Early Start Program Coordinator

The mission of Jubilee Housing is building diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Since 1973, Jubilee has worked to provide high quality affordable housing and holistic support to those experiencing persistent economic hardship in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Washington D.C. Jubilee operates ten properties totaling 299 units of affordable housing and offers robust programming for residents and community members pursuing life goals.

Jubilee Housing is an innovator in financing for affordable housing and a responsible steward of the investments it receives. Jubilee produces not simply affordable housing, but justice housing.

Justice housing is affordable to those with few financial assets, located in neighborhoods where resources such as good schools, grocery stores, and public transportation are readily accessible and near services that support residents as they pursue educational and career attainment.

Jubilee is seeking individuals who are excited about this concept and want to work with us to ensure Justice Housing becomes a reality for all Jubilee Residents who want to be a part of the Justice Housing Community.

Position Description

The Early Start Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the day to day operations of the after school and summer program for Jubilee Housing youth in grades K-2. The Early Start Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Youth and Family Services. This position is for permanent, full-time employment.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, oversee, and lead the development and implementation of Out of School Time and summer programming for youth in grades third through fifth.
  • Plan and implement program schedule, program wide events and activities, schedule and manage logistics for field trips and other enrichment activities
  • Build and nurture a safe, respectful, challenging and inclusive environment
  • Assist with outreach and communications for participant recruitment and retention
  • Monitor the effectiveness and results of the program, plan adjustments and problem-solve as issues occur
  • Administer and collect student and parent surveys; work alongside program team to update and maintain database input of all participants and program activities
  • Complete program reports and grant-related reports as requested
  • Establish and maintain communication with members of the staff about student needs and aspects of the after-school program.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of relationships with partner organizations
  • Lead groups of youth in a safe, professional, and respectful manner.
  • Develop positive relationships with parents.
  • Provide training and support to volunteer tutors and mentors
  • Support children’s emotional, academic, and social development, and maintain awareness of individual needs
  • Implement, track, and support individual plans for each participant
  • Work with the Youth Services team to make necessary adjustments to the program, as indicated by assessments and participant feedback.
  • Create a plan and coordinate transition efforts for participants moving within programs at Jubilee Youth Services
  • Support new program initiatives impacting Jubilee Housing, Platform of Hope, and additional partner organizations at the direction of the Director of Youth and Family Services and the Vice President of Programs
  • Participate in the development and implementation of other program areas within Youth Services, including family programming and volunteer recruitment, training and support.
  • Supervise, train and support the following team members: Program Associate, Program Assistant, and interns.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Youth and Family Services.


  • A commitment to supporting youth from low-income families/background
  • BS/BA in child/youth development, education, social work or another related field
  • Must undergo a comprehensive background check, including clearances for the National Sex Offender Registry and the District of Columbia Child Protection Registry, as well as FBI Background Checks.
  • At least five years of experience working with inner-city youth
  • Prior experience in a supervisory role
  • Demonstrable experience working as part of a team
  • Willingness to work weekday afternoon and evening hours

The following attributes will be valuable to this role:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to act quickly, calmly, and thoughtfully in a crisis
  • Sound judgment
  • Spanish fluency a plus, but not required
  • Knowledgeable about the daily realities facing low-income families/individuals
  • An appreciation of all spiritual traditions

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, STD, LTD, and Life insurances, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, transportation stipend and a matched contribution retirement plan.

To Apply

Please email your resume, a cover letter, and include why you would be an ideal candidate for this position, and how you learned of this position to jobs@jubileehousing.org. by February 28th, 2018.  Please reference “Early Start Program Coordinator” in the subject line.