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Program Assistant

Program Assistant


Position:  Program Assistant - Art/STEM - Part Time
Location:    Sonny Callahan
                     6585 Carol Plantation
                      Theodore, AL 36582
                                             
Hours :  3:00 PM to 6:00  PM 
Hourly Pay Rate:  $10.00
 
Boys & Girls Clubs are here to do whatever it takes to ensure all kids have equal access to resources and an inclusive environment. Whether it’s virtual or in-person, Boys & Girls Clubs meet kids where they are to support social-emotional development, physical and mental wellness as well as mitigate learning loss so they can have a great future.
 
As a leading youth services organization, we recognize that our excellence is largely achieved through talented and motivated staff. Our employees are integral to the success of the respective programs and the organization as a whole. Our staff are educators, coaches, performers, artists, mentors, community leaders, and ambassadors. We are fortunate to enjoy the collegiality and expertise of a highly skilled, diverse and dedicated staff, and seek to recruit and hire individuals who will approximate these qualities and enhance the opportunities available to our members.   
 
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
Art - Club Programs Include: Photography, Digital Arts, Cultural Arts, Theater, Fine Arts – Watercolors, Charcoal, Acrylics,  
 - Plan, publicize, organize and conduct instructional programming including art festival shows and live and digital productions.
 
STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) - Club Programs includeDigital Photography; 3D Printing; Scratch Game Development; Coding; Robotics; Science Experiments; Claymation; Basic Engineering  
Responsible for implementing the STEM program that increases technology skills for all Club members while assisting those with the interest and aptitude to prepare for future careers in STEM fields. Our goal is to be the premier agency for youth who have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs.
 
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:   
  • High School diploma or GED. Some college preferred.   
  • Background working with youth, in particular young people from under-served neighborhoods is desired.   
  • Relevant experience or education in an informal learning environment, such as, home schooling, Sunday school or competitive team situation.   
  • Experience with computers and various software programs.   
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and a talent for making people feel welcome.   
  • A passion for learning, helping others learn and a specific interest in the program area.  
  • Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.  
  • Demonstrated organizational and project management abilities.  
  • Ability to deal effectively with members, including handling discipline problems.  
  • Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents and community leaders. 
  • Valid State Driver’s License    
 
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
  • Prepare Youth for Success by creating an environment that facilitates participation and achievement.
  • Provide basic computer maintenance, including file management, trouble-shooting and technical support to clubhouse youth and mentors.
  • Facilitate art, science, and engineering activities/classes planned for Club members.
  • Use 3D printers, power tools, robotics, tablets and other technology resources for program deliver
  • Monitor programs, services and activities to ensure safety of members and quality in programs.
  • Recognize club members for program participation and achievement. 
  • Participate in training, Branch staff meetings and Professional Development and In-service days.
  • Assist the Branch Team in maintaining a clean and safe Club environment.
RELATIONSHIPS:
Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Branch staff (professional and volunteer), Club members, and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/ instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.
External: Maintains contact with external community groups, members' parents and others to assist.
 
SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
  1. College level courses in a STEM field or equivalent experience.
  2. Background working with youth, in particular young people from underserved neighborhoods.
  3. Relevant experience or education in an informal learning environment, such as, home schooling, Sunday school or competitive team situation.
  4. Experience with computers and interest in technology as a creative and empowering tool.
  5. Effective interpersonal skills, including an ability to get along with people of diverse backgrounds and a talent for making people feel welcome.
  6. A passion for learning and helping others learn.
  7. Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
  8. Demonstrated excellent organizational and project management abilities.
  9. Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents and community leaders.
  10. Possess a valid state driver’s  license and access to dependable transportation.
 
TRAVEL REQUIRED:
Travel between sites and to activities, as needed.  May be required to drive club van periodically.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions.  Activities occur inside and outside.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (in performance of essential functions):
This position requires the activities of talking and hearing along with intermittent physical activities of  stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling, standing, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, grasping and repetitive motion.
 
Hours: Regular Part Time with a Variable Schedule    
  • Academic Year – 15-20 hours/wk: Monday through Friday between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.   
  • Summer – up to 40 hours/wk: Monday-Friday between 7:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.    
This schedule may vary slightly based on Club hours and at the discretion of the Branch Director. Extra hours, as needed, for special events.   
 
*NOTE:  All candidates are required to undergo a criminal background check, child abuse review by AL Department of Human Resources and a pre-employment drug screen/TB Test and fingerprinting.
  
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.   
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Club’s policy is to treat all applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national or ancestral origin, marital status, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws.

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