Comments are off for this post
← Back to Jobs Page

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area


Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland is seeking a Director of Programs – Teen & Extension Services (DTP) for our Rockwood Club location. Join our dynamic team and be prepared to be challenged, to work hard, and to participate in a vibrant, mission-driven environment. Be prepared to fall in love with the work we do and the youth that we are privileged to serve each day.

The DTP is a management level position that requires critical thinking, aptitude in supervisory coaching, and the ability to act decisively in emergency situations. Through team leadership this position is responsible for the development, execution and direct implementation of teen programming and the successful transition of youth members into teen members. This position ensures that program initiatives are implemented and successfully executed. This position will lead the Club team in implementing a balanced teen program and activity plan on a daily and annual basis while ensuring positive measureable outcomes through fun. The DTP will be responsible for the successful execution of all extension programming including Boys & Girls Club of America programming, La Salle Scholarships, UPS Road Code, Teen Nightscapes, etc.

This position requires an unwavering commitment to the overall mission and vision of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro (BGCP) and service to our members. The necessary skills required for this position is an uncompromised dedication to equity, inclusion, a safety-first mindset keeping our staff and members’ safety our #1 priority, and a commitment to success by achieving hard to reach goals and adapting to last minute opportunities or changing expectations.Directors of Program should be passionate about the BGCP mission and implementing fun varied program for teens to engage with the community, make plans for the future and transition into adulthood. This position works under the direction of the Club Director and collaboratively with the Director of Teen Services to enhance the delivery of first-class programming and experiences for our members. The DTP supervises part time Teen Development Professionals.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume and application ( available at to gro.dnaltropcgbnull@sboj , mail to 8203 SE 7th avenue, st 100, Portland OR 97202 or drop off at any Club location. This is a full time, salaried ($28K – $35K annually depending on experience) position that is eligible for a generous package of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 403 (B) and paid time off.



Do you possess knowledge of youth development principles and practices with a minimum of one-year experience working with youth ages 12-18 including program planning and implementation?
Do you have a proven ability to recruit, train, supervise, mentor and inspire staff?
Do you have strong communication skills, both oral and written?
Are you self-motivated and able to work independently with little supervision; while able to work   effectively in a team environment?
Are you able to work creatively and flexibly in a changing organization?
Are you able to meet schedules/deadlines while maintaining high accuracy?
If you have answered yes to all these questions, we enthusiastically encourage you to apply.

Position Responsibilities

Directly responsible for ensuring safe and effective supervision and implementation of programs and activities are happening in the Club during all times
Assist in the creation of an annual Club plan that balances targeted programs with a variety of drop-in teen appropriate activities in the 5 Core Program areas
Hire, train, mentor and supervise Teen Development Associates and offer direct service through target programs, mentoring and shift coverage.
Offer a variety of target programs and extension opportunities for teens in addition to social recreation activities
Work a varied schedule that includes some Friday and Saturday evenings
Implement BGCP youth development philosophy of the 5 Key Elements of Youth Development to achieve BUIC in youth leading to the 3 Priority Outcome areas (defined in new employee orientation and ongoing training) using supervision, teamwork, and collaboration
Oversee the administration of measurement instruments within the Club for reliable evaluative and outcome data and utilize the data to strengthen the Club experience
Design and execute horizon broadening activities for youth to connect with the future and explore adulthood
Recruit and steward community partnerships and volunteers to enhance Club programming
Cultivate a culture of continuous learning and improvement through the use of observation, reflection and coaching
Role model values, expectations, and exceptional youth development skills at all times
Mange a caseload of 15 at-risk youth and track participation in teen extension programs
Mentor youth and develop a program climate that is inclusive, equitable and culturally responsive.
Provide guidance and discipline to youth including the development of success & safety plans
Mediate conflict within Club programs
Support and collaborate with the Club leadership team to promote a consistent Club experience for all youth & teens
Manage collaborative initiatives and events within the Club as assigned by your supervisor
Complete paperwork, reports, and updates as necessary for the efficient function of the organization
Communicate with parents, program partners and stakeholders to ensure strong relationships and a safe Club
Work collaboratively with all Clubs and departments within the organization to meet BGCP goals
Possess a strong understanding and adhere to organizational policies and procedures as laid out in the employee hand book and demonstrate good judgement when unexpected situations arise

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: →

☆ Dont forget to tell your interviewer that you heard about this opportunity from the Urban League of Portland ☆