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Careers at BGCSCC

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Youth Development Specialist

Salary: TBD
Supervisor:Clubhouse Director
Status: Part Time

Job Description

Responsible for overseeing the delivery of a broad range of programs within a designated Clubhouse, such as Education, Social Recreation, Creative Arts, and Physical Education. Plan, develop, oversee implementation and supervise programs and program staff.

Key Responsibilities

Prepare Youth for Success
      • Plan and oversee the administration of designated Clubhouse programs and activities that support Youth Development outcomes:

o Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes
o Promote safety of members and quality in programs at all times
o Ensure that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas/activities and receive instruction and constructive feedback to develop skills in program areas.
o Demonstrate leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members.

Program Implementation
      • Establish and maintain Clubhouse program goals and settings that insure the health and safety of members. Ensure that site staff understand and effectively communicate standards or program; that they ensure program areas are safe, well ventilated and well lit; and that Club equipment is maintained in good working condition.
      • Ensure the evaluation of Club programs on a continual basis and ensures programs/activities respond to member needs and address their gender and cultural diversity.
      • Control Clubhouse program and activity expenditures within approved budget.
      • Allocate and monitor work assigned to program volunteers and part time staff, providing ongoing feedback and regular appraisal. Identify and support training and development opportunities for assigned volunteers and staff.
      • Oversee proper record keeping and reporting including activities and events conducted breakdowns of daily participation figures (COMET database), notable achievements and any problems/issues.
Marketing and Public Relations
      • Increase visibility of Club programs via posting of daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events and the dissemination of timely information for the development of advertising and promotion through mailings, flyers and media releases.
Additional Responsibilities
      • May oversee special programs and/or events (i.e. Keystone, Youth of the Year awards, etc) and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary.
      • May consult with parents concerning member and branch issues.
      • May handle deposits and banking transactions.

Knowledge and Qualifications

      • 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 young people.
      • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
      • Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
      • Demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilities.
      • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Development Associate

Salary: $16-$18/hour
Supervisor: Development Officer
Status: Full Time Benefited position (30-35 hrs/wk)

Job Description

The Development Associate plays a critical role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor relations, marketing, direct mail appeals, and special events. The Development Associate is responsible for all administrative aspects of development, marketing, and public relations activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Coordinate spring and year-end fundraising campaigns.
  • Conduct range of activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
  • Continually update and correct database records.
  • Write fundraising letters and create collateral materials.
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Manage Business Partnership Program.
  • Under general direction, coordinates plans and manages special events and activities to enhance development program.
  • Assist the Development Officer with the implementation of a marketing program and marketing initiatives. Specifically, the Development Associate will be asked to help write and design marketing materials, which include but are not limited to e-campaigns, event invitations, posters, articles, presentations, brochures, press releases, and newsletters.
  • Help with website organization and updates.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Officer.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Highly detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry.
  • Writing skills sufficient to compose and edit a variety of documents using correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and proofread work carefully.
  • Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, mail merges; email and web searches and some experience and/or knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
  • Good organizational, time management, customer service and problem-solving skills and the ability to work accurately and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work in a flexible way that allows for changes in assignments and priorities depending upon identified needs of the department and/or organization.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to act as a resource for, provide customer service in a courteous manner to, and work effectively with diverse groups of people at various levels within an organization.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in work environment, work assignments, and/or changes in priorities.
  • Skills sufficient to maintain productivity in a fast-paced environment undergoing organizational changes.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development environment.
  • Experience coordinating special events.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and a reliable car.
  • Be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds with or without accommodation.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish & English speaking) a plus.

Creative Arts Director – Live Oak OR Downtown Clubhouses

Compensation: $14.50 – $16.50 per hour depending on experience
Supervisor: Live Oak Unit Director
Status: Part Time (25 hours/week)

Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County Live Oak Branch is a leader in Youth Development that provides a dynamic, energetic, fun environment giving children 6-18 opportunities to expand their experiences in education, arts, and athletic enrichment.

Job Overview

Engage excitement and passion for the Arts by facilitating and supervising activities and classes in arts & crafts and fine arts. This position utilizes Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s creative/fine arts program models and resources. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to teach using a variety of media and techniques and have previous experience working with youth in an art based or classroom setting, and collaborate with our local schools and other community partners.

Afterschool program hours: M, T, Th, 2:00pm-7:00pm & W, F 12:30pm-7:00pm.
Summer program hours: M-F 7:00am – 6:00pm.
Occasional weekend and evening events.

Key Responsibilities

  • General maintenance of the Creative Arts Program including supplies and equipment.
  • Collection and entry of relevant data.
  • Planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities and classes.
  • Providing hands-on Arts experiences.
  • Maintaining a clean, safe environment.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or minimum of two years related experience in planning and implementing youth programs.
  • Knowledge of basic youth development concepts.
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior/discipline problems.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to deal with the general public.
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth.
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently a plus.

Technology Lab Coordinator – Downtown Clubhouse

Salary: $12 – $13/hour
Supervisor: Downtown Program Director
Status: Part Time during school year/ full time seasonal during summer

Job Description

Plan, organize and implement computer-based technology programs for youth ages 6 -15 years old during our summer program. This position requires the use of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s technology program models and resources. Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft software programs and have previous experience working with youth.

The Technology Lab Coordinator will be responsible for teaching the following types of programs: Internet safety, game design and development, photo illustration, movie making, as well as basic skills training for youth in Microsoft programs. Skills in web page design are a plus!

Schedule is as follows:
Afterschool program – Must be available a minimum of 3 days per week (afterschool program hours: M,T,Th,F 2-7pm & W 12-7pm)
Summer program – Must be available M-F 9:00am – 6:00pm (some schedule negotiation possible)

Head Lifeguard – Downtown Clubhouse

Salary: $16 – $18/hour
Supervisor: Downtown Program Director
Status: Part Time

Job Description

The Head Lifeguard plans, implements, supervises and evaluates the aquatics program. Responsible for maintaining safe and clean pool, locker rooms, pool equipment and supplies and chemicals storage area.

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Possess an understanding of how to work with youth, sensitivity to their needs and an understanding of their concerns.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and meet the general requirements for any B&GCSCC staff position.
  • Possess a practical knowledge and experience to implement a variety of aquatics programs, including rules and regulations of USA Swim, care and use of equipment and how to teach swim lessons.
  • Passed WSI training and/or Lifeguard training. (Must have current cert.)
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enforce all Club rules.
  • Daily program planning and scheduling.
  • Swim lessons – lesson plans, instruction, evaluations and promotions to next level.
  • Swim Team – scheduling team practices, skills development, off site meets.
  • Pool maintenance – maintain chemical balance, pool and deck, as well as locker rooms
  • Purchasing supplies and equipment for aquatics program.
  • Greet and assist visitors, guests, parents and members immediately upon entry into the Club.
  • Encourage all youth entering the building to sign-in and to actively participate in activities.
  • Under supervision, execute a variety of pre-planned activities, classes and workshops.
  • Share knowledge of all activities and programs in the Club. Answer parental inquiries and stimulate interest in all programs offered.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to members.
  • Maintain a friendly, cooperative relationship with the youth, parents and volunteers.
  • Maintain records and statistical information on youth services.
  • Cooperate with other staff members.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Supervision: Recruit, train and supervise assigned program staff and volunteers.
  • Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club staff, members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions and make recommendations.
  • External: Maintain contact with local community groups, schools, members’ parents and others to assist in promotion of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County programs.