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November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019

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Unit Director

November 19, 2019


Directs/manages overall daily operations of the designated Clubhouse with the primary concern for programs and service delivery, supervision and training of staff, facilities management, community relations and membership administration.





Establish Unit 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.


Strategic Planning 

Plan, develop, implement and evaluate Unit overall programs, services and activities to ensure they meet stated objectives and member needs and interests. Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance and participation.


Resource Management 

Manage Unit 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, including use of facilities by outside groups.


Recruit, manage and provide career development opportunities for unit staff and volunteers. Conduct regular staff meetings.


Partnership Development 

Develop partnerships with parents, community leaders and organizations.


Membership Recruitment

Recruit and retain appropriate amount of youth into program according to the overall vision and expectations of the club.


Marketing and Public Relations 

Develop and maintain public relations to increase the visibility of programs, services and activities within the Club and the community.

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. Maintain regular contact with Unit Boards to advise and counsel as needed. Maintain regular contact with members as needed to discipline, advise, and counsel.


External: Maintain contact with external community groups, schools, members' parents and others to assist in resolving problems and to publicize Club.  Unit Directors are responsible for ensuring their clubs are viewed as a HUB of the community.  These clubs represent our club as a whole and must be visible at community events, neighborhood meetings, advisory council meetings, etc.



  • Experience working with youth and understanding of youth development; Four-year degree from an accredited college or university required. 

  • A minimum of five years work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Negative TB test

  • CPR and First Aid Certification

  • Background check clearance

  • NCLB certification required




Essential Knowledge

  • Understanding of the developmental needs of young people.

  • Knowledge of facilities management

  • Knowledge of budget preparation, 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. 



      • Frequent standing and walking

      • Ability to speak and hear

      • Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds of school supplies or recreational equipment waist height)

      • Hear and understand speech at normal levels

      • Speak so that others may understand at normal levels



  • Purchase supplies and equipment. 

  • Work with staff on special events to carry out clubhouse programs

  • Other duties as assigned by Area Director



Boys & Girls Clubs are often stressful, busy, and noisy environments.  The Unit Director is expected to work in situations where many member and facilities related activities take place at the same time.


Unit Director

REPORTS TO: Area Director

FLSA STATUS:  Salaried Exempt 

Department:   Operations

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.

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