Summer Program Coordinator-Think-Write-Speak


This is a seasonal staff position which involves the planning, development and administration for the League’s 6-week summer work program – Think, Write, Speak: ROC City Future Reporters. To address the lack of diversity in the journalism industry, the Urban League of Rochester has developed a culturally-sensitive youth program where participants will learn how to research, write, and present/perform various forms of news media to prepare them for careers in journalism. The program’s primary outcome is to develop, produce, and distribute a newspaper or a television broadcast to members of the Rochester community by utilizing participants’ communication, musical, and artistic skills.



  1. Plan, implement, and administer day-to-day program activities for twenty high school students ages 14 to 15;
  2. Monitor program structure to ensure continual quality and integration of all program components;
  3. Supervise and work with Program Assistant to ensure program components are implemented successfully;
  4. Coordinate with local Rochester businesses and organizations to plan relevant program activities;
  5. Counsel participants as necessary to assess needs and identify/refer to appropriate support services as needed;
  6. Oversee the preparation and submission of all reports necessary to track and ensure successful program outcomes;
  7. Maintain and submit required documentation to the VP Program Planning in a timely manner to ensure deadlines are met and ensure effective program operation;
  8. Assist in the coordinating the processing of personnel records and reports related to program administration;
  9. Complete other job-related tasks as assigned by Supervisor.



  • Bachelor's degree in media communications/studies, writing, education, or related social science field OR within one year of completing Bachelor’s degree; 
  • Experience working with various forms of media, including, but not limited to, radio, print, television, and internet media;
  • Experience developing, writing, and implementing youth curriculum related to media studies;
  • At least one year of experience working with high school youth;
  • Ability to relate to youth from diverse backgrounds and understand barriers to success that less advantaged youth often face
  • Ability to shape program curriculum based on participants’ strengths
  • Ability to form effective interpersonal work relationships with program participants, staff, and outside organizations;
  • Ability to read, interpret, and enforce interpret program rules and regulations;
  • Ability to organize information and meet program deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of the Rochester community and available community resources;
  • Willingness to learn, practice, and enforce the Urban League’s policies and procedures;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.