Site Coordinator

Position Overview

Each site has a Site Director and a minimum of two Site Coordinators. These staff are hired into specific roles that focus on planning and facilitating service for groups, while also being responsible for tasks that support the overall site.

Overall Tasks

  • Facilitate respectful mission trip experiences for teenagers and their Adult Leaders.
  • Coordinate and provide leadership for daily service activities.
  • Develop meaningful relationships as you act as a liaison between YouthWorks and the community.
  • Promote an environment where youth connect their service to Jesus.
  • Interact with students throughout the week.
  • Lead daily large group programming with your team.
  • Ensure that practical needs of your site are met by preparing meals, caring for housing facilities and other behind-the-scenes tasks.

In addition to the overall tasks, Community Service Coordinators will:

  • Manage partnerships with social service organizations.
  • Confirm and implement weekly service schedules provided by YouthWorks.
  • Coordinate logistics, including assigning volunteers to service sites and executing backup plans when needed. 
  • Travel to service sites to serve alongside youth, Adult Leaders and community contacts. 
  • Help teenagers see the impact of their service as they are taken out of their comfort zones and see Jesus in new ways. 

In addition to the overall tasks, Work Projects Coordinators will:

  • Build meaningful relationships in a community while meeting tangible needs.
  • Help youth engage in the community by leading work crews in painting, yard work and minor projects.
  • Be thoroughly trained by YouthWorks in partnering with community members, setting up and completing projects, and managing crews throughout the day.
  • Invite participants to come alongside the community to make a lasting impact.

We have a small number of sites where we do more advanced projects such as flooring and drywall. Please note on your application if you have experience in more elaborate home repair projects.

Check out this video about our WPC role.

  • Utility Support Coordinators are equipped to take on multiple positions and to offer support and encouragement to staff teams.
  • While serving in a variety of areas, they will coordinate daily service activities and see students impacted as they experience Christ through service.
  • Staff must be flexible and willing to adapt to changing roles and locations.
  • Utility Support Coordinators may begin the summer temporarily assigned to a specific community, however, at any point during the spring or summer, Utility Support Coordinators may be permanently placed with a team to fill an open position.

Common Community Types
Community Service Coordinators and Utility Support Coordinators may be placed at any YouthWorks site type: small towns, small urban or large urban communities. 

Work Projects is primarily offered in small towns and Native American Reservations. There are limited opportunities in small and large urban communities.

“From becoming a better leader, public speaker, and getting closer to God, I grew in so many ways working for YouthWorks for a summer.”

– Katie, Site Coordinator 

Qualifications

Each Site Coordinator role has specific qualifications.

  • Must be at least 19 years of age during YouthWorks summer dates and one year post-high school or equivalent
  • Actively pursuing a relationship with Christ
  • Desire to serve the Church
  • Able to relate to youth
  • Model servant leadership
  • Have a teachable spirit
  • Administratively minded
  • Able to problem solve, cast vision and manage details
  • Able to maintain relationships with community partners
  • Passion for working with local nonprofit and social service organizations
  • Must meet our driving requirements of being 19 years of age or older during YouthWorks summer dates and have a valid U.S. driver’s license*

*There are a limited amount of non-driving Community Service Coordinator positions available. Please contact us if you are interested in this position but do not meet our driving requirements.

  • Must be at least 20 years of age during YouthWorks summer dates and one year post-high school or equivalent
  • Actively pursuing a relationship with Christ
  • Desire to serve the Church
  • Able to relate to youth
  • Model servant leadership
  • Have a teachable spirit
  • Previous work project experience
  • Able to teach skills to participants
  • Able to interact with community members in a highly relational way
  • Must meet our driving requirements of being 20 years of age or older during YouthWorks summer dates and have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and one year post-high school or equivalent
  • Actively pursuing a relationship with Christ
  • Desire to serve the Church
  • Able to relate to youth
  • Model servant leadership
  • Have a teachable spirit
  • Flexible, go-with-the-flow mentality
  • Self-starting work ethic
  • Desire and ability to travel independently
  • Well-rounded skill set

Team Tasks/Roles

  • Facilitate devotions and upfront evening programming and worship*
  • Engage throughout the day with churches, including youth and Adult Leaders
  • Lead a team of students in meal preparation
  • Engage in respectful service and regularly communicate with community partners
  • Site preparations including inventory, shopping and confirming service schedules

*There is a $150 bonus added for qualified guitar, piano, and ukulele players who help facilitate worship on site. 

Internship Information

Previous summer staff have received internship credit or relevant work experience fulfilling this role from the following majors: Christian Ministries, Theology, Urban Studies, Non-Profit Management, Business, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Youth Ministry, Communications, Construction Management, STEM, and more.

Learn more about Internships with YouthWorks