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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!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs organizations in the state of Illinois. In partnership with our local school districts, we serve over 2,000 Club members throughout the year with after-school programming, summer programs, and athletic leagues. In response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, we have been safely operating Emergency Childcare Centers and Summer Day Camp Programs. We are looking for program leaders who want a team-oriented and rewarding work environment to help children be supported and successful.

Please note that you must be vaccinated to work for BGCDT.

Following  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/resources/executive-orders

CURRENT PART-TIME OPEN POSITIONS 

SEASONAL SUMMER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL

For dates between June 1st – July 22nd 2021

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervising children’s participation in the District’s remote learning program, including children’s mask use, social-distancing, and personal hygiene.
  • Facilitating Club programs, activities and services that prepare youth for success and create a club environment that facilitates growth and achievement in children.
  • Supervising and encouraging youth members to participate in a variety of program areas and activities, and receive instruction and constructive feedback to further develop skills.
  • Providing guidance to members to assist them in making appropriate choices in educational, personal, physical, social, emotional, vocational, and spiritual needs.
  • Effectively communicate standards of our program and maintain program areas that are safe, diligently sanitized, and well maintained within state guidelines.
  • Documenting reporting data, including attendance and program participation on a daily basis.
  • Maintaining a healthy and safe environment, ensuring facilities, equipment, and supplies are maintained.

Hours: Youth Development Professionals will work Monday through Friday, either 7:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Schedule flexibility and additional hours are available on a case-by-case basis. Compensation varies from $12 to $15 per hour depending on role and experience.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL

Responsibilities Include:

● Supervising children’s participation in the District’s after-school enrichment program, including children’s mask use, social-distancing, and personal hygiene.

● Facilitating Club programs, activities and services that prepare youth for success and create a club environment which facilitates growth and achievement in children.

● Supervising and encouraging youth members to participate in a variety of program areas and activities and receive instruction and constructive feedback to further develop skills.

● Providing guidance to members to assist them in making appropriate choices in educational, personal, physical, social, emotional, vocational, and spiritual needs.

● Effectively communicate standards of our program and maintain program areas which are safe, diligently sanitized, and well maintained within state guidelines.

● Documenting reporting data, including attendance and program participation daily.

● Maintaining a healthy and safe environment, ensuring facilities, equipment and supplies are maintained.

Hours: Youth Development Professionals will work Monday through Friday, 1:30pm-6:30pm. Schedule flexibility and additional hours are available on a case-by-case basis. 

Compensation starts from $14 per hour depending on role and experience.

AFTER SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE

Looking for meaningful work with flexibility to fit your life?

Substitutes Receive:

•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

LIFE COACH

If you have experience in these areas and are interested in showcasing your skills and impacting our teens, this is the job for you!! 

• Healthy Living/Life Skills

• Culinary Skills

• Meditation/ Yoga Hydroponics

• Financial Literacy

• Creative Arts

• Print Art Sculpting Sewing/Textiles

• Music

• Dance

• Photography

• Furniture Flip

• Community Build projects

• Gaming/ Technology 

Hours: Specialty Coaches will work Monday through Friday 2 pm – 7 pm

CURRENT FULL-TIME OPEN POSITIONS 

21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING SITE DIRECTOR

 

