Program Coordinator - Youth Activities

Apr 05 2018
Ho`ola Na Pua |Honolulu|Part Time
Job Description
Job Description

Organization: Ho`ola Na Pua (HNP) 

Program: Starfish Mentoring Program (SMP)

Job Title: Part-Time Program Coordinator - HOKU Service

Reports to: Direct Service Program Manager (DSPM) / Programs Director (PD)


HNP's HOKU service offers weekly group activities and lessons to girls in facilities for the purpose of making healthy connections, increasing resiliency, and building life skills. 

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinates activities and functions of the HOKU group activities program to ensure that goals and objectives specified for the program are achieved in accordance with priorities, budgetary limitations, time limitations, and policies set forth by Ho`ola Na Pua (HNP) and SMP. Acts in a supervisory capacity with decision-making capabilities as it pertains to group activities offered at off-site locations. Ensures that collaboration is initiated, encouraged and maintained with agencies and community partners. Actively participates in the development and implementation of training activities. Plans, organizes, facilitates, and manages HOKU group activity services in facilities. Develops and evaluates lesson plans and activities for adherence to policies, effectiveness and therapeutic value. Recruits, trains, and manages volunteers and outside professionals who deliver services for HOKU. Works with DSPM, offering feedback and suggestions for enhancement of program components. Program Coordinator may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of SMP.

Job Duties:

  • Supervises, directs, and monitors work activities of HOKU professionals and volunteers.

  • Assists DSPM in the development and revisions of HOKU services.

  • Coordinates with agencies to offer training and receive mentee referrals to the one-to-one mentoring program.

  • Recruits, trains, and manages the HOKU team of professionals and volunteers.

  • Coordinates and provides examples of best practices during HOKU activities and lessons.

  • Monitors/approves HOKU activity expenditures, ensuring accurate budget allocations.

  • Coordinates activities of the program with interrelated activities of other programs, departments or staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications.

  • Works in conjunction with DSPM in preparing periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.

  • Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devises evaluation methodology and implements; analyzes results and recommends or takes appropriate action.

  • Assists DSPM in compiling and writing communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through delivery to the marketing department.

  • May participate in the grant research and/or writing process.

  • Assists DSPM in development, supervision, and facilitation of facility group activities, workshops, meetings, trainings or conferences; communicates appropriate needs to Administrative Assistant to coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.

  • Interacts and maintains liaison with staff, volunteers, and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.

  • Complies with statutes for Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.

  • Maintains confidentiality in all aspects of the program.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must be extremely organized with the ability to plan well in advance.

  • Have a good understanding and knowledge of the requirements of the Starfish mentoring program, as well as the structure and functionality of Starfish and Ho`ola Na Pua.

  • Highly productive with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently with follow through on all tasks to excellence and completion, ensuring compliance with grant funding requirements.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication with superior attention to detail, meticulous in recording documentation, and the ability to organize and express ideas clearly.  

  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with results.

  • Ability to take initiative and be resourceful.

  • Exceptional emotional intelligence, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams/roles, and build successful relationships and partnerships at organizational levels.  

  • Self-motivated, high-level of enthusiasm, and passionate about CSEC issues.


Bachelor's degree in a related field such as sociology, psychology, or social work AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved. Professional experience working with the CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) population is highly desired. MSW or Clinical licensure is preferred.