Community Youth Leader (Ripley House Community Center) in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Community Based Initiatives is a division of BakerRipley that builds on the unique economic and social assets of individuals and their neighborhoods, moving them to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Largely supported by private philanthropic investment, our community-based programs engage and connect individuals to the resources that meet their emerging needs and aspirations. We provide a continuum of services including free tax preparation, family health and education, immigration and citizenship services, financial assistance and programs for youth and seniors.  


Provides leadership for Emerging Leaders Program, Little Leaders and Young Leaders at a specific Community Center. Implements unique and high quality after-school summer programming to youth ages 5-18, to ensure full enrollment, high-quality program delivery and accurate, timely documentation of program activities.


  • Recruits youth for the program by encouraging them to engage in youth activities
  • Works in collaboration with Community Developer and other Community Youth Leaders to carry out service implementation plans
  • Understands the program budget and makes purchases accordingly
  • Ensures timely submission of service documentation forms to all internal and external customers and reviews all forms for accuracy and completeness
  • Recognizes and reports suspected physical and sexual abuse to the appropriate authorities as required by law
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times and communicates to others the importance of confidentiality
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with BakerRipley staff and other stakeholders including funders and regulatory agencies
  • Develops and implements daily program activities
  • Drive Agency vehicles as needed to transport participants to and from schools, field trip locations and other sites
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university in social work, psychology, education or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience


    Three (3) years related experience and/or training


  • Valid Texas Driver’s License with appropriate insurance coverage and ability travel throughout the city CPR and First Aid certification


  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Ability to work with diverse populations – both internal and external to the agency
  • Computer intermediate (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Possession of a moral and ethical compass
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends
  • Understanding of Department of Family Protective Services Licensing Minimum Standards
  • Director’s Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Experience using the ‘Asset Based Community Development Approach’ and/or ‘Appreciative Inquiry’ a plus
  • Complete cross-training hours to effectively provide community center assistance
  • Complete licensed required child development training hours as assigned by supervisor


  • Computer intermediate (Word, Excel, Power Point)


  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) desirable


BakerRipley is committed to the principles of equal employment. We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any status protected by federal, state, or local laws. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations.