Boys & Girls Club of Porter County Now Hiring Program Director

BGCPCOrganization Summary:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, strives to inspire and enable the youth of our communities to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens by focusing on our priority outcomes of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character and Citizenship. Truly making a difference for the youth of our community is at the forefront of our core. We serve nearly 5,000 youth through membership and community outreach.

If you are looking for a career with purpose, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County is filled with dedicated professionals who strive to make a difference every day. We are committed to leading positive change and development to strengthen the youth in our community. We are inspired to create, share ideas and deliver value based outcomes to achieve our common goal of making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve.

Great futures start here, join the Movement.

Currently, our Duneland Club is undergoing an extensive expansion. After ten years at their current location, community need warranted a larger space. We are building a state of the art Club which, upon completion, will be five times larger than our current space at 22,000 square feet. The community is anxiously awaiting the opportunities this new expansion will provide. Community engagement, leadership development, and sportsmanship, in a healthy and safe atmosphere are high priority.

We are searching for a Program Director for our expanding Club, located in Chesterton, Indiana, who is committed to helping youth discover their full potential by providing quality outcome based programs. If you are a goal orientated, team player with a work ethic aligned with ours, we welcome you to complete an application. We offer an excellent compensation and benefit package commensurate on experience. Qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree and two years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar youth organization with an emphasis on planning and supervising programs or equivalent experience. Candidate must also pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

Job Summary:
The Program Director is responsible for the delivery of a broad range of outcome driven programs, special events, summer day camps, afterschool programs and league coordination. Responsibilities include attaining membership goals by maximizing Club member experience through oversight of program delivery. The Program Director develops, plans, implements, supervises and evaluates mission based programs and services as well as part-time program staff.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop, plan, implement and maintain the administration of a broad range of Club programs and activities in the areas of Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
  2. Create and sustain program procedures and guidelines as well as high quality standards of practice.
  3. Oversee the delivery of day-to-day programming in accordance with established criteria and goals.
  4. Provide guidance and discipline to members while also encouraging members to participate in a variety of programs and activities.
  5. Ensure program staff understand and effectively communicate program standards as well as keeping program areas safe and healthy for members.
  6. Ensure program evaluations address desired outcomes, are conducted on a regular basis and the data is analyzed to drive program effectiveness.
  7. Conduct preliminary investigations and follow up on all incident/accident reports.
  8. Control Club program and activity expenditures within approved budget.
  9. Monitor and direct work assignments of program volunteers and staff, providing ongoing feedback and regular appraisal. Identify and support training and development opportunities for assigned volunteers and staff.
  10. Oversee proper record keeping and reporting including activities and events, breakdowns of daily participation figures, notable achievements and any problems/issues.
  11. Engage in community outreach to promote programs and services to increase visibility with partner agencies and potential donors.
  12. Develop partnerships with parents, community leaders and other organizations with like missions.
  13. Perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar youth organization with an emphasis on planning and supervising programs or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated member and staff supervision skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to market programs, activities and events using a variety of means.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office or similar programs.
  • Proven ability to organize, budget, plan and implement projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Proven conflict resolution skills as well as keen patience and understanding.
  • Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Public Passenger License and certification in CPR and First Aid.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee occasionally must lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.