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Drug Free Communities (DFC) Community Organizer

Position Title: DFC Community Organizer

Reports To: President and CEO

Job Type: Full Time


Bachelors Degree in related field preferred. Ability to communicate effectively with youth and adults and building grassroots “systems change” coalitions. Previous experience with youth organizing, community organizing, leadership development and/or popular education is preferred. Ability to mentor, develop and empower community youth. Strong organizational and communication skills. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office and the ability to utilize Microsoft Access database and Microsoft Word preferred. Composition skills sufficient to prepare written materials. Interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate with staff and public.



  • Help lead the development and coordination of the youth and adult Coalition membership program to build core leadership, youth organizing capacities, and substance abuse prevention development of members.
  • Lead the development of working relationships with ally youth organizations.
  • Support campus organizing of college students at local Higher Ed. Institutions
  • Coordinate member participation in external actions and mobilizations.
  • Support the development and implementation of campaigns
  • Assist the evaluator in conducting program evaluations and data gathering
  • Participate and/ facilitate workshops with youth and adults or trainings at conferences
  • Support Coalition Leadership team work as needed



  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license



  • Knowledge and/or experience regarding organizing and/or other community‐based work
  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Word Programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of working information
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work as a team member as well as independently




Education: Bachelor degree or equivalent experience required


Experience: One or more years‐demonstrated experience in working/participating with community‐based organizations, faith‐based organizations, schools and/or civic organizations. Demonstrated capacity to learn rapidly and to apply new skills in an office setting may be considered in lieu of specific experience.


Licenses or certificates:

Valid unrestricted Michigan Driver’s License




Data Management Specialist

Position: Data Management Specialist

Reports To: TYCCA Program Director

Job Type: Full Time


Responsible for the planning and implementation of all data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities of the TYCCA program. Work closely with the Program Manager to improve and establish effective systems and processes for collecting data and information as it relates to TYCCA programs as well as OSMIS, Launch Pad and Pyndex related functions to ensure that this data is accurate, and accessible. These services include, but are not limited to, attendance tracking, data mining, tracking performance outcomes to help ensure program compliance, designing databases for specific client use and training clients and staff in the use of data storage and retrieval systems, databases, and software management tools. Provide high-level program support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, data input and management, processing program enrollments, exits, training assignments and other data related functions. Assist with training and facilitation as needed for program participants and staff on various topics including, but not limited to data entry, coding, and resume building. Works in coordination with all TYCCA programs and community partners. Responsible for all email and mass communication distribution to youth, parents, and program partners, as assigned. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to connect with youth, young adults, and parents where appropriate. Must have strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook and other technology procedures.



  • Execute all regular transaction processes necessary to maintain program records and databases such as extracting, importing, and exporting of data in various database applications to measure program performance, conduct program evaluations, and provide data to assist with presentations, program development, monthly program reports, and presentations, as needed.
  • Manage databases for TYCCA related programming, manage data and entry for Pyndex, Launch Pad and OSMIS through data validation and document verification, and entering and tracking client attendance/timesheets, demographic information, and completing and submitting program enrollments, youth goals, activities and program exits for all TYCCA programs (i.e. WIOA, Soar, GDYT, etc.).
  • Track program data to help ensure services provided demonstrate measurable progress and attainment of expected performance outcomes and work with contract compliance department to provide data as needed for contractual and program compliance.
  • Perform the collection, analysis, and dissemination of all program data and information, and complete/launch TYC Apricot data management system currently in development.
  • Perform data analysis of key problem areas to assist in root cause analysis, audit program and client data on a regular basis to ensure data integrity and quality; and assist with ongoing data architecture processes and governance.
  • Train TYC staff and program participants on data systems, and assist in implementation, testing, and validating data and software systems.
  • Perform data quantitative and qualitative analysis, assist in preparation of data reports, training materials, business presentations, publications, marketing collaterals, and other educational materials.
  • Assist with facilitating client employability and life skills training as needed.
  • Assist with client enrollment as it relates to intake/eligibility, orientation/infomation sessions, and document collection, to help maintain accurate, up to date client database and files.
  • Assist with site monitoring of summer job placements and attend various field trips, group outings, etc.
  • Assist with promoting program and recruiting participants, referrals, intake and enrollment processes
  • Assist with client follow-up to assist clients as needed in maintaining self-sufficiency after receiving services to measure outcomes.
  • Perform a variety of tasks, as needed, to help improve the lives of all TYCCA clients and participants.



  • Ability to work flexible hours including late evenings, weekends, on-call, and occasional overnights.
  • Must have reliable transportation and willing to travel within the cities TYC serves, using personal vehicle.
  • Must provide State of Michigan I-CHAT background clearance, DHHS Central Registry clearance, and local police clearance. Federal clearances may also be required and State of Michigan Sex Offender Registry.



  • Experience in developing major data collection and maintenance systems
  • Thorough understanding of computer systems, software and data reporting systems
  • Must possess some knowledge of child welfare, social services system, youth workforce development, and rules and regulations regarding the management of cases, specifically WIOA targeted youth populations.
  • Must have a knowledge of administrative and technology procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other program procedures and terminology.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner and utilize time management skills to organize and prioritize work to meet program deadlines and desired outcomes.
  • Must possess excellent verbal communication and writing skills with knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Must have computer skills to prepare documents and presentations, maintain various databases, spreadsheets, to track program data/outcomes, and search for information on the internet.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Must be highly organized and have great attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.



Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience working in computer science, infomation science or data science, along with experience working in a child welfare, workforce development, or a professional human services environment. 


Required Experience: Demonstrated experience managing data within a human services agency, youth, or community-based organization. Must have experience with data entry, database development and in carrying out the kinds of tasks and duties assigned to this position.


Licenses or Certificates: Valid unrestricted Michigan Driver’s License and provide proof of vehicle registration and auto insurance required.




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