He was ready to drop out of school and you won’t believe what changed the course of his life!

Joseph Be Determined

Before joining the Club, I can say I was lost,” explained Joseph Davis. “I was getting into a lot of trouble. It was just me and my brother and I didn’t care about anything else.”

At the age of 13, Joseph was contemplating dropping out of school. With no father-figure present, he was forced to become the man of his household at a very young age. Even though he tried hard to keep his younger brother out of trouble, Joseph struggled to stay on the right path himself. Despite his desire to become a better man than what he felt his father was to him, deep down he believed that he would be nothing more than a product of his environment.

Until, one day, his mother enrolled him in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida’s TEAM UP program at the Southside Middle School. They didn’t know it then, but this one act would change the course of Joseph’s life. His Unit Director, Ms. Green, encouraged him to start participating in the Club’s activities. His experience at his first BGCNF event helped him realize that he was capable of being more than he had ever imagined.

It was the Taco Bell Graduate program between the Beaches Club and the Southside Middle TEAM-UP. Each group had to come up with their own business and try to sell it to earn money,” he stated. “Our business was an internet radio show and we won third place. It was the first time I stepped up to be a leader and felt responsible.

In January 2012, 17 year-old Joseph was approached by Ms. Green to compete in the organization’s Youth of the Year competition. This is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive and recognizes Club members who have demonstrated exemplary character, superior leadership, notable academic achievement and outstanding service to their Club and the community.

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Joseph Davis and Ms. Green

With only a couple of weeks before the competition, the staff at Joseph’s Club, his family, and his friends all rallied behind to help him prepare. Not only did Joseph earn the prestigious title as the representative of Northeast Florida, he also received a $2,000 scholarship to attend college!

It helped me feel accomplished. Like all the late nights and early mornings were worth it. It also impacted my personal life. My friends would see me on TV and they’d say ‘Wow, you’ve accomplished so much as a child.’ I feel really important and that’s why whenever the Boys & Girls Clubs asks me to do anything, it’s my top priority.”

Joseph credits the Boys & Girls Club for changing his entire outlook on life. “I learned how to care. I became more mature,” he proudly admitted. “It [the Club] helped me to set goals and helped me prepare. It showed me what I could be and showed me what I needed to do to get to where I want to be.”

Today, Joseph is a Youth Development Specialist at the Lee Boys & Girls Club and we are so proud to announce that he will be attending Florida State College at Jacksonville to study Early Childhood Management. He said it feels good to be a staff member of the organization that changed his life because he wants to “be Ms. Green to somebody else.”

When asked if he could encourage the youth he works with to be anything, what would that be, Joseph said, “Be determined because to do anything that I’ve done, you have to want to do it, think about doing it, and then, do it. No matter what.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida provides educational programs, enrichment activities, and sports programming in after school programs and summer camp for youth aged 5 to 18 in 14 area clubs located throughout Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, visit our website at www.bgcnf.org.

Jasmine Dionne Souers | Development Assistant

Now Hiring : Director of Human Resources

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TITLE:                                Director of Human Resources 

DEPARTMENT:                  General Services Center

REPORTS TO:                    President

 

POSITION SUMMARY:     

Directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the Human Resources function. Strong candidates will possess a “hands-on work style” and proven to be natural leaders in the following categories:

  • HR advice and consultation
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local laws
  • Various benefit programs
  • Employee handbook/policies
  • Short-term and long-range department goals

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities)

Leadership

  1. In collaboration with the President, establish and implement policies and procedures for the effective management of Club human resources, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations and community practice, as well as Boys & Girls Clubs mission and values.
  2. Provide information to Leadership to support management decision-making regarding policy issues, employee relations, staff development needs, compensation and benefits practices and costs and recruitment practices. Prepare reports summarizing human resources programs and activities.
  3. Define, develop and provide orientation program for all new employees, including an orientation program for all new mangers.

Strategic Planning

  1. Contribute to operational strategic planning, providing perspective on staffing and employee development needs to support strategic directions.
  2. Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve human resources policies, procedures and programs to ensure they meet Club needs and motivate effective performance of staff.
  3. Provide personal assistance to employees who experience difficulties with any program, policy or procedure administered by the Human Resources Department by individual meetings, communication, and human interaction.
  4. Develop recommendations for implementation and modification of human resources management policies, procedures and programs to the President.

Resource Management

  1. Control expenditures against budget, particularly in the areas of recruitment, compensation, benefits and staff development.
  2. Encourage proactive strategies for responding to employee relations issues to minimize potential expenses.
  3. Support management in day-to-day HR topics.
  4. Manage administrative and operational systems for maintaining all employment and personnel records, ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  5. Ensure a productive work environment that encourages positive, effective working relationships and open communications, and that is respectful of the gender and cultural diversity of Club staff, volunteers and members. Take prompt, appropriate action to respond to conflicts between staff members.
  6. Support the recruitment and selection of staff with the qualifications necessary for successful performance.
  7. Identify opportunities for training and skill building within budget limits which ensure support staff career development.
  8. Define, develop and provide benefit information to all eligible employees by means of group and individual informational sessions, written materials, workshops, and other programs and events.

