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Clubhouse unit director

Boys & Girls Clubs

This is a Part-time position in Edison, NJ posted December 17, 2019.

Would you like to be part of a team dedicated to reducing the opportunity gap for low-income youth?

Do you have a proven record of success in establishing and optimizing community partnerships to advance social justice?

Are you an experienced Youth Development/Education Leader looking for a way to use your knowledge, experience, and skills to make a difference?

Do you have a passion for developing a culture of high expectations?

Do you have a proven track record of supporting youth development activities that ensures 400+ K-12th grade students have the opportunities they deserve to succeed? Organization OverviewThe Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is the largest expanded learning time organization in Silicon Valley, serving 2,500 K 12 students with 13 sites and programs in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City.

In neighborhoods where ⅓ of the youth drop out of high school, BGCP members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to succeed in school.

In three clubhouses and nine school sites, we implement proven social and academic interventions that most impact a child’s achievement in school and in life.The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula has evolved significantly in recent years in response to our youth’s changing needs.

When BGCP was founded 55+ years ago, its focus was to keep young people safe and out of trouble.

Low-income youth were able to attend the Club and find positive adult role models and participate in constructive activities.

If they stayed out of serious trouble, they could turn 18, graduate from high school, and get an entry-level manufacturing job that could support a family.

Today, those entry level, low-skilled jobs no longer exist.

Everyone needs at least two years of post-secondary education or training to secure living wage employment.In response to this change, we have evolved our mission to focus on school success.

In addition to providing our students with the safe place, positive relationships, and sense of belonging that all children need, we are helping them develop the academic and life skills they need to succeed in school.

Our after-school and summer programs are tightly integrated with the schools and are an extension of the learning day.

We share resources, curriculum, data, and staff training with our school partners.

Our budget has grown to $15 million.While BGCP is affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we are an independent 501(c)(3) organization with our own Board of Directors and responsible for our own programs and funding.Position OverviewAs the Clubhouse Unit Director, you will ensure that a high quality, engaging expanded learning time program is delivered to 400+ K-12th grade students from the East Palo Alto and surrounding areas.

You will position the Clubhouse as not only an after-school center, but also a community hub for the neighborhood, and you will serve as the face of BGCP in the community.

You will be a member of the BGCP Site Leadership Team, collaborating closely with other Unit Directors across sites and clubhouses, especially at Brentwood Elementary and Ravenswood Middle, the program strategy and training team, and the impact and evaluation team to ensure that BGCP’s programming model is implemented with fidelity and consistency and is driving school and life success outcomes for youth.

In your capacity as Director you will also partner with the high school programs team to ensure that addressing the college and career opportunity gap is embedded in everyday youth development programming at the clubhouse.While program excellence is essential, BGCP is also looking for an innovator to continue to improve upon the great work happening at the clubhouse and collaborating school sites – spanning from after school tutoring to recreational sports, and from intensive literacy instruction to college counseling.

We’re looking for an agile, magnetic, driven, resilient, goal-oriented leader, thinker, and doer who can develop and execute a vision for community partnerships and renewal, leveraging the BGCP East Palo Alto clubhouse and school sites as cornerstones of positive change.Reporting directly to the Chief Program Office, this role is based in East Palo Alto, CA, with regular travel to BGCP’s other sites in Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.

The Clubhouse is open until 8pm each evening.

Additional hours are required, including ~1-2 mornings/evenings per week for staff meetings, trainings, and events with some periodic commitments on weekends.What will you do?


· Select, train, manage, and develop 5.5 full-time direct reports, and part-time staff of approximately 30
· Act as strategic leader, inspiring and coaching staff to give their best each day to support students and build a community of learners and future leaders
· Manage all aspects of the ELT program, ensuring a quality educational and youth development experience for all participants
· Build strong relationships with families, local schools, and the community, and offer programming to serve the broader East Palo Alto neighborhood
· Create a positive site culture that includes a work atmosphere of professionalism, teamwork, high expectations, and accountability among staff
· Compile data and track students for program evaluation and reporting to Board and funders
· Manage the Clubhouse facilities in collaboration with the Sr.

Director, Operations
· Manage site budget and spendingWhat will success look like?At BGCP, you’ll be part of an amazing team that guides students to successfully build academic and life skills.

We’re not just an after-school program, but a place that encourages creativity and fun!

We believe every child has what it takes to succeed.

Our mission and core beliefs fuel our commitment to promoting a safe, positive, and inclusive environment for all.

You should take pride in providing a world-class experience that assures success is within reach for every young person who enters our doors.

With currently servicing 400+ K-12th grade students in the East Palo Alto Area.

Building strong relationships in the neighborhood and local schools is vital.

What qualifications will the ideal candidate have?
· BA/BS or five + years equivalent experience
· Successful experience teaching/instructing in an educational environment
· Successful experience leading a team and a track record of managing teams and individuals to outcomes
· Experience planning large-scale youth-oriented events
· A demonstrated ability to coordinate, inspire, and motivate others
· High level of communication skills, both written and oral
· Experience working with low-income populations
· Experience managing facilities
· Must have the availability to work evening units 8pm and occasional weekends
· Clear background check and history indicating fitness to work with children
· Negative TB Test
· Current CPR/1st Aid certification
· Competency in writing and speaking in Spanish strongly preferred Salary & Benefits
· Salary: Competitive with other nonprofits and commensurate with experience
· Health benefits: 100% of employee premiums for medical/dental/vision; 50% for dependents
· Retirement benefits: 10% 401(k) plan contribution after one year of employment
· Generous paid time-off policy
· Making the community a great place for all youth to grow up: priceless