Program Assistant

Help Wanted
Evening Drop-in and Study Center Program Assistant

The High Mountain Youth Project invites applications for a Program Assistant to help guide the Drop-in and Study Center. The Center is open 8:30 A.M to 4:00 P.M. and provides services for students aged 13-19 who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Our Center offers snacks and a hot meal, a place to study and receive help with schoolwork, wholesome recreation, and laundry facilities. We provide a safe and healthy environment where students can relax and interact with other students and trained, caring adults.

The Program Assistant position is a part-time position charged with assisting the Program Manager in guiding volunteers in pursuit of our mission to provide a safety net for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Lincoln County. The duties, responsibilities, and qualifications are described more fully in the Program Assistant Job Description.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resumé, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references to:

(Please, no Facebook resumés or Messenger)

Inquiries may be directed to the email address above or to: (505) 850-2996.

More information is available at

The search for a new program assistant will remain open until filled; however, application reviews will begin November 16, 2020.


High Mountain Youth Project
Evening Drop-in Center Program Assistant
Job Description

Job Title:

Drop-in and Study Center Program Assistant

Reports to:

Vivian Isaacs, Vice President for Operations/Program Supervisor

General Job Description:

Part time position, 20-30 hours per week. Work schedule will be coordinated with the Program Supervisor and Program Manager.


1. Provide a positive adult role model

2. Assist with student recruitment

3. Maintain professional relationships with students, staff, volunteers, Community Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors

4. Work alongside staff and volunteers with the students

5. Assist Program Manager in the coordination and delivery of services

6. Monitor and encourage students’ progress to the extent possible

7. Support the HMYP Philosophy

8. Follow HMYP Policies and Procedures

9. Keep accurate and up-to-date records

10. Attend staff meetings

11. Ensure Drop-in Center is clean and tidy

12. Refrain from counseling

13. Maintain confidentiality

14. Submit to and pass a background and criminal records checks

15. Possess a valid Drivers’ License

16. Transport students as needed

17. Provide proof of auto liability insurance

18. Assist in fundraising activities

19. Perform other duties as assigned

20. Participate in ongoing training