Monday, December 27, 2010

Medford Boys and Girls Clubhouse Director (Medford MA) United States

Hi and good afternoon,
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County (BGCMC) is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to become productive, responsible and caring citizens. Over the past 37 years BGCMC has served more than 2,000 youth annually with Clubhouses in Cambridge, Everett, Medford and Somerville.

BGCMC seeks a dynamic individual to lead its Medford Clubhouse. Located in Medford Square, the Medford Clubhouse serves approximately 100 young people aged 6-15 each day and serves more than 200 youth annually. Candidates that will be strongly considered will have at least one or all of the following:
• At least two years experience with supervising 3 people or more
• Demonstrated success in project management
• Demonstrated success in cultivating and maintaining community partnerships and collaborations
Successful candidates will also be able to independently manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, high performance environment. Superior communication skills with youth and co-workers are essential. Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

The Club Director is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of the designated Clubhouse with the primary concern for safety compliance and quality assurance in programs and service delivery, supervision and training of staff, facilities management, community relations and membership administration in accordance with organizational policies and standards.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Functions)
• Oversee all programs, services and activities to ensure consistent delivery of high-yield and quality programming to meet stated objectives, member needs and interests, and measures youth development outcomes.
• Supervise and evaluate all program staff and volunteers
• Manage member recruitment, registration, attendance and tracking; implement systems provided by Director of Operations including surveys, evaluations, monthly reports, etc., data collection management and dissemination, communications with parents, membership fee collection, permission slips, permits, newsletters
• Serve as the liaison with key community stakeholders and coordinate linkages, relationships and integration of out-of-school-time partners, in support of quality opportunities that enhance members’ educational, health, social, cultural and recreational development
• Evaluate Club programs on a regular and ongoing basis through weekly staff meetings, mechanisms for member/parent/volunteer feedback and Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Commitment to Quality process
• Evaluate youth outcomes on a regular and ongoing basis using organization provided outcomes measurement tools
• Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance and outcomes, prepare and submit any reports needed by the Executive Director.
• Attend regular Club Directors meetings and community meetings as directed
• Control program expenditures and provide recommendations to the Operations Director for the purchase of supplies and equipment for all program areas
• Plan and organize programs and events with other Boys & Girls Clubs and community agencies and organizations
• Oversee school vacation and summer programming (when funding is available)
• Promote the Boys & Girls Club while in the Club and the community
• Present a good example for members and staff to follow at all times

Additional Responsibilities
• Work with staff on special events to carry out programs in all departments (some weekends required)
• Exercise authority in problems relating to members; utilize guidance and discipline plan
• Assume other duties as assigned

The Club Director must possess a thorough knowledge of: the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures of Boys & Girls Clubs.

Bachelor’s Degree preferred from an accredited college in a related field is preferable. High school diploma or equivalent required. First Aid/CPR certification required.

As per state law, must be at least 21 years of age. Minimum of one year experience in administration of a school age youth development program. Must have at least 4 years experience working with children with at least 3 years experience working with school age children.

* Experience working with community partners and volunteers
* Knowledge of community and neighborhood resources
* Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds
* Flexibility to work Clubhouse hours especially as seasons and service needs change
* Valid driver’s license required
* Strong Communication Skills: Informing, Listening, Writing
* Strong Decision-making Skills: Analyzing, Fact Finding, Judgment, Systemic Thinking
* Strong Leadership Skills: Developing Commitment, Facilitation, Team Building
* Strong Organizational & Planning Skills: Action Planning and Organizing, Scheduling, Monitoring
* Strong Relationship Skills: Develop and maintain relationships with internal/external constituencies.
* MS Office and web competency
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team

REPORTS TO: Director of Operations
SALARY: $34K- 39K + benefits, commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter and resume, with position title and preferred site in the subject line to:
Ms. Dana Benjamin

*Due to the anticipated high volume of responses, only qualified candidates will be contacted upon review of their resume

*Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

Take care

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