SHINE Program Coordinator position

Project SHINE

The LEAP SHINE PROGRAM COORDINATOR (PC) is responsible for the daily operations and decision making that supports the LEAP program and all other related initiatives. Each camp will have a focal PC, who will work alongside other camps’ PCs, the Program PC, and the LEAP Director.  The primary responsibility of the PC is to fulfill the SHINE program’s mission by coordinating closely with other PCs, the Educational Coordinator (EC) and managing the LEAP team.  Preference is given to Arabic speakers. However, non-Arabic speakers are encouraged to apply and may be appointed co-Program Coordinators.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Daily activities include, and are not limited to: participation in assessments; review and analysis of the program’s mission; extensive writing, editing and communications/information development, and interaction with staff, vendors, parents, students, ECs, volunteers, and the LEAP Board.

Duties will also include maintaining meeting/workshop minutes; conducting a survey of program staff and students; authoring report-backs and program updates; scheduling and coordinating events,  recreational activities, and field trips; purchasing supplies as necessary for volunteer homes/classrooms, etc; organizing and arranging class trips (i.e. renting buses, venues, coordinating permission slips and dates with staff/volunteers); coordinating volunteer lunches/dinners/meetings/weekend excursions.  The PC will also be required to maintain internal reports and  project team organizational charts; update the team calendar and resolve scheduling conflicts, as required; as well as other administrative/operational duties.

The PC must keep in mind they are required to manage and lead LEAP volunteers.  The Program coordinator should enforce program rules and remind volunteers of their responsibilities.  While it is important to have a good rapport with volunteers, we expect PCs to carry themselves as leaders.

Candidates must demonstrate:

Successful PCs must have strong analytical, communications, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and the ability to be a leader and a team player.   They must demonstrate strong leadership skills and maintain a clear sense of purpose throughout the summer program.  There is a significant amount of administrative work, so proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  In addition, PCs must possess the following skills:.

  • strong character, poise and maturity to effectively work with partner organizations, manage the LEAP team, and the community in which you will be living/working.
  • ensuring all LEAP volunteers are adhering to the LEAP code of conduct
  • manage multiple schedules and calendars
  • arrange and coordinate airport pick-up/drop-off
  • liaise with landlords
  • coordinate field trips, recreational activities, volunteer trips
  • lead and arrange volunteer meetings

Thank you very much for your interest in this position. Your support, dedication and energy makes this program successful.

LEAP Program

LEAP is a grassroots volunteer program established to provide educational empowerment projects to support the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of refugee-youth in Lebanon so they may become agents of change. As an apolitical humanitarian US-based organization, LEAP aims to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees in general, but particularly in Lebanon, to American volunteers.

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