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Looking for a career with a strong emphasis on professional development?

Youth Development Professional

Youth Development Professional
Job Description
The Role of the Youth Development Professional

Job Functions

1. Enable all young people, especially those that need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive caring, responsible citizens.
2. Establishes a program setting that insures the health and safety of members.
3. Plans programs and activities that meet the organization’s youth development mission.
4. Personally involved in implementing and carrying out daily programs and activities in multiple core program areas.
5. Provides guidance services.
6. Manages necessary administrative functions and assigned resources.
7. Promotes and markets programs to members.

Duties

1. Personally involved in implementing and carrying out daily programs and activities in one or more core program areas using Youth Development Strategy adopted by the BGCOP to enhance the potential for developing a sense of competence, belonging, usefulness and influence.
2. Position yourself in program area to continually monitor and supervise the safety and behavior of members. Ensures the program areas are safe, with evacuation and emergency procedures posted and first aid kits accessible.
3. Provide member guidance to help them fulfill and make appropriate choices about their educational, personal, physical, social, emotional, vocational and spiritual needs.
4. Ensure equipment is in good condition, with safety precautions posted (where needed) and members instructed in proper and safe use of equipment.
5. Manages necessary administrative functions and assigned resources. Equipment and supplies are ordered, maintained and stored to assure efficient functioning in the core program areas.
6. Promotes and markets programs to the member.

Skills

1. Strong Verbal and Written communication; both to children, fellow staff and to parents.
2. Basic Computer Skills – Email, Word processing and internet navigation
3. Basic Phone Skills- answering, transferring and paging.
4. Leadership Skills- Must be able to control a room and motivate youth
5. CPR training and food handlers permit preferred.
6. Complete out basic administrative/data collection to comply with BGCA programming and grants on a consistent and timely basis, with efficiency.
7. Personal conduct must be one of high moral standards; honest, trustworthy, compassionate, encouraging, hardworking, team player, self-motivated, puts children first above personal needs!

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