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Youth Development Professional

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Job Description

Description

Youth Development Professional (YDP)

Part-Time/Non-Exempt

Jacksonville, FL


This position is designed to help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills to participate the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.


The Youth Development Professional is part of a team-oriented Club staff dedicated to serving our youth and creating an optimal Club Experience. This position will plan, supervise and implement a variety of high-yield activities and targeted programs within a health and life skills focus.


This position is responsible for: ensuring youth development principles are incorporated into art programs and activities; providing guidance and discipline to ensure a safe and positive environment for youth; ensuring the incorporation of character development, age appropriate and gender-specific programs and activities; ensuring that culturally diverse programs are implemented; assisting, as needed, in the planning, implementation, and delivery of activities and programs for youth ages 6 to 18.


YDP Targeted Areas

  • YDP – Art
  • Administer programs in Visual Arts, Digital Arts, Performing Arts, and/or Applied Arts.
  • YDP – Career Development
  • Administer programs assisting in preparing youth for success in their future careers.
  • YDP – Character and Leadership
  • Administer programs that build ethical, responsible and caring young people.
  • YDP – Education
  • Administer programs to help maintain and improve students educational goals.
  • YDP – Health & Wellness
  • Administer a variety of high-yield activities and targeted programs within a health and wellness focus.
  • YDP – Sports & Recreation
  • Administer a variety of high-yield activities and targeted programs within a sports & recreation focus.
  • YDP – STEM
  • Administer programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

Prepare Youth for Success

This position’s primary responsibilities are:

  • Planning and implementing a variety of programs for members of all ages, including Keystone Clubs, Youth of the Year, Million Members Million Hours of Service, & Torch Club
  • Recruiting and retaining youth for programs
  • Working with other staff in the club to help implement these programs throughout the school year
  • Maintain a Student Advisory Committee
  • Complete a yearly service-learning projects

This position helps members to make appropriate choices about their education, career, social, physical and emotional needs as it relates to health and their future goals. The position also assesses the developmental needs, interests and characteristics of youth to develop targeted programs that result in an outcome-driven club experience.

  1. Ensure programs, services and activities prepare youth for success, promoting safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of Club at all times. Provide guidance and role modeling to members.
  2. Contribute to the planning and implementation of the strategic plan by:
  • Planning and organizing a range of program services and activities for members, such as field trips, program specific activities, guest speakers, field trips, etc.
  • Initiating new programs with the approval of the Program Director/Unit Director.
  • Promoting and stimulating program participation.
  1. Ensure quality improvement by monitoring and evaluating program achievement against target goals, recommending modifications that respond to member needs and interests and participating in weekly Club staff meetings.
  2. Participate in local, state, regional, and national Boys & Girls Clubs programs and competitions.

Health and Safety

  1. Ensure a healthy and safe environment, supervising members in program area.
  2. Maintain the cleanliness of program area.
  3. Maintain an inventory of program equipment and supplies in good order. Recommend requisitions as necessary.

Program Administration

  1. Prepare weekly reports for the Program Director/Unit Director regarding activities, special programs, upcoming events, attendance, and other reports as required.
  2. Maintains a daily written schedule. Ensures that programs begin and end on time.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. May participate in additional special programs and/or events.
  2. Evenings/weekend work may be involved.
  3. May be required to drive Club van. (Requires valid driver’s license & three-year clean driving record)
  4. Other duties as assigned.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with club staff and volunteers, club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.


Requirements


Education

High School diploma or GED

Ability to pass DCF Level II background screening and drug test


Experience

  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior issues
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs specific to Character and Leadership
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position generally works M – F, 2PM – 7PM, but may require longer hours outside of this schedule and occasional weekends when necessary. Work is conducted indoors and outdoors.


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time; bending and squatting on occasion
  • Ability to lift to 20 lbs. on occasion
  • Ability to hear at a normal conversational level
  • Ability to maintain high energy level when necessary
  • High degree of emotional intelligence


The Boys and Girls Clubs of NE Florida is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


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