’s degree in education, STEAM, counseling, human services or social work and or related field preferred.
    • Experience working with youth in an educational setting, STEAM curriculum and/or teaching experience is a plus.
    • Experience using online platforms including but not limited to social media, Zoom, Khan Academy, etc.
    • Proven ability to make presentations and lead facilitations for recruitment.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to relate well to youth from diverse backgrounds and to understand the barriers to success that less advantaged youth often face.
    • Ability to function effectively as part of a team.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of community resources for youth and families is a plus.
    • Ability to interface with external parties and community partners.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple, competing tasks and demands.
    • Must be customer service oriented.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule and be available past 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays.
    • Access to reliable transportation.
    • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.