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Job Summary: The Program Leader is responsible for facilitating programs for Club members in accordance with BGCW’s mission, vision, and values. BGCW staff are responsible for making connections with all Club members and providing a safe and positive environment for our youth. We are looking for individuals to work our before school programs 6:45am-8:45am as well as our after school programs 2:00pm-5:00pm. Opportunities available with Elementary and Middle School age youth. Minimum commitment 6 hours/week.

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance and establish relationships with Club members that are conducive to their growth and development.
  • Create fun and engaging programs that reflect BGCA programs and member interests.
  • Write a lesson plan for each planned program.
  • Lead programs and remain in ratio throughout the day.
  • Simulate interest in the program through personal engagement, skilled instruction, special events, tournaments, contests, and member recognition.
  • Be creative and think outside the box when it comes to programming for our youth.
  • Ensure program areas are clean, orderly and safe.
  • Participate in professional development training as required by BGCW.
  • Appropriately utilize shared Google Drives. All Club-related documents should be organized and accessible by the BGCW team.
  • Ensure that youth are following behavior and safety guidelines at all times.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator or Site Director.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Submitting material requests.
  • Work collaboratively with staff on BGCW and BGCA monthly events.
  • Support leadership staff with planning and development of special programs and/or events.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

  • Pass background check.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified.
  • High School Diploma or GED required. A minimum of 1 year experience in youth programs is preferred.  
  • Willingness to learn the mission, vision, values, objectives, policies, programs, and procedures of Boys & Girls Clubs and the basic principles and practices of non-profit organizations.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with club and school staff. 
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the physical requirement necessary to complete the essential job duties. Reasonable accommodations could be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties. 

  • Require the mobility to stand, stoop, reach and bend.
  • Require mobility to arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects.
  • It may require the ability to stand for long periods.
  • It may require the ability to walk long distances.
  • Requires the ability to use a computer. 
  • May be required to use a personal vehicle in the course of employment.
  • May be required to attend periodic evening meetings and/or travel within and out of the Wooster area to attend meetings.
  • May be required to work evenings or weekends. 

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.