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LIFT Youth Center, Inc.

Programming Assistant – R.E.A.C.H. Focus

Claudia Nance Rollins Youth Center Ringgold, GA

– School Year Part-time Position (FLSA Class is Non-Exempt)

– Averaging 15 hours per week when school is in session.

– Required hours: typically Monday-Friday, 3:00p-6:00p, in conjunction with Catoosa County Public School Calendar

– Some evening, weekend or out-of-school holiday hours may be available

– Hours begin in late July; first week of August 2024

– position wraps up the last week of May 2025 – Starting pay is $15-20 per hour depending on experience

Primary Function

– Work with Program Manager, Program Coordinator and Support Coordinator (this is LIFT’s Program Staff) in daily student programming during the After-School Youth Center hours.

– The specific programming responsibility of this position will be:

Leading 45-minute workshops for Middle and High School Students around different subjects connected to our Program Categories: Recreation, Education, Art, Community and Health. This position focusses primarily on Education, Art and Health topics.

Key Responsibilities

The following key responsibilities are provided for illustration only and may include other reasonable tasks as assigned for the good of LIFT Youth Center.

General Afterschool Program Supervision

  • Aid in management of Youth Center daily hours of operation and help build positive student connections.
  • Ensure that any assigned volunteers have appropriate and fulfilling assignments during Youth Center daily hours.
  • Aid in ensuring that program standards are met, and safety procedures are followed during daily hours.
  • Be a Mandated Reporter and advise volunteers of requirements. Report any suspected abuse immediately.
  • Aid in the collection and recording of evaluation data so as to monitor the effectiveness of programming.
  • Aid in record keeping – including activities and events conducted, breakdown of daily participation, notable achievements, and any problem/issues, i.e. accident reports, incident reports, etc.
  • Ensure programs/activities respond to member needs; address their physical, gender and cultural diversity.
  • Utilize behavior management techniques in the classroom by upholding LIFT Youth Center’s Safe Space policy and by issuing warnings to students who do not meet behavior expectations.

REACH Workshop Teacher

  • Lead high quality workshops, typically inside the Center, during after school hours. Topics like: STEM and Art, etc. The schedule will be worked out 2-4 weeks in advance with the Program Coordinator.
  • Prepare lessons and projects to complete learning objectives and establishing and communicating clear objectives for lessons and projects.
  • The specific logistics and lesson plans for this time will also be created by this position in coordination with the rest of the Program Staff. Also responsible for prepping, evaluating, and recording those lesson plans.
  • Help coordinate special programs and/or events (i.e. Clean Catoosa, Downtown Nights, etc.) both at the Center and in the County, and/or participate in the implementation of other initiatives as able.

Relational and Organizational Leadership

  • Help to manage student conflict, problems, and emergencies; analyze situations and draw reliable conclusions; taking appropriate action without waiting for direction when needed, appropriate and adequate.
  • Participate in LIFT Staff Meetings and Staff Retreats whenever possible.
  • Attend LIFT events, conferences, and functions as able.
  • Arrive for scheduled workday on time and set an example for volunteers to follow.
  • Set an example by not using your cell phone for personal use while actively engaged with participants.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and conduct business always using excellent customer service skills.


Position Requirements

Education and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field of study is preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Work experience with 6-12th graders in a related field is preferred – i.e., teaching, coaching, implementing programs that nurture potential.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to work sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse racial, educational, socioeconomic, sexual/gender identity, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Evidence of skills relevant to leading learning activities – such as teaching skills, behavior management, creativity, flexibility, and an understanding of adjusting for different ages, interests, and abilities.
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate volunteers, build team cohesion, and hold others accountable to expectations.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of fellow employees, management, student participants, and parents.
  • Basic knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office & Outlook, and willingness to learn Center software.
  • Ability and willingness to be a positive, contributing, and adaptable member of the LIFT team at all times.
  • Fully support the mission, vision, and values as stated by LIFT.

Certifications, Clearances, and Availability

  • Must have current certification in CPR/First Aid (or be willing to become certified).
  • Must provide a valid driver’s license and employment eligibility verification information in accordance with the I-9 form such as Social Security Card.
  • With your Valid Driver’s License, you must have the ability/comfort to drive 15 passenger van of students.
  • Must pass a criminal background check and NOT be listed in the sex offender registry.
  • Must take and pass a drug test and comply with a “Drug Free” policy, including random tests.
  • Must be willing and available to work specifically from 3-6pm on school days.
  • When school is out of session, we will consider different hours to meet the youth center staffing needs, but we cannot guarantee any hours.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work to program locations, and for activities such as meetings, classes, and workshops in and out of the area.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to adapt to inclement weather conditions and/or situations.
  • Ability to move quickly across a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces.
  • Ability to participate in typical youth games and activities; watch and listen to the activities of a group of students.
  • Ability to bend and lift up to 35 pounds on a regular basis and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations.


Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Tina Pinkston, LIFT Executive Director.

Email to: [email protected] or Mail to: 7197 Nashville Street, Ringgold, GA 30736

To apply for this job email your details to tina@liftyouthcenter.org