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Boys and Girls Club of hiring Park Teen Center Unit Director

Unit Director – Park Teen Center, Lincoln, NE


The Unit Director position is responsible for establishing & overseeing planning, development, implementation, evaluation, data management, and direct delivery of a broad range of programs for youth between the ages of 6 and 18 within the Club including priority outcomes for Academic success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character and Citizenship Programs as they relate to designated Club programs in the areas of Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation. Provide leadership and supervision to program and volunteer staff; and control budgets & expenses as related with the three priority outcomes. This position will also be responsible to ensure successful programs are implemented as scheduled, use approved curriculum, and make recommendations on program changes based on the success of the programs. Tracking of successful outcomes and reporting is also required and reported to the CEO. The Unit Director must be able to adapt to flexible work schedules as established by management and maintain confidential information.

This individual will serve as an ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County and must possess a positive attitude and be able to handle various requests for information from staff, the CEO, parents, donors and supporters.


Oversees the implementation and delivery of all day to day operations, programs, services and activities that facilitate achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.

Oversees the identification and evaluation of opportunities to improve program effectiveness based on participation and achievement of stated goals; recommends modifications to improve program performance, as appropriate.

Oversees the growth strategy for average daily attendance and overall membership.

Coordinates agency budget development; monitor and report variances in revenues and expenditures.

Ensures grant funded programs are executed on time and on budget.

Manages administrative and operational processes.

Manages performance of assigned staff in achieving goals, provides technical assistance in program design, development, community relations and program operations.

Plans and implements a staff development and training program.

Develops collaborative partnerships with other youth serving organizations, members, parents, families and community organizations.

Supports Board Committees, as assigned.

Participates in activities to maintain good public relations for Club programs, services and activities.

Is an active member of the community who is the face of Boys & Girls Club services.

Oversees proper record keeping for the program department.

Manages human resource issues such as employee recruitment, employee relations, compensation, training, and compliance.

Maintains accurate and complete measure program outcomes and maintains that data for grant reporting and marketing purposes.

Manages member behavior and parent related concerns.

Ensure staff use appropriate discipline.

Oversees member management system and ensures accurate data & financial entries.

Assists with special events as needed.



Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

External Working Relationships:  Develops and maintains courteous and effective working relationships with clients, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.


Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes oneself available,  to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.


Business Acumen - Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals; Analyzes market and competition and adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.

Business Necessity-The needs of the employer may be dependent on responding to and anticipating rapidly changing external and internal demands in all aspects of how business is conducted. This may include, but is not limited to, organization structure, finances, goals, personnel, work processes, technology, and customer demands. Therefore, it may become necessary to make modifications to how business is conducted, and work is accomplished, with minimal or no advance notice to employees.  Accordingly, the employee must be capable of adapting, with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted, and work is accomplished, with no diminishment in work performance.

Safety and Security: All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management.



Supervises employees at the designated Club location. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree from college or university; and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Internet Software; Spreadsheet Software (Excel); Word Processing Software (Word); Electronic Mail Software (Outlook); Presentation software (PowerPoint); and Publisher software.


Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications

Valid State Driver’s License, must be eligible to drive Club vehicles per our insurance


Bachelor’s Degree in preferred related field, i.e., Business, Human Services, Education, Recreation, or Social Work.

A minimum of five years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people.

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Group leadership skills, including and understanding of group dynamics.

Demonstrated organizational, staff and project management abilities.

Ability to assess the effectiveness of programs and activities.

Knowledge of the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County and the principles and practices of a non-profit organization.

Demonstration of ability to effectively communicate with different groups.

Successful supervisory experience (recruit, interview, train, empower, coach, motivate).

Managing facility within budget. Working knowledge of budget preparation, control and management.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community and business leaders.

Ability to deal effectively with Club member discipline issues and communicate effectively with parents.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Employment benefits following 60 days of employment:

· Comprehensive Medical: 100% of the cost of the coverage – employee only

· Dental/Vision: 100% of the cost of the coverage – employee only

· Retirement Plan: Up to 3% employer match through Union Bank

· Phone Stipend: $50 per month

· Long-term Disability:100% employee only

· Short-term Disability: 100% employee only

· Group Term Life Insurance: 100% employee only

· Paid Time Off: During the first year of employment, vacation is granted at the rate of ten days per year.  · Sick leave is granted at the rate of five days per year.

· Holidays: Ten paid Holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Friday after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & the day after)


Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until a hire is made. Apply for the position by sending a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Amanda Garner,