Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Senior Director Youth Development Programs

    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/16/2018 8:03 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-3134
    Category
    Youth Development
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Overview

    As Boys & Girls Clubs of America launches its Great Futures 2025 Strategic Plan and the priorities within, the Youth Development Programs & Trends team seeks a strategic thinker that possesses a deep understanding of youth development theory, demonstrating an ability to translate related research into practice for the 4,300 local Clubs in the Boys & Girls Club Movement to improve program quality.

     

    The Senior Director, Youth Development Programs will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Sports & Play portfolio. The position will lead curriculum design, training design, and all content development for the Sports & Play. Under limited supervision from the National Director, Youth Development Programs, the Senior Director will provide strategic support to the planning and development of a national program model and alignment strategy to ensure the integration of youth experiences, staff practices, programmatic structure, types of programs, and the professional development of staff function cohesively to support whole-child development and youth outcomes. This role will lead a team of Directors with content-specific expertise in the development of systems and tactics to align program curricula, content-based assets, supporting resources, and training materials to the model.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Program Model Development

    The Senior Director, Youth Development Programs will:

    Lead the strategic oversight and direction of a team in the implementation of a high quality youth development program model that increases quality and drives youth outcomes in an assigned core program content area.

    S/he will provide strategic direction and oversight in the identification and integration of youth development standards, complementary of the program model, essential to address and improve social determinants of health, inclusive of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development; corresponding youth experiences essential to outcomes related to arts for youth ages 6-18; and strategies to strengthen systems that promote well-being. The position will identify the structure, youth development and management staff practices, operational procedures, and business insights needed to support the model.

    Lead the development and implementation of systems to identify and provide training and technical assistance to Clubs to support local program implementation in assigned content areas.

    Lead the corresponding development of domain specific curricula instructional design, scope and sequence, and content in alignment with the model. 

    Lead the development and integration of program standards and codified practices within core program area.

    Lead and support thought leadership to advance BGCA’s Program Model as an evidence-informed skill promotion and intervention approach to foster whole-child development and address the social determinants of holistic health and well-being.

    Develop supporting documents and collateral to support fundraising efforts nationally and at the local level. 

    Maintain high-level expertise in the areas of high quality youth development, subject matter expertise in the arts, and instructional design and training to drive work and results in the arts portfolio to ensure the effective translation and application to Boys & Girls Clubs, specifically.

     

    Portfolio Development and Alignment

    The Senior Director, Youth Development ProgramsSports & Play will:

    Provide strategic oversight and leadership to support the functions and components of the Program Model, inclusive of development of supporting resources. S/he will lead the implementation of standard work processes and procedures to align the arts portfolio, ensuring consistent approaches. 

     

    Program Model Development

    The Senior Director, Youth Development Programs Sports & Play will:

    Lead the strategic oversight and direction of a team in the implementation of a high quality youth development program model that increases quality and drives youth outcomes in an assigned core program content area.

    S/he will provide strategic direction and oversight in the identification and integration of youth development standards, complementary of the program model, essential to address and improve social determinants of health, inclusive of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development; corresponding youth experiences essential to outcomes related to arts for youth ages 6-18; and strategies to strengthen systems that promote well-being. The position will identify the structure, youth development and management staff practices, operational procedures, and business insights needed to support the model.

    Lead the development and implementation of systems to identify and provide training and technical assistance to Clubs to support local program implementation in assigned content areas.

    Lead the corresponding development of domain specific curricula instructional design, scope and sequence, and content in alignment with the model. 

    Lead the development and integration of program standards and codified practices within core program area.

    Lead and support thought leadership to advance BGCA’s Program Model as an evidence-informed skill promotion and intervention approach to foster whole-child development and address the social determinants of holistic health and well-being.

    Develop supporting documents and collateral to support fundraising efforts nationally and at the local level. 

    Maintain high-level expertise in the areas of high quality youth development, subject matter expertise in the arts, and instructional design and training to drive work and results in the arts portfolio to ensure the effective translation and application to Boys & Girls Clubs, specifically.

     

    Portfolio Development and Alignment

    Provide strategic oversight and leadership to support the functions and components of the Program Model, inclusive of development of supporting resources. S/he will lead the implementation of standard work processes and procedures to align the arts portfolio, ensuring consistent approaches related to program development, design, evaluation, best practice curation, and the integration of the following as outlined by the service delivery model: practices that support social-emotional development, inclusion, play/fun, application to the real world, digital components, and high-yield activities or conversation starters. 