Partnership Development

  1. Develop collaborative partnerships with other Clubs, consultants and vendors, as well as youth serving, professional and/or not-for-profit organizations, to maintain professional credibility within the community.
  2. Represent Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida interests in dealing with other state agencies such as Workers Compensations, Benefit Providers, EEOC, etc.

Marketing and Public Relations

  1. Develop and maintain public relations to promote awareness of the Club and stimulate interest in employment opportunities with BGCNF.
  2. Develop and maintain relationships with local colleges/universities.

RELATIONSHIPS

Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club staff. Ensure Club members, and supervisors receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.

External: Maintain contact with other Clubs, vendors, consultants, organizations, government agencies and others to achieve program goals and objectives, manage costs, share information and resolve problems.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

Knowledge

–  Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources or equivalent in related field of study required. Masters Degree preferred.

–    PHR/SPHR Certification required.

–  Knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting human resource management, best practices in human resource management; strong administrative and organizational skills.

–  Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

–  Scrupulous attention to detail and confidentiality.

–  Manage and direct clerical support staff working in the HR area.

–  Successful candidate must have superb attention to detail, effective multi-tasking and analytical skills, and excellent communications skills – verbal and written.

Experience

At least five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management, including computer literacy and database management. 

Skills

  • Communication Skills: Informing, Presenting, Writing
  • Decision-Making Skills: Analyzing, Fact Finding, Innovating, Judgment, Problem-Solving, Systemic Thinking
  • Developing Organizational Talent: Performance Management, Staff Development
  • Leadership Skills: Influencing
  • Personal Initiative Skills: Contributing to a Positive Work Environment, Organizational Awareness
  • Planning Skills: Action Planning and Organizing, Monitoring, Recruitment, Strategic Planning
  • Quality Skills: Using Meaningful Measurements
  • Relationship Skills: Conflict Management, Networking, Relationship Building, Teamwork
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Skills: Fostering Organizational Wellness, Supporting a Safe Environment

ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

The majority of the work time is conducted inside the office setting.  Some travel between Clubs is required. 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Maintain a high energy level.
  • Be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
  • Regularly speak clearly and listen to others as well.

Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@bgcnf.org.

Club Blue in Action at The NFL YET Boys & Girls Club

Club Blue members, young professionals of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, hosted their first Day in The Club on Tuesday, September 9 at the NFL YET Boys & Girls Club. A Day in The Club is a new bi-monthly volunteer opportunity that allows Club Blue members to engage in one-on-one activities with the youth served by BGCNF. 

The mission of Club Blue is to connect young professionals with the desire to make a difference in a child’s life through leadership, volunteerism and advocacy.Club Blue consists of young professionals in Northeast Florida who want to make a difference in their community. Established in 2011, their goal is to support the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida by extending their time, talent and resources to the organization, ultimately making a difference in the lives of the youth that BGCNF serves.

For more information about how you can join Club Blue, contact:

The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida provides educational programs, enrichment activities, and sports programming in after school programs and summer camp for youth aged 5 to 18 in 14 area clubs located throughout Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, visit our website at www.bgcnf.org.

Jasmine Dionne Williams

Development Assistant

Now Hiring: Youth Development Specialist

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TITLE:    Youth Development Specialist 

DEPARTMENT: Designated Club

REPORTS TO: Unit Director

HOURS: Approximately 15-20 per week; 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM depending on the needs of the club

POSITION SUMMARY: The Youth Development Specialist is responsible for: ensuring youth development principles are incorporated into programs and activities; providing guidance and discipline to ensure a safe and positive environment for youth; ensuring the incorporation of character development, age appropriate and gender-specific programs and activities; ensuring that cultural diversity educational programs are implemented; assisting, as needed, in the planning, implementation, and delivery of educational activities and programs for youth ages 6 to 18.

 

KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):

Prepare Youth for Success

  1. Ensure programs, services and activities prepare youth for success, promoting safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of Club at all times.  Provide guidance and role modeling to members.
  2. Contribute to the planning and implementation of the strategic plan by:
  3. Ensure quality improvement by monitoring and evaluating program achievement against target goals, recommending modifications that respond to member needs and interests and participating in weekly Club staff meetings.
  4. Create bulletin boards and posters publicizing and announcing program events.  Establish a system of recognition about members and their program activities.
  5. Participate in local, state, regional, and national Boys & Girls Clubs programs and competitions.
  • Planning and organizing a range of program services and activities for members, such as field trips, program specific activities, guest speakers, field trips, etc.
  • Welcoming new members and participate in their orientation process.
  • Initiating new programs with the approval of the Program Director/Unit Director.
  • Promoting and stimulating program participation.

