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Program Specialist

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities):
• Manage daily operations of the assigned school/site(s) and prepare all attendance, participation, community service and any other required reports.
• Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes by promoting and stimulating program participation and providing guidance and role modeling to members.
• Manage/delegate appropriate responsibilities to program staff.
• Maintain Site rules for all members and staff.
• Act as primary contact between the assigned school/site and the building Principal, After School Program Coordinator, and building staff. Develop a positive relationship with school district personnel and maintain facilities in accordance with the Building Usage Agreement.
• Organize, direct and implement lesson plans, calendars and curriculum for a diverse Boys & Girls Club program, focused directly on the Triple Play and Torch Club Programs from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
• Assume responsibility for the implementation and execution of the any associated assessments for the Triple Play and Torch Club Programs.
• Facilitate regular program staff meetings, which will include any Program Aide, the After School Program Coordinator, and the Senior Unit Director. Assist with staff development and evaluations as needed.
• Participate in regular Program Leader/Specialist meetings and the development or implementation of special events, initiatives, etc. Attend staff development trainings as necessary (15 hours annually)
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with parents and families of members.
• Coordinate curriculum planning alongside other Program Specialists. This may include attending regular meetings outside of regular programming hours.
• May include travelling to various locations within the region to run similar programming.
• Assume other duties as assigned.

• Experience working for a nonprofit or youth development agency preferred.
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university or 2-3 years’ of equivalent experience in a supervisory/management position.
• Ability to establish positive relationship with a diverse population of youth ages 5 to 18.
• Enthusiastic with good organizational skills.
• Experience with program development, planning and implementation.
• Strong written & oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• CPR and First Aid certification.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the Boys & Girls Clubs’ mission, values and goals; specifically Torch Club and Triple Play Programs.
• Comprehensive knowledge of NYS School Age Child Care (SACC) license regulations, requirements, and ensuring their implementation and maintenance in program.
• Must be a team player who is able to think logically and analytically.
• Ability to work under pressure and produce results in a timely manner
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.
• Maintains close contact with assigned staff to provide technical assistance in matters of programming and operations; interacts regularly with the Unit Director.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, community groups, and other related agencies.