Program Coordinator for the Youth Music Project

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organization:Youth Music Project
position summary:


The Youth Music Project is seeking a Program Coordinator to help implement the nonprofit’s innovative educational programs for kids in West Linn, Wilsonville, and the surrounding communities. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and can start immediately. This is a salaried, exempt position with a salary range of $38,479 to $42,119 (depending on experience) for 40+ hours per week. Medical and dental benefits are available after a 90 day introductory period. The Program Coordinator will work both at YMP’s headquarters in West Linn and in the surrounding community when appropriate. The Youth Music Project is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The Youth Music Project is a nonprofit music school organized under the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation. YMP’s mission is to bring music education opportunities to students in our community regardless of each family’s ability to pay. The Youth Music Project is designed to complement existing offerings in schools with innovative, cutting edge music instruction focused on rock, country and pop music. YMP accomplishes its mission through a combination of afterschool lessons, educational school assemblies, summer camps, and free instrument rentals for students eligible for free or reduced lunch. With grant and community support, YMP is able to offer all of its programs on a sliding scale based on the free or reduced lunch program. As such, every child in our community will have the opportunity to take innovative music offerings while enjoying the well documented benefits of a music-based education. Please see for more information.

Program Development and Coordination

The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of YMP’s educational programs. This position requires someone who is very organized, detail oriented, hardworking, and passionate about providing music education opportunities for underserved youth. This person should have a strong music education background combined with the ability and desire to do critical administrative tasks and coordination. This position will provide the right person with a tremendous amount of opportunity to shape the future growth and expansion of this important educational program for youth.

The Program Coordinator’s job duties will include the following:

Receive and process student registration and scholarship applications
Respond to student / parent inquiries
Coordinate lesson times and schedules with parents and teachers
Recruit / train / hire outstanding music instructors in conjunction with E.D.
Reserve / secure / manage appropriate teaching spaces for classes
Substitute teach for instructors when necessary
Teach when appropriate (no more than .25 FTE)
Manage instructor payroll in conjunction with E.D.
Arrange class schedules for programs at headquarters
Develop innovative music education programming opportunities in conjunction with E.D.
Coordinate student recitals and performances
Update weekly classroom schedule
Set up and prepare classrooms as necessary
Answer telephones and respond to parent / student inquiries
Update the organization’s website (class offerings, instructor bios, announcements, job offers, etc.)
Help prepare and distribute organizational publicity materials (quarterly brochures, forms, etc.)
Coordinate and manage volunteers
Process fingerprint background checks for all instructors and volunteers
Help insure general cleanliness at headquarters
Other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director

Salary / Pay Rate:$38,479 to $42,119 (with benefits)
Qualifications:Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Experience coordinating educational programs for youth Ability to pass a strict FBI background check Facile computer use (Word, Excel, Wordpress, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier, etc.) Dependable transportation for work at headquarters and in the community Demonstrated track record showing self-motivation and leadership Impeccable reputation for honesty and trustworthiness Positive outlook and collaborative disposition Good driving record Preferred: Fluency in Spanish Experience using QuickBooks Ability to teach music lessons on one or more instruments
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer

Organization Link

Youth Music Project