BGCMS is Hiring!

1. Pre-Teen Program Leader at Medford Club

2. Program Leader with STEAM Focus at Medford Club

1. Pre-Teen Program Leader at Medford Club

LOCATION: Medford Boys & Girls Club, 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA 02155 (located in the Chevalier Theatre lower level)

SCHEDULE/HOURS: Up to 28 hours per week; required to be available from 1:00 – 6:30pm Monday – Friday.

RATE: $13-14 hour

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Pre-Teen Program Leader will work under the Teen Program Director to develop and implement diverse programming opportunities for the Club’s middle school population.  All candidates MUST be capable and confident to academically support and tutor 6th– 8th grade students.  They will be reliable, responsible, patient, professional, and consistent.  The Pre-Teen Program Leader will work as a team member to implement a fun, safe, and productive space for youth in the after-school program.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities)

  • Assist the Teen Program Director in developing and implementing robust programs and high yield learning opportunities for the Club’s middle school population that are focused on education, technology, health/fitness, community service and job-readiness. Including but not limited to facilitating the Club’s Torch Club and the middle school Power Hour group.
  • Seek out resources, programming opportunities and community partnerships to enhance programs and provide new opportunities for members.
  • Continuously seek member feedback (formally and informally) to gain an understanding of their needs and interests.
  • Research best practices for working with pre-teens, develop an understanding of the developmental needs of this age group, and stay up to date on current trends for this population.
  • Conduct periodic inventory of program supplies, track supply budget, and purchase/acquire necessary program materials.
  • Record program participation on a daily basis and track Club member information on a weekly basis utilizing ETO (Efforts to Outcome) tracking database.
  • Supervise Club members participating within the individual program areas as well as throughout the clubhouse as appropriate, provide behavior accountability.
  • Support Teen Director with the maintenance of the Teen Center, holding Club members accountable for cleanliness and treatment of equipment. Ensure that teen program areas are clean, functional, and safe at all times.
  • Develop and implement collaborative programs and events with other Club program staff as well as staff from other BGCMS clubhouses and community organizations as appropriate.
  • Provide support for program volunteers/Jr. staff as needed.
  • Participate in all required organizational meetings and training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure a team based work environment by communicating effectively and positively with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, and other community partners.
  • Work with colleagues on assigned committee to move organizational efforts forward. Committees include: Volunteerism, Club Culture, Parent & School Engagement.
  • Create and run a family engagement activity workshop.
  • Develop and run an activity club.
  • Make recommendations regarding members’ needs, program ideas and facility needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth.
  • Demonstrated experience in instruction and classroom management.
  • Willingness to work in a continuously evolving environment.
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and use of basic Microsoft applications and Google Drive, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Speaking proficiency in Spanish or Haitian Creole strongly preferred.
  • First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Laura Perry, lperry@bgcms.org with “Pre-Teen Program Leader” in the subject line.

 

2. STEAM Program Leader – Medford Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville (BGCMS) is seeking a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Specialist/Program Leader for its Medford Boys & Girls Club.

POSITION SUMMARY

The STEAM Specialist will have multiple skills, will be youth friendly, and candidates MUST be capable and confident to academically support and tutor K – 8th grade students. They will be reliable, responsible, patient, professional and consistent. Under the direction of the Site Director, the STEAM Specialist will academically support specific grade levels, coordinate and implement enrichment/recreation activities that provide opportunities for students to succeed, develop leadership skills, and foster a growth mindset. The STEAM Specialist/Program Leader will work as a team member to implement a fun, safe, and productive space for youth in the after-school program.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities)

Utilizes curriculum resources effectively to develop STEAM programming that supports the success of all members.
Trains and manage volunteers on best practices and programming expectations.
Leads all STEAM initiatives and creates and maintains a culture where STEAM is supported and valued.
Gains a strong understanding of members’ interests and plans activities that help to encourage and expose members to STEAM.
Creates academic accountability systems that help members build personal education responsibility
Develops effective activity centers for diverse learners
Ensures compliance with Club Policy and procedures, maintain a clean and safe environment of assigned program area.
Does safety checks of assigned program area, accurately tracking and monitoring the use of all equipment and supplies

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Ensure a team based work environment by communicating effectively and positively with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, and other community partners.
Work with colleagues on assigned committee to move organizational efforts forward. Committees include: Volunteerism, Club Culture, Parent & School Engagement.
Create and run a family engagement activity workshop.
Develop and run an activity club.
Make recommendations regarding members’ needs, program ideas and facility needs.
Perform other duties as assigned.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Holds a minimum Bachelor’s Degree in education, applied science or social sciences.
Demonstrated experience working with youth.
Demonstrated experience in instruction and classroom management.
Willingness to work in a continuously evolving environment.
Proficient in basic computer skills and use of basic Microsoft applications and Google Drive, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
Speaking proficiency in Spanish or Haitian Creole strongly preferred.
First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, color, political affiliation, creed, national origin, marital status, or any other status as protected by federal, state, and local laws. Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and for service upon request.

BENEFITS
BGCMS offers training in youth development, child development, and more. Part-time employees are eligible to accrue paid sick time in the state of Massachusetts.

LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Ability to speak, read, and write in English is required. Ability to speak, read, and/or write in additional languages is preferred, especially Haitian Creole, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Spanish.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Operations, Laura Perry, at LPerry@bgcms.org, with “STEAM Program Leader” in the subject line.