Lead Program Facilitator

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Department: Programs

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


Our mission is to partner with schools to build positive communities where students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically.


Our vision is to change the way kids treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom of every school in America.


Youth Frontiers staff aspire daily to demonstrate a strong understanding and use of YF’s core values.

  • QUALITY– To passionately be the best at, and continuously improve all that we do.
  • CARING – To create communities where everyone is respected.
  • GROWTH – To continue to reach more schools by expanding and innovating our programs, and challenging our people to grow personally to be the best they can be.


At Youth Frontiers, we partner with schools to build positive communities where students can thrive socially, emotionally and academically. We are a nonprofit, non-partisan organization and have been making a difference for 30 years.

Our team has been handpicked to create the best possible experience for students, educators and schools. They are passionate, creative, fun people who believe that every student matters and can make their school environment and the world a better place.

Youth Frontiers is a 2015 Minnesota winner of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association.


The Lead Program Facilitator will lead and facilitate interactive four- to six-hour-long programs for 100+ students, grades fourth-12th, throughout the school year. You will work with a team in a leadership capacity to deliver high-energy retreats by leading games and activities, and communicating life-changing content that will inspire students to lead lives of better character.


This is a permanent, full-time (August through May) position with two summer months off, and is eligible for full, year-round benefits.


  • You remember what it was like to be a kid. You can speak kid.
  • You are passionate about working with youth and posses a strong desire to make a difference in young people's lives.
  • You bring excitement and energy to large-group settings, and you don’t mind looking a little silly to help create a welcoming environment for others.
  • You have the ability to connect with people one-on-one and in a large group, whether they are adults or youth.
  • You are curious and fearless, committed to personal growth and development.
  • You have pursued or plan to pursue higher education. If you haven’t pursued formal education, you have the experience and skills that allow you to communicate and perform on a high level with diverse audiences.
  • You have a valid driver’s license, you are able to drive frequently, fly occasionally, and have the flexibility to travel overnight, 40-60 days over the course of the school year.
  • Although you may not be able to leap tall buildings (probably), you can lift and maneuver 50 lbs.


  • Have a couple of years of previous youth work experience.
  • Have previous experience with public presentation or performance.
  • Play a musical instrument like piano or guitar, have previous vocal performance experience or the ability to spontaneously burst into song.
  • Be completely fine with the occasional random, midday, dance party.


  • You will execute programs by leading program teams, assigning roles and managing program time.
  • You will coordinate with school clients before, during and after the program to meet client satisfaction.
  • You will help transport equipment to and from program sites.
  • You will help cultivate relationships with program participants including school staff and volunteers.
  • You will attend regular staff meetings and various work-related functions, including ongoing training, special events and projects throughout the year.
  • You will perform other job-related duties as apparent or assigned.


Successful candidates will be intentional and specific in their cover letter.

This position is classified as regular, full-time, exempt. This position is eligible for all offered employee benefits, including health and dental insurance, optional HSA and FSA accounts, life/AD&D insurance, voluntary life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, voluntary critical illness and accidental injury insurance, 403(b) retirement savings with employer match, travel and employee assistance programs, adoption benefits, PTO and paid holidays, and all other regulated and mandated federal and state employee benefits.

Initial information is provided year-round. See our website at youthfrontiers.org for more information.


Resume submission and application deadline is April 20, 2018
Hiring Event – April 30, 2018
Subsequent interviews – Mid-May to June, 2018
Hiring decisions – Mid-June, 2018
The start date for the position is August 1, 2018.

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