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Job Opening - Graduation & Career Specialist –DeSoto Club

19 Oct 2021 3:11 PM | Kristie Calandro (Administrator)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Job Posting

Job Opening - Graduation & Career Specialist –DeSoto Club

FUNCTION: The Graduation and Career Specialist plans, promotes, instructs and evaluates academic and career development programs, services and activities for Teens.



  • Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
  • Ensure grant requirements are met.
  • Ensure engagement, promote and stimulate participation, and consistent attendance of Teens enrolled in activities.
  • Establish rapport with Teens and provide mentoring, guidance, role modeling to members and overall direction for their leadership development, artistic skills, engagement and academic progress.
  • Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities.
  • Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the club at all time.
  • Engaging members in activities successfully and provide a safe environment for members.
  • Support members emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts successfully.
  • Plan and facilitate purposeful and engaging activities and group projects
  • Submit regular lesson plans, attendance sheets, and complete other administrative duties by the deadlines.
  • Participate in training and staff development activities.
  • Ensure a productive work environment by participating in club staff meetings.
  • Maintains close, daily contact with Club staff (professional and volunteer), Club members and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; collaborate; and advise/counsel.
  • Research topics based on interest and needs of male and female Teen members.
  • Mandatory cleaning set up and closes down of program area on a daily basis.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

  • This position is Part Time.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or equivalent in experience working with Teens
  • Minimum of two years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required
  • Certifications and credentials in respective skill-based activity highly preferred
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred
  • Valid State Driver’s License and ability to drive a club vehicle periodically.
  • Must pass pre-employment background check and drug test
  • Experience in working with children and knowledge of youth development.
  • Experience and ability in creating interactive and educational activities
  • Strong Organization, Time Management Skills and ability to set Priorities
  • Obtain strong Work Ethic, Positive Attitude, High Level of Energy and Flexibility
  • Strong communication, Interpersonal skills, and Attention to Detail
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems
  • Ability to plan and implement quality 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.
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 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.
  • Perform Safety-sensitive culture requiring a constant state of alertness.
  • The noise level in the work environment is high due to work is conducted in a Club setting, indoor/outside.


  • FREE Club membership for staff member’s children (grades K-12).
  • Paid Time off for all Positions
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program, Employee Assistance Program

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.

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