Posting: Youth Employment Coordinator - Ozone House, Ypsilanti MI

November 7, 2022

Position Title: Youth Employment Coordinator

Direct Supervisor: Director of Education, Outreach and Welcoming (EOW)

Status: Full Time, Exempt, 40 hours/week with benefits

Hours: Must be available weekday afternoons/evenings

Location: Ypsilanti

Application Instructions: Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to (No calls.) Indicate “Youth Employment Coordinator” in the subject line. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received.

Purpose of Position: As a member of the EOW Team, this position holds three primary categories of responsibilities to include youth employment (WorkZone), drop-in center support and street outreach with peer outreach workers. This position is responsible for the implementation of youth employment training and ongoing employment coaching for youth in the WorkZone program. The Youth Employment Coordinator is also responsible for the development, training and supervision of the Peer Outreach Workers (POW’s). POW’s work in the community to provide resources and support to young people in Washtenaw County. Lastly, this position also supports the day-to-day operations of the drop-in center.

Required Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; social work degree preferred
  • 2 years’ experience working with homeless, exploited or other high-risk youth
  • Workforce development experience preferred
  • Experience effectively supervising youth
  • Ability to effectively engage youth with diverse identities, including intersecting identities of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and sexual orientation/gender identity and expression.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of positive youth development models/ approaches
  • Ability to manage crisis situations
  • Faculty with word processing, spreadsheets, data entry and web navigation
  • Valid MI driver’s license and access to reliable transportation

Employment Qualifications

Ability and desire to work well independently and as part of a team. Prior success working closely and building relationships with a diverse group of people. Demonstrate a high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness. Possess a strong work ethic, ability to take initiative, and require minimal direction to “get the job done”. Emotionally mature with a sense of humor to maintain balance. Demonstrate passion for Ozone House’s mission and an environment that promotes best practices, social justice and creativity.

Job Responsibilities & Duties

Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor limited to duties that might reasonably be assigned.

Programmatic Duties

1. Facilitate all aspects of WorkZone employment training which include:

a. Assist in preparing participants for entry into the workforce:

i. Assess program participants’ skills, education, experience, and interests for job matching and placement.

ii. Provide coaching and support where necessary once a young person has been hired.

iii. Utilize strengths-based approaches to help eliminate barriers for job retention.

b. Organize and lead semi-annual WorkZone symposiums for young people in the community to get connected to employment support and Ozone House services.

2. In collaboration with the Development Team and Director of EOW, build relationships with local businesses and organizations to provide job coaching skills and employment opportunities for participants. Maintain a good relationship with these employers for future job placement opportunities.

3. Collaborate with other Ozone House programs to provide employment support and opportunities for all young people participating in Ozone House services (i.e. Safe Stay, Miller House, Community Based Housing programs).

4. Hire, train, and be a point person for the Peer Outreach Workers program, providing support and guidance to young people that are working on the street outreach team and providing leadership during outreach efforts.

5. Assist with Drop in Center coverage.

6. Provide youth with crisis and short-term intervention, referrals and linkages to Ozone House and other community services.

7. Participate in outreach activities in the community as decided by the Education, Outreach and Welcoming team.

8. Document all services and programs delivered in accordance with agency standards.

9. Collect, compile and report requested program data and monthly reports in a timely and efficient manner.

Other Duties:

1. Attend regular supervision with the Director of Education, Outreach and Welcoming.

2. Attend Ozone House all-staff and Education, Outreach and Welcoming Team meetings.

3. Provide intakes for runaway and homeless youth as needed.

4. Maintain the on-call phone on a rotating basis to provide 24-hour emergency assistance and crisis intervention to homeless and runaway youth and their families.

5. Communicate significant updates and instructional information regarding clients to pertinent staff members.

6. Participate in training and other professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge.

7. Perform additional duties as assigned by directors.

Work Environment, Physical Demands & Travel:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear as they will have very high levels of social interaction. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool, as necessary. Will sometimes have a flexible schedule. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Classification, Type & Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt position. The days and hours of work are coordinated with the Director of Youth & Family Services. This position may require long hours, weekend, or evening events as scheduled.


In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, Ozone House offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: health and dental insurance, retirement savings plan, life insurance and long- term disability, flexible spending account for dependent care expenses and a generous time off plan

About Us

Ozone House is a community-based, nonprofit agency that helps young people lead safe, healthy, and productive lives through intensive intervention and prevention services. Since 1969, we have actively developed unique, high-quality housing and support programs and services that provide support, intervention, training, and assistance to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth, and their families.

As the second oldest youth shelter in the country, Ozone House combines a wealth of experience with industry leading best practices to serve young people and their families experiencing crisis. This past year, Ozone House served over 3,500 young people throughout Washtenaw and surrounding counties in Southeast Michigan.

Ozone House is an Affirmative Action employer. We strongly encourage the following groups to apply: people of color, individuals who have experienced poverty or economic hardship, people who identify as LGBTQ and men.

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