Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Director, Child & Club Safety

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/1/2019 9:52 AM)
    Job ID
    Child & Club Safety
    Richardson, TX
  • Overview

    Boys & Girls Clubs of America named "One of the Best Nonprofits to Work for in 2017 and 2018"


    Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the nation's premier youth development organization. Our programs, training and services impact nearly 4 million children and teens every year. We are always looking for qualified professionals with a passion for improving young lives, as a member of our national staff.  We have strong values, embrace diversity and offer great benefits to allow our employees to maintain work/life balance.


    Under the direction of the Lead Director, 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 Clubs organizations as well as provides guidance to field facing staff in their efforts to support local safety needs.


    Must be located in the Southwest Region.



    Consultation, Training and Resources

    • Develop and promote capacity-building resources for local Clubs such as policies, procedures, checklists, newsletters and training materials for leadership, management and youth development professionals.
    • Develop and deliver safety-related training via distance learning methods and in-person trainings at local Clubs, conferences and state events.
    • Provide direct technical assistance to local Clubs via on-site assessments, emails, telephone, and online consultations.
    • Identify potential risks and vulnerabilities at local Clubs and proactively support mitigation and safety improvement plans through online and face-to-face consultation and training.
    • Advise local organizations on risk management, incident response, and insurance practices.
    • Advise local organizations on safety and security measures, including, but not limited to premise security, child supervision, vehicular safety, and internet safety.
    • Provide training, consultation and recommendations regarding background checks, incident management systems and other related systems.
    • Provide timely support and assistance to national staff and Clubs managing critical safety needs.

    Communications and Advocacy

    • Represent BGCA at outside events and make presentations to position BGCA as an authority and resource on child safety issues, as requested.
    • Support the Movement's advocacy platform related to Child and Club Safety.
    • Benchmark with local Clubs, other youth serving organizations and government agencies to identify best practices and standards that inform BGCA's overall child safety model.
    • Support the integration of child protection and safety practices across departments, collaborating closely with regional teams and interdepartmental work groups.
    • Develop safety-related communiques for distribution by regional teams.
    • Support the planning and implementation of Child & Club Safety communications campaigns and learning events as requested.



    • Work as part of a coordinated team to support Club compliance with laws, codes and BGCA membership requirements, and provide timely, accurate communication and reporting to BGCA on risk, crisis, and compliance issues.
    • Provide face-to-face, verbal and written technical assistance to help ensure local Clubs comply with federal, state and local regulations related to health, fire, safety accessibility, and childcare.
    • Provide face-to-face, verbal and written technical assistance and coordinate with other departments to ensure the local
    • Clubs comply with BGCA membership requirements such as: background checks, insurance, policies and practices.
    • Strongly influence Clubs to implement best practices in safety and child protection.
    • Monitor assigned organizations’ incident reporting, assessments, and compliance issues to analyze results and recommend actions to local Clubs and BGCA staff who are responsible for bringing about resolution.
    • Demonstrate BGCA mission driven values of integrity, excellence and inclusion and integrate into work environment and ways of work. * Demonstrate BGCA mission driven I*CARE values and integrate these beliefs into our environment and ways of work. * Adhere to organizational policies and procedures as described in BGCA's Employee Handbook, Ethics Policy and elsewhere.
    • SUPERVISION EXERCISED * No direct Reports. May monitor and coordinate the work of temporary employees and student interns



    • Bachelor’s degree in youth development, safety or risk management, or similar discipline.
    • Minimum of 5 years of 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. Demonstrated high standards of ethics and integrity. 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 same time; adjust priorities based on need. Experience responding to crisis or supporting crisis management.
    • 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
    • in one or more areas of safety, risk management and control, premises liability, security, property hazards, sports and aquatic safety, emergency response planning/procedures, crisis management, vehicular safety, bullying, and child abuse.
    • Ability to effectively use technology while traveling.
    • 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.
    • Normal Office Environment
    • Travel estimated at 60-70% (can be 12 to 14 days or more in a month – including weekends – depending on scheduling requirements). 


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