Careers

We are hiring


| Social Recreation Program Director | Lifeguard | Swim Instructor | Assistant Swim Coach | Director of Food Services and Nutrition | Assistant Music Director | Assistant Teen Director | Athletics Director |


TITLE: Social Recreation Program Director

REPORTS TO: VP of Programming

FLSA CLASS: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full-time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Social Recreation Program Director is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a broad range of programs within the Social Recreation program. Plans, develops, oversees implementation and supervises programs and program staff and volunteers, and performs related administrative duties. Assist all program staff in the delivery of quality and developmentally appropriate programs for members of all ages. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Management

  • Implements and oversees programs/activities in a variety of program areas
  • Assist the Director of Program Development to establish and maintain area program goals and setting that ensures the health and safety of members
  • Maintains safety of children as a first priority.  Emphasizes personal safety and emotional well being with children, parents and other program staff at all times 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
  • Assist in the supervision and discipline of members participating in programs and services within the program area as well as throughout the clubhouse as deemed appropriate
  • Assist program partners and consultants who can offer related instruction, support and guidance to members.
  • Plans and oversees the administration of programs and activities.  Establishes objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission
  • 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
  • Assist in the supervision and serving of the Healthy Meals Program daily
  • Promote and market the programs to current members and community via posting for daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events and the dissemination of timely information through mailings, fliers, social media and additional media resources
  • Secure, maintain and monitor budget, materials, equipment and other resources belonging to the program area(s), maintain a clean and safe program area(s)
  • Plans and oversees the administration of programs and activities.  Establishes objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission
  • Oversees proper record keeping and reporting including logic models, outcome reports, activities and events conducted

Additional Responsibilities

  • Recruits, recommends selection and trains staff and volunteers
  • Assists in the supervision of part-time high school staff
  • Demonstrates leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members
  • Must have valid drivers license and drive 15 passenger van
  • Assume other duties as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 checks

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal:  Maintain close, daily contact with all administrative and program staff.

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

TITLE: Athletics Director

REPORTS TO: VP of Programming

FLSA CLASS: Exempt

STATUS: Full-time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Athletic Director is responsible for overseeing and operating the Athletic program within the Boys and Girls Club. Supervise and coordinate athletic and sports events internally and externally while representing the BGCD’s mission and values.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a Club environment that facilitates the achievement of youth development outcomes, establish programs, activities, and services that prepare youth for success
  • Program development and implementation – Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs, services, and activities
  • Health and safety- ensure a healthy and safe environment, ensure that facilities, equipment, and supplies are maintained
  • Supervision- ensure a productive work environment, supervise the performance of assigned program volunteers and part time staff
  • Partnership Development- develop partnerships with parents, community leaders, and other organizations
  • Technology- update and maintain skills in use of current technology and information management systems
  • Marketing and public relations- develop and maintain public relations.
  • Schedule all games and sporting events for every sport each season; communicate with coaches and organizations to plan for upcoming seasons
  • Responsible for managing diverse programs which may include sports programs which may include small and large group activities, gymnastics, intramural team sports and travel teams
  • Coordinate schedules for the Assistant Athletics Director and supporting Athletics staff; supervises and directs the coaching staff to ensure that proper practices schedules are maintained by all athletics teams
  • Follows and maintains knowledge of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s policies and procedures
  • Supervises all athletic staff in the cleaning, storage, and maintenance of all athletic equipment, uniforms, including the maintenance of inventory tracking; including the locker rooms and first floor bathrooms
  • Arranges transportation for athletic participants in a timely-manner
  • Manages athletic events including the set-up and clean-up, ensuring that events are safe
  • Maintain database software for membership tracking and measuring
  • Ensures adherence to medical and safety requirements
  • Assists in the hiring process of all athletic staff
  • Participates effectively at all staff and team meetings with management and other supporting staff
  • Maintains a safe environment for all members at all times
  • Interacts thoughtfully with all parents and member and resolves conflict in a professional manner
  • Assume other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Two years prior experience working with children and youth preferred
  • High School Diploma Required; College degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights
  • Works well with others from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Must be highly motivated, possess strong organizational skills and be willing to work as part of a team
  • Possess knowledge of effective behavior management methods; ability to delegate responsibilities and meet deadlines
  • General knowledge of computer usage and the ability to use e-mail, internet software and word processing software
  • Must be able to pass a CORI and SORI background check

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. The employee may occasionally climb stairs or ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal:  Maintain close, daily contact with all administrative and program staff.

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


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.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information; supervise and support subordinate staff; seek input from all program staff. Maintains contact with Branch Boards. Has regular contact with members as needed to discipline, advice, and counsel.

External: Maintains contact with community groups, schools, youth serving organizations, parents and families and outside services to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Club.


