Directs/manages overall daily operations of the teen program with the primary concern for program and service delivery. Develop local resources for Club teens ages 13 – 18, supervision of staff, school relations and membership administration. This program will foster positive self-identity; educational, employment, social, emotional and cultural competencies; community and civic involvement; health and life skills and a moral compass.
Responsible for leading all teen program initiatives and events
Responsible for ensuring that member and program data is entered into the member tracking system
Build and maintain relationships with teens and their families
Develop programs and activities that prepare youth for success in accordance with our mission and vision
Approach challenges and collaborative efforts with a strengths-based and positive attitude
Participate in county-wide program quality improvement efforts
Supervise other staff during teen nights and other teen programs when assigned
Marketing and promotion of programs to recruit and retain teen members
Ensure teen participation in impact programs
Conduct outreach and recruitment programs to reach underserved teen youth
Accountable for maintaining the safety of the Clubhouse
Participate in special programs or events as directed
Take the initiative in researching best practice programs and proven methods for youth development
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Manage site programs, activities and services that prepare youth for success and that create a club environment that facilitates achievement of Youth Development Outcomes. Provide a healthy and safe environment, ensuring facilities, equipment and supplies are maintained.
Implement and evaluate 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.
Manage site financial resources, assisting in the development of annual budgets. Control expenditures against budget.
Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information.
External: Maintain contact with external community groups, school principal and teachers, members' parents and others to create strong working relationships to promote the effectiveness of the Club.
Experience working with youth and understanding of youth development; minimum of AA in related field or 48 Semester Units or equivalent experience
A minimum of two years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization
Strong written and oral communication skills
Strong presentation skills
Negative TB test
CPR and First Aid Certification within three months of hire
Background check clearance
Clean driving record
JOB COMPETENCIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)
Understanding of the developmental needs of young people, particularly teen ages 13-18 years.
Knowledge of facilities management
Knowledge of budget control and management
Essential Skills and Abilities
Motivational: Able to inspire club staff and members to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability
Decision-making : Able to formulate sound approaches to problems using the available information
Communication: Able to communicate clearly and concisely -- orally and in writing Diversity Orientation: Able to work effectively with a wide range of people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, or religion
Goal Orientation: Able to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result
Initiative: Able to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal
Innovative: Able to look beyond the standard solutions
Project Management Skills: Able to plan, implement, and supervise safe, quality programs for youth
Fundraising: Able to plan and implement successful activities aimed at generating funds for the clubhouse
Purchase supplies and equipment
Work with staff on special events to carry out clubhouse programs
Other duties as assigned by Director of Program Services
Boys & Girls Clubs are often stressful, busy, and noisy environments. The Director of Teen Services is expected to work in situations where many member and facilities related activities take place at the same time.
REPORTS TO: Director of Program Services
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non Exempt (40 hours per week)
Performance Profile Source: Management Professional
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.