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City of Lima GenNext Site Leader in Lima, Ohio

The City of Lima is currently accepting applications for the seasonal position of GenNext Site Leader in the Department of Workforce and Small Business Development.  Under direction of the Workforce and Small Business Development Coordinator, this position will be responsible for the daily oversight, implementation, and logistical support of the GenNext Program.  The GenNext Site Leader, in conjunction with the Department of Workforce and Small Business Development Coordinator, will effectively work towards achieving program outcomes.  The specific duties of this position include program monitoring and supervision of the youth internships.  Communicate with employers, parents of minors, and employment site personnel.  The ability to establish authority through leadership, communication, and most importantly patience, is essential to maintaining the stability and nurturing atmosphere youth and employers need to succeed.  The individual will have limited hours in March and possibly April with regular part-time hours starting in May ending no later than September 1, 2024.  SALARY - $14.00 per hour; 20 hours per week  EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • It is preferred that the Leader possess an Associate Degree and have 1-2 years of experience working with youth and or managing youth in a workplace
  • High School Diploma or GED is required
  • Ability to speak and write Standard English appropriately in a business setting
  • Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required.
  • Must possess strong computer skills and have the ability to track data and produce reports
  • Possess excellent communication, supervisory, administrative, and fiscal management skills
  • At least six months of experience working with youth in a classroom or supervising youth in a workplace environment
  • Strong Math and English skills
  • Possess current Ohio driver's license and current automobile insurance

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Program Coordination and Implementation:

  • Follow policies and procedures for the operation of GenNext
  • Maintains programmatic schedule and records
  • Maintains communication with youth and employers about program function and adheres to protocol regarding employment
  • Collect, tabulate, and analyze employment and pre-employment outputs
  • Maintain communication with employers, youth, and parents of minor youth
  • Facilitates partnerships with community groups to bolster GenNext activity and program offerings

Program Management:

  • Adheres to reporting requirements as needed by the applicable employer, provider, and GenNext policies and regulations
  • Connects with youth and employees weekly to manage employment needs. Visits each youth at work as needed but no less than every other week
  • Meets weekly with Workforce and Small Business Development Coordinator to manage program needs
  • Reports directly to the Workforce and Small Business Development Coordinator
  • Maintains attendance and timesheets, including but not limited to, weekly employment activity and youth participation, and communicates these in a timely manner
  • Develops program evaluation tools and analyze GenNext program outcomes
  • Adheres strictly to site and GenNext standards


  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others
  • Maintains the highest degree of confidentiality in youth, employer, and management matters
  • Performs other duties as assigned

WORK ENVIRONMENT This position requires a person who can work with many distractions and interrup