The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is the largest expanded learning time organization in Silicon Valley, serving over 2,500 K-12 students at 13 sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City. In neighborhoods where 1/3 of the youth drop out of high school, BGCP members learn the importance of education and become part of a community of learners, wanting and expecting to succeed in school. In three clubhouses and ten school sites, we implement proven social and academic interventions that most impact a childs achievement in school and in life.
The full-time Keystone Programs Coordinator collaborates with BGCP staff at our Redwood City Clubhouse (a.k.a. Forest High School Center) and other sites serving high school students, including our East Palo Alto Clubhouse and school campus-based programs, as well as external partners. The purpose of this role is to create and execute Character and Leadership Programs focused on creating leadership opportunities for high school students at The Forest and the surrounding community.
Redesign BGCPs youth civic engagement initiative referencing our Dont Stop Dreaming work in past years. Through collaborating with elected officials in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City, we want to continue teaching the next generation of leaders about civic participation and pathways to elected office; train them to inform their peers of their civil rights and liberties; and empower their peers to become agents of justice and unity in their communities.
Manage all character and leadership development initiatives while tracking progress toward goals.
Advise and assist in the areas of project management, teen outreach, and volunteer recruitment, including 8th grade transition, Keystone Leadership Program, Youth of the Year, and Torch Club.
What will you do?
Manage the successful development and implementation of the character & leadership programs.
Support the Keystone Leadership Officers (teen members) to achieve success, including providing regular professional development sessions.
Collaborate with BGCA and the Regional Advisory Council to receive the training and tools to implement each program component.
Assist with recruitment & retention for Forest High School Members. Support in designing recruitment initiatives.
Compile and obtain resources that focus on a knowledge of civic rights, responsibility, and engagement throughout BGCP Leadership high school programs.
Assist in planning and implementation of Community Friday events.
Serve as a liaison with Forest High School Center staff and Keystone members to maximize resources available for teen services.
Collaborate with other Forest High School Center staff to enhance leadership programs.
Assist with any additional projects as assigned by the High School Director.
Develop culturally relevant programming and activities that enrich the educational experience of Forest High School Center teens
Introduce major/career exploration, career-related job and internship opportunities
Coach High School Teens to managing Social Media Platforms
Covid-19 Safety Protocol (training will be provided): Perform basic symptom checks, which could include using a non-contact thermometer and asking pre-set screening questions, to help ensure wellness and safety of all who enter the technology space
What will success look like?
Develop and implement monthly critical dialogues, expanding self-awareness and knowledge on relevant social issues in our society.
Develop and implement monthly panels, forums, and/or workshops designed to expose students to the experiences of community leaders to reinforce the importance of leadership and civic engagement and share their personal knowledge, skills, and tools on how to become a civic entrepreneur.
Recruit up new cohorts of Keystone members
Retain 30 Keystone members in the program with high levels of returning students.
Keystone members host at least 4 community service projects each year.
Establish Youth of the Year Cohort each year of at least 10 members.
Leadership programs have a presence on school campuses.
What core competencies are expected during first 90 days?
Unity: Effectively communicates and collaborates to advance The Work
Respect: Embeds inclusivity in solo and collective decision-making and action
Ownership: Confidently acts to do individual and collective work better
Curiosity: Questions the status quo by seeking continuous individual learning as well as by listening to and supporting others
Ganas: Promotes organizational excellence through achievement of individual and collective outcomes
What qualifications will the ideal candidate have?
Availability to meet expected full-time work hours (30-40 hours/week): 5 days a week, Monday-Friday, plus additional professional development trainings
Strong people manager and youth development professional with track record of successfully leading teams to outcomes.
Knowledge of BGCA Keystone Program (Preferred)
Clear background check and history indicating fitness to work with youth.
Equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful performance of the essential job duties will be considered.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Have intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and the Internet.
Capability to communicate the goals and objectives of the Clubs teen initiative.
Valid California driver's license
Negative COVID test result (prior to start)
Live-Scan clearance and negative TB test results (prior to start)
Mandated Reporter Training certificate (prior to start)
Sexual Harassment Training certificate (prior to start)
Hourly rate: Very competitive with other nonprofits and commensurate with experience
Health benefits: BGCP pays 100% of premiums for medical, dental, and vision; 50% for dependents
Retirement benefits: Opportunity to become eligible for 401(k) employee contribution after 90 days of service and receive 401(k) employer contribution of up to 3% pay
Generous paid time off policy
Unleashing the talent of our students and staff: Priceless
Boys & Girls Clubs Of The Peninsula