The Boys & Girls Clubs is looking for responsible, reliable, and enthusiastic program leaders to help us create great futures for our youth!
The Boys & Girls Clubs is one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs organizations in the state of Illinois. In partnership with our local school districts, we serve over 1,300 Club members throughout the year with after-school programming, summer programs, and athletic leagues. We are looking for program leaders who want a team-oriented and rewarding work environment to help children be supported and successful.
Our mission is to enable all kids to reach their full potential as productive, caring & responsible community members.
For more than 25 years, BGCDT has become the premier provider of after-school youth programming, moving from a safe-haven charity to an active change agent developing great futures for our youth.
Please note that you must be vaccinated to work for BGCDT.
Current Open Positions
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is looking for responsible, reliable, and enthusiastic program leaders to help us create great futures for our youth!
Hours for Carpentersville Sites are Monday through Friday, either 2 pm-6:30 pm or 3-7 pm. Schedule flexibility and additional hours are available on a case-by-case basis.
Hours for Palatine Sites are Monday-Friday, 2 pm-6:00 pm during the school year, and 7:30 am-5:30 pm Monday- Thursday for summer.
Compensation varies from $15 to $17 per hour, depending on role and experience.
Looking for meaningful work with flexibility to fit your life?
•FREE school year fee for their child(ren)
•FREE summer camp for their child(ren) after three assignments
•FREE athletics for their child(ren) after three assignments
Hours: 2:15 – 6:00 pm or earlier
Starting Pay: $50 per afternoon
Job Title: After-School Enrichment Experience Coach
Employer: Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township
Site Placement: Impact Center
Monday-Friday 1:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. during the school year, with possible additional “office hours” as needed and 12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday- Friday during summer.
Responsible for planning, delivering, and overseeing fun, meaningful, and compelling program experiences for high school-aged youth members. Program experiences include cooking, sports/athletics, creative arts, technology, and other hands-on activities based on the Experience Coach’s background, interests, and skills.
Prepare Youth for Future Success
● Actively and collaboratively engage as a team member with Impact Center staff to meet program goals.
● Demonstrate leadership to meet conduct, safety, life, and employability skills development goals of members.
● Plan, prepare, and administer assigned daily Impact Center Member Experiences and Activities while providing supervision of High School Members. Prepare written experience plans detailing activity purpose, materials required, step-by-step process, and life and employability skills addressed.
● Deliver Club program objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission.
● Record daily attendance of members in the activity.
● Ensure that members are encouraged to participate in impactful experiences and receive instruction and constructive feedback to develop skills in program area(s).
● We are providing recognition of members’ positive behavior and character traits.
● Please provide feedback and evaluation of experiences continually and ensure programs/activities respond to member needs and address their gender and cultural diversity.
● Serve as a positive force with a sincere interest in our member’s success.
Skills & Traits
● Coachable, adaptable, and flexible team attitude.
● Excellent organization and self-management skills.
● Passion for driving positive youth growth and development.
● Ability to recognize and reinforce positive youth behavior.
● May oversee special programs and events (i.e., Field Trips or Community Service Events).
● Programs and participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary.
● May be required to drive the Impact van periodically.
Ability to anticipate, identify, and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagram, or schedule form. To accurately complete all required paperwork. To professionally handle and/or get help to resolve conflict. Ability to follow instructions as given and/or directed by supervisor. The Assistant Director must obtain a valid Driver’s License to drive the Club Van.
The position Director of STEM/Project Based Learning is charged with providing strategic,
compelling, meaningful, and impactful STEM programs that add value and inspiration to our member’s development in accordance with our Club to Career Pathway Program. The Director of STEM/Project Based Learning oversees, manages the design and facilitates engaging, Director of STEM/Project Based Learning ambitious, authentic, innovative projects that challenge our members. S/he designs daily, weekly, monthly, and annual plans to achieve the STEM content required to meet BGCDT’s goals and objectives and defined by grants awarded to us. The Director of STEM/Project Based Learning works with the Area Director(s) and Director of Program Impact to ensure sites are meeting expectations through an effective management and reporting system.
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
1. Understand and support BGCDT mission and goals and create strategic STEM program
plans for sites to help achieve those goals.
2. Using BGCA or other resources as needed, create lesson plans applicable to the
objectives needing to be achieved for the age/grade needing to achieve them.
3. Work with community partners to further enhance Club Site experiences in relation to
the STEM and facilitate scheduling them for the sites based on budget, appropriate content, and availability.
