Pedagogical Area Manager // Verein Wiener Jugendzentren
Manuela Smertnik studied pedagogy and special/holistic education at the University of Vienna. She has been working for the Association of Vienna Youth Centers since 1994. She managed a youth center for seven years before taking over the position of Pedagogical Area Manager in 2004. In addition to being responsible for quality and organizational development, she is also responsible for the area of school-to-work transition. Postgraduate, she completed the master's program in Supervision, Coaching, Organizational Development.
The "Verein Wiener Jugendzentren"
The non-profit association Wiener Jugendzentren is the largest professional provider of youth work in Vienna. With about 300 employees 35 locations and projects are operated. The work areas include open youth work in youth centers, mobile youth work and the Musical Center Vienna. The organization stands for modern youth work carried out by qualified and competent staff. Current developments and innovations are reflected in the youth work.