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Lincoln Park Outpost- Program Specialist

Job Title:

Lincoln Park Outpost- Program Specialist

Job Hours:

Site Hours: June 18th- August 17th -12pm-6pm, Monday- Friday**

**Candidates hired will start in early June for training, preparation, etc.

Reports To:

Lincoln Park Outpost- Site Supervisor

Salary:

$10.00/hour

How to Apply:

Applicants can apply by submitting a resume with cover letter to the Director of  Outreach and Prevention, Felicia Dalton, fdalton@bgckenosha.org

Primary Function:

Implement, supervise, develop and evaluate all Boys & Girls Club programs and activities at Lincoln Park and the Oribiletti Center for members ages 6-18.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Effectively administer programs and activities for youth ages 6-18 in a high volume, fast paced environment.
  •  Develop lesson plans, and implement programs according to the plans.
  • Develop relationships with youth to ensure trust and confidence in them, to recruit them to participate in programs and increase membership participation.
  •  Promote and develop leadership skills in members.
  • Teach youth how to develop relationships with role models and mentors.
  • Implement and enforce all Club rules and policies with the members.
  • Ensure a safe, clean, healthy and positive environment in the park area and the Oribiletti Center.
  • Maintain and utilize appropriate and adequate equipment for programs.
  • Actively supervise and engage members at all times.
  • Follow established policies and procedures of the BGCK youth and teen centers.
  • Model and encourage positive and constructive behavior for all members.
  • Do safety checks of your program area and equipment and report any findings.
  •  Maintain a clean and safe environment of assigned program area(s).
  •  Monitor and evaluate programs in conjunction with the Site Director.
  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
  • This position requires implementing high energy sports/athletic programs outdoors in the park area with youth in a group setting.
  • This position requires standing for long periods of time.
  • This position may require lifting items up to 50lbs.
  • Staff must wear their ID badge and a BGC shirt at all times.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a team based work environment by communicating effectively and positively with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers and other community partners.
  •  Make recommendations regarding member’s needs, program ideas, and facility needs.
  •  May be asked to participate in special programs and or events. These events may be scheduled at times when the Club is not open.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • College and or teaching experience preferred.
  •  Ability to work scheduled hours.
  • Experience working with youth ages 6-18
  • Ability to effectively operate a computer and programs used by the Club i.e. (Microsoft Office, MTS Visions).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior.
  •  Good Driving Record and Valid Driver’s License.
  •  Proof of Valid Automobile Insurance.

Recommended:

  • Experience working at a summer camp or in a similar setting
  • Experience in planning and implementing daily lesson plans

Physical Considerations:

  • Frequent walking, running, standing, reaching, bending
  • Majority of work is outside, summer weather conditions

Environmental Conditions:

  • May be exposed to occasional inclement weather including heat, humidity, cold, rain, and wind