Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

– Frederick Douglass


Job Opportunities – Open Positions:

Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley, located in Grants Pass, Oregon, is seeking an Executive Director to lead its non-profit organization in fulfilling its youth development mission.  The Executive Director is responsible for managing the business operations, programs and staff of the three Club locations serving over 5,000 youth each year through in-Club, sports and outreach programs. The three Club locations are Grants Pass (Club & Administrative Office), Cave Junction and Talent (school sites).

The successful candidate must be an authentic, driven individual with, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree, proven leadership experience with a non-profit agency, a demonstrated record of community-based achievement, and effective fundraising experience. This position requires a working knowledge of youth-related issues, strong fiscal management skills, and excellent speaking, writing, marketing, and public relations skills.  This candidate must also have a demonstrated ability to oversee a budget and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with the board of directors, staff, community volunteers and agency funding sources. 

The preferred candidate will have a master’s degree, at least 3 years proven leadership experience including demonstrated success of leading measurable youth development programs with a Boys & Girls Club.  Candidates having proven leadership with similar youth programs will also receive preferred consideration. 

If interested, please submit a cover letter outlining how your experience makes you uniquely qualified for the position, a detailed resume and the name/contact information for at least three professional work references who can attest to your competencies for the position.   

Please apply not later than May 31, 2017 to Richard Lane, Search Committee Chair via email or mail a hard copy to 203 SE 9th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

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Teen Director

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Branch Director, the Teen Director is responsible for creating and implementing a variety of programs in the areas of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Character & Citizenship. The Teen Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the overall teen program including the following: engaging mentors, meeting grant objectives, arranging program enhancements, engaging community members, career development and other duties as needed. The Teen Program Coordinator must visibly enjoy working with teens and create an environment that is safe and fun while helping them build confidence and skills. The Teen Program Coordinator fosters positive relationships with children, families, staff, educational community and all community members.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in Youth Development Programming
  • Flexible schedule
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug screens throughout the year
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Valid Driver’s License with clear driving record, willingness to obtain CDL
  • Ability to remain poised, positive and energetic in a busy work environment
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks and develop solutions to problems with limited supervision
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience in providing leadership and overall problem solving
  • Effective interpersonal skills (including oral and written communication)
  • Must be able to interpret Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley programs and philosophy

Job Functions:

  • Weekly report to Executive Director and Unit Director including data tracking, Teen room activities, Teen Leadership Clubs and Club programming updates based on grant requirements.
  • Program Review Meetings with Teen Room staff, Unit Director & Executive Director.
  • Plan and supervise daily activities for Teen Club Members, ages 12-18.
  • Coordinate, Implement and Report on the following Club Programs, specific to their Grant Requirements:
    • Run two cohorts of 20 youth as detailed in Grant Requirements. Binder provided with project timeline and expectations.
    • Run or oversee BGCA programs multiple times per year in the Club to Teens.
    • Mentor Club Teens for Youth of the Year participation including speech writing and presentation, essay, academics, travel as necessary, social skills, interviews
    • Work with Executive Director and Branch Director to develop a teen recruitment and retention plan based on BGCA’s Teen Activation Guide/Graduate for Mas

Additional Requirements:

  • Plan, Implement/Supervise and Report on all Teen Leadership Clubs including:
    • Torch Club, Keystone Club, Peace Patrol, Key Club (Focus Teen Council)
    • With Executive Director – Define/Implement: Club Ambassador Program, Jr. Staff Program
  • Coordinate and supervise Teen Community and Service Learning Projects
  • Organize weekly Teen Nights (Fridays)
  • Extend Teen Center hours for high school youth at least one night per week
  • Communicate professionally with community partners, school districts and donors to build positive relationships through scheduling presentations at the Club, field trips to local businesses, academic support, healthcare resources, etc.
  • Promote and market programs to Teen Club members through social media, flyers, schools and other venues as planned with Executive Director and Branch Director.
  • Contribute to the creation of the Club’s overall climate for youth development and success
  • Manage program supplies
  • Help maintain organization and cleanliness of building
  • Ensure participation of members in National Boys & Girls Club Programs and local initiatives
  • Organize activities and events to showcase, recognize and highlight members
  • Create activities calendars
  • Oversee Teen Assistant(s)

Helpful Skills/Qualities:

  • Passion for helping teens succeed in all areas of life
  • Healthy energy to keep pace with teens
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to supervise and engage youth between the ages of 12-18
  • Ability to work closely with other youth development professionals

This is a physical job, working in all weather conditions and noise levels.

