Job: Program Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time (30+ hours a week, must be available between 1pm-7pm)
Hourly Rate: $18.00-$20.00
Location: Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse, Los Angeles,CA
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles (BGCMLA) was founded in 2015 to bring together Clubs in the south, central, and 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 Program Coordinator works in direct partnership with the Site Director to oversee the delivery of all program areas within the Club. Assists in supervising and training program staff and performs other related administrative duties. Serves as a liaison between parents, schools, community groups and Club members. Supports behavior management strategies and goal setting for all Club members. In the absence of the Site Director the Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the sites programming.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Prepare Youth for Success
The Program Coordinator communicates, implements, and enforces BGCMLA operational policies and procedure. Ensures a fun, healthy and safe youth friendly environment, ensuring facilities, grounds, equipment and supplies are clean and well maintained. Promotes and stimulates program participation and provides guidance and role modeling for members.
The position assists in the optimal use of Club facilities, staff and resources to fulfill organizational mission and strategies. Assists Site Director in analyzing and reviewing Club’s membership levels, average daily attendance and frequency of attendance and works with Site Director to develop and implement strategies to increase membership and attendance.
• Program Development and Implementation
The Program Coordinator assesses the needs, interests and characteristics of the youth to develop targeted programs that result in an outcome-driven club experience. Effectively plans, implements and actively supervises programs, services, and activities for members. He/She monitors and evaluates programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, program outcomes, quality in programs and appearance of the site at all times. Evaluates and encourages program participation for targeted programs. Supports in the identification and evaluation of opportunities to improve program effectiveness based on participation and achievement of stated goals utilizing NYOI, YPQI, observations, etc. Ingrains the five (5) key elements of positive youth development into the Club’s Culture.
The Program Coordinator demonstrates leadership to assure safety and development of members, staff and volunteers. He/She has the ability to independently supervise large groups of youth, both indoors and outdoors, with youth safety as a top priority. Recognizes and reacts quickly to problems – arguing, fighting, horseplay, etc. – and stops the undesirable activity quickly. Assist in conflict resolution with parents and members, communicates behavior expectations and behavior issues.
• Community Relations
Demonstrates a knowledge of, interest in, and respect for the community the Club serves. Assists in developing and cultivating partnerships within community organizations and school systems to advance programs at the Club.
• Administrative Duties
The Program Coordinator assists with the completion of attendance reports, program schedules and calendars, grant implementation, grant reports, performance outcomes, etc.
The Program Coordinator works with staff and members to correct unsafe behaviors and ensures emergency procedures are followed, takes actions to prevent accidents. The position is accountable for overall safety of all Club activities, programming and safety of program environment.
This position reports to Site Director. Specific supervisory and fiscal accountabilities would include:
This position assists in supervising program staff, volunteers and interns.
This position helps manage Club Site program budgets.
Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, interpret and explain guidelines/instructions, program objectives and standards, explain/interpret policies; instruct; and advise/counsel.
External: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents and others to assist in resolving problems and to publicize Club.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the mission, objectives, policies and programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs; principles and practices of supervision and management; principles and practices of project management; principles and practices of youth development and quality programs.
Ability to supervise, train, motivate and coach staff, assess challenges, analyze issues and develop solutions; use outcome measures to make programmatic improvements; communicate to a variety of audiences, both verbally and in writing; develop relationships and build partnerships with the community; manage youth related risk; effectively engage and deal with member discipline issues; develop youth development curriculum; work effectively and productively with youth, parents, and staff; and organize time well and focus on completing assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
Skilled in understanding of group dynamics and ability to run group activities; planning, organizing, promoting, implementing and evaluating program activities; and working towards positive outcomes.
• Four-year degree in related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
• At least two years of direct your service experience and a record that demonstrates project management, planning and implementation of youth programs. Previous experience working with at-risk youth.
• At least one year of demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience at a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization. Other relevant experience may be considered.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
• Hold a valid drivers’ license and pass motor vehicle driving record check.
• Pass criminal background check.
• Pass (negative result) a TB test.