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Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Education Specialist

01 Jul 2021 1:39 PM | Kristie Calandro (Administrator)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Job Posting

Job Opening: Education Specialist


Possesses a deep understanding of educational leadership, youth development theory and subject-matter expertise. The Education Specialist is a key member of the Academic Success team that will serve as a liaison with the Manatee County School District and corporate partners. The individual will be responsible for organization-wide educational programs and strategies for Boys & Girls Club locations in Manatee County. The Education Specialist will deliver on innovative thinking and business-changing recommendations that will form the core of our youth development and social impact work. Must be able to build and manage relationships to represent the interests of Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County externally and partner with internal departments. This person must have a proven background as a content area expert, program portfolio manager and/or program design leader. He/she must be able to lead in the analysis and translation of research findings to drive the organizational learning and impact.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the Florida State Standards for grades K – 12.
  • Align Boys & Girls Club programs to Manatee County School District’s curriculum.
  • Create and implement educational expectations that are academically, intellectually and personally challenging with a focus on reading.
  • Create and administer cognitive assessments and create individualized programs based on the needs of the members.
  • Analyze assessment data, FSA scores, Optimal Club Experience trends, and student success metrics.
  • Provide training and support to staff, tutors and volunteers to include classroom management and program implementation.
  • Meet regularly with parents to build professional relationships.
  • Maintain and provide updates on the progress of students to their parents or guardians.
  • Meet regularly with teachers and other educational organizations to support Boys & Girls Club programs and build awareness.
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Program Services to maintain the budget of the educational programs.
  • The individual will increase organizational performance in the following areas:

o Increase the % of all elementary age youth who are reading proficient, with an emphasis on 3rd grade.

o Increase the % of youth who progress to the next grade level

o Increase the % of Club Members who maintain or increase their GPA

o Decrease the % of Club members who experience summer learning loss

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

  • This position is Full Time. NON-EXEMPT
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of five years’ work experience in public schools, Boys & Girls Club or similar organization with relevant experience
  • A strong passion for and commitment to improving the lives of at-risk youth
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able to design and manage complex spreadsheets to track Club and staff deliverables
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Self-disciplined, takes initiative, remains focused in the face of pressure
  • Track record of inspiring, engaging and supporting others to deliver superior results
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility and good humor
  • Proven ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in diverse settings
  • Demonstrates a relentless commitment to excellence in all tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, plan and coordinate large scale operations and logistics
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external constituents
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Exhibits strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to quickly learn new data systems and processes
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity
  • Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activity highly preferred
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred
  • Valid State Driver’s License.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check and drug test
  • Experience and ability in creating interactive and educational activities
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems
  • Ability to plan and implement quality educational programs for youth
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment
  • Must be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.


  • Required to stand, walk, and sit. Able to use hands and fingers on a (computer) keyboard and other office equipment.
  • May have to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds during a standard 4 or 8 hour shift.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • The noise level in the work environment is high due to work is conducted in a Club setting, indoor/outside.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and be able to perform administrative tasks.
  • May be required to stand for periods of time to conduct courses or training.


-FREE Club membership for staff member’s children (grades K-12).

-Benefits for Full Time Positions

-Paid Time off for all Positions

-401(k) Plan

TO APPLY: Go to our website, click on the “Apply Today!” button to apply and view job descriptions .

Principal applicants only, no recruiters; no phone calls or walk-ins accepted. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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