Prevention Coordinator
Job Type

Prevention Coordinator (PC) - Erie Elementary School (40 hours, Full-time) Non-Exempt

The Prevention Coordinator (PC) will coordinate programs in schools, and in out-of-school time programs with at-hope youth, some of whom have identified behavioral challenges. The (PC) also establishes and sustains a working relationship with participants, their parents, and other professional staff who are involved with out-of-school time program. The (PC) reports directly to the Manager of Prevention Services (MPS).

Responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Provides an environment applying trauma-informed methods to promote a quality program in a relaxed atmosphere in all component areas: visual & performing arts, digital media, restorative justice, community building, academic support, health and wellness, life skills, and parent engagement
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lesson plans, instructional materials that facilitate active learning, and field trips
  • Research new curriculum methods, youth development theory, and reinforcement materials and works closely with special consultants and other resource people. This includes attending BUILD sponsored and other appropriate workshops, visiting other programs, etc.
  • Ensures property/inventory is maintained, and orders supplies
  • Manage youth behavior by establishing guidelines, expectations, mutual respect, and mutual accountability
  • Assures planning and implementation of a variety of diverse, culturally sensitive, and enjoyable daily activities which meet Illinois State Learning Standards and NAA and YPQA standards including summer program, school vacations and holidays
  • Ensures ongoing communication with parents, completing a monthly calendar of events, developing positive relationships with the parents, advocating for them, providing leadership and guidance techniques, assisting them in securing necessary resources, and encouraging them to participate in program activities, etc.
  • Ensure recruitment efforts are implemented to meet full enrollment in the program
  • Ensure all individual and group efforts are documented and recorded in internal and external databases by set deadlines
  • Ensure the collection of all academic and supporting documentation on each youth participating in the program
  • Submit reporting documents on a monthly basis and/or as needed
  • Maintain file compliance as according to requirements and deadlines set by the organization
  • Responsible for the program complying with all internal and external requirements and performance standards, including promoting the health and safety of all children, following sanitation procedures and universal precautions, completing a bi-annual physical exam, complying with the Confidentiality and Child Abuse and Neglect Acts as a mandated reporter, as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the BUILD Youth Services Staff manual policy and procedures
  • Schedules staff vacations/personal days, ensuring child/staff ratio is maintained and vacation form is completed in a timely manner. Also ensures completion of incident reports, accident reports, medication forms and logs
  • Maintains knowledge current on agency’s theories, methodologies, and best practices
  • Provides overall supervision and annual evaluations to the BUILD out-of-school time prevention staff, including interns and volunteers. Meets weekly with staff team, providing positive direction and assists teaching staff in developing realistic individual and group goals and in their activity planning
  • Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events as required
  • Performs other job-related duties as requested, required and/or assigned
  • Participate in agency-wide fundraising events
  • Completes maintenance request/repair forms and gives to designated BUILD staff for follow up. Assures proper care and maintenance of the program equipment and space, as well as building security, including ensuring that program spaces are clean and well maintained, and the building is properly secured daily


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Program Administration, Child Development, Social Work, Human Services, Art Education, or a related field preferred, but not required
  • A minimum of 4 years of youth development program facilitation is required
  • A minimum of 3 years of program coordination experience is required
  • Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule, which includes late evenings and weekends
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and deadline simultaneously effectively and efficiently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential with the ability to integrate technology into daily program operations and evaluation systems required
  • Must work effectively with agency staff, board members, funders, donors, and volunteer
  • Must possess solid understanding of data collection and compliance
  • Must maintain respectful and appropriate relationships with program participants, all level of agency staff and various publics of the agency; demonstrating sensitivity to all ethnic, racial and economic backgrounds and embracing the agency’s mission, values and culture
  • Must pass State Background Check & Federal Fingerprints


  • 401(k) plan + 2% match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Wellness Days
  • Flexible Spending Account

This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

BUILD, Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, medical status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or any legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. 

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.