TITLE: Swim Instructor

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 experienced Swim Lesson Instructors to join our team of diverse aquatics professionals.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

  • Teach the fundamentals of swimming in a positive environment and to provide instruction and guidance during lessons.  
  • Design swim lessons as outlined by the Aquatics Director and maintain supervision of the group at all times.
  • Assist in set up and cleanup of all lessons
  • Assist with the set-up of the pool for training sessions. Moving lane ropes and setting up backstroke flags.
  • Be enthusiastic and have fun.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of all swimming strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke, and side stroke)
  • Past experience instructing within the aquatics setting is desired but not necessary with past swimming experience.
  • Must be enthusiastic, hardworking and be able to work with members of all ages. Must have a background in 1-2 years of competitive swimming or in educational teaching of swim instruction.
  • Those with the ARC WSI certification highly encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to teach skills in a creative manner
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate swimming skills

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information; supervise and support subordinate staff; seek input from all program staff. Maintains contact with Branch Boards. Has regular contact with members as needed to discipline, advise, and counsel.

External: Maintains contact with community groups, schools, youth serving organizations, parents and families and outside services to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Club.


TITLE: Assistant Swim Coach

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 a qualified swim coach to join our Marlin Coaching Staff. Those with competitive swimming experience are preferred. Experience within the USA swimming platform is desired but not necessary. Our team consists of 60+ children aged 6-18. The ability to travel to meets in the regional area is necessary.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

  • Design swim practices as outlined by Aquatics Director and maintain supervision of the group at all times.
  • Attend swim meets and warm-ups as outlined by the Aquatics Director. Assist in set-up and clean-up at home swim meets.
  • Maintain an area for non-swim team members to utilize the swimming pool.
  • Assist with the set-up of the pool for training sessions. Moving lane ropes and setting up backstroke flags.
  • Be enthusiastic and have fun

SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Past Coaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of USA swim meet format and rules
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work Saturdays (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
  • 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.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information; supervise and support subordinate staff; seek input from all program staff. Maintains contact with Branch Boards. Has regular contact with members as needed to discipline, advise and counsel.

External: Maintains contact with community groups, schools, youth serving organizations, parents and families and outside services to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Club.


Title: Director of Food Services and Nutrition

Location: Food Program

Reports To: Director of Early Education and Care

FLSA Class: Non-Exempt

Status: Full-time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Director of Food Services and Nutrition is responsible for coordinating all daily operations of the food service program, including the daily preparation/production and service of high quality meals.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

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

KEY ROLES – (ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES):

  • Responsible for preparation and implementation of the menu cycle at minimal cost and maximum efficiency.
  • Responsible for preparation of food by following proper sanitation, safety guidelines, regulations and standards.   
  • Supervise and assign duties to kitchen staff and volunteers.
  • Promote a cost-effective operation.
  • Responsible for procurement of all food.
  • Responsible for insuring freshness and safety of all food.
  • Maintain a sanitary and safe kitchen at all times as outlined by DESE Bureau of Nutrition and Board of Health.
  • Responsible for scheduling maintenance of kitchen equipment
  • Responsible for daily temperature recordings of food.
  • Record daily number of meals served and daily menu.
  • Report program information as needed and required to the Director of Early Education and Care and others.
  • Report any incidents to the Director of Early Education and Care.
  • Coordinate technical assistance and nutrition education programming.
  • Participate in meetings regarding the Food Program as needed.  
  • Participate in evaluations and media as requested.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Experience in catering/school/camp/high volume cooking.
  • Knowledge of kitchen operations and food preparation required.
  • Experience in management of kitchen staff
  • Work independently
  • Organized and reliable.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • ServSafe certified required.
  • Must be or become CPR/First Aid certified.
  • Food Allergen Awareness Certificate desired.
  • Proficiency with computers as appropriate for the position
  • Experience working with children.
  • Flexibility to work clubhouse hours, especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information; supervise and support subordinate staff; seek input from all program staff.

External: Maintains contact with outside services to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Club.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Job frequently requires standing, walking, talking, hearing, tasting, smelling, lifting (25-50lbs), reaching and handling objects with hands (picking, pinching, seizing, holding, grasping, turning), including perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching.

Occasional – Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; interruptions are common; involves exposure to demands and pressures from person other than immediate supervisor.

Work is performed in a scratch kitchen environment which at times is susceptible to noise, unpleasant odors, fumes or smoke, and high heat.


TITLE: Assistant Music Director

DEPARTMENT: Music Clubhouse

REPORTS TO: Music Clubhouse Director

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt  

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Music Clubhouse 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/REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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 20 lbs.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information; supervise and support subordinate staff; seek input from all program staff. Maintains contact with Branch Boards. Has regular contact with members as needed to discipline, advise, and counsel.

External: Maintains contact with community groups, schools, youth serving organizations, parents and families and outside services to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Club.


TITLE: Assistant Teen Director

DEPARTMENT: Teen Center

REPORTS TO: Teen Director

FLSA CLASS: 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:

  • 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.


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.