Careers

Please view our available positions below.


Toddler Teacher | Director of Early Education & Care | Assistant Music Director | Assistant Teen Director | Assistant Athletics Director



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



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 (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • 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

TITLE:  Assistant Athletics Director

DEPARTMENT:  Athletics

REPORTS TO:  Athletics Director & VP of Programming

FLSA: Non–Exempt 

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

Under the direct supervision of the Athletics Director, the Assistant Athletics Director is responsible for assisting with all facets of the athletics programs and activities.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Operate a safe and impactful Club environment for members daily;
  • Cultivate strong relationships with Club members, staff members, and community members;
  • Maintain safe environments for members participating in programs and activities
  • Greet all parents daily and inform them of all program changes. Communicate frequently with parents concerning their child’s behavior, progress and socialization in the program.
  • Assist the Athletics Director with scheduling for athletic teams and community groups
  • Assist with planning and coordinating of athletic programs and activities
  • Schedule and coordinate seasonal athletics department sporting events as directed by the Athletic Director.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Daily maintenance and upkeep of facilities including bathrooms, locker rooms and gym
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Athletic Director and VP of Programming

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • At least two years of direct youth service experience and a demonstrable record of planning and implementing youth programs.
  • 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
  • Past experience as an athletic administrator encouraged
  • Ability to resolve conflict and potential crises as they arise.
  • Ability to communicate, direct and lead junior staff
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and assist in behavior change for members who are experiencing behavioral issues is necessary.


TITLE:  Director of Early Education & Care

DEPARTMENT:  Early Ed/Childcare Admin

REPORTS TO:  VP of Education

FLSA: Exempt

STATUS: Salaried, Full-time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Director of Early Education & Care is primarily responsible for overseeing the management, policies, procedures, and curriculum of the Toddler and Preschool classrooms, under the supervision of the VP of Education.  The Director will responsible for ensuring a developmentally appropriate program that ensures the healthy progression of socio-emotional, cognitive, and motor skills for children and compliance with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations and NAEYC.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilites):

  • Ensure implementation of a developmentally appropriate and multicultural curriculum fostering a progression of skills and social development in all children
  • Meet EEC regulations
  • Full engagement in the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System with intentions of advancing levels
  • Achieve/maintain accreditation status with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Maintenance of the Professional Qualifications Registry
  • Ensure implementation of policies, procedures, parent meetings, staff development and a learning-based, child-centered curriculum
  • Staff development, supervision and accountability
  • Develop a weekly schedule for presence in designated classrooms to observe program, interactions, audit paperwork, address issues, and support lead teacher
  • Coordinate parent conferences, communications, and support lead teacher
  • Ensure the safety and protection of every child through structured activity, protocol, and diligent hiring practices
  • Develop and maintain a parent advisory committee (to help facilitate goals, programming priorities, and parent engagement)
  • Keep records essential for control, evaluation and reports to supervisor, committees, Board of Directors and licensing agencies
  • Engage in active listening with families in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals
  • Evaluate the performance of early education staff
  • Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind, spirit and character values for all, and deliver that training to staff

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May implement and manage special programs and/or events, and/or participate in the implementation of other unit activities as necessary.
  • Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed by the VP of Education.
  • Must maintain First Aid and CPR/AED Certifications.

 Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • 5 -7 years professional teaching experience supervising staff and developing curriculum.
  • Must meet EEC qualifications per state regulations for Director II and be 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental progression of skills and program development.

TITLE:  Assistant Teen Director

DEPARTMENT:  Teen Center

REPORTS TO:  Teen Director

FLSA: Non–Exempt 

STATUS: Part-Time Evenings

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Assistant Teen Director is responsible for assisting the Teen Director in the implementation of all teen programming, as well as the supervision of the teen center and its staff.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

Under the direction of the Teen Director:

  • Assist in the delivery of a comprehensive array of recreational, educational and community service activities for member’s age 11 to 18, including but not limited to groups, activities, events and field trips.
  • Perform outreach, as assigned by the Teen Director, throughout the year by coordinating and conducting site visits.
  • Assist with special events and other club wide programming, as needed.
  • Assess programs and make recommendations in order to promote success of programming.
  • Keep accurate records of daily attendance and group attendance.
  • Represent the Boys and Girls Club throughout the community.
  • Assist with discipline, including mentoring, speaking to parents.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Teen Director.
  • Adhere to and uphold all Club and Member rules and policies.
  • Adhere to, promote and represent the Clubs Mission, Core Values and Code of Ethics.

 Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Experience working with teens preferred.
  • Flexibility to work clubhouse hours especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must be highly motivated, possess demonstrated organizational skills and be able to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of group process – must agree to work in harmony with other staff.
  • Must have knowledge of and be committed to carrying out the BGCD program philosophy and goals.
  • Must consent to a CORI/SORI and background check.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.


TITLE:  Assistant Music Director

DEPARTMENT:  Music Clubhouse

REPORTS TO:  Music Clubhouse Director

FLSA: Non–Exempt 

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:        

The Music Director Assistant will work as an integral member of the Music Clubhouse program. S/he will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day program logistics of the Music Clubhouse, including but not limited to informal and formal music learning/instruction, scheduling of music lessons, collecting program participants’ demographic information, updating and maintaining program data, supporting program events and community outreach. S/he will be responsible for mentoring youth participants (with varying skill levels) to engage in/with rhythm section instruments, ensembles, and music production with an emphasis on music technology. The Music Clubhouse Assistant will work closely with the Music Clubhouse Director to develop and maintain relationships with Music Clubhouse participants and their families.

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

  • Responsible for engaging youth participants during drop-in “Open Studio” programming including:
  • Manage the Music Clubhouse sign-in database and orientation process
  • Manage participant behavior and proper use of equipment by maintaining and upholding organizational values and procedures
  • Provide informal learning opportunities on rhythm section instruments and music technology
  • Responsible for scheduling and instructing weekly group lessons including:
  • Lead weekly schedule of music instructional activities with small groups of youth, many with no previous musical experience.
  • Help participants gain proficiency on their instrument utilizing contemporary music, ensembles/bands, and regular performance opportunities
  • Responsible for utilizing music technology including:
  • Encourage youth music productions and songwriting projects to teach youth how to use music production software/DAW’s (including iPads), and recording techniques. Through project based learning participants will learn beat making, songwriting, recording/editing/mixing, and music production
  • Responsible for creating and implementing regular performance/showcase opportunities including:
  • Preparing and coaching youth to perform with confidence
  • Developing regular monthly open mic nights, Album release parties and other signature events.
  • Responsible for Mentoring youth participants
  • Assist in outreach efforts for the Music Clubhouse program
  • Identify core group of teens to serve as Music Clubhouse “Youth Leaders” (Members will receive advanced music and leadership training and serve as mentors to younger youth and peers).

 Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or working towards completion of a degree, required. Music degree a preferred, but not required.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience working with inner-city urban teens
  • Must be able to play at least two instruments (guitar/bass, drum set, vocals, or piano) at an intermediate level.
  • Minimum 4 years professional experience in digital composition, production, post production (mastering), and/or beat making with strengths in industry standard DAW’s including iPads
  • Experience in Microsoft Office programs required
  • Understand the commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting recording spaces and software.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, set priorities, and coordinate well with others.
  • Have experience facilitating and/or leading groups particularly in an ensemble setting
  • Can manage and complete multiple tasks/projects successfully, and possess the ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20lbs.


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.