Current Open Positions
Youth Develoment Professional
Youth Development Professional
Salary: $12.00 - $12.50 an hour
Job Type: Part-time, Non-exempt
Shifts: School year shifts from October to Jan: M-F; 8am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 5pm after January 2:30pm – 7pm
Want to have fun at your job? Create art, play games, help someone read or teach fun classes all while impacting the lives of youth in a positive way! We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic people that want to spend time making a difference for our kids! If you are up for a fun challenge, this might be the place for you.
The Youth Development Professional (YDP) is responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the afterschool program, ensuring a safe, positive environment, implementing the schedule, and collaborating with the Club Director. YDP's are essential for the supervision of members and programming during Club hours. YDP's utilize curriculum for programming from our National Organization to plan, develop, and implement to our members.
YDPs are creative and know how to add fun to all activities as they plan, implement, and deliver exciting and engaging programs and activities for youth ages 6-18.
YDPs care about youth and they ensure the incorporation of character development, age appropriate and gender-specific programs and activities.
YDPs have empathy and a respect for all people and they ensure that culturally diverse and responsive programs are implemented.
YDPs know that kids need both choice and structure and they provide guidance and discipline to ensure a safe and positive environment for youth.
YDPs are organized and careful and they maintain and care for applicable equipment and supplies.
YDPs are team players and complete other projects and duties that support BGCAA.
YDPs will work in a variety of program areas as needed.
The responsibilities of the Youth Development include, but are not limited to:
Overseeing and supporting youth during E-Learning online instruction.
Communicating with Site Director and to coordinate daily activities prior to the arrival each afternoon.
Providing a safe, warm, welcoming environment for participants while building respectful relationships with each individual.
Collecting documentation demonstrating that the programs are meeting its goals and objectives, and providing that data to the Club Director. Examples of documentation include: Program sign in sheets, participant surveys, etc.
Performing other duties as assigned.
Oversee special programs and/or events; participate in the implementation of other Club activities as necessary.
May be required to drive Club bus periodically.
Knowledge, Education, Experience & Skills
Must be 18 years or older
Minimum: High school diploma (or equivalent)
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrate ability to take initiative, interact with others effectively, including staff and management; possess the ability to work independently with little direct supervision.
Leadership and team building skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications (provided with employment)
Valid Driver’s License and good driving record.
Pass Criminal Background Investigation and Fingerprinting.
Preferred 2 year degree from an accredited college in Child Development or equivalent experience in youth development.
Preferred minimum of 2 years work experience in Child Development in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization, planning and implementing activities based on the development needs of young people.
If you are interested in applying, please complete the online application here: https://pdf.ac/uVwJX
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Junior Staff Position
WHAT IS JUNIOR STAFF?
The Junior Staff Career Development Program (JSCDP) is a leadership program designed to promote teens from the ages of 16 to 23 Years of Age (or Senior in College) with and employment as a Youth Development Professional. This program delivers a comprehensive structure in effort of having our teen staff matriculate and return to the community as mentors, tutors, and youth development leaders.
The JSCDP Member will be employed for up to 20 hours per week (30 Hours per Week during Summer Session) to rotate in various standardized positions. Each staff will rotate positions giving them full understanding of how to:
- Assist Club Program Director and Senior Staff with monitoring activity of youth members
- Assist with Homework
- Deliver, monitor and advise youth club members during meal time
- Keep work area safe and organized
- Monitor safe use of items, computers, and recreational equipment
- Supervise activities within various areas of the club
- Rotate within various areas of study such as Front Desk Clerk, Computer and Technology, Sports Programs, Teen Center, Arts and Crafts, and Special Programs
- MUST be an Anne Arundel County Resident
- Currently enrolled in as at least High School Sophomore (16 years of age-23 years/College Senior)
- Good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (Cumulative-Weighted; found on your transcript)