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Please view our available positions below.


Marketing & Communications Coordinator | Toddler Teacher | Youth Worker/Transportation Driver | Food Prep | Lifeguard | Film & Digital Media Director



TITLE: Marketing and Communications Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development and Communications

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator will have a good working knowledge of M/C practices and trends, and 1-3 years of experience in the field, preferably in the nonprofit arena. This role will report to the Director of Development and Communications and work with a team of fundraising staff, youth development professionals, and M/C consultant to build support and attract resources that will expand awareness of BGCD’s brand, differential BGCD from other B&G clubs in the region, and guide organizational growth.

The successful candidate will be innovative, motivated and have a growth mindset. This role is responsible for mission-focused communications that inspire and inform all Club stakeholders to greater levels of engagement and investment with the organization, and supports all aspects of BGCD’s public outreach and fundraising initiatives.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

Marketing:

In collaboration with senior program staff, writes and submits weekly Dorchester Reporter page.

Work closely with Development team on event programs, incorporating key messaging in fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events. Leverage BGCD’s premiere events to reinforce mission and key messaging strategy, expand awareness, and attract financial support.

Maintains the Clubs Website to include the most up to date information regarding the Club. This would include all content and visual updates as well as tracking and analyzing activities.

Provides and supervises design, content creation and production of marketing pieces including annual report, brochures, program sheets, advertisements and other collateral.

Gathers and shares event information, Club impact stories, donor/volunteer recognition, alumni news through monthly e-newsletter and website news.

Posts Club news regularly on Club social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

Supports initiatives of Marketing Committee and outside design/PR firm

Pitches, writes and submits press releases and articles for external publication to build awareness of Club programs and impact

Builds and maintains photo/video library for publicity purposes.

Communications & Special Events:

Assists the Director of Development and Communications on the production and design of all event collateral including invitation, sponsor signage, program guides, silent auction display materials.

Formulate and express a wide-ranging perspective on digital content to ensure it continually reflects BGCD’s activities to serve supporters, members, staff, alum, and the general public, and position the organization as one that is worthy of donor support; likewise, formulate and express a donor-based perspective on the integration of print and digital content to ensure broad and leveraged exposure with various audiences of donors and prospective donor

Works with Director of Development and Communications to effectively promote all events through media outlets, advertisements, postcards, social media and email

Creates production of event-specific slideshows and videos for events and presentations.

Builds and supports peer-to-peer fundraising teams by assisting with website setup, ideas for engaging supporters, communications.

Assists with event preparations, attends and provides staff support for special events during peak periods

Manages email communications through Constant Contact.

Creates follow-up communications/publicity for events.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Builds relationships with program staff to source stories of program impact, and assists in the creation of collateral for programs and activities

Welcomes, engages and follows up with corporate service groups and other volunteers

Adheres to and upholds all Club and Member rules and policies; adheres to, promotes and represents the Clubs’ Mission, Core Values and Code of Ethics.

Attend key events and partnership programs to photograph and promote partnerships through social media engagement and other requirements for promotion by our funders.

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years’ experience that demonstrates increasing responsibilities and patterns of success. Experience working in fundraising, public relations, or marketing preferred.

Excellent communication skills, with ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral format. Ability to write and design effective and persuasive copy for media, promotions, donor correspondence, sponsor proposals, and other materials.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required. Experience with Adobe In Design and website content management system (WordPress).

Excellent interpersonal skills and team orientation critical to work independently and collaboratively. Professional discretion required to handle confidential donor information.

Systematic and creative thinker who can work on multiple projects simultaneously within limited time frames. Requires excellent organizational skills, efficient time management, and careful attention to detail.


TITLE:  Toddler Teacher

DEPARTMENT:  Early Education

REPORTS TO:  Early Childhood Director

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Toddler Teacher is responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate toddler program for children ages 15 – 36 months.

KEY ROLES:

  • Responsible for the care and education of children, insuring their safety and well-being at all times.
  • Work enthusiastically with children helping to instill positive values.
  • Responsible for planning, preparing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities in accordance with NAEYC criteria and Massachusetts state guidelines.
  • Administer and accurately document initial and ongoing development using screening and assessment tools at established intervals.
  • Maintain accurate records including curriculum plans, attendance, emergency forms, accident and incident forms, child observations and assessments.
  • Responsible for securing health, hygiene and safety, and overall well-being of children at all times.
  • Prepare the toddler learning environment for children to learn through active exploration and interaction with adult caregivers.
  • Spends time directly interacting with children (indoors and outdoors).
  • Communicate daily with parents and maintain positive relationships.
  • Maintains confidentiality of records and information of staff and families.
  • Notifies Director of any issues regarding children or parents.
  • Provide training, guidance, leadership, and technical assistance to assigned toddler assistant teachers.
  • Attends staff meetings and 20+ hours of training per year both on and off site.
  • Participates in the PQ Registry: Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).
  • Carry out mission, vision and values of BGCD.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Must be EEC Toddler and Preschool Teacher certified.
  • Must be familiar with policies and procedures including EEC regulations and NAEYC criteria.
  • Must have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid Certified and able to maintain certification.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be able to take initiative.

