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Program Director

Company: Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Career Opportunities with Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County

A great place to work.

Careers At Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County

Benefits: Benefits’ package includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k Plan, and more.

Hours: up to 40 hours per week; non-exempt employee

Reports to: Club Director

Location: Percy Peek Teen Center

1. JOB PURPOSE The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County takes changing the lives of youth to heart. We go above and beyond to ensure that every youth that walks through our doors has a world class club experience that provides them with the opportunity for a GREAT FUTURE!

The primary functions of the Program Director are, in collaboration with the Club Director, to be responsible for the daily operations of the program including, but not limited to, the implementation of the Youth Development Plan, supervision of staff and youth, establish and maintain relationships with personnel and parents.

2. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The job duties & responsibilities are, but not limited to,

Adopt the Formula for Impact and ensure that the Club is reaching the kids who need us the most, providing them with an outcome driven Club experience that is resulting in academic success, healthier lifestyles and better character and citizenship for our members.

Provide a positive, safe, and productive environment to all club members, staff, and volunteers consistently

Plan and oversee the administration of designated Club programs and activities that support Youth Development Outcomes.

Establish Club program objectives consistent with the organizational goals and mission.

Ensure quality in day-to-day programs and activities.

Maintain that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas/activities and receive instruction to develop skills.

Demonstrate leadership and professionalism to club members, staff and volunteers.

Maintain confidentiality in regards to staff, volunteers, club member’s and family matters at all times

Work with staff members to ensure that program areas are safe, that equipment in maintained in good working condition and that repair needs are reported immediately to the Club Director.

Assist the Club Director to collect data and prepare regular reports as needed for programs, funding sources and other projects.

Oversee proper record keeping including daily attendance, program participation, achievement, problems/issues, etc.

Assist the Club Director to increase visibility of Club programs via posting daily schedules, announcement of upcoming events ensuring all areas are covered by club staff

Communicate clearly and appropriately with club members, staff, parents, and volunteers as needed to ensure all needs are met and questions answered

Be prepared and able to manage the daily operations and supervision of staff and volunteers in the absence of the Club Director

Be familiar with and follow the chain of command and the policies and procedures of the Club at all times

Be familiar with, and ensure staff and volunteers are familiar with, the Club’s guidelines in regards to the following: Monthly fire drills, including the posting of fire drills’ schedule

CPR / First Aid, and required supplies

Emergency phone numbers, such as Child Abuse Hotline, Poison Control, etc.

Posting of daily schedule

Posting of all emergency protocol and State employment guidelines

Works closely with Club Director to identify concerns of misconduct and attempts to resolve or eliminate causes of conflict among staff and club members


Actively participate in BGCA trainings, internal trainings, and All Staff meetings

May oversee special programs and/or events (e.g. Torch Club, Youth of the Year, and Awards Programs), and/or participate in the implementation of other Club activities as necessary.

May be required to drive Club van.

Travel between sites and to activities as needed

May consult with parents concerning member and site issues.

May handle deposits and banking transactions.

Clean area as needed at the end of day

Fill in at a Club as needed

Other related duties as specified by the School Based Club Director.


Must submit to and pass Level 2 background screening through the Florida Department of Children & Families.

Must pass pre-employment drug test


Current CPR/First Aid certification preferred.


Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people OR

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in program development and implementation for an after-school program


Ability to work regular Club hours, evenings, and some weekends.

Report to scheduled shift consistently and on time.

High energy, driven, dedicated, motivated, confident, flexible, and creative.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Ability to manage time effectively and prioritize.

Ability to effectively direct and supervise subordinates.

Ability to work independently and in team settings.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Ability to operate basic office equipment such as copy machine, facsimile equipment, and computer.

Care properly for equipment and resources.

Ability to promote the dignity and respect of those we serve.

Maintain positive interactions with club members, parents/guardians, co-workers, supervisors and people in the community.

Maintain confidentiality of those we serve.

Follow policies, procedures and rules of the organization.

Serve as role model and demonstrate, encourage and offer direction in fairness, consistency, attentiveness, ability to work with others, appropriate dress and appearance, and effective conflict resolution.


Some travel may be required for training and/or other business purposes.

4. Working conditions Fast paced work environment; flexibility to working schedules may be required due to changing business demands. General office conditions is the standard work environment (standing, sitting, and walking). Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke, drug and alcohol free workplace.

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, stooping/kneeling, reaching with hands and arms, and finger dexterity.

This position requires extended talking, listening, sitting, walking, and standing; computer viewing, and keyboard entry. Regularly lifting up to 25 pounds.

Daily operation of personal motor vehicle relevant to carrying out job duties is required for this position.

Ability to think strategically and ability to sit for more than four hours per day.

6. OTHER Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, Fort Pierce , Program Director, Other , Fort Pierce, Florida

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