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Position: Summer Youth Development Professional

Classification: Non-Exempt; Hourly; No Benefits; 37.5 hours/week plus two weeks of training (20-30 hours each training week)
Department: Programs
Reports To: Site Coordinator or Director of Programs & Administration

Primary Function:
A Youth Development Professional assists in the planning and implementation of programs, supervises Club members, provides information to help evaluate activities and programs, and serves as a positive role model and mentor, supporting our priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character and Citizenship.

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Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities):
Supervision of Programs and Youth
• Create an environment that promotes and stimulates program participation
• Provide guidance, role modeling, and supervision to Club members
• Collect daily attendance of program participants and maintain accurate attendance records
• Monitor physical health, mental health, and behavior of all Club members and report any issues to supervisors or the Health Coordinator
• Report any and all incidents using an Incident Report
Development and Implementation of Programs
• Implement and administer programs, services, and activities for Club members
• Monitor and evaluate programs, services, and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs, and positive appearance of the Club
• Brainstorm new, innovative, and age-appropriate activities and programs to be developed with the Program Team
• Assist with gathering information and administering surveys for program reports
Additional Responsibilities
• Collect photos and videos of activities and programs to be sent to the Marketing Team for use on social media
• Establish positive relations with Club members and their parents/guardians
• Display good character, enthusiasm, and energy around Club members
• Represent the Club in a respectable and professional manner

Skills/Knowledge Required:
• High School diploma or GED
• Experience working with children
• Knowledge of youth development
• Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems
• Ability to deal with the general public
• Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth
• Ability to organize and supervise youth in a safe environment
• Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications (training to be provided if not certified)

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
This position requires flexibility and organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, the ability to adapt to various situations, critical and creative decision-making abilities, and a demonstrated track record of working effectively with youth. The position also requires constant movement around the work environment, some sitting, and frequent standing. Lifting and moving of equipment, furniture, and supplies will be required daily.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Won Jung, Director of Programs and Administration (won.jung@bgcnewhaven.org).

Disclaimer:
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

About the Club:
The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven (BGCNH) is a member organization of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCNH has a rich history in New Haven, founded in 1871, we are one of the first youth-serving organizations in the country. The Club’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
For more information about our programs, please visit our website, www.bgcnewhaven.org.

Position: Summer Camp Site Director

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, plus 20-30 hours/week for two weeks of training

Classification: Non-exempt; Hourly; No Benefits

Reports To: Director of Programs and Physical Education and Fitness

Primary Function:

A Site Director directs and manages daily operations at a designated site which includes, coordination of programs and service delivery; supervision of program staff, facilities management; community relations; and camper registration and management. The Director ensures the successful implementation of Boys & Girls Club programs to positively impact the lives of campers in the areas of Character and Leadership Development; Education; Healthy Behaviors and Life Skills; Arts and Culture; Technology; and Fitness & Recreation.

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Key Roles (Essential Job Responsibilities):
• Effectively manage and coordinate the BGCNH Summer Day Camp program.
• Organize a safe, high quality program for children and youth.
• Implement activities and services that prepare youth for success and facilitate achievement of the Youth Development Outcomes.
• Provide direct supervision of a group of children, as necessary.
• Supervise, manage and evaluate performance of all assigned staff.
• Sustain interest in all Boys & Girls Club and camp activities.
• Evaluate programs to ensure they continue to meet camper needs and program objectives.
• Follow BGCNH and NHPS policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
• Establish and maintain partnerships and participation with external partners including the school district, community organizations, groups, coalitions, etc.
• Liaise with in-house school staff to coordinate data collection.
• Compile end of camp report reflecting all activities, attendance and participation and outcomes.
• Keep an ongoing inventory of all equipment and supplies and their condition; maintains equipment in sound and safe order.
• Ensure the daily cleanliness and safety of the site.
• Manages regular program staff meetings.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• Understanding of the BGCNH philosophy, vision and goals

• Experience in youth development and ability to establish and cultivate positive relationships with youth.
• Ability to effectively work with a diverse population of youth ages 6 to 14
• Associates Degree in Education, Early Childhood Development, Human Services or related youth development field; and/or commensurate experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Minimum two years program delivery experience.
• Minimum one year direct supervisory experience.
• Experience with program development, planning, delivery and implementation.
• Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
• Ability to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities
• Must be computer proficient
• Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certification required
• Valid State Driver’s License Required
• Bilingual, a plus.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
This position requires flexibility and organizational skills, written and oral communication skills; the ability to adapt to various situations, critical and creative decision making abilities and demonstrated track record of managing youth. The position also requires constant movement aound the work environment, some sitting and frequent standing. Lifting and moving of equipment, furniture and supplies will be required daily.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Barbara Chesler, Interim Executive Director (ed@bgcnewhaven.org).

Disclaimer:
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

About the Club:

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven (BGCNH) is a member organization of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCNH has a rich history in New Haven, founded in 1871, we are one of the first youth-serving organizations in the country. The Club’s mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

For more information about our programs, please visit our website, www.bgcnewhaven.org

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New Haven, CT 06519

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