Boys & Girls Clubs of America works hard every day to make a difference in the lives of youth in communities all over the world. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands -- and on domestic and international U.S. military bases. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and pride. Almost 500 National staff call the Boys & Girls Clubs of America home across several different locations, mostly centralized in Atlanta. Professions represented include Youth Development, Organizational Development, IT, HR, Finance/Accounting, etc.
• Think organizationally about competency-based professional and leadership development programs.
• Connect learning opportunities to leadership competencies, career paths, and leader levels within a complex organization.
• Identify and communicate best-practice supervisory and leadership resources for various levels and develop a cohesive approach to communicating resources.
• Develop a multi-target audience communication strategy about professional development concepts and resources. Audiences include new-hires, experienced individual contributors, supervisors and leadership.
• Review existing learning opportunities and identify connections to our leadership competencies.
• Align key learning resources to leadership levels.
• Research additional learning resources for the organization.
• Identify key supervisory resources beyond training.
• Build a communication materials and “guide” for employees at all levels to focus on learning and development.
• Demonstrate BGCA ICARE values (Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence).
• Adhere to organizational policies and procedures as described in BGCA's Intern Policy, Ethics Policy and elsewhere.
Currently enrolled in a Graduate program or a Senior in an Undergraduate program or have obtained an undergraduate degree and participant in excellent academic standing. Must have knowledge of professional or leadership development, competency mapping, and/or adult learning. Preferred knowledge of Industrial/Organization Psychology.
Some experience in mapping learning content to leadership competencies. Experience in Microsoft Office suite and learning management systems is desired. A track record of reliability, some independent work and creativity. Experience writing communication pieces for program implementation to “sell” a program.
Applicants should demonstrate interest in Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Self-motivation and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Eagerness to learn and creativity. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage time appropriately.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Demonstrated ability in: decision-making: selecting the most appropriate course of action in a given situation; interpersonal skills: establishing personal and professional relationships among diverse audiences; comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities; light duty lifting (30 pounds) possible.