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City of Hillsboro

Job Posting: HP#2020-10

Position:  Youth Development Program Coordinator

Department:  Human Resources


Pay Range 28: $68,775 – $90,504 annually depending on qualifications.

Full-time, exempt position with benefits.

Close: October 11, 2019


The Human Resources Department is recruiting for the above position

Persons who are not current City of Hillsboro employees are welcome to apply through our online application process found here: Email applications will not be accepted for external applicants.


Hiring a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve is essential to delivering exceptional City services and programs. The City of Hillsboro is committed to creating and supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees to thrive. We value, respect, and empower employees as unique individuals with authentic voices and diverse ideas.


The City of Hillsboro is growing great things, and this unique position is tasked with the exciting opportunity to develop the next generation of public sector employees and leaders!


If you are interested in connecting students with meaningful internships in local government, providing leadership opportunities for youth, and running stellar special events, you should definitely consider joining our team!

There is never a dull moment in the life of a Youth Development Program Coordinator.  Here is a snapshot of the exciting portfolio:


Coordinating the Youth Advisory Council, which is 30 high school students that work closely with City Council and City leadership to engage youth in local government;
Running a robust, citywide internship program which includes coordinating recruitment, onboarding, and professional development for over 50 students each year;
Spearheading special events to drive youth engagement, such as our annual Youth Invasion, where we open City Hall to over 300 high school students;
Partnering with the Hillsboro School District to support Career and College pathways in the public sector and share resources to support students and teachers;
Coordinating Hillsboro’s Fellowship Program, which places college grads in a year-long placement to kick start a career in local government and;
Working with the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and its School to Career Program to place students in job shadows to earn their required career learning experience credit
Collaborating with fellow members of the Recruitment, Learning & Development team to explore opportunities to provide career entry and pathways for adults in our community as well, and;
Playing an integral role in the City’s efforts to drive transformative change around diversity, equity and inclusion.
Demonstrated Skills:

The Youth Development Program Coordinator has frequent interactions with all City departments, kindergarten to post-secondary students, elected officials, community stakeholders, and educational partners. The ability to establish positive relationships, build trust and rapport, exercise sound judgement, actively listen, manage priorities, achieve results, effectively navigate complex and sensitive situations, and develop sound recommendations are critical for success. Additionally, the skills to create and manage a variety of youth programs, develop and deliver engaging presentations, and communicate effectively in verbal and written formats are essential for this position.


Ability to: prioritize and complete tasks with optimum efficiency; prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and exercise confidentiality and discretion; quickly and effectively establish and maintain credibility at all levels within the organization, consistently demonstrate the City’s core values of Innovation, Excellence, Communication, Leadership, Trust and Reliability, Responsiveness, and Respect. Utilize sound judgment and assess all dimensions of an issue for fiscal, legal and people impacts.


Knowledge of: youth based learning programs such as internships and fellowships, special events management, recruitment processes, local government structure and best practices.


Acceptable Experience and Training

Associate’s degree in Education, Public Administration, Human Resources, or closely related field, Bachelor’s Degree preferred; and 5 or more years’ experience in successfully leading, developing and implementing youth-based programs in a medium sized multidisciplinary organization, including 2 years’, or any combination of education and experience that gives the applicants the skills/knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the job.




·         Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record;

·         Bilingual, Spanish/English, preferred.



☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