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Academic Specialist/Youth Development Professional

Company: Boys and Girls Club of Hartford Inc
Location: Hartford
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Provides age-appropriate programs and services in a safe and nurturing environment while helping youth advance in three core focus areas of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford; (a) academic success, (b) healthy lifestyles, and (c) good character & citizenship. To allow every youth to progress differently in each area, with a primary focus on academic outcomes. Creates a warm and caring environment where youth feel comfortable taking growth-related risks and provides the appropriate levels of assistance where all youth can flourish.

Collects data and assists with accurately reporting on program and service delivery, as well as, impact
Displays a high level of enthusiasm and commitment toward Club members and activities
Engages in a wide variety of community partnerships.
Ensures the safety of members, and demonstrates positive values, and ethical behavior during service and program delivery
Fosters college and career readiness programs and family engagement
Implements, facilitates, and coordinates assigned program services and educational curricula for youth that are recreational, educational, and progressive
Maintains positive and healthy relationships with members, their parents and/or guardians, and school staff
Participates in the evaluation of Club programs on a consistent basis and ensures programs and activities respond to stakeholder needs and expectations
Supports academic achievement of Club members
Performs other program and organization-related assignments as services and needs change, evolve, and grow & as assigned

This is a part-time position. We are hiring Academic Specialists at multiple school locations, hours are:

Bellizzi: 2pm-6pm on M,T,Th & F; 11am-4pm on Wed
Metacomet: 3pm-6pm M-F
West Middle: 2pm-6pm on M,T,Th,F; 12pm-4pm on Wed

Special events and activities may involve a change in schedule and weekend hours. School vacation (winter, spring, and summer) will alter these hours.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EOE Statement
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to inclusion and diversity. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
High School Diploma or a General Educational Development Certificate
Knowledge of youth development with a minimum of 6 months of experience in youth programs
Associate's degree with experience in youth programs is desirable
Cultural competency working with Latino and African-American populations in an urban school district extremely beneficial
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form
Candidates should have flexibility, patience, tolerance, and a willingness to learn new related skills
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office products
PSL endorsement on a valid CT driver's license is a plus

Position requires movement; walking, standing, bending, twisting etc with or without reasonable accommodation.PI208054047

Keywords: Boys and Girls Club of Hartford Inc, Hartford , Academic Specialist/Youth Development Professional, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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