4. Create an annual planner to map out when STEM programs will be provided allowing for
proper time for registration (if applicable), communication with school or community,
scheduling of facilities, acquiring volunteers, and notifying site staff.
5. Develop and manage the STEM program budget
6. Be on the cutting edge and knowledgeable of all new offerings within the field of STEM.
Bring ideas and innovative plans to management in order for our members to be the first to experience what is the latest in STEM education.
7. Attend STEM conferences and webinars to ensure up-to-date knowledge of the STEM
1. Design a program assessment tool to measure the success of STEM programs through
the lens of the member and their parents, as well as BGCDT’s goals and objectives, and adjust programs to address any uncovered concerns.
2. Leads the development of a comprehensive STEM curriculum and the process for the
evaluation, selection, and acquisition of instructional materials, supplies, equipment and other resources to support the curriculum.
3. Regularly assess member STEM experiences and adjust to keep content fresh, new, and
compelling for members.
4. Work with and welcome volunteers to participate in STEM and reward volunteers for
5. Coordinate with school STEM or science teachers to address how BGCDT can enhance,
strengthen and deepen our members’ STEM experience.
Director of STEM/Project Based Learning
6. Work with groups of members in size related to their capability and age. Use classroom
management techniques to make your sessions successful.
1. Instruct and lead STEM experiences at BGCDT Club locations-focusing on grades 3 and
2. Models the appropriate use of high impact instructional techniques, strategies, and
approaches in the classroom. Instruct Site Directors and Youth Development Professionals on methods for them to include STEM in their program.
3. Design, train, and manage unit-based STEM programs to be executed at the Site
4. Work with and give attention needed to strategic STEM-related initiatives that may
intersect with other divisions within BGCDT, including SEL and our Growth Mindset Curriculum and our Impact Center Workforce Readiness program.
5. Regularly design STEM lessons to be tied to future STEM careers and support members
to learn about career possibilities at all age levels.
6. STEM lessons should be fun, engaging, interesting, and accessible to all BGCDT Club
7. Create and maintain STEM supply budget.
Program Safety and Member Well Being
1. Use all proper methods of safety related to STEM. Follow all protocols within the Youth
2. Seek support from the Site Director and/or SEL team when handling member discipline
3. Always use positive language and positive reinforcement when working with members.
Director of STEM/Project Based Learning
● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
● Thorough knowledge of youth development theory.
● Demonstrated ability in primary or secondary education.
● Experience in the field of STEM education.
● Strong professional organization and self-management skills.
● Strong technical skills including computer, phone, printer, and other electronic devices.
● Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
● Strong team building skills to promote a positive Club and work environment.
● Ability to work with a variety of people with various backgrounds and skill sets.
● Working knowledge of budget preparation, control, and management.
● Demonstrated leadership skills.
This position requires the ability to travel to multiple sites by vehicle. Days will vary but the
common expectation will be for the Director of STEM/Project Based Learning to be located at the administrative office. The Director of STEM/Project Based Learning should visit sites at least weekly to establish
To apply, please complete both the Application Interest Form as well as completing the Application Form. Please NOTE after clicking the “submit” button the page will redirect you to a platform where the Application Form must be completed.
Thank you for your interest in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township.
Boys & Girls Clubs are more than simply a place; for many young people we are a sanctuary that provides a safe, nurturing environment to learn and grow. It is the dedication and support of caring adults that allows for this enrichment, hope and opportunity. As a leading youth services organization, we recognize that our excellence is largely achieved through talented and motivated staff. Our employees—whether they are full, part-time or seasonal—are integral to the success of the respective programs and the organization as a whole. Our staff are educators, coaches, performers, artists, mentors, community leaders, and ambassadors. As an organization, we are fortunate to enjoy the collegiality and expertise of a highly skilled, diverse and dedicated staff, and seek to recruit and hire only those individuals that will approximate these qualities and enhance the opportunities available to our members.
PART-TIME – YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL
This position works directly with club members in a small group setting,10-15 kids. Staff will be engaged with club members in the following areas; recreation, meals, homework help, life skills, arts & crafts, leadership programs.
Hours: 15 – 20 per week
Time: 2:15pm – 6:30pm (Elementary school sites)
3:15pm – 7:00pm (Teen Sites)
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $12.00 to $15.00 /hour
Part-Time Youth Development Professionals’ responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
To apply and schedule an interview, please submit the form below:
20 S. Grove St., Suite # 201
Carpentersville, IL 60110
Phone: (847) 551-4309