Are you seeking a job that intersects with your life purpose? Now, more than ever, youth need support by dedicated and talented professionals in the field of education and mentorship. After School programs create a perfect opportunity to support youth to propel them forward in their character, like skills and academic development. The Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township has 25 years of success. BGCDT and the Elementary Schools we serve are motivated 21st Century Learning Centers striving to make a positive difference in the lives of our youth. If you are motivated to make a difference in young people’s lives by sharing your talent of strong leadership in the field of After School programming, we would like to work with you.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of the K-5 21st CCLC after school program operated by Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township and located at one elementary school location. Enrollment of students may be up to 120 students. The site director will oversee a staff according to the size of the enrollment using a 1:15 ratio.
  • Plan, develop, train, supervise and be responsible for the evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) and its staff.
  • Work diligently to attract community partners that are willing to provide services to the children and families attending the host school; ensure a high level of parent engagement and participation.
  • Ensure staff is conducting all aspects of supervising, mentoring, guiding, and supporting BGCDT members.
  • Develop/maintain relationships with board, community partners, community-based organizations, elementary schools/district, parents and children involved in the program.
  • Act as primary liaison between 21st CCLC, families, and school. Develop an excellent rapport.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with community members as well as stakeholders to participate in advisory board and subcommittees. Create, implement/maintain a sustainability plan with advisory board. Coordinate the work of all community partners within the school to ensure integration and communication of services for the children and families.
  • Meet/exceed goals for participant enrollment. Increase program visibility through aggressive marketing and public relations.
  • Manage the parent engagement process: data collection, partner activities and ensure that evaluation goals are met. Work collaboratively with BGCDT Business Administration office to ensure registration and billing are met.
  • Create and supervise curriculum delivery for a diversity of program offerings aligning state/local/district standards. Train or secure trainings for program staff to ensure high quality programs.
  • Develop program activities in conjunction with community partners in the areas of literacy, math, social development, health and wellness and enrichment, character development, etc. according to standards and philosophies.
  • Attract community resources and partnerships to support the children and families at the school with additional opportunities to learn and grow. When successful, develop, implement and train staff to run these programs.
  • Provide leadership and an example of proper corrective action procedures and positive reinforcement. Maintain a safe environment for staff and youth.
  • Support planning and implementation of the Summer Learning Program
  • Create yearly goals and objectives to be maintained and discussed regularly with supervisor.
  • Work in harmony and cooperation with all appropriate staff, volunteers, and school faculty. Maintain a positive perspective even in times of conflict.
  • Ensure that the proper procedures regarding vehicle use (if needed at your site) are followed at all times.
  • Responsible for attending staff meetings/events. 
  • Demonstrate and teach the character development values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
  • Understand K-5 learning objectives and facilitate the program to improve student academic outcomes.
  • Continually enhance professional development through workshops, educational courses and/or appropriate reading material/ Licensing requires the completion of a minimum of 20 hours training per year relevant to the care of school age children.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Excellent organizational skills: attention to detail, ability of prioritize, and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent work ethic and a passion to improve program outcomes
  • At least two years’ experience managing Out of School Time, Summer Learning programs, or Early Childhood programs with multiple staff
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze data and prepare analytical reports
  • Exemplary writing, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Previous experience in the nonprofit or educational sector a plus
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Google Suite
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity; ability to inspire and manage others
  • Must clear background check and drug screen

 

Education and/or Experience:

The Site Director shall be at least 21 years of age and shall meet one of the following:

Hold a Bachelor’s degree in a field relating to education, child development, human services or recreation from an accredited or approved institution of higher education; and have a minimum of two years’ supervised experience working with school age children in a group setting (field placements and student teaching will be counted toward this requirement) or

Hold an Associate’s degree in a field relating to education, child development, human services or recreation from an accredited or approved institution of higher education; and have a minimum of three years’ supervised experience working with school age children in a group setting (field placements and student teaching will be counted toward this requirement).

 

Reasoning Ability:

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.

To apply, please complete both the Application Interest Form as well as completing the Application Form.

STEP 1: Application Interest Form

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    STEP 2: Application Form

    Thank you for your interest in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township.

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is looking for responsible, dependable, and enthusiastic individuals that enjoy working with school aged children for our after-school program, while following our mission: Nourish Character, Inspire Potential

    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

    Required education:

    • High school or equivalent
    • Must be at least 18
     

    Part-Time Youth Development Professionals’ responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for following all CDC guidelines and government orders to ensure the safety of our members
    • Building positive relationships with youth
    • Nurturing social and emotional development with youth
    • Implementing character and leadership programs
    • Implementing sports and fitness programs
    • Implementing Arts programs
    • Homework help
    • Lesson planning
    • Clean-up procedures
    • Mentoring
    • Ensuring all youth are safe
    • Ensuring all members are engaging in FUN learning

    To apply and schedule an interview, please submit the form below:

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