If interested, please submit a cover letter outlining how your experience makes you uniquely qualified for the position, a detailed resume and the name/contact information for at least three professional work references who can attest to your competencies for the position.   

Please apply not later than May 31, 2017 to Clarissa Law, Program Director, via email or mail a hard copy to 203 SE 9th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

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Teen Recreational Leader

Job Description: 
The basic duties of a Recreation Leader at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley – Grants Pass Branch are to provide a fun, positive and safe place for all Club members. Kids ages 11-18 attend our Teen Center and need enthusiastic role models that help them shape a great future. Our Club strives to give youth the tools they need to make the right choices in all areas of their life, from healthy eating to physical fitness, and good sportsmanship to academic success. 

The Teen Recreational Leader supervises kids in all areas of the Club while encouraging good character and leadership. Areas and activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Games room (pool, cards, chess, board games, air hockey)
    • Field and gym games
    • STEM Activities
    • Playground
    • Arts and crafts 
    • Field trips and community service activities

This is a physical job, working mostly outdoors in all weather conditions and noise levels. 

Helpful Skills/Qualities:
 
• Passion for helping kids succeed in all areas of life
• Healthy energy to keep pace with kids at a 1:20 ratio
• Good problem solving skills
• Ability to supervise and engage youth between the ages of 11-18 
• Ability to work closely with other staff

Requirements: 
• Pass a pre-employment drug screen and annual background check
• High School Diploma with a good start on secondary education or workforce
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Professional appearance and enthusiastic attitude
• Maintain a positive, fun and safe demeanor at all times
• Available between 2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. weekdays and until 10:00 p.m. on Fridays

If interested, please submit a cover letter outlining how your experience makes you uniquely qualified for the position, a detailed resume and the name/contact information for at least three professional work references who can attest to your competencies for the position.   

Please apply not later than May 31, 2017 to Clarissa Law, Program Director, via email or mail a hard copy to 203 SE 9th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

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AmeriCorps STEM Connect Service Member – Talent Club location, learn more below:

 

2017 AmeriCorps STEM Connect Member Position Description

2017 AmeriCorps STEM Connect Fact Sheet

Please apply not later than May 23, 2017 via email  or mail a hard copy to Administrative Office, 203 SE 9th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526.


Work as a Club Professional – Summer Recreation Leaders Needed!

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley accepts applications and resumes on a continuous basis. Please click here to download an application.

Submit application and resume to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley
203 SE 9th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526

You can also email your information to us:

If your qualifications meet those of the position that is available we will be in contact with you.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


BE a Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to help us in a variety of ways! Whether you’re a retired teacher, a high school athlete, a musician in a rock band or anything in between we will have a place for you! If you have a special interest or hobby that helps our mission and meets the interest of our Club Members we would love for you to share them with our Club!

Other Possible Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Homework Help
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Performing Arts
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Mentor Program
  • Games Room
  • Tech Lab
  • Teen Room

Volunteer Requirements:

All Volunteers MUST demonstrate an enthusiasm for keeping Kids safe in our Community and in helping them succeed.


BE a Mentor

If you have a heart for the Children in your community and would like to play a role in their growth and success, we are currently looking for Mentors to participate in our Mentoring Program.

Mentor Requirements:

  • 16 years or older
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Click here to download the Volunteer Application
  • Provide three character references
  • Commit to the program for one school year
  • Commit to meeting with your Mentee at least once a week
  • Be somewhat flexible in their afternoon schedules to ensure quality time with Mentee (this is coordinated through your local Club)
  • Committed to our three main goals for the Mentoring Program:
    • Academic Success
    • Social Development
    • Behavioral Improvement

All Mentors MUST demonstrate an enthusiasm for keeping Kids safe in our Community and in helping them succeed.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us run programs and be mentors to our youth. Whether you’re a retired teacher, a musician in a rock band or anything in between, we may have a place for your expertise. Please contact your local Club to find out more about the volunteer opportunities in your area.