Youth Center Teen Program Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,121
Maximum: $53,754
Details: annually plus excellent benefits




795 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 309
United States


In collaboration with Youth Center Director, oversee the Teen Programming for youth ages 14-19 including:

Program Development and Management

  • Create and deliver a variety of youth programs that engage teens in developmentally appropriate projects ranging from social, recreational, educational and enrichment activities
  • Develop and maintain a safe and supportive environment that responds to and supports the needs and interests of each child and fosters positive and supportive relationships with and between youth and staff
  • Ensure programs meet standards of high-quality, best practices in Youth Development

Community Collaboration

  • Provide outreach to and develop partnerships with other youth-serving agencies
  • Promote Youth Center activities and programming to attract new members, volunteers and collaborating partners

Staff Supervision and Support

  • Supervise Part-time Youth Workers and provide ongoing feedback and support
  • With Youth Center Director, assist with the recruitment, hiring and training of staff

Documentation & Evaluation

  • Maintain ongoing documentation of daily activities, work with youth, families and staf
  • Maintain accurate records including attendance, finances, incidents reports, etc.
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluations, both internal and external

Administrative Oversight

  • Participate in ongoing staff development programs to enhance program practices and quality
  •  Manage program budget, spending and tracking
  • Participate in Youth Programs’ committees
  • Maintain program materials and supplies
  • Plan and implement Youth Center and related community events. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum of three years experience managing youth programs and supervising staff
  • Background in Youth Development and understanding of social/emotional needs of teens/youth
  • Experience in working with urban youth
  • Excellent organizational skills, attentiveness to detail and ability to follow through with multiple projects
  • Experience with collaborative, team-oriented environments
  • Interpersonal skills that excel in cultural sensitivity, respect for differences and effective communication




Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Submit both your resume and letter of interest via email to or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139.  Fax: (617) 349-4312. Resume and letter of interest requested by: 08/13/18. Position will remain open until filled.