We’re Hiring!

Program Coordinator, Youth Workforce Development

Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Organization Overview

Banner Neighborhoods started in 1982 as a small neighborhood project helping senior homeowners on a fixed income maintain their homes and live independently in their neighborhood. Over the years, Banner has grown to become an umbrella organization for the neighborhood associations within our boundaries. Responding to the changing needs in the neighborhood, we have added programs incrementally through the years and have developed strategic partnerships and collaborations that are consistent with our mission.

Banner Neighborhoods is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting residents in their efforts to enhance the quality of life throughout East and Southeast Baltimore. We offer a wide variety of programs designed to strengthen the community, ranging from youth activities, to senior home maintenance, to beautification projects.

Position Description

The Coordinator will oversee Banner’s youth (15 – 21 years of age) workforce development programs. Banner presently manages two workforce programs for older youth and is the lead facilitator of the Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative Summer Employment Program. The Southeast Youth Jobs Collaborative (SEYC) is a group of nine organizations, including the Southeast CDC, Banner Neighborhoods, Creative Alliance, Friends of Patterson Park, Living Classrooms Foundation, Patterson Park Audubon Center, Breath of God Church, Patterson Park Public Charter School, Baltimore Star Project and The Intersection.

The essential functions are:

Program Management:

  • Recruit and secure participants for the youth workforce development programs
  • Identify and coordinate external resources (e.g., speakers, field trips, worksite visits, in-kind contributions) and contractors to provide support and enrichment for the programs
  • Ensure that programs meet deliverables as described through work plans and contractual agreements with funders and partners
  • Assist in the research and writing of program-related grant proposals
  • Collect and analyze data for reporting and to evaluate program performance
  • Provide supervision to interns, as needed
  • Write and update program participants’ success stories
  • Post positive stories about program successes on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram

Job Opportunity Development

  • Connect qualified youth to employers
  • Participate in industry workforce network groups
  • Collaborate with industry and workforce training partners to improve access to and evaluation of qualified youth candidates

Partnership Building:

  • Facilitate and promote information sharing among community stakeholders, business and nonprofit partners, and providers
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with business, government, and educational institution leaders
  • Attend and represent organization in meetings, lectures, seminars, and presentations related to program development and related areas of responsibility as needed

Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum BA/BS
  • Experience in education settings, youth programming, workforce development
  • Familiar with Baltimore City Public Schools, city service agencies, area non-profit agencies, and youth serving programs
  • Car and valid driver license required

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Coordinate projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Communicate professionally and effectively in writing
  • Creatively problem solve and find solutions
  • Work in partnership with other organizations and groups
  • Work with staff and community partners to coordinate project and program activities
  • Establish and meet designated timelines
  • Work independently and as a team player
  • Work collaboratively with diverse groups of individuals
  • Show above average computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office software and programs

To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to info@bannerneighborhoods.org. Indicate “Program Coordinator, Youth Workforce Development”.

Banner Neighborhoods offers excellent benefits and is an equal opportunity employer.

Jumpstart Success!

Jumpstart Success

How to get hired (for teens)!

  • Every Tuesday
  • 4:30-6:00pm
  • Enoch Pratt Library (Patterson Park branch)
  • 158 N. Linwood Ave. Baltimore 21224

We connect teens with the professional and leadership skills needed to get hired. Guided by a comprehensive job training curriculum aligned with national standards, we will help you do whatever it takes to reach your job goals.

For more information or questions please contact shahem@bannerneighborhoods.org or call 410-585-8810.

Welcome our new Executive Director

Banner Neighborhoods is pleased to introduce our new executive director, Dr. Robin Truiett-Theodorson.

Robin, a longtime resident of Baltimore, comes to us after an extensive search and vetting process by Banner’s board of directors, staff, and community stakeholders.

A highly qualified and dedicated leader, Robin brings nearly a decade of experience in community engagement throughout Baltimore City to the role of executive director. She has repeatedly demonstrated her skills in program management, fundraising, and in positioning organizations and residents for success.

Although a complete list of her accomplishments is too extensive to cover here, she counts among them her work as neighborhood liaison for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, and as assistant director of community affairs in East Baltimore for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Additionally, Robin served as a program director at the Family League of Baltimore under the B’more for Healthy Babies Initiative, and for many years as a higher education athletic administrator at Towson University, Loyola University in Maryland, Wagner College, and The George Washington University.

Robin has worked for the benefit of Baltimore communities in her free time by volunteering on the boards of Live Baltimore, the Charles Village Community Benefits District and Baltimore City Y Leadership. She has also served as president of the Abell Improvement Association.

As executive director, Robin will helm one of the oldest and most respected community nonprofits serving the residents East and Southeast Baltimore.  We saw in Robin a wealth of experience and a passion for the work we do, and we are confident she will bring fresh energy and ideas to our organization.