Program Coordinator

Bench Mark Program

Oversee the programming and community relationships of Bench Mark Program’s (BMP) Open Gym (OG), Strength Based Skill Building (SBSB), and Student Leadership Program (SLP) initiatives.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Lead instructor for BMP. Implements lessons on a daily basis
  • Collaborate with Directors to plan and implement high quality school year and summer programming
  • Oversee collection and aggregation of student academic records, including report cards, progress reports and Individualized Education Plans
  • Maintain accurate, up-to date student records
  • Track BMP student metrics, including attendance, goals set/attained, and curriculum completed
  • Compile relevant student data pertaining to annual contract requirements
  • Maintain positive, frequent communication with teachers, administrators and parent liaisons at partner schools as well as representatives from other youth-serving organizations including juvenile probation officers to work collaboratively to ensure our students’ success
  • Develop and maintain student recruitment pipeline relationships with partner schools as well as other youth-serving organizations
  • Conduct counselor check-ins each semester with all BMP students’ school counselors to assess academic progress, address areas of concern and identify enrichment opportunities
  • Plan and conduct a comprehensive student recruitment effort, including recruitment presentations and workshops at partner schools
  • Write monthly reports for SBSB students and submit to probation officers
  • Ensure BMP presence during student court proceedings
  • Oversee new student referrals and schedule intake meetings
  • This job description serves as an overview of the work activities and expectations that an individual will experience in this role. It is not intended as a finite list of responsibilities and duties


  • Ability to record and input student related data; strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact effectively with students about difficult issues in an empathetic manner
  • Ability to deliver exceptional student services on a day-to-day basis
  • Enhances the reputation of the organization by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and diverse tasks
  • Comports themselves with integrity and maturity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills displayed on a consistent basis
  • Ability to be detail-oriented as well as punctual and dependable
  • Ability to work with a diverse population(s) of participants
  • High level of comfort with organizational growth and programmatic change
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with external partners


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-3 years experience working with under served teens
  • Valid PA State Drivers License
  • Current copies of PA Criminal History Report, PA Child Abuse History Certification, FBI Federal Background Check, and Mandated Reporter Training


  • Monday through Friday with occasional Saturday hours. 40 hour per week
  • Required to log at least 22 hours per week engaging in student programming
  • Programming hours are as follows:
  • Open Gym: 5PM-8PM Monday through Friday. Alternative hours established over the summer break
  • Strength Based Skill Building: 3PM-5PM M,T,Th, and Fri. Alternative hours established over the summer break
  • Student Leadership Program: Approximately 2 hours per week during normal business hours

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