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SITE COORDINATOR, FULL-TIME

For 132 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester has been a leader in youth development with sites in Main South, Plumley Village, and Great Brook Valley. The organization is currently looking for a site coordinator for our EEC-licensed school age childcare (71 kids, ages 5 – 13) located at our Harrington Clubhouse in the Main South neighborhood of the city.

Reporting directly to the Director of School Age Child Care, the site coordinator will assist with the supervision, training, and support of the school age group leaders and assistant leaders. The site coordinator will also promote the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of all the children served, and oversee the development of personalized service plans, as needed. In addition, the site coordinator will provide program and activity development support, including the creation of a calendar of activities and events.  Administrative and clerical tasks include, but are not limited to, the taking of daily attendance, billing for services, interfacing with EEC and CCR, making phone calls to parents, filing, scheduling transportation (not applicable at this time) and ensuring the compliance of all EEC guidelines at all times.

As our school age childcare program is currently serving as a learning hub, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., the site coordinator will assist the education coordinator and group and assistant group leaders with the provision of remote learning for the children we serve. Please note: in the summer, our hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and during the regular school year (non-COVID), our hours of operation are 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (site coordinator works from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.).

As required by EEC, the coordinator must be at least 20 years of age and meet one of the following sets of requirements:

  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, Nursing, Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Child Psychology, the Arts, Social Work, Sociology, or Child Care: and have six months of experience working with school age children; or
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any field or an Associate’s Degree in any field listed above and have nine months of experience working with school age children; or
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent; and have one year of experience working with school age children.

The following are preferred skills and behaviors for this position:

  • Bilingual in Spanish & English, highly preferred;
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Experience in childcare billing, preferred;
  • Experience in providing strength-based supervision and support to staff;
  • Knowledge of youth development;
  • Works well in a diverse cultural environment;
  • Committed to addressing inequities and developing a culture of accountability and inclusivity in the workplace and community;
  • Passionate about Boys & Girls Club of Worcester’s mission and impact;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with parents and our partners, including EEC, CCR, transportation provider and school systems.
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems;
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth;
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment;
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications required (Club will arrange for recertification, if need); and
  • A “people-person” and team-player who will do whatever it takes to create a safe and nurturing environment for both children and staff.

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

 

 

Education Coordinator (2) at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester – Plumley Clubhouse

Job Description
The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is a nonprofit, charitable, educational organization recognized as a leading advocate for youth development, working to help youth of all backgrounds.
Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to become responsible, productive and caring citizens. We provide girls and boys with effective diverse programs and services; and demonstrate that caring adults can truly help young people grow into contributing human beings with the necessary skills for living.
Position Description
Reporting to the Site Coordinator, the Education Coordinator will provide academic support to our members who are attending our learning hubs (remote schooling program), due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to ensuring all members are connected to Wi-Fi and participating in their remote schooling, the Education Coordinator will serve as a liaison among teachers, parents, and members. To compliment remote learning, the Education coordinator will also develop, with member input, engaging virtual programming. Other responsibilities include: providing a safe and healthy environment by enforcing DPH and EEC health guidelines, as well as doing light cleaning and sanitizing on an as need basis.  
Once the pandemic is over, the education coordinator will be responsible for planning and providing high yield learning activities including STEM and art programming.
This Position is a part-time position, 29 hours per week, Monday–Friday between the hours of 8 AM - 4 PM during the school year. Must have flexibility and reliable transportation.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education: High school degree (or equivalent) required with four years of youth development experience. A bachelor’s degree and bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. 
Experience:  A minimum of four years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising educational activities based on the developmental needs of young people, or equivalent experience.
Skills/ Knowledge required in the following areas:
•    Experience in tutoring, education, or mentoring
•    Knowledge of youth development.
•    Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems.
•    Ability to deal with the general public.
•    Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth. 
•    Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.
•    CPR and First Aid Certifications required
RELATIONSHIPS:
Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor by receiving/ providing information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/ instructions; instruct; and advise/ counsel.
External:  Maintains/ Establish contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents and others to assist in resolving problems. 
AA/ EOE

Program Staff

Job Description
JOB TYPE: Part-time
SITE: Harrington Clubhouse
DEPARTMENT: Youth Development Professional
REPORTS TO: Program Director or Site Supervisor
POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Site Coordinator, the Program Assistant is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of youth and implementing fun and engaging academic enrichment and recreational programs.
The Program Assistant will support the work of the Site Coordinator/Program Director and may participate in special programs or events. Under the direction of the Site Coordinator/Program Director, oversee the daily activities of Club members. Light maintenance and upkeep of program areas and the facilities will be required to maintain the cleanliness of the Clubhouse. May be required to lift up to fifty (50 pounds). Participation in other Clubhouse activities may be required, such as supporting our food pantry and free fresh produce giveaways, as necessary. Must have reliable transportation.
PLEASE NOTE: During this unprecedented time, all program staff are currently supporting our learning hubs (during the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.), where kids can go to do their remote learning while schools are not open for onsite instruction. Once kids return to onsite schooling, our regular Club programming will resume.
QUALIFICATION & SKILLS:
· Education: High School degree (or equivalent) required
· Experience: Two years of youth development experience; bilingual preferred
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Strong computer/technological skills preferred.
• Group leadership skills including an understanding of group dynamics.
• CPR and First Aid certifications, preferred.
AA/EOE

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: apply@bgcworcester.org

Publication Date: 
December 14, 2020