    Provide strategic direction and oversight in the implementation of a system that determines the cadence for content updates, including curricula, curriculum additions, (e.g., supplementary sessions, dialogue series, etc.), training, and program model content.

    In partnership with the Youth Development Operations team, lead the direction of funding support provided to local Clubs positioned to drive specific outcomes.

    Lead the development and management of Models of Excellence in the assigned core content area to curate, codify, and replicate practices that support high-quality experiences for kids and teens and practices that demonstrate growth in Club experience.

    Inform the development of, provide oversight to and manage affinity groups in related content areas.

    Manage a portfolio of multi-million dollar public/private-sector contracts, ensuring timely and quality delivery of project goals and objectives.

     

    Strategy Integration

    The Senior Director, Youth Development Programs Sports & Play will lead a team of Directors with subject matter expertise to, and within the assigned core program area, to:

    Effectively leverage partnerships with Resource Development and Government Relations teams to, within the scope and context of the assigned core program area, develop a funding strategy and corresponding concept papers, to supports the program model, developing new funding streams, and retain and/or pivot existing funding partners to meet the priorities of the Great Futures 2025 Strategic Direction. 

    Effectively leverage partnerships with Native and Military Services to integrate the Program Model into culturally-specific service units, ensuring that the youth competencies needed for physical, emotional, cognitive, and social development and the corresponding youth experiences essential to outcomes related to the arts for youth ages 6-18 are reflected in curriculum adaptations and programs.

    Effectively leverage partnerships with Planning & Measurement to ensure that the business insights needed for the Common Club Management System are available to support the functions of the Program Model and there is a system for information sharing to inform the model’s evolution.

    In partnership with Planning & Measurement, evaluate the BGC program model and individual programs.

     

     

     

    Qualifications

    B.A. or Masters degree in Education, Arts Education, Youth Development, Organizational Change Management, Sociology, Developmental Psychology, Public Health or related field required. Advanced degree(s) in related areas preferred.

    Minimum seven years of experience, with progressive supervisory responsibility, in youth development, instructional design, training and technical assistance, research evaluation and assessment, strategic consulting, corporate responsibility, brand management, social work, public health or related discipline is required.

    Strong background in youth development, organizational change management, public health, systems strengthening, resource development, and strategic leadership. 

    Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.

     

    Skills

    Research and Writing   

    Demonstrates a strong command of national education and youth development trends, regularly benchmarking the initiatives of peer organizations to ensure that all programs, training and initiatives are best-in-class for the youth development sector.

    Demonstrates an exceptional ability to write and oversee the development of curricula and translational resources in the designated area of content expertise.

     

    Project Management

    Anticipates future BGCA business trends and broader youth development to determine implications, strategy alignment and make adjustments as necessary.

    Understand the relationship between future business trends and programmatic trends.

    Develops credible, validated, and breakthrough strategies to advance organizational priorities.

    Creates and communicates compelling strategies, tactical objectives and action plans.

    Drives for success and achieves results.

    Exemplifies exceptional negotiation skills with an ability to bring others together and reconcile differences. 

    Applies logic and reasoning to identify new solutions or approaches to problems. 

     

    Understands key considerations in scaling including but not limited to market place demands, program development, piloting and rapid prototyping of curricula, resources, and training materials.

     

    Youth Development/Programs

    Demonstrates an understanding of child-centered youth development practice.

    Understands the life cycle of program development and evaluation, and applies such knowledge for a Boys & Girls Club setting.

    Provides guidance to program design and development to ensure that the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs of youth are met and addressed based on the ages and stages of development.

    Establishes a unified approach for which all programs are designed against.

     

    Abilities

    Ability to carry out detailed and complex instructions; ability to interact with coworkers and public by telephone and in person as a member of a team to provide services to customers, both external and internal; ability to perform a variety of duties and to prioritize tasks to meet organizational needs.  Ability to clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and/or technical information and guidance in person, by telephone, email, fax or correspondence.  Physical requirements include: sight, hearing, sitting for four + hours a day, standing for one to two + hours a day, stooping; skills essential for successful communications include speaking, writing and reading comprehension.

     

    Normal internal office environment.  Travel estimated at 25%. The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country or abroad by using a map or other direction methods.  Ability to travel by car, airplane or other modes of transportation required.

     

     

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