HEALTH POLICY:

  • Evidence of a recent physical (within last 12 months) and immunization history (2 doses of MMR and Neg. TB) must be submitted.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Childcare employees must be able to perform the following essential functions:
  • Observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that may occur in the classroom or on the playground.
  • Lift 40 pounds from the floor to a waist-high table when necessary.
  • Crouch/kneel/stoop to a child’s height, maintain eye contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.
  • Be aware of the cognitive, social and physical needs of children.
  • Handle the responsibilities and routine stress often associated with providing childcare services

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must complete and pass a CORI, SORI and Background check.

TITLE:  Youth Worker/Transportation Driver

DEPARTMENT:  Programming

REPORTS TO:  WDYC Program Director

FLSA: Non–exempt (25 hour/week)

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

  • Ensure the safe transportation of youth to field trips and activities between buildings.
  • Provides safe and caring environment for children in your care on-site, during transportation or off-site at events and activities
  • Abide by all federal, state, local and company laws and regulations
  • Assist in program activity areas and supervising members, when on-site at BGCD, not transporting members to programs and events,
  • Participate in collaborative programs and events with staff from other clubhouse departments as well as staff from other BGCD clubhouses and community organizations as appropriate.
  • Ensures that members:  actively participate in a variety of programs/activities; seek advice/guidance from staff in regard to problems; and receive caring, respect and recognition for their efforts
  • Drive van in accordance with BGCD policy and procedures
  • Maintain positive relationships with the youth and parents
  • Supervise groups while at events or activities
  • Be aware of BGCD policies and procedures while in the building or off-site
  • Assume other duties assigned by supervisor
  • Working with youth inside and out of building

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintenance and cleanliness of van
  • Complete log-sheets daily
  • Must be organized and willing to adjust work schedule to meet demands of the organization
  • Demonstrates leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members.
  • Assume other duties as assigned

 Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Good Driving record with valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • 1-3 years Experience working with youth
  • High School Diploma
  • Direct experience providing recreation programs for youth.
  • Knowledge of youth development principles. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Proven ability to work with and understand the needs of children and be committed to working with participants from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Must have knowledge of and be committed to carrying out the BGCD program philosophy and goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work clubhouse hours especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must be or become CPR / FA certified.

Must consent to and pass a CORI/SORI and background check.


TITLE/POSITION: Food Prep

DEPARTMENT: Food Program

REPORTS TO: Food Services & Nutrition Director

FLSA CLASS: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Part-time

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Under the direction of the Food Services & Nutrition Director, the Prep Cook is responsible for assisting in all daily food and kitchen operations of the Food meal programs.  This includes daily preparation, production and service of high quality meals.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports directly to the Director. May also receive direction and feedback from Director of Early Education and Child Care.

KEY ROLES (ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES):

  • Support preparation and implementation of menu cycle at minimal cost and maximum efficiency.
  • Complete necessary preparation of food by following proper sanitation, safety guidelines, regulations and standards.
  • Minimize waste and promote a cost effective program.
  • Receive and inventory weekly deliveries, insuring that all products are fresh and received under sanitary conditions.
  • Rotate, label and stock inventory as needed.
  • Maintain a sanitary and safe kitchen at all times as outlined by Board of Health; includes: washing dishes, cleaning and sanitizing kitchen equipment, removing trash etc.
  • Keep daily temperature recordings of stored and prepared foods.
  • Record daily number of meals served and delivered.
  • Participate in meetings regarding food program as needed.
  • Report any incidents to Director.
  • Set up and break down food service area.
  • Serve meals to members in a warm and friendly manner.


SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Proven experience as a prep cook.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Knowledge of kitchen operations and food preparation required.
  • ServSafe certified or ability to become certified in food safety required.
  • Must be or become CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Must be organized and reliable.
  • Flexibility to work clubhouse hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must have demonstrated effective communication skills.
  • Must be able to satisfy the CORI/SORI and National Criminal Background Check requirements.

