The Youth Development Coordinator is directly responsible to the Club Director or Program Manager. His/her areas of responsibility are centered around specific program components as indicated in the job description and the position is flexible to assist at multiple sites as needed.
- Ability to interpret goals and objectives of the Boys & Girls Clubs.
- Ability to plan, publicize, organize, and conduct recreational activities, tournaments, games, leagues, and special events, etc.
- Ability to prepare written plans for program activities including goals, mechanics, needs, and cost projections.
- Possess knowledge of child development stages and their relations to programming.
- Ability to supervise, train, and motivate staff and volunteers in your department.
- Ability to utilize program evaluation and activity forms. Provide leadership in the development of new programs. Ability to plan, delegate, and follow-up on projects.
- Possess ability to think creatively in the development and implementation of new programs.
- Stimulate interest and participation in community and cultural events.
- Assist in staff training if requested to do so.
- Recommend and requisition supplies for areas of responsibility.
- Assist in special projects as the need arises.
- Manage all grants and deliverables relevant to the club.
- Supports Club Director in implementing all areas relevant to the 3 core program areas
- Ability to counsel and discipline members
- Ability to maintain effective control of building and grounds
- Ability to relate to the Community, Board, Parents and Members.
- Ability to instill enthusiasm and good character traits in the members.
- Ability to work productively with supervisor and subordinates.
- Assist Club Director and Program Manager in planning and organizing the programs of the Club.
- Making periodic reports to the Club Director.
- Maintaining Bulletin Board for areas responsible for and posting general health and hygiene related information.
- Stimulate interest and participation in Community events.
- Assume management of facility in the absence of the Club Director and Program Manager. (as directed)
- Assist in special projects as the need arises. (i.e., fundraising, Summer session, and other organizational Special Events).
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUPERVISION AND DEVELOPMENT:
- Plan, organize, publicize, and conduct programs in all areas of the facility to include Games room, Library, Arts & Crafts, Computer Room, or Physical Ed. Department, Art Room.
- Organize educational/cultural/recreational and social special events.
- Provide continuous contact with parents and local schools, if requested to do so.
- Organize and conduct scheduled skill clinics for billiards, table tennis, and other major sports.
- Conduct rules clinics for other club staff and members, on various recreational games.
- Develop at least 5 programs for teenagers and pre-teenagers from Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
- Ability to organize and supervise all recreational activities. Including outside activities.
- Plan, promote, and conduct a college for a day program with local colleges and universities.
- Assist with the Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Program (Planning and implementation)
- Maintain accurate program records and make sure monthly statistical records are given to supervisor.
- Assist with the planning, promoting, and conducting of Physical Ed. Department Special Events
- Assist with all Grant funded programs and deliverables.
- Assist with other Boys & Girls Club activities/special events if requested to do so. Implement the Performing Arts Program.
In addition to the specific professional job duties the Youth Development Coordinator must also possess the ability to:
- Access facility needs and perform janitorial duties, mopping, cleaning walls, bathrooms, etc.
- Perform minor maintenance.
- Move throughout activity area without disrupting youth traffic flow and activities.
- Recognize and react quickly to problems, challenges and quickly stop undesirable activity
- Assist children with homework.
- Work in any department within Club on an emergency basis, especially the game room at an acceptable performance level to maintain a safe environment.
- Drive organization vehicles, such as 15 passenger vans, busses, etc.
- Manage Club Finances to understand and work within department budgets.
- Take members on field trips and provide direct supervision of assigned members at places like museums, zoos, college visits, etc.
- Work in non-air conditioned or heated facilities and provide supervision on outdoor playgrounds.
- Immediately correct safety concerns, (water on floor, equipment not stored correctly, doors left unlocked)
- Answer telephone and communicate with caller in a professional and effective manner.
- Pick up needed supplies from stores and bring to Club.
- Be flexible in traveling to multiple sites as needed.
Four (4) degree from an accredited institution is preferred but not required. A minimum of one year’s experience in a full-time position working with children.
Current commercial driver’s license (CDL) is preferred (or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of employment) as well as maintenance of a safe driving record.
A certificate of First Aid and CPR is required.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIRMENTS
High energy level required, must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities. Must possess superior interpersonal abilities; ability to get along with diverse personalities, at all times displaying tact, maturity, flexibility, and professionalism. Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment are also required.
Position requirements include:
- Talking – constantly required to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word (conducting staff meetings, guiding staff, meeting with members and parents, etc.)
- Hearing – frequently required to work in a loud environment (especially in the gym and games rooms with the combined sounds of children and game equipment.)
- Sight – position requires both close and distance visual acuity for computer work and monitoring children
- Bending – occasionally required to bend (picking items up off the floor, removing food items from the fridge and warming oven, etc.)
- Pushing & pulling – occasionally required to push & pull (sweeping, cleaning floors with push brooms, etc.)
- Fingering – occasionally required to type for extended periods of time (answering emails, writing reports, creating program documents, etc.)
- Lifting – occasionally required to lift/move items up to 50 pounds.
- Skills essential for successful communication include speaking and writing.
- Worker will be subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.