REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Club Operations GENERAL FUNCTION:
The Teen Center Director reports directly to the Senior Director of Club Operations and is responsible for the overall maintenance, supervision, program, and general operation of the Teen Center. He/She is responsible for activities relating to the outreach and recruitment of teen members. The Teen Center Director is responsible for Community Relations and hiring staff at the Teen Center level. He/She coordinates the work of the Teen Center staff related to BGCBC 3 (three) core service areas.
KNOW HOW: TEEN CENTER DIRECTOR – The Teen Center should possess the following skills:
- Ability to apply First Aid Techniques, including CPR & AED.
- Ability to formulate proposals, need lists, and prepare cost projections.
- Possess knowledge of policies and procedures of Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County regarding Teen Center operations and safety.
- Ability to plan, organize and conduct activities in the three-core program areas.
- Possess knowledge of developmental stages of teens and adolescence and implement age-appropriate programming.
- Ability to manage grants, achieve deliverables, create reports, and meet required deadlines.
- Ability to supervise, train and develop staff.
- Ability to maintain accurate records- Financial, Membership, Program, Grant Program deliverables etc.
- Ability to interpret goals and objectives of the organization and communicate them to staff.
- Ability to maintain a professional image and reputation within the community.
- Ability to utilize program evaluation and activity forms.
- Ability to plan, delegate, and follow up on projects.
- Possess initiative and critical thinking skills in the areas of programming and teen center growth.
- Implement programming centered around the three core values:
- Academic Success
- Good Character and Citizenship
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Ability to counsel members and parents and work efficiently with Club Volunteers.
- Ability to maintain discipline and create a positive workplace culture.
- Ability to relate to the community, board members, parents, and Club members.
- Ability and desire to serve as an advocate for the rights and best interest of teen Club members.
- Ability to model enthusiasm and good character traits in the members.
- Ability to present BGCBC Teen Center Programs in a favorable light to local Schools, Civic Groups, Boards, News Media, and the General Public.
- Ability to organize and motivate support groups such as Advisory Boards & Committees.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT:
- Supervise overall operation of the Teen Center.
- Continually research programs and market the Teen Center to actively attract teens to the facility.
- Assist in all areas of the Club as needed.
- Assist in preparation and adherence to budget.
- Coordinate and implement all Teen Center grant programs.
- Turn in all monthly Teen Center reports by the 10th of each month.
- Conduct Staff Meetings, in-service training and maintain accurate staff time sheet.
- Make periodic reports to the Club Director II, Senior Director of Club Operations, VP of Club Operations, and Co-CEOs (if requested by the VP of Club Operations).
- Turn in completed time sheets by 4:00 P.M. each Saturday of payday week.
- Make periodic reports to the Senior Director of Club Operations, VP of Club Operations, and the President/CEO (if requested by the Director of Club Operations) and/or EVP, if needed.
- Maintain accurate membership records.
- Direct work of Teen Center staff and filling of any vacancies. (Note: all full-time vacancies must be jointly filled by Teen Center Director & Club Director II).
- Organize Award Programs for all activities.
- Supervise maintenance of building and grounds and report maintenance needs in a timely matter.
- Follow all BGCBC policies, with guidance provided by the Senior Director of Club Operations and the VP of Club Operations. All final decisions will be approved by the Co-CEO’s related to policies and disciplinary actions.
- Foster good public relations through Community involvement and presentations to Civic Groups.
- Manage all Teen Center related correspondence and acknowledgements of Teen Center donations.
- Provide leadership for the development of new and innovative programs.
- Assist Administrative Office in special projects and assignments as needed.
In addition to the specific professional job duties, all Directors – Teen Center, Program Managers, Health/Physical Education Coordinator and Social Recreation Coordinators must also possess the ability to:
- Assess facility needs and perform janitorial duties, mopping, cleaning walls, bathrooms, etc.
- Perform minor maintenance: change light bulbs, ceiling tiles, hanging posters, painting, and sports equipment.
- Move throughout activity area without disrupting youth traffic flow and activities.
- Ability to multi-task and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
- Recognize and react quickly to member incidents- arguing, fighting, horseplay, and stop the undesirable activity quickly and provide a safe, positive, and clean environment.
- Supervise activities both inside and outside.
- Assist children with homework.
- Receive organization training to drive company vehicles and maintain transportation/mileage logs.
- Manage Teen Center operation budget.
- Understand and work within department budgets.
- Communicate in person, on the telephone and in print.
- Take teens on field trips.
- Work in non-air conditioned or heated facilities and provide supervision on outdoor playgrounds.
- Immediately correct safety concerns (water on floor, stove left on, equipment not stored correctly, doors left unlocked, etc.)
- Answer telephones and communicate with callers in a professional and effective manner.
- Pick up needed supplies from stores and bring to Teen Center.
- Conduct Parent Orientations with each new or renewing member of the teen center.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred; however, significant experience may be acceptable, minimum of three years’ experience in a full-time position working with children.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
A high energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities is important. Superior interpersonal abilities are required. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, at all times displaying tact, maturity, and flexibility. Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment. Physical requirements include sight & hearing. Ability to stand and walk for four plus hours per day. Skills essential for successful communication include speaking and writing.
EFFECT OF END RESULTS:
Director – Teen Center shall be measured by such terms as growth in membership, program development, fiscal responsibility, meeting set deadline for grants and overall dependability in managing the affairs of the Teen Center.
Salary: $50,000/yearly plus benefits