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Teen Leadership Specialist Part Time

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YMCA of Greater Boston
Roxbury, MA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-time, Paid

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Position Type:  Hourly (Non Exempt)

Position Summary:This position is primarily responsible for representing the YMCA personally and in a professional manner in accordance with the mission and goals of the YMCA of Greater Boston.  Under the leadership and direction of the Senior Teen Program Director and Teen Weekend Program Supervisor, this position is also responsible for the planning and implementation of youth development and teen activities, ensuring that the program participants receive a quality experience which maintains health and safety as a priority.  The programs should include informal, educational and recreational activities which are appropriate for each age and stage of development and support the Y’s 3 focus areas; Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement quality programs to meet the needs of middle and high school students, ensuring that YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures are being enforced and respected.
• Publish and coordinate monthly schedule of teen activities for afternoons, evening and weekends.
• Create programs that inviting to teens and offer them on a weekly basis.
• Work with the Teen Weekend Program Supervisor, to set goals and review the standards in the implementation of activities that foster creativity and awareness including various cultural, educational, recreational, environmental and social issues.
• Work with the management team of YMCA to coordinate service delivery and ensure a youth/teen “friendly and safe” environment.
• Maintain and monitor enrollment and participation in Y programs.
• Ensure that teens participate in all required training, special events, and community collaborations.
• Support the Senior Teen Program Director and Teen Weekend Program Supervisor with the recruitment of teens in community.
• Attend YMCA, community, collaborative and other meetings as requested by the Senior Teen Program Director, Teen Weekend Program Supervisor or the Branch Operator.
• Increase visibility in the community through weekly contacts using social media and other request by supervisor.
• Maintain and care for all program areas and supplies.
• Meet all reporting and tracking requirements for collaborative programs.
• Communicate program information, problems and concerns as they occur.
• Abide by established YMCA policies, procedures, regulations and guidelines; ask when in doubt.
• Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
• Job performance will be evaluated every 30 days by supervisor to ensure quality program is being delivered.
• Adhere to the “Y Works for Teens” Agenda
• Perform duties as requested by supervisor.

Skills and Competencies:
• Human relations skills necessary to facilitate positive and effective relationships with youth and teen program participants, community agencies, parents, staff and volunteers.
• Good organizational and leadership skills, and the ability and willingness to work with others.
• Willingness to work as part of a team to offer developmentally progressive youth and teen programs.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.


• Experience in program planning and development with youth in an urban environment.

• High School Diploma or GED minimum.
• Some college courses dealing with youth education and human services within 6 six months of employment. 
• Experience in working with youth in education, job readiness and employment skills.
• At least one year direct experience working with middle and high school students.
• Driver’s License preferred

Work Schedule:
• Weekend and evening work is required.
• Scheduled hours will be on weekends and will vary by program needs.
• Saturday and Sunday evening work is required.
• Scheduled hours are subject to change at Senior Teen Director’s discretion based on program need, teen events, teen programs and facility access by teens.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

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