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Youth Development Specialist - Aurora Public Schools (Multiple Clubs)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Denver, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $15 Hourly
  • Part-Time

Locations: Montview, Laredo and Altura

Job Description:

The Youth Development Specialist position is the perfect opportunity for anyone pursuing a career in education, youth development, cultural arts, and/or is interested in the nonprofit sector. In this role, you will work within a Boys & Girls Club that serves up to 100 – 150 kids per day. Through this opportunity, you will gain valuable experience working with a variety of elementary age groups facilitating educational activities in our core programs areas of character and leadership, healthy lifestyles and academics as well as working alongside Aurora Public School teachers.

This Club has specific and rigorous management and tracking requirements, including, but not limited to: daily attendance tracking, activity tracking by member, additional expense reconciliations, field trip pre-approvals, annual reporting, etc.

As a Youth Development Specialist you will gain experience in:

  • Creating lesson plans and working with small groups (5-10 kids), regular groups (20-30 kids) and large groups (40+ kids) in recreation and academic settings.
  • Creative autonomy to develop and implement fun activities and programs.
  • Understanding of the five (5) elements of positive youth develop: a safe positive environment, fun, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, and recognition.
  • Experience collaborating with a team of professionals.

This position works within a community school that focuses on youth development, parent engagement, and family support services.

Job Requirements:

  • At least one year of direct youth service experience and will have a demonstrable record of planning and implementing youth programs. Previous experience working with at-risk youth is preferred, as is a background in education. Volunteer service may be substituted on a year-by-year basis.
  • Candidates must be able to pass a drug test, criminal and driving records investigation.
  • The successful candidate will primarily work indoors. Accordingly, the ability to use a variety of equipment including janitorial and office equipment is required. The job requires the ability to stand for extended periods, kneel, reach, bend, and lift objects weighing in excess of 25lbs. Outdoor work and moderate physically demanding activities may be required on occasion. The ability to read and write is necessary to complete reports and properly document program and organizational data. A valid driver's license and ability to be insured under the company's insurance policy is also a requisite.
  • Continued employment is based upon the successful completion of Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED courses and maintaining your certification which is paid for and coordinated by BGCMD.

Details:
Status: Part-Time (21-29 hours) Non-exempt
Pay Range: $15.00 an hour
Hours: School Year, Monday-Friday, 2:30p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Summer hours vary depending on Club needs

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to jobs@bgcmd.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

This position will remain open until filled.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

Why Work Here?

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is offering an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our dynamic, forward-thinking team.

When the school bell rings at the end of every day, thousands of kids across metro Denver pour out of classrooms and into their after school routines. For some, this means heading home where they are met by a parent who helps them with homework before driving them to basketball practice and piano lessons. For others in our community, after school options are far less certain, stable, and safe. At Boys & Girls Clubs, we know the hours between 3:00-6:00 p.m. are the peak hours for juvenile crime and the time when kids are most likely to experiment with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other risky behaviors. We also know that today in our metro Denver community, children are facing obstacles more challenging than ever before. Kids from low-income families are six times more likely to drop out of school, and 41 percent of kids across Denver are overweight or obese – a number that continues to steadily increase year after year. As one of the most well-known youth organizations in the country, Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people with opportunities to engage in programs that help them achieve academic success, take charge of their health by building healthy habits that will stick with them throughout their lives, and foster the skills they need to become leaders in their communities. Since 1961, Boys & Girls Clubs have been there for metro Denver kids and families when they need us most: after school, all day in the summer, and even during the school day. Our Club members have access to a wealth of programming that has the power to positively shape and change their lives.

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