Health and Safety

  1. Ensure a healthy and safe environment, supervising members in program area.
  2. Maintain the cleanliness of program area.
  3. Maintain an inventory of program equipment and supplies in good order.  Recommend requisitions as necessary.

Program Administration

  1. Prepare weekly reports for the Program Director/Unit Director regarding activities, special programs, upcoming events, attendance, and other reports as required.
  2. Maintains a daily written schedule.  Ensures that programs begin and end on time.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. May participate in additional special programs and/or events.
  2. Evenings/weekend work may be involved.
  3. May be required to drive Club van.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal:  Maintains close, daily contact with branch staff and volunteers, branch members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.

 

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Experience in working with children
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior issues
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Ability to plan and implement quality programs specific to area (arts & crafts, performing arts, gym, etc.)
  • Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment
  • Valid State Driver’s License (if applicable)
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and letter of interest by close of business Friday, August 1st, to Barbara Borowski, HR Director; Fax (904) 396-5254

Now Hiring: Unit Director- School Based

STATUS/HOURS: Full Time – 10:30am – 7:00pm | Monday through Friday LOCATION AVAILABLE: Southside Middle School

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POSITION: Manages overall daily operations of designated after-school site with the primary concern for programs and service delivery, supervision and training of staff, community relations and membership administration. This encompasses planning, coordinating, implementing, and supervising all Club program personnel (which includes ongoing recruitment and retention of a specified number of part time staff members). Certain administrative duties also fall within the After School Site Director responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITES:
Leadership
1. Recruits and retains a specific number of part-time staff (teachers/youth development specialist) necessary for quality Boys & Girls Clubs program implementation and school programs. Provides guidance and development for part-time staff. Prepare newly hired staff to work with program participants, help frontline staff members understand their roles, and contribute to a positive work culture.
2. Develop and coordinate programs that are evidence-based and align with the Boys & Girls Clubs goals and objectives to strengthen academic success in members.
3. Forge strong ties with all School personnel (Principal, Teachers, Staff, etc) by attending school events trainings, and having professional interactions at all times.
4. Maintain a presence during the school day to establish a strong link between day time and after school time; connect the school day to after-school activities by maintaining consistency in daily procedures and a continuous level of communication that serves to identify and address the academic needs of program participants.
5. Responsible for vital paperwork being completed i.e. reports, attendance, incident reports, new employee paperwork etc.
6. Understands and assures the implementation of organizational policies, procedures, and goals while maintaining a safe, positive environment necessary for youth development.
Prepare Youth for Success
7. Utilize the Youth Development Strategy to maintain a positive behavioral environment. Reports severe infractions to the Area Director and parents/guardians when applicable, understands and applies child and adolescent development principles.
8. Communicates with a strength based approach to develop positive relationships with all youth.
9. Respects and honors cultural and human diversity.
10. Identifies potential risk and protective factors for youth.
11. Demonstrates the qualities of a positive role model.
12. Interacts in a way that supports asset building.
Resource Management
13. Coordinates (with the school administration) the use of building facilities for agencies contracted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to provide additional after-school activities.
14. Pursues relationships with community members and local businesses to provide additional resources and support to program components.
15. Collection and analyses of data required by the Boys & Girls Clubs, the Duval County Public School System. These types of data include, but are not limited to: daily attendance, average monthly attendance, membership totals, session attendance, class attendance, student demographics, ages served and activities offered.
Strategic Planning
16. Plans and manages after-school programs at his/her sites which meet minimum program delivery standards.
Partnership Development
17. Act as a community liaison to involve families and the community with the Afterschool Program.
18. Work collaboratively with partner agencies.
Marketing Public Relations
19. Creates a positive image of the After School Program in the community by marketing and publicizing the After School Program and by networking with relevant community organizations.
Membership Administration
20. Maintain Average Daily Attendance (ADA) Goal assigned for designated site, set at the beginning of each school year. Monitor fluctuation of the ADA and address sudden drops in enrollment. If the site is not at capacity, implement strategies that work towards the increase in ADA by 5 members per month.
Community Relations
21. Organize and/or collaborate with the school on social events. Each event should have elements of showcasing the activities that take place during the After School Program.
22. Participate in school functions, trainings, and other opportunities that strengthen the ties of After School Program and the school day.
23. Provide exceptional communication and support will all outside community individuals (volunteers, partners, speakers, etc) that provide services to the students attending the After School Program. Ensure partner stewardship by responding to concerns promptly and implementing best practices.
Programs and Services
24. Oversee the planning, coordination, implementation, supervision and evaluation for all program curriculums:
25. Incorporate site specific curriculum (Enrichment Clubs) that will address social issues and interests that are specific to designated site. Provide expectations and guidance to staff on the program creation and delivery.
Other Duties Assigned & Summer Duties
26. Assist in the development and program implementation of grant funded programs.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
 A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience is required.
 Preferred 3-5 years’ experience in developing and implementing youth guidance and development programs.
 Must also be certified in CPR and first aid.
 Management skills are necessary. Proven ability to supervise Club staff and volunteers.
 Knowledge of (and access to) community organizations and assistance agencies are required.
 Must possess excellent written and verbal skills.
 Must have the ability and desire to work with youth in a variety of environments.
 Must have the ability to work independently and efficiently without direct supervision.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and letter of interest by close of business Friday, August 1st, to Barbara Borowski, HR Director; Fax (904) 396-5254

