Center Director

Boys & Girls Club of Portage County
Job Description

Organization: Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (non-profit, youth service)

Wage: $30,000-$35,000 (Salary Exempt; Based on Experience)
Hours: Full Time (Full Benefits Package Available)
Reports to: Director of Operations
 
Key Responsibility Areas: 
The Center Director is primarily responsible for leadership and management of the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County’s standalone Center with the accompanying support and guidance of the Director of Operations. The Center Director position entails program staff supervision, development and performance evaluation, HR performance, program development and oversight, facility management, monitoring program and facility budget, partnership-building, marketing and public relations, and evaluating club member/parent relationship performance.
 
Position Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree in education, sociology, psychology, communications, or other related field; great leadership, organizational, and communication skills; must be able to plan and lead activities; must be able to work independently as well as in groups; and must be able to meet deadlines. 
 
Job Functions:
Primary job duties for the Center Director:
  • Pursues effective collaborative partnership with other agencies, schools, businesses, etc to increase the number of youth being served
  • Establishes effective relationships with school principal and key school personnel to improve the delivery of B&GC programs and to recruit new Club members
  • Establishes effective and trusting relationships with club members and parents
  • Works with other professional staff to utilize Club website and other marketing strategies to build awareness of club programs and to recruit new Club members
  • Is involved in community groups, committees, service organizations that provide networking opportunities which in turn provide personal and professional development while also benefiting the Club
  • Works with professional staff to ensure media releases are completed to build awareness and effectiveness of programs
  • Is involved in organization-wide special events and fundraisers
  • Is involved in Board of Director functions
  • Seeks advice from Director of Operations in the resolution of conflicts with the school personnel, Club members, or parents.
  • Ensures that the Club site is offering quality youth development programs from each of the five core program areas that are fun, educational and enriching; programs are modified and enhanced to accommodate all age groups and both genders
  • Ensures that seasonal program newsletters are out to Club members in a timely basis
  • New Club members are recruited to reach membership goals set by the professional staff team  
  • Club site and staff utilize a variety of recruitment techniques to achieve membership goals including school visits, business membership drives, special events, etc.
  • Assists in recruiting, training and placing volunteers to support overall program operations
  • KidTrax membership database is accurate and up-to-date
  • Program Participation and attendance tracking is kept up to date at all times
  • When responsible, grant and program reports are completed in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Creates & ensures the implementation of a daily & weekly cleaning schedule and each staff maintains a clean, neat and properly equipped program area; equipment is in good condition and/or repaired, replaced or removed immediately; supplies are stocked to meet program needs and/or ordered to be in place for to programs when they are scheduled to occur
  • Ensures that the overall Club environment is safe and inviting for all Club Members
  • Staff are trained in emergency & evacuation procedures; the Club is clean & well decorated; equipment is in good condition; program supplies are adequate & staff
  • Ensures that the Club environment provides recognition opportunities for Club members and staff; that program information is displayed
  • Works with Director of Operations to monitor program monthly expenses to ensure expenses are within budget projections
  • Pursues effective collaborative partnership with other agencies, schools, businesses, etc to increase the number of youth being served
  • Establishes effective relationships with school principal and key school personnel to improve the delivery of B&GC programs and to recruit new members
  • Establishes effective and trusting relationships with club members and parents
  • Is involved in community groups, committees, service organizations that provide networking opportunities which in turn provide personal and professional development while also benefiting the Club
  • Is involved in organization-wide special events and fundraisers
 
 
Experience/ Skills
  • Preferred minimum of one year experience in planning and implementing youth programs.
  • Proven ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems.
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, supervise, and motivate staff and volunteers
  • Proven ability to deal with the general public.
  • Proven ability to plan and implement quality programs using a youth development strategy.
  • Proven ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Able to be CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Demonstrated computer technology skills appropriate to Boys & Girls Club computer use.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
High energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects; good interpersonal abilities-able to interact effectively with co-workers of all levels as well as with representation of other organizations and institutions.  Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tact, maturity, and flexibility; physical requirements include: sight, hearing, sitting, standing, stooping, running, strenuous sports related activities, and lifting a minimum of 50 lbs. Must be able to function under fast paced and noisy conditions.
 
Organizational Overview - Boys & Girls Club of Portage County The Boys & Girls Club of Portage County was founded in 2002 to fulfill this mission: "To inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring members of the community." We serve more than 2,000 youth ages 6-18 annually at several Club sites throughout Portage County, WI. We offer more than 30 fun, structured, educational programs ranging from daily homework assistance after school to national award winning art projects to exciting field trips that provide experiences many of our members would have without the Club. Our focus is on fun, with a purpose.
 
 
 
 
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