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Program Officer for Immigrant Youth

Posted on Aug 20, 2021 by Liberty's Promise

Kensington, MD 20891
Professional Services
Immediate Start
Annual Salary


Program Officer, Full Time


Liberty's Promise supports low-income, immigrant youth, ages 15-21, through after-school programs of civic engagement and a professional internship program. We are a dynamic staff of 17 who are dedicated to helping our youth learn about their new communities and realize their true potential so that they may work towards their dreams after high school.

Civics and Citizenship, our flagship after-school program, is designed to provide immigrant youth from all backgrounds with information that will introduce them to their new country, community, and educational system. Our after-school sessions are meant to be friendly and fun, while delving into the topics of civic engagement, college access, and career readiness.

Nuestro programa CE-BELL (Compromiso Cívico para Principiantes Aprendices del Idioma Inglés) fue diseñada para apoyar a jóvenes hispanohablantes y brindarles la oportunidad para aprender la misma información que proporcionamos en Civics and Citizenship mientras todavía están aprendiendo el inglés. El programa CE-BELL se dirige completamente en español, pero tiene el mismo objetivo: ayudar a los participantes a sentir que son parte de su nueva comunidad, enseñarles sobre cultura y costumbres estadounidenses, y prepararles para graduarse y conseguir el trabajo que desean.

Our internship program, Opportunities Plus, connects hard working immigrant newcomers to professional internships in a wide range of businesses and organizations. Prior to their internship, we lead them through job skills workshops, where they develop their resume and cover letter, and learn about interview preparation and workplace culture. By the end of the program, our youth have gained valuable experience and confidence in securing their own employment in the future.

You can learn more about our after-school civic engagement programs and professional internship program on our website at

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking an energetic and dedicated full-time Program Officer to run both after-school programs and Opportunities Plus in Prince George's County, MD (one position), and the City of Gaithersburg, MD (one position). Each Program Officer at LP is responsible for the implementation of two programs. The successful candidate will work at our office location in the mornings (in Kensington) and in the afternoons be onsite (twice weekly per program, 20 weeks annually) at their respective school(s). *Due to necessary travel between program sites, applicants should have their own car. Applicants must have oral and written fluency in English and Spanish as the CE-BELL program is conducted entirely in Spanish. All applicants must have substantial and successful experience working with adolescents, preferably in a multicultural environment. Application deadline is September 15, 2021.

* We are planning to be working in the schools in person for the upcoming school year. Full-time staff, however, are only required to work in the office three days per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Work with the school(s) to promote the after-school program to youth

Develop curriculum and lead after-school programs

Organize and schedule guest speakers and field trips

Coordinate and manage eight-week internships for youth at your school(s)

Meet one-on-one and assist youth with internship, job, college, and scholarship applications

Develop relationships with school administration, local organizations, and government agencies

Draft and edit grant proposals and reports

Track and update program outcomes and statistics using Microsoft Excel and our youth database (Salesforce)

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Comfortable working in an office environment

Must exhibit flexibility, reliability, exceptional professionalism, and a strong work ethic

Exemplary written and verbal communication skills in Spanish and English

Ability to think on your feet and find solutions to unanticipated problems

Ability to function independently and as a member of a team

Comfortable being a "jack of all trades," and maintain a sense of humor

Deep belief in Liberty's Promise mission, vision, and values

Dedication to working with youth and helping our organization grow over the long term


How to Apply:

Please email a resume, cover letter, and three references to: with the Subject Line "LP Program Officer"

Reference: 1292364182

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