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Teen Specialist

Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE: Teen Specialist
DEPARTMENT/CLUB: Operations/Jerry Gamble
REPORTS TO: Branch Director
TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time (non-exempt, benefits earning)
SALARY RANGE: $19.23- $21.63 per hour (DOQ)

The Boys & Girls of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The BGCTC is committed to ongoing strategic initiatives to reduce systemic racism throughout the Twin Cities and has defined ways that the Club serves as an activator in addressing the extreme disparities for young people in the communities we serve. The Club is implementing a program model that directly impacts the educational achievement gap in partnership with teachers/schools and parents/guardians.

To reach its commitment, we're looking for an energetic, talented, and passionate candidate to serve as the Teen Specialist. The Teen Specialist is a member of the Youth Development Professionals team whose primary responsibility is to drive teen engagement in Club programs with focus on a post-secondary education and career readiness, ensuring that each teen member is on track to graduate high school and has a solid plan for the future. The ideal candidate will be a positive, energetic self-starter who is passionate about discussing Teen Pathways Program in schools and working with young people.

Lead the implementation of the Teen Pathways Program focusing on:

  • Service -volunteerism/mentoring; service learning, and accreditation
  • Leadership - leadership group, Youth of the Year, and council/committee leadership
  • Youth Voice - weekly current events, Teen Town Halls, Public Speaking, and Advocacy
  • Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul -holistic approach to a culture of wellness, conflict resolution, goal setting
  • School Success -academic goal setting, schoolwork support, post-secondary preparation, and scholarships
  • Planning for Future - career exploration, career visits & networking, financial literacy, workforce readiness, college visits, job/internship placements, and entrepreneurship
  • Creative Expression -writing, performing arts, visual arts, digital music, graphic design, audio, and video production
  • Ensure all teen programming is conducted within quality standards aligned with best practices in youth development
  • Set up instructional stations on specific Teen Pathways program activities
  • Assist in the development of teen instructional strategies and techniques to improve program outcomes and broaden the impact of programming.

    Evaluation & Data

    • Ensure that all teens are rostered in the program, and attendance is taken daily.
    • Ensure that all teen participants are adequately assessed at the designated points of assessment
    • Track all teen participants to ensure appropriate progress in Teen Pathways milestones or to make recommendations for instructional adjustments to meet that progress.


      • Bachelor of Arts in youth development, education, sociology, or related field, with two (2) or more years of experience in community-based youth development programs
      • Knowledge of the development and administration of youth programs, staff supervision, event coordination and community partnership
      • Strong partnership development and relationship management skills
      • Experience working with diverse populations
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Candidate must be able to use Microsoft Office and have excellent skills in applicable software.
      • Knowledge of to effectively leverage commonly used social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter)
      • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and be able to operate a company-owned vehicle.

        Must be able to climb stairs, lift at least 50 lbs., be able to stand and sit for long periods of time and be able to walk moderate distances. The occasional repetitive task is required. This is a moderately stressful position that requires the candidate to be in good health.

        STARTING DATE: Immediately


        • During the school year - 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
        • Summer - TBD
        • Hours may vary based on organizational need.

          TO APPLY:
          If you would like to apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume through our online applicant tracking system at http://boysandgirls.applicantstack.com/x/openings - Click on the appropriate job opening title. This posting will remain open until filled.

          The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis , Teen Specialist, Other , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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