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Youth Development Staff

Job Title: Youth Development Staff – Summer

Reports To: Program Director

Overview: The Youth Development Staff is a part-time, seasonal (summer) position with the Springfield Boys & Girls Club. S/he is responsible for implementing programs and activities as set forth by the program director and/or the assistant executive director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with youth to ensure a safe, positive experience that includes educational and recreational opportunities
  • Foster an environment that focuses on youth development outcomes – academic success, healthy habits and citizenship
  • Promote and stimulate program participation
  • Undergo regular training on behavior management, club policies/procedures, Boys & Girls Club’s “Blue Culture,” first aid/CPR and EEC requirements
  • Ensure members adhere to all club policies
  • Provide guidance and serve as a role model for program youth
  • Prepare daily activities, making sure they are appropriate and accessible for all youth
  • Ensure program areas are clean and sanitized before moving on to the next area or at the end of each shift
  • Immediately report any problems or issues related to youth to the program director or assistant executive director
  • Refer all parent questions/concerns to the program director


  • High school diploma preferred
  • At least three months experience working with youth
  • High standards in terms of character, integrity and adaptability
  • A willingness to learn and adhere to state requirements/regulations
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Ability to relate to both youth and peers
  • A good problem solver
  • Ability to multi-task
  • First Aid certification preferred
  • Desire to work with diverse populations
  • Exceptional communication skills

Disclaimer:The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected in this classification. It is not designed, nor is it interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Springfield Boys & Girls Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity.  The organization will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to, veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or any other protected group status as defined by law.  Springfield Boys & Girls Club will also not discriminate against employees or applicants based on sexual orientation.