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Position: Afterschool Program Site Director

30 hours/week; $20 – $22 per hour based on experience

Reports to Director of Programs and Administration

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Alyssa Carr, Program and Volunteer Coordinator (alyssa.carr@BGCNewHaven.org)

Directs and manages overall daily operations of a Club site under the control of the organization with the primary concern for a comprehensive, outcome-driven program and service delivery, supervision and training of staff (direct and indirect reports), management of a facility and community relations. Supervise and assign volunteers, manage personnel issues and budget.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish Club site programs, activities and services that prepare youth for success and that create a club environment that facilitates achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment, ensuring facilities, equipment and supplies are maintained.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate overall Club site programs, services and activities to ensure they meet stated objectives and member needs and interests. Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance and participation.
  • Evaluate programs to ensure they are enticing, exciting, entertaining and that they keep children engaged.
  • Manage Club site financial resources assisting in the development of annual budgets. Control expenditures against budget.
  • Ensure administrative and operational systems are in place to maintain the operation of the physical properties and equipment of the Club. Ensure compliance with organization policies specifically in regards to daily cleanliness and health and safety.
  • Recruit, manage and provide career development opportunities for Club site staff and volunteers. Conduct regular staff meetings.
  • Develop partnerships with parents, community leaders and organizations.
  • Develop and maintain public relations to increase the visibility of programs, services and activities within the Club and the community.
  • Provide direct supervision of a group of children as necessary.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Identify, purchase or approve purchase of program supplies and equipment.
  • Work with staff on special events to carry out programs in all departments.
  • Exercise authority in problems relating to members; utilize guidance and discipline plan.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Relationships:

Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information. Has regular contact with members as needed to discipline, advise, and counsel.
External: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents and others to assist in resolving problems and to publicize Club.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of three-year work experience in a Boys and Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in staff and volunteer supervision, facilities management, and the recruitment and retention of key personnel.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff.
  • Ability to work with and deal effectively with members including discipline problems and at-risk youth.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation, control, and management.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents and community leaders.
  • Must be computer proficient.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certification required.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

This position requires the ability to attend to emergency situations with children and staff. Must have the ability and stamina to move throughout the facility and outdoor spaces, lift boxes and move equipment from one room to another within the facility.

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.

Position: Youth Development Staff

25 – 30 hours/week; $15 – $18 per hour based on experience

Reports to Director of Programs and Administration/Site Coordinator

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Alyssa Carr, Program and Volunteer Coordinator (alyssa.carr@BGCNewHaven.org)

Assists in the implementation of programs and supervision of youth members in Boys & Girls Club After-school program. Provides effective guidance and mentorship to positively impact the lives of youth 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 Responsibilities
• Provide direct supervision of youth ages 6-14 with their remote learning and promoting safety of members in programs at all times.
• Serve as program mentors, providing group supervision, guidance and role modeling to youth members.
• Effectively implement and administer instructional, competitive and cooperative learning activities.
• Establish positive relationships with Club members and their parents or guardians.
• Display a high level of enthusiasm, energy and commitment.
• Sustain interest in all Boys & Girls Club activities and ensure they are enticing, exciting, entertaining and that they keep children engaged.
• Follow BGCNH policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures
• Supervise the care and maintenance of department equipment.
• Ensure the daily cleanliness and safety of the site. Ensures that safety hazards are corrected.
• Participates in ongoing professional development and other specified training.
• Represent the Boys & Girls Club in a respectable and professional manner.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Associates Degree in Education, Human Services, Early Childhood or related youth development field is preferred, but will consider a combination or education and experience.
  • Two years’ experience in a youth development program, preferred.
  • Understanding of the BGCNH philosophy, vision and goals
  • Experience working with at-risk youth
  • Ability to implement quality programs for youth.
  • Ability to motivate youth, provide positive re-direction and manage emotional/behavioral issues.
  • Bilingual, a plus.
  • Two forms of valid identification required.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:
This position requires the ability to attend to emergency situations with children and staff. Must have the ability and stamina to move throughout the facility and outdoor spaces, lift boxes and move equipment from one room to another within the facility.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience

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