Teen Coordinator

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $28,000
Maximum: $32,000
Details: 30 hours per week, part time, non-exempt, with ocassional nights and Saturdays




675 Watertown Street
United States


The Teen Director plans, directs, and supervises programs and activities for teens in grades 6 through 12. The Teen Director is responsible for the supervision of volunteers, interns, and program aides, and provides supervision of the Teen Center and Music Studio. 



·        Maintain a program that is safe, positive, and encourages youth development through quality experiences and high standards of achievement

·        Increase collaboration with Club Staff; eliminate “silos of operation”

·        Foster a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and innovation

·        Coordinate and execute organization-wide policies, procedures, and standards with regard to upkeep, usage, and maintenance of club spaces, materials, and equipment

·        Model and encourage positive behavior and interactions between the children

·        Model and coach interns, volunteers, and youth leaders so that they build an understanding of the importance of youth work, of following procedures, and acknowledgment of boundaries

·        Promote the development of teen social and emotional skills

·        Employ problem-solving skills when needed to redirect member behaviors

·        Provide Programming for teens in grades 6 to 12

·        Provide counseling and guidance to members when appropriate and supply reports to the Director of Operations as required

·        Ensure enrollment, attendance, and other data are tracked, collected, and analyzed

·        Maintain inventory, maintenance, and requisition lists for facilities, supplies, and equipment

·        Collect and track data for the purpose of developing individual and custom strategies for teens’ growth

·        Build a liaison partnership with parents/guardians to address the specific learning and social needs of their child/children

·        Manage and advance Keystone and Torch Club teen programs



·        Maintain a fun and safe place for teens to develop a sense of pride, optimism, and belonging

·        Promote the development of social and emotional skills

·        Create an environment which frequently recognizes both the efforts and achievements of teens in meaningful public ways

·        Employ problem-solving skills when needed to redirect member behaviors



Program Planning & Design

·        Design and implement new and innovative teen programming

·        Organize and implement programs that promote leadership skills, educational development, health and life skills, decision-making skills, self-esteem, and personal responsibility.

·        Develop a balanced program of small and large group activities.

·        Provides diverse, gender balanced programming

·        Seeks, plans, and accepts community service activities

·        Plans periodic field trips

·        Maintain the teen budget


Camp Group Leader

·        Provides administrative and programming support to all facets of summer camp programs for teens

·        Plans and Implements a Teen Leadership Program at summer camp

·        Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards

·        Train summer camp staff and follow the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club and DPH policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.

·        Be a lead with communication regarding all parent/guardians of campers especially when dealing with camper concerns, discipline issues or injury


Advertising and Recruitment

·        Plan, post, and maintain teen schedules

·        Promotes teen programs within the Club, in the schools, and in the community

·        Set up regular sessions of community outreach to enroll new members

·        Prepare and provide to Director of Operations on seasonal program schedules for fall, winter, spring and summer

·        Seeks other teen agencies with which to partner

·        Keeps bulletin boards updated seasonally


Program Facilitation

·        Maintain attendance records, correspondence files, data, and other information necessary for the efficient operation of the program

·        Creates, maintains and reports via in-house program database

·        Uses in-house software and systems to record members’ attendance throughout the school year


Program Evaluation

·        Compiles lists of participants and supplies information to the Director of Operations

·        Create & maintain survey outcomes for ALL major programs year round

·        Assists the Director of Operations with Outcome Measurement Reports


Safety and Policy Enforcement

·        Provide and maintain a clean, safe, positive, and fun environment

·        Correctly follow emergency procedures

·        Provide first aid to members when necessary



·        Attend and participate in all staff meetings

·        Interact with member management system and coordinate with staff to ensure membership, attendance, and program data are tracked, collected, and analyzed

·        Facilitate monthly/quarterly recruitment activities to increase Club visibility and enrollment

·        Other duties as needed



Qualifications and Experience

·        Possess a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university preferably with an emphasis to child/youth development, psychology, education, social work, recreation, the arts, and/or related preferred or equivalent experience

·        A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a Boys & Girls Club, youth organizations, or related agencies that improve the quality of life for teenagers

·        Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents, and colleagues

·        Enthusiasm working with children and youth; comfortable maintaining clear boundaries and setting age appropriate limits with a variety of children, teens, and adults

·        Reliable, responsible, open to feedback, and committed to improvement

·        Strong verbal and written communication skills

·        Working knowledge of budget preparation, control, and management

·        CPR and First Aid Certifications (or we will provide training for the right candidate)

·        Experience with Microsoft Office Suite products and at least a working knowledge of Adobe Suite programs

·        Exposure to or experience with membership software (or comparable) and tracking systems

·        Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and

·        Allowing for flexible scheduling of work economic backgrounds

·        Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team

·        Ability to learn new tasks and/or systems

·        Occasional lifting of 10 to 40 pounds

·        Valid driver’s license



·        A four-year degree from an accredited college or university with a background in Youth Development, Recreation, Psychology or related field.

·        Two years of experience working with teen age students

·        Strong interest in working with teens

·        One year managing budgets

·        At least 3 years of relevant experience

·        First Aid and CPR certification (with-in one year)

·        7D license or the availability to obtain six months of hire date

·        Valid Driver’s License

The John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Submit a cover letter to show why you are a great match for this role and resume to jobs@newtonbgc.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone calls please.