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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
705 E University Ave.
Des Moines, IA  50316
Job Title:
Youth Development Professional
Job Type:
Health & Human Services
Part Time
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How To Apply:
email resume and cover letter to Erika Peterson, Unit Director at
Contact Name:
Erika Peterson  
Job Description:
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS (Duties include, but are not limited to): 1. Promotes safety of members, quality programs, and positive appearance of the Club at all times. 2. Provides positive guidance, discipline and role modeling to members at all times. 3. Plans, organizes, and implements a range of program services within the 5 core areas and provides program reports as need. 4. Promotes and stimulates program participation, recruits new members, and participates in new member orientation process. 5. Participates in staff meetings as directed by the Program or Unit Director. 6. Assures attendance and program participation data is tracked and recorded. 7. May participate in special initiatives and events. 8. May be required to drive the Club vans. 9. Collaborate with educational professionals in order to support the academic success of Club members. 10. Ensure member and family confidentiality.
Job Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or G.E.D. with active pursuit or completion of post-secondary training. • Working knowledge of specific content areas (core programs) • Experiential knowledge required and academic knowledge preferred regarding the physical, cognitive, emotional and social needs of children • Effective oral and written communication skills • Skills in youth development, human relations, leadership and problem solving • Effective in communication and planning • Basic computer skills - including basic operating skills (keyboard, mouse, etc); basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; e-mail literacy (Microsoft Outlook); willingness to be trained on additional skills as your position dictates • Ability to earn Mandatory CPR/ First Aid certification • Pass Mandatory Background/Sex offender check • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record that will meet insurance carrier requirements • Bilingual in Spanish or some Spanish-speaking ability strongly preferred