Social Recreation Coordinator

POSITION:       Social Recreation Coordinator (1) - Harrington Clubhouse

REPORTS TO:  Director of Operations

HOURS OF WORK:      Full Time

WORK STATUS:          Non-Exempt

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Social Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating social recreation programs and activities that strengthen interpersonal skills, foster good character and develop positive relationships and cooperation among young people ages 8-18 and to promote/recruit program participation.

Position is 40 hours a week, Monday–Friday, and hours are 11:30 AM–8:30 PM during the school year and 8 AM–4 PM during the summer program and school vacation weeks. The Social Recreation Coordinator may be required to drive club vehicles, some weekends may be required. Must have reliable transportation

Qualifications and Skills:

Education: Four-year degree in related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.

Experience: A minimum of three years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people.

Skills/ Knowledge required in the following areas:

Skills/Knowledge required in the following areas:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to be active for extended times (3 hours).
  • Group leadership skills including an understanding of group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilities.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications, preferred.
  • Bilingual, preferred.

KEY ROLES- Competency Areas:

Prepare Youth for Success

  1. Plan and implement the delivery of agency programs and activities that support the Club’s priority outcomes:
  • Collaborate with associated Program Directors in overlapping areas.
  • Establish outcome area program objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission.
  • Provide day-to-day program activities in accordance with established standards and goals (e.g. Game or Movie Nights and facilitate interactive games and competitions).
  • Provide girls-only programming to help girls explore societal attitudes and values.
  • Facilitate non-athletic games and programs (e.g. pool, table tennis and board games).
  • Ensure that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas/ activities and receive instruction and constructive feedback to develop skills in program area (s).
  • Demonstrate leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members.


  1. Allocate and monitor work assigned to program volunteers and staff, providing ongoing feedback and regular appraisal. Identify and support training and development opportunities for assigned volunteers and staff. Ensure productive and effective performance by all volunteers.
  2. Ensure proper record keeping and reporting including activities and events, conduct breakdowns of daily participation figures, notable achievements and any problems/issues.

Partnership Development

4.    Develop partnerships with parents, community leaders and organizations.

Marketing and Public Relations

5.    Increase visibility of Club programs via posting of daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events and the dissemination of timely information and promotional materials.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. May oversee special programs and/or events and/or participate in the implementation of other Clubhouse activities as necessary.
  2. May be required to fundraise in support of special program activities or field trips.
  3. May be required to periodically drive Club van.
  4. May be required to transport members or meals from local food service programs; lift up to 50 pounds.
  5. May consult with parents concerning member and Clubhouse issues.
  6. Perform light cleaning and assume other duties as assigned.


Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain or interpret guidelines/instructions; instruct, and advise/counsel.

External: Maintain contact as needed with external community groups, schools, members’ parents and others to assist in resolving problems.

Environmental and working conditions:

All work is conducted in a Club or office setting inside or outside, travel is occasionally required.

Physical and mental requirements:

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Maintain a high energy level and be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word as well.


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designated to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned this job.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.