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  Job Description

The Social Recreation Program Director is responsible for overseeing the delivery of a broad range of programs within the Social Recreation program. Plans, develops, oversees implementation and supervises programs and program staff and volunteers, and performs related administrative duties. Assist all program staff in the delivery of quality and developmentally appropriate programs for members of all ages.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

  • Implements and oversees programs/activities in a variety of program areas
  • Assist the Director of Program Development to establish and maintain area program goals and setting that ensures the health and safety of members
  • Maintains safety of children as a first priority. Emphasizes personal safety and emotional wellbeing with children, parents and other program staff at all times
  • Ensures that members: actively participate in a variety of programs/activities; seek advice/guidance from staff in regard to problems; and receive caring, respect and recognition for their efforts
  • Assist in the supervision and discipline of members participating in programs and services within the program area as well as throughout the clubhouse as deemed appropriate.
  • Assist program partners and consultants who can offer related instruction, support and guidance to members.
  • Plans and oversees the administration of programs and activities. Establishes objectives consistent with organizational goals and mission
  • Participate in collaborative programs and events with staff from other clubhouse departments as well as staff from other BGCD clubhouses and community organizations as appropriate.
  • Assist in the supervision and serving of the Healthy Meals Program daily
  • Promote and market the programs to current members and community via posting for daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events and the dissemination of timely information through mailings, fliers, social media and additional media resources
  • Secure, maintain and monitor budget, materials, equipment and other resources belonging to the program area(s). Maintain a clean and safe program area(s).


  • Recruits, recommends selection and trains staff and volunteers
  • Assists in the supervision of part-time high school staff
  • Demonstrates leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members
  • Must have valid drivers license and drive 15 passenger van.
  • Assume other duties as assigned


  • Direct experience providing recreation programs for youth.
  • Knowledge of youth development principles. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Proven ability to work with and understand the needs of children and be committed to working with participants from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Must have knowledge of and be committed to carrying out the BGCD program philosophy and goals.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility to work clubhouse hours especially as seasons and service needs change.
  • Must be or become CPR / FA certified.
  • Must consent to and pass a CORI/SORI and background check.
  Metro Area Boston MA
  Job Location City Dorchester
  Job Location State Massachusetts
  Job Location Zip 02125
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $34,000 To: $36,000
  Job Category Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 2 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Jun. 15, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
  Organizational Focus Children and Youth
  Contact Person Human Resources
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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