Job: Youth Development Professional
Job Type: Part Time (25-28 hrs, must be available between 1 pm-7pm)
Hourly Rate: $14.25-$15.00
Location Los Angeles, CA
To Apply: Visit our website at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro LA.
Send resume and cover letter to with “Youth Development Professional” in the subject line.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles (BGCMLA) was founded in 2015 to bring together Clubs in the south, central, and south-east Los Angeles areas and in so doing enhance services to Los Angeles youth that ensure success is within their reach. Currently, BGCMLA operates five clubs: Roy W. Roberts, II Watts / Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club, Boys & Girls Club of Nickerson Gardens, Jordan Downs Boys & Girls Club, Challengers Boys & Girls Club, and Bell Gardens Boys & Girls Club with more on the horizon.
Poverty affects close to half a million children in Los Angeles and has devastating effects on their education, workforce participation, earning potential, and social and emotional well-being. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The position of Youth Development Professional is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating program outcomes in the core areas of academic and career success, health and recreation activities, character and leadership development, the arts and special targeted programs.
In addition the position also provides supervision and promotes engagement of club members, and ensures a safe and supportive environment for club members by promoting positive relationships.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes. Promotes and stimulates program participation. Orients new members programs, special events, and opportunities as well as club safety, program and disciplinary rules. Provides guidance and role modeling to members. Participates as part of a team to run quality programs by helping out where needed or directed, which may include driving the club vans, etc. Participates in training / educational opportunities to expand knowledge and skills. Additional duties as assigned.
Implements, monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities for members. Develops and posts weekly and monthly program plans. Monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members and quality in programs. Recognizes club members for program participation and achievement. Maintains records to track attendance and participation. Recommends development of new programs / enhancement of existing programming.
Supervision and Administrative Management
Maintains order and, as required and as per BGCMLA policy, discipline of club members. Supervises and trains volunteers and program assistants. Ensures a productive work environment by participating in programmatic / club staff meetings.
Monitors supply needs and orders required supplies through approved vendors and within budget. Keeps supply areas neat and orderly. Completes and submits all required paperwork on time.
Insures program area is attractive, neat and clean and bulletin boards and notices are current. Recommends needed repairs to facility and / or equipment.
High School diploma or GED.
Combined experience and / or formal training equivalent to a minimum of three years where:
o There is experience working with youth and knowledge of youth development.
o Formal training, and / or experience teaching youth while creating engaging learning experiences.
o Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
Hold a valid drivers’ license and pass motor vehicle driving record check.
Pass criminal background check.
Pass (negative result) a TB test.
Currently enrolled in a course of higher education or have received a degree from an accredited post-secondary educational institution.
CPR and First Aid Certifications
Prior experience working in a Boys & Girls Club.