Youth Services Program Manager (St. Frances Cabrini Academy)

Title:                                               Youth Services Program Manager

Department/Location:             Programs/St. Frances Cabrini

Reports To:                                   Director of Programs

Exempt/Non-Exempt:              Part-Time/Hourly/Non-Exempt

Compensation:                           $25.00 – $27.00/Hour

Organization Description: The mission of Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club (GSGBC) is to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

Since 2018, GSGBC has implemented trauma-informed care through its organizational operation and how services are provided to members and their families. GSGBC is currently working with the Conscious Discipline model, a trauma-informed/evidence-based model of social-emotional learning, to implement trauma-informed care in our Clubs. Conscious Discipline helps us to better understand children’s behavior and emphasizes safety, connection, and problem solving. Staff are trained in trauma-informed care and will be provided with the tools to better understand how trauma affects our members, and how they can deal with the behaviors associated with trauma.

GSGBC offers afterschool and summer programming for youth ages 5-16, serving more than 700 youth annually at three sites. GSGBC supports youth development and holistic health with programs that include:  Academics, Athletics, Character Building, Healthy Living, College & Career Readiness and The Arts. The Afterschool Program runs August through May, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Schedule:

The Youth Services Program Manager at St. Frances Cabrini Academy (SFCA) works approximately 20 hours per week through the school year, with an anticipated schedule of 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday. This schedule is subject to change and will follow SFCA’s school calendar. During June and July the Youth Services Program Manager is eligible for employment at one of GSGBC’s summer camp sites.

Primary Function:

The Youth Services Program Manager is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and management of the day-to-day program operations and staffing of the following program areas:  Academics, Athletics, Character Building, Healthy Living, College & Career Readiness and The Arts.  The Youth Services Program Manager embodies passion for the organization and mission. In collaboration with the Director of Programs, the Program Manager ensures the implementation of high-impact programs, effective member recruitment and program marketing and safe facilities and procedures.

Key Roles (Essential Responsibilities):

Instructional Features

  • Ensure quality implementation of all five program areas offered at GSGBC
  • Ensure the implementation of a variety of activities across all five program areas
  • Support youth development through the creation and implementation of programming which supports youth development
  • Ensure all academic, enrichment, and socialization activities are engaging, developmentally appropriate, meet student needs, and respect cultural diversity

Program Organization (Management)

  • Create and implement a clear mission statement that communicates the club’s philosophy and goals to youth, parents, and the Saint Louis community

Program Organization (Evaluation)

  • Responsible for the evaluation of program staff on a quarterly basis
  • Responsible for the evaluation of program activities based on student engagement, stated student and parent outcomes
  • Responsible for implementing data driven continuous program improvement

Program Organization (Administration)

  • Create, implement, and enforce program policies

Positive Relationships:

  • Promote a culture of health, wellness, social well-being, and safety throughout the Club through activities and special events
  • Actively participate in all training sessions and meetings
  • Work collaboratively with peers and supervision
  • Ensure that youth development principles are incorporated into all program activities
  • Understand and communicate the Club’s philosophy and goals to youth, parents, and community
  • Provide a positive role model for youth
  • Build and sustain relationships with youth, parents, and staff

Facility Management:

  • Report building needs and issues to Director of Programs or School Principal

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent, required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education, preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching, case management or youth development experience, required; 3-5 years supervisory experience, preferred
  • Ability to obtain DESE certification to hold facility license (Center Director Certification)
  • Group facilitation and/or consultation experience, and previous experience within a youth serving organization, elementary or middle school or similar social service agency
  • Knowledge of and significant experience with youth development best practices
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work well as a leader/member of a team
  • Able to problem solve and process through critical thinking
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency and general computer skills required
  • Committed to uphold professional relationships and standards
  • Self-motivated and capable of independent work
  • Sensitivity, appreciation and commitment to socioeconomic, cultural and racial diversity and LGBTQIA+
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass the health and employment requirements set by Department of Elementary & Secondary Education as a condition of employment

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis provides equal employment opportunities to all regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, military service eligibility, veteran status, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

The position may be financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration.

Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: 3022 Oregon St.

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