As Boys & Girls Clubs of America launches its Great Futures 2025 Strategic Plan and the priorities within, the Program team seeks a strategic thinker that possess 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 Director of Design & Trends will support the development of and implement systems to ensure continuous quality improvement designed to evaluate, align and improve upon internal and external processes which drive change. Reporting to the Senior Director, Program Design & Trends, the Director will have two primary functions: The first primary function is to support the integration of foundational youth development skills (i.e. social and emotional development) and domain-specific skills (e.g., financial literacy, physical literacy, etc.) within and across core program areas in order to drive the strategic synthesis of programs, practices, tools and resources that support positive youth development.
The second primary function is support the development of and implement a strategic approach for identifying and responding to current trends and population-specific issues in youth development and providing oversight to the curation and dissemination of timely strategies and applicable resources to the field. To achieve these key job functions, it is critical to establish and maintain strategic internal and external partnerships and relationships that inform youth development. This person must have a proven background as a youth development subject matter expert and program design leader.
Program Processes & Integration
Research and Writing
Innovative and Action-Oriented
Collaborates and Builds Networks
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 20% (can be up to 2-4 days or more in a month, including weekends, depending upon 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 or abroad by using a map or other direction methods. Ability to travel by car, airplane or other modes of transportation.