Youth Leadership Coach

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.


Plan and execute service-learning opportunities for all Youth Center participants.
The coordination of the SER youth leadership council.
Civic Engagement Programming-Legislative Days in both Lansing and Washington DC
Transport and chaperones Youth Center participants to local activities and transports participants as requested, alone or with other Youth Center staff.
Facilitate opportunities for advocacy and public speaking, inclusive of preparation for such events.
Regular meetings with youth leadership members and alumni.
Represent SER at local and National events in coordination with youth.
Provide positive leadership, ethical conduct, and direction for youth participants.
Collaborate with vocational instructor on service-learning opportunities for youth participants.
Document Youth Center participants activities into applicable online databases. Additionally, keep accurate records of Youth Center participants engagement and attendance on file.


Bachelor's Degree in a related field with at least 2 years’ experience working with youth OR a four-year degree in human services related field.
Three years minimum experience and knowledge of best practices in youth development
Three years minimum work experience in customer service or community service-oriented environment.
Commitment to sharing expertise to assist in the skill-development of program youth.
Working knowledge of local community services and agencies.
Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently.
Dependable with ability to maintain a positive attitude and react to change productively.
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with staff, participants, volunteers, and partner agencies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Computer skills necessary to effectively maintain a database, create related reports and develop program materials.



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