Boys & Girls Club: Youth Development Professional

Recreation Program Specialist

PROFILE SOURCE: Youth Development Professional


REPORTS TO: Unit Directors


Plans, implements, supervises and evaluates activities provided in within a specific program area, such as Education, Special Education, Social Recreation, Arts & Crafts, and Physical Education. This position is part-time ranging between 20 and 25 hours a week.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

Prepare Youth for Success

1. Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes:

  • promote and stimulate program participation;
  • register new members and participate in their club orientation process; provide guidance and role modeling to members.
  • Ensure that all programs and activities and organized and conducted in a professional manner and are reflective of the Boys & Girls Club philosophies
  • Provide support to youth and families at all times.

Program Development and Implementation

2. Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities for drop-in members and visitors.

3. Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the branch at all times. Prepare periodic activity reports.

4. Plan, coordinate, and implement daily and weekly activities for youth. Be prepared with weekly schedule and each rotation planned in advance using a variety of activities that utilize and teach diverse learning skills.

5. Aid in the continual development and implementation of new, fun, and educational activities for youth.

6. Aid in the development, planning, and implementation of on-going quarterly activities, special events, parent night, etc.

7. Aid with the coordination and facilitation of BGCA National programs (Youth of the Month, Youth of the Year, S.M.A.R.T. Moves, incentive programs, etc.)

8. Establish communication links between members, parents, teachers, school staff, police, community leaders and supervisors.


9. Ensure a productive work environment by participating in weekly branch staff meetings.

10. Assist with the implementation and enforcement of safety policies/procedures regarding participant safety, risk management, and building security.

11.Assist with the up-keep of Club maintenance and appearance.

12.Handle minor youth conflict as it occurs in programs.


1. May participate in special programs and/or events.

2. May be required to drive Club van.


Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/ instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.

External: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents and others to assist in resolving problems.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Experience in working with children.
  • Knowledge of youth development.
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems.
  • 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.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications.
  • Valid State Drivers License

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $16.00 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Required)