Now Hiring: Unit Directors – Community Based

STATUS/HOURS: Full Time – 10:30am – 7:00pm |  Monday through Friday LOCATION AVAILABLE: (2) Club Locations

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POSITION: Manages overall daily operations of designated community based Club with the primary concern for programs and service delivery, supervision and training of staff, community relations and membership administration. This encompasses planning, coordinating, implementing, and supervising all Club program personnel (which includes ongoing recruitment and retention of a specified number of part time staff members). Certain administrative duties also fall within the Community Based Site Director responsibilities.

 

RESPONSIBILITES:

Leadership

  1. Recruits and retains a specific number of part-time staff (youth development specialist) necessary for quality Boys & Girls Clubs program implementation. Provides guidance and development for part-time staff.  Prepare newly hired staff to work with program participants, help frontline staff members understand their roles, and contribute to a positive work culture.
  2. Develop and coordinate programs that are evidence-based and align with the Boys & Girls Clubs goals and objectives to strengthen academic success in members.
  3. Responsible for vital paperwork being completed i.e. reports, attendance, incident reports, new employee paperwork etc.
  4. Understands and assures the implementation of organizational policies, procedures, and goals while maintaining a safe, positive environment necessary for youth development.

Prepare Youth for Success

  1. Utilize the Youth Development Strategy to maintain a positive behavioral environment. Reports severe infractions to the Area Director and parents/guardians when applicable, understands and applies child and adolescent development principles.
  2. Communicates with a strength based approach to develop positive relationships with all youth.
  3. Respects and honors cultural and human diversity.
  4. Identifies potential risk and protective factors for youth.
  5. Demonstrates the qualities of a positive role model.
  6. Interacts in a way that supports asset building.

Resource Management

  1. Coordinates the use of building facilities for agencies contracted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to provide additional after-school activities.
  2. Pursues relationships with community members and local businesses to provide additional resources and support to program components.
  3. Collection and analyses of data required by the Boys & Girls Clubs. These types of data include, but are not limited to: daily attendance, average monthly attendance, membership totals, session attendance, class attendance, student demographics, ages served and activities offered.

Strategic Planning

  1. Plans and manages Club programs at his/her sites which meet minimum program delivery standards.

Partnership Development

  1. Act as a community liaison to involve families and the community with the Club Programs.
  2. Work collaboratively with partner agencies.

Marketing Public Relations

  1. Creates a positive image of the Club in the community by marketing and publicizing the Club and by networking with relevant community organizations.

Membership Administration

  1. Maintain Average Daily Attendance (ADA) Goal assigned for designated site, set at the beginning of each school year. Monitor fluctuation of the ADA and address sudden drops in enrollment.  If the site is not at capacity, implement strategies that work towards the increase in ADA by 5 members per month.

Community Relations

  1. Organize and/or collaborate with local resources social events. Each event should have elements of showcasing the activities that take place at the Club.
  2. Provide exceptional communication and support will all outside community individuals (volunteers, partners, speakers, etc) that provide services to the members attending the Club. Ensure partner stewardship by responding to concerns promptly and implementing best practices.

Programs and Services

  1. Oversee the planning, coordination, implementation, supervision and evaluation for all program curriculums:
  2. Incorporate site specific curriculum (Enrichment Clubs) that will address social issues and interests that are specific to designated site. Provide expectations and guidance to staff on the program creation and delivery.

Other Duties Assigned & Summer Duties

  1. Assist in the development and program implementation of grant funded programs.

 

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience is required.
  • Preferred 3-5 years’ experience in developing and implementing youth guidance and development programs.
  • Must also be certified in CPR and first aid.
  • Management skills are necessary. Proven ability to supervise Club staff and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of (and access to) community organizations and assistance agencies are required.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must have the ability and desire to work with youth in a variety of environments.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and efficiently without direct supervision.

 

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and letter of interest by close of business Friday, August 1st, to Barbara Borowski, HR Director; Fax (904) 396-5254