Under the direction of the National Vice President, Child & Club Safety, the Director, Child & Club Safety primarily provides leadership and guidance through training, resources, consultation and advocacy in the areas of Child and Club Safety for all local Boys & Girls Club organizations as well as provides guidance to field-facing staff in their efforts to support local safety needs.
Training, Resources, and Consultation
Negotiations and Partnerships
Bachelor degree in youth development, safety management/protection or similar discipline.
Minimum of 5 years’ related professional experience.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Strong presentation skills with the ability to provide effective training programs and safety related resources. Ability to negotiate with vendors for Movement-wide resources. Demonstrated high standards of ethics and integrity. Ability to develop partnerships with related agencies. Excellent skills in monitoring, follow-up, and great attention to detail. Ability to collect, analyze data, and make decisions based on information. Demonstrates passion for child safety issues. Ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks and projects at the same time; adjusts priorities based on need. Ability to work interdepartmentally to get results. Ability to influence others to make needed changes without having authority to mandate change. Ability to think conceptually and develop innovative solutions. Possess expert knowledge of risk management and control, premises liability, security, property hazards, sports and aquatic safety, emergency response planning/procedures, vehicular safety, bullying, and child abuse. Ability to effectively use technology while traveling.
Environmental and Working Conditions:
Normal internal office environment. Travel estimated at 60-70% (can be 12 to 14 days or more in a month – including weekends – depending on scheduling requirements). The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country by using a map or other direction methods. Ability to travel by air, car, train, or other modes of transportation.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Physical requirements include sight, hearing, sitting for four plus hours per day. High energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities. Ability to get along with diverse personalities, at all times displaying tact, maturity and flexibility. Must have good reasoning abilities and sound judgment; skills essential for successful communications include speaking and writing.