Youth Program Coordinator

Posted: 04/10/2024

Summary/Primary Purpose:  Coordinates the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of specific program(s) for youth between the ages of 6 and 18 within a designated Club or multiple Club Sites. Provides leadership and supervision to assigned program and volunteer staff; and controls expenses as assigned. Plans activities and facilitates programs for groups of youth in assigned Specific program areas. (STEM, STEAM, Art, Sports/Athletics. Aquatics, Education). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the day-to-day supervisor of all assigned program staff and volunteers; assigns and oversees daily duties of staff; trains and instructs employees in the proper methods and procedures; provides input to performance evaluations; informs BGC Branch Manager of any staff issues requiring attention.
  • Opens and closes the Boys and Girls Club in compliance with established operating hours; closes and locks windows and doors, turns off lights before leaving the Club and straightens the areas before leaving each day.
  • Provides leadership and constant care for the needs of the children in an efficient, clean, loving, safe, secure, and healthy manner; exhibits control of the children and when needed displays proper discipline techniques.
  • Ensures staff has cleaned the kitchen, classrooms, tables, floors, etc. in accordance with established sanitary standards; assists in maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the Club facilities and grounds.
  • During Club hours, assumes role and responsibilities of Boys and Girls Club Branch Manager in his/her absence.
  • Ensures that teachers/program aides have lesson plans completed in a timely manner; assists teachers/program aides as they administer activities for school age children; ensures that activities are age appropriate, stimulating, fun and safe for the children; locates supplies for teachers/program aides to decorate rooms with up-to-date themes and seasons; prepares and maintains attractive, entertaining, and educational bulletin boards.
  • Participates in the implementation of all activities and programs in the Boys and Girls Club; assists all Club employees and volunteers in maintaining the cleanliness and attractiveness of all facilities, equipment, and grounds.
  • Helps to organize special program events or field trips; advertises events appropriately; works in conjunction with appropriate departments for social media updates.
  • Implements educational, spiritual, and character-building programming within the structure of the programs set forth by director; provides opportunities for physical and mental stimulation through both inside and outside learning activities.
  • Uses appropriate supplies and materials for recreational activities; ensures the children's safety in utilizing the same; maintains accountability and inventory of all recreational equipment; informs the BGC Branch Manager of any supply needs so that they may be ordered.
  • Collects all statistical information for all grants, licensing, and Divisional and Territorial in a timely manner as required by the Corps Officers and BGC Branch Manager/Director; prepares and maintains up-to-date records and required reports in a timely manner (attendance, development progress, discipline reports, etc.).
  • Maintains the program materials in an orderly fashion; maintains accountability for materials necessary for programs.
  • Reports all accidents to the BGC Branch Manager/Director in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Builds and maintains effective and positive relationships with parents; informs parents of children's progress and specific incidents.
  • Transports patrons and children to and from the Club; utilizing good driving habits at all times in order to ensure the safety of patrons and The Salvation Army vehicles.
  • Driving is an essential function of the role.
  • All other duties as assigned.