City of Tampa

Youth Development Coordinator (#212050) N31

$30.34-$45.44 Hourly / $5,258.93-$7,876.27 Monthly / $63,107.20-$94,515.20 Yearly


This is highly responsible work involving the development and civic engagement of community youth and the implementation of related programs on behalf of the Mayor.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing diverse tasks for community youth programs.  Work is of considerable difficulty and involves planning, organizing, scheduling and coordinating youth activities for the Mayor’s Youth Corps, and the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council, as well as working with the related departments to implement best practices for youth development in all programming.  The employee will cultivate and maintain relationships with corporate sponsors and other community members or organizations to support the students and the programs. Considerable initiative and independent judgement are required in the preparation of marketing materials for recruiting efforts and to support program presentations.  Work is performed under the direction of the executive staff and is reviewed through observation while in progress, conferences and reports submitted. This position is appointed and works at the pleasure of the Mayor. 

Examples of Duties

Plans, organizes, schedules, directs and coordinates the Mayor’s Youth Corps and the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council; organizes minor and major events, programs, classes for these organizations including identifying and scheduling outside facilitators and speakers.

Creates curriculum for leadership development sessions, instructing students in how to plan public events, facilitate both adult and youth events and how to interact confidently with the public.

Arranges and supervises travel annually with students to state and national conferences booking hotel, air fare, ground transportation and overseeing the student delegates during the conferences.

Serves as a resource for volunteer opportunities for the community at large.

Frequently provides city tours and handles community inquiries referred by the Mayor’s office.

Consults with other cities on youth council or commission topics.

Makes public presentations to local, state and national groups on a variety of related topics as requested.

Serves as a representative of the City of Tampa on the Partnership for Out of School Time and works with the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County on community-wide youth development initiatives.

Serves as a liaison to the board of directors of Starting Right, Now, a local nonprofit working with unaccompanied minors.

Serves as coordinator for Heart Walk and March of Dimes Walk for Babies events. 

Performs other related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive knowledge of: youth development theory, curriculum development, youth mentoring and principles and practices of volunteer program administration.

Considerable knowledge of: community resources related to youth development and volunteer program administration, public relations procedures and program marketing methods.

Working knowledge of: effective administration and supervision of youth and volunteers; record keeping; database management and research techniques; report writing; first aid and CPR.

Ability to: coordinate multiple youth and volunteer programs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with related community agencies; maintain records and compile reports: perform activities requiring light to moderate physical exertion; operate a computer and related software; operate a light motor vehicle when required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in education, youth development, psychology or related field and 3 years of experience in education,  adolescent development and curriculum development; or an associate’s degree in education, youth development, psychology or related field and 5 years of experience in education,  adolescent development and curriculum development.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of Standard First Aid and CPR Certificates required; possession a valid Florida driver’s license required; possession of a certificate in Advanced Youth Development desired.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 212050; EST: 8/9/2017;