Teen Program Coordinator

25-30 hours per week

Part-Time Teen Program Coordinator
Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut

The position will operate at a Boys & Girls Club unit. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to: planning, promoting, coordinating and implementing all teen programming and serving as primary teen program supervisor. The position will work closely with school principals and staff to develop a collaborative youth development program that meets the needs of neighborhood youth.

Coordinates a broad range of evidence-based programs for teens, such as, educational, physical fitness, social, recreational, and arts & crafts; provides broad oversight of program activities and outcomes; plans, develops, oversees implementation and supervises programs and program staff, and performs related administrative duties. Emphasis placed on Boys & Girls Club priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Experience implementing the five key elements for positive youth development: a safe, positive environment, fun, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, recognition in addition to high-yield learning activities, targeted programs and regular attendance is a must.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of youth program development;
  • Ability to evaluate program effectiveness and compliance with quality standards as well as the strategic plan of the organization;
  • Ability to prepare accurate and complete statistical reports representing the activity and progress of programs;
  • Ability to instruct, supervise and evaluate the work of program development leaders to ensure the continual development of youth’s character;
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and implement special events and fund raisers;
  • Ability to respond to and attempt to resolve conflicts that may arise among the members and/or staff in a calm and professional manner;
  • Ability to build and maintain positive and professional relationships with youth and their parents as well as community leaders participating in the programs;
  • Ability to use/operate various office equipment i.e. computer, calculator and photocopy machine. Ability to meet attendance requirements;
  • Proficiency with MicroSoft Office suite, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and experience with on-line reporting tools and social media.
  • Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Spanish a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, includes the ability to write accurate, concise, and informative program reports for monthly updates and grant reports.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate program volunteers
  • Ability to deal effectively with Club members including positive behavioral instruction and supports
  • Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents and community leaders

Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor recreational environment located in an urban housing complex.

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location: New London, CT 06320

Required education: Four-year degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience preferred.

Required experience: A minimum of five years work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of teens, or equivalent experience preferred.

Required language: Bi-lingual proficiency in English and Spanish a major plus

Required license or certification: Mandatory Public Service License and mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications

Hours: After school plus some evenings and weekends

OPEN DATE: 9/1/17 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

Submit Resume and Application:

Interested applicants should complete the on-line application form available at http://www.bgcsect.org and submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references via the on-line application form or via email to jobs@bgcsect.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. This position will remain open until filled.

Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern CT
PO Box 1849
New London, CT 06320

Email: info@bgcsect.org