Youth Development Professional

Youth Development Professional

Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe
8125 Steelhead Ave. Kings Beach, CA 96143
(530) 386-6960
About Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

The Role of The Youth Development Professional:

Program specialists are responsible for providing daily programs, services and activities for Club members that are consistent with the organization’s mission.


  • Establish a program setting that ensures the health and safety of members.
  • Contributes to the creation of the overall Club’s climate for youth development.
  • Plan programs and activities.
  • Personally involved in implementing and carrying out daily programs and activities in program area.
  • Provide guidance for members.
  • Manage necessary administrative functions and assigned resources.
  • Promotes and markets programs to the members.
  • Upholding safety standards including mask wearing and social distancing


  • Structured programs and activities at The Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe involve:
  • Weekly structured large group, small group, and self-guided activities for youth in grades K-5th.
  • Daily planned activities for the age group and program area you are assigned to each day.
  • One specialized program per month (local or national).
  • One special instructional class per week.
  • Develop and implement a member recognition program in your area.
  • Implementation of one national BGC program.
  • Each week Program Specialists are responsible for completing their “Weekly Planning Sheet” and submitting it to their direct supervisor


1. Establishes a program setting that insures the health and safety of members.

Performance is acceptable when:

  • Members understand and follow standards of conduct in the club.
  • Equipment is in good condition, with safety precautions posted (when needed) and members instructed in proper and safe use of equipment.
  • Minor maintenance is performed promptly: other necessary repairs are reported and followed up on.
  • Staff positions themselves in their program area to continually monitor and supervise the safety and behavior of members.

2. Contributes to the creation of the overall Club’s climate for youth development.

Performance is acceptable when:

  • Members actively participate in a variety of programs and activities that are fun.
  • Members actively participate in keeping the program area neat and clean, putting away equipment and supplies after use.
  • There is a genuine caring and respect between staff and members. Members are greeted by their first name. There is no name calling, labeling, or stigmatizing.
  • Recognition of members is evidenced by names, photos, notes on the walls and bulletin boards in the program area.
  • The program area is neat, clean, and safe.
  • Inoperative or broken equipment is removed from the program area.

3. Plans programs and activities consistent with the organization’s mission.

Performance is acceptable when:

  • Programs and activities in program area addresses the developmental needs, interests and characteristics of club youth ages 5-11.
  • “Weekly Program Planning Sheets” are filled out on a weekly basis and are turned in on the Thursday for the upcoming week.
  • A schedule is posted which represents daily, weekly and monthly program area activities and programs.
  • Programs begin and end on time.
  • Programs and activities are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
  • Program and activities are attentive to gender-makeup and cultural diversity of members.

4. Personally involved in implementing and carrying out daily programs and activities in assigned program area.

Performance is acceptable when:

  • Members are greeted as they come into the program area.
  • Members receive instruction in program area.
  • There is a plan and an ongoing system for recognition of Club member’s participation and achievements.
  • A high level of enthusiasm, energy and commitment is demonstrated in personal contact with members and visitors.
  • Members are continually encouraged to participate in program area activities, praised for their good efforts, and provided with constructive feedback on their efforts and progress.
  • Staff participate appropriately with youth in program area, always demonstrating leadership to assure the conduct, safety, and development of members.

5. Provides Guidance.

Performance is acceptable when:

  • All members receive guidance to help them fulfill and make appropriate choices about their educational, physical, social, emotional, vocational, and spiritual needs.
  • Positive and respectful relationships exist between staff and members.
  • A fair and reasonable set of rules, stated in positive terms, are posted in the program area.
  • “Active listening” skills are utilized in interacting with members.
  • Members are always held accountable for behavior within expectations and to achieve their best results.
  • Behavioral incidents and achievements are recorded and shared appropriately with staff and parents.

6. Manages necessary administrative functions and assigned resources.

Performance is acceptable when

  • Stays within program area budget.
  • Assigned volunteers and junior staff are trained and contribute to the success of the program area.
  • Equipment and supplies are ordered, maintained and stored to assure efficient functioning in the program area.

7. Promotes and Markets programs to the members.

Performance is acceptable when:

  • A daily schedule is posted for members to see.
  • Signs and posters are attractively and prominently displayed throughout the program area.
  • Appropriate information is provided for the development of advertising and promotion through flyers, mailings, and media.


  • May participate in special programs or events.
  • May be required to drive van and adhere to BGCNLT Drug Testing Policy for van drivers.
  • Other duties as assigned


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of program specialists. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal

Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Employees are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine upon hire. Various program adaptations to keep club members and staff safe.

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