Great Kids Make Great Communities Coordinator


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715 S Calhoun St
Fort Wayne
Superior Court- Family Relations Division
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Closing Date:
Open until filled


This position is full-time, nonexempt, classified and covered under the Superior Court Employee Handbook.  This is an employee-at-will position.

Hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday and as needed; (Much of the Coordinator’s work is done in the community, away from the office and outside normal scheduled hours)

Under the direction of the Family Court Administrator, the Great Kids Make Great Communities Coordinator is responsible for the overall functioning of Allen County’s positive youth development initiative.


  • Provides training to youth workers (including social workers, educators, mental health professionals, parents and caregivers) and youth serving agencies.
  • Plans and executes seminars and conferences, and acts as consultant for community needs related to Asset-building in youth.
  • Teaches the fundamentals of the 40 Developmental Assets to community groups working with youth, including, but not limited to, youth leaders, foster parents, social workers, DCS case managers, PTA groups, school staff, etc.
  • Works with parent groups and professional groups to develop relevant training and services for youth, parents and youth-serving professionals.
  • Represents Great Kids Make Great Communities on committees and board related to positive youth development and strength-based programming.
  • Customizes, plans, details and executes training targeted at specific community groups.
  • Coordinate and manage all details of the Annual Conference on Youth.
  • Creates press releases and public service announcements related to training and the Great Kids Make Great Communities initiative.
  • Maintains the Great Kids Make Great Communities website in conjunction with web designer.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with key agencies serving at-risk applications and reports.
  • Responsible for all Great Kids Make Great Communities budget and financial records, including grant-related applications and reports.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned, including overtime as required.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, criminal justice, psychology, social work or related field required. Master’s preferred
  • At least five years’ experience in the area of social services
  • Valid Driver’s License to attend frequent off-site meetings
  • Integral knowledge of the 40 Development Assets as defined by the Search Institute
  • Ability to speak to groups of adults and intergenerational groups of varying sizes
  • Ability to work with parent groups and professional groups to develop relevant training and services for youth, parents and youth-serving professionals
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and social media (primarily Facebook)
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives without supervision
  • Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems
  • Ability to work with a diverse board with varying levels of experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with many disruptions


The Great Kids Make Great Communities Coordinator works in and out of an office setting with the ability to move about freely and frequent sitting, typing, and attention to detail.  Some walking, lifting of up to twenty pounds, bending, pushing/pulling loads, monitoring equipment, detailed inspection, and exposure to noise are to be expected.