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Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Job Posting: Teen Program Specialist DeSoto and Palmetto Club

19 Oct 2021 3:12 PM | Kristie Calandro (Administrator)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County Job Posting: Teen Program Specialist DeSoto and Palmetto Club

Why join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County? We empower our kids to build a stronger community and we are mission driven uplifting work culture.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Program Specialist plans, implements, supervises and evaluates activities provided within a specific program area working with young people ages 12-18, such as Sports & Fitness, Fine Arts, and/or Social Recreation.


  • Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
  • Ensure engagement, promote and stimulate participation, and consistent attendance of youth enrolled in activities.
  • Establish rapport with youth and provide mentoring, guidance, role modeling to members and overall direction for their leadership development, artistic skills, physical activity 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 other administrative duties
  • 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 members, ages 12-18.
  • Mandatory cleaning set up and closes down of program area on a daily basis.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: (not all inclusive)

  • This position is part time.
  • Two Years accredited College/University preferred and/or High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 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 15 passenger van.
  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please email with a resume. Also, indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line. Principal applicants only, no recruiters; no phone calls or walk-ins accepted. Location based in Bradenton, Florida. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 3-13-19

8430 Enterprise Circle, STE 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

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