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Preston Taylor Ministries

LEAP Year Coordinator

Preston Taylor Ministries


Job Summary

Start by reading our Letter to the Future LEAP Coordinator here.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the LEAP Year Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the LEAP Year Program of Preston Taylor Ministries (PTM) to help ensure meaningful training and experiences for LEAP Year Staff who, in turn, help create opportunities for involved children to experience “joy-filled friendships” and to pursue their “God-inspired dreams.” Embracing PTM’s Christ-centered mission, the LEAP Year Coordinator will represent PTM to PTM children and their families, volunteers, potential volunteers, and supporters. He or she will do this by demonstrating a love for God that is evident in his or her lifestyle whether or not he or she is at PTM.

Job Responsibilities

I. Lead in the recruitment of LEAP Year Staff

  • Lead PTM to meet strategic plan goals of numbers and racial diversity of LEAPers
  • Recruit LEAPers through multiple sources to ensure broadest reach
  • Coordinate interviews and selection process for LEAP acceptance

II. Lead in placement of LEAP Year Staff

  • Oversee the creation of LEAP Year Staff job descriptions
  • Match LEAPers with PTM Staff
  • Train LEAP Year Supervisors in roles and expectations and ensure compliance with those roles and expectations

III. Train and Supervise LEAPers

  • Provide for meaningful onboarding to the organization and orientation to a year of service and learning
  • Either mentor directly or ensure that each LEAPer has a PTM mentor (outside of job supervisor) to meet with every other week as an additional source of support, encouragement, and development
  • Individually meet with each LEAPer once a month for supervision and support
  • Lead LEAP group gatherings (1.5 hours every week) to include professional development, spiritual development, and urban ministry training
  • Lead LEAPers in development and presentation of a capstone project

IV. Sustain and Support LEAPers

  • Manage the LEAP House to include preparing for LEAP arrival (provide for cleaning and beautification inside and outside), schedule move-in and move-out procedures, help create and enforce house rules, and ensure house is well-maintained
  • Organize LEAP celebration meals 3-4 times per year
  • Recruit, train, and sustain host families for each LEAPer
  • Help manage any conflict within LEAP cohort
  • Contribute to and attend LEAPer performance reviews
  • Provide for end of the year off-boarding and celebration of LEAPers



  • Bachelor’s Degree; or 3-4 years of equivalent experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years of leadership experience in a racially diverse setting

Preferred Experience

  • 2+ years of experience in the areas of Christian development, urban ministry, and professional development

Additional Information


This is a part time non-exempt position at PTM. The LEAP Year Coordinator would get $23/hr for 20 hr/wk.

How to Apply

If you are interested please read the Letter to the Future LEAP Coordinator here, and send your cover letter and resume reponding to the letter to Chan Sheppard (


  • Date Posted: February 10, 2021
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Salary Range: $23/hr
  • Working Hours: 20hr/wk; flexible hours