TITLE: Lifeguard

DEPARTMENT: Aquatics

REPORTS TO: Aquatics Director & VP of Programming

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt/Hourly    

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester is seeking ARC Certified Lifeguards with a passion for inclusivity and an enthusiastic demeanor to join our Aquatics Team! Those with prior experience preferred, although those with less experience are highly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of basic Lifeguard Skills, CPR/AED, and First Aid is necessary. Excellent communication skills and a flexible schedule are desired.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

  • Maintains constant surveillance of patrons in the facility; acts immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provides emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
  • Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Prepares and maintains appropriate activity reports.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee a particular program area, member-led club, and coach junior staff
  • Monitor inventory and purchase of materials
  • Daily maintenance and upkeep of facilities
  • Assume other duties as assigned

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and/or previous experience required
  • Valid American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain one prior to tryout.
  • Ability to demonstrate lifeguard skills: 200 swim in under 4 minutes, 2 minute tread in deep water, retrieve diving brick in deep water, demonstrated knowledge of all in- water saves and CPR/AED use
  • Previous experience working with at-risk youth is preferred
  • Must be motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model for children and staff members
  • Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children
  • Excellent judgment skills; proven ability to select the most appropriate course of action in a given situation.
  • Ability to resolve conflict and potential crises as they arise.
  • Personal Initiative Skills: Organizational awareness, professional development, striving for excellence.
  • Experience with action planning and organizing, monitoring, and analyzing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.

TITLE: Film and Digital Media Director

DEPARTMENT: Film Clubhouse

REPORTS TO: VP of Programming

FLSA CLASS: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Part-Time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Responsible for overseeing the delivery of a broad range of programs within the Film and Digital Media program. The Director is responsible for both creative and technical aspects of film and digital media, including photography, to implement and facilitate programs and activities. By personal example, helps interpret the quality of BGCD values to members, parents and staff.  Plans, develops, oversees implementation and supervises programs and program staff, and performs related administrative duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Management

  • Responsible for oversight of all aspects of the Film and Digital Media program including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, maintaining program budget, implementing Club policies and practices and securing additional program resources when appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain program objectives and goals that are consistent with organizational goals and mission.  Evaluate programs on a continual basis to ensure programs/activities respond to member needs and address their diversity and demonstrate high quality via outcome assessments.
  • Ensure the successful delivery of Film and Media grant funding requirements, including compliance and reporting on grant outcomes.
  • Collaborate with area organizations and local volunteers to meet Film and Digital Media program needs of members.  Coordinate partnerships and consultants who can offer instruction, support and guidance to members.
  • Ensures that members actively participate in the Film and Digital Media program; seek advice/guidance from staff in regard to problems; and receive caring, respect and recognition for their efforts.
  • Maintains safety of children as a first priority.  Emphasizes personal safety and emotional wellbeing with children, parents and other program staff at all times.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of collaborative programs and events both within the Club and area organizations and local volunteers.
  • Demonstrate leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members.
  • Uses positive, constructive methods of behavior guidance/positive reinforcement and ensures that all staff does the same.
  • Increase visibility of Film and Digital Media programs via posting for daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events and the dissemination of timely information through mailings, fliers, social media and additional media resources.
  • Promote Film and Digital Media program by providing visual evidence of members work through various social media outlets and the Club website.

Staff Management

  • Recruit, train, coach and supervise any assigned Film and Media department staff (including work-study students, junior staff and volunteers) in accordance with established standards and goals.
  • Communicate effectively so that site staff understands the standards of the Film and Digital Media program and work to keep the program areas safe, well ventilated, well lit and maintain program equipment.
  • Utilize staff and members to assist in program creation and assessment to ensure programs run with minimal disruption.
  • Attends all staff meetings and training sessions when available.  Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Implement, manage and/or assist with special programs and events (i.e. NEWLA, Grand Drawing, Film Festivals etc.) and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary.
  • In collaboration with youth artists and supported by other Club staff, organize and implement at least three high profile public culminating events for programs including Arts Bash.
  • Communicate and consult with parents concerning member and club achievements and issues.
  • Travel between sites and to activities as needed.
  • Adhere to and uphold all Club and Member rules and policies.
  • When needed, assume supervision of the facility as assigned by the Management Team.
  • Work cooperatively with other Directors on Club-wide programming/initiatives.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by VP of Programming, CEO and senior management staff.


Please forward your cover letter and resume to employment@bgcdorchester.org.


Or mail to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 
1135 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester MA
02125



Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.