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| Fine Arts & Media Director | Lifeguard | Swim Instructor | Assistant Swim Coach | Director of Food Services and Nutrition | Assistant Music Director | Assistant Teen Director |


TITLE: Fine Arts & Media Director

REPORTS TO: VP of Programming

FLSA CLASS: Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full-time

JOB SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Responsible for the delivery of a broad range of programs within the core program area of Fine Arts and Media. By personal example, helps interpret the quality of BGCD values to members, parents and staff. Plans, develops, implements and assesses all programs and activities and supervises the program and the staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Program Management

  • Responsible for oversight of all aspects of the Fine Arts and 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 Fine Arts and Media grant funding requirements, including compliance and reporting on grant outcomes.
  • Collaborate with area organizations and local volunteers to meet Fine Arts and 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 Fine Arts and 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 Fine Arts and 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 Fine Arts and Media program by providing visual evidence of members work throughout all BGCD club locations.

Staff Management

  • Recruit, train, coach and supervise Fine Arts 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 Fine Arts and Media program and work to keep the program areas safe, well ventilated, well lit and maintain program equipment.
  • Utilize staff to assist in program creation and assessment to ensure programs run with minimal disruption.
  • Attends all staff meetings and training sessions.  Participate in professional development opportunities as appropriate.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Implement, manage and/or assist with special programs and events (i.e. NEWLA, Grand Drawing, Attorney General’s Calendar, UMB Art Show 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.
  • 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.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by VP of Programming, CEO and senior management staff.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Four year degree in Fine Arts and Media or Art Education from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of two years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization, planning and supervising activities based on developmental needs of young people.
  • Prior experience as an Art Teacher preferred.
  • Must possess group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
  • Must have demonstrated effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated organization, staff and project management abilities.
  • Flexibility to work varying hours especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • 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 a valid Driver’s License and comply with the Clubs van driver approval process.
  • Must consent to a CORI/SORI and background check.

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Job frequently requires standing, walking, talking, hearing, seeing, lifting (10-25lbs), reaching and handling objects with hands (picking, pinching, seizing, holding, grasping, turning), including perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape 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 regularly performed in a well-lit, indoor environment which at times is susceptible to noise and odors.


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.