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Teen Development Mentor

Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland
Milwaukie, OR 97222
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Program Responsibilities

  • Mentor and supervise a group of teens, made up of middle and high school members, in after school and virtual programming, or as assigned.
  • Coordinate and delivery of targeted programs and extension opportunities for teens in addition to social recreation activities.
  • Design and execute horizon broadening activities for teens to connect with the future and explore adulthood, both virtually and in-person.
  • Implement BGCP youth development philosophy of the 5 Key Elements of Youth Development and leading teens in the 3 Priority Outcome areas using supervision, teamwork, and collaboration.
  • Provide guidance and direction to teens to include the development of success & safety plans while mediating conflict.
  • Coordinate with the teens school and family to support their short and long term educational success.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Work within Club leadership team to ensure daily safety, operations and programming requirements and goals are met.
  • Assist in the creation of an annual Teen plan that balances targeted programs with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in the 5 Core Program areas (Arts, Education, Health & Wellness, Leadership & Service and Sports & Recreation).
  • Work schedule varies that could include some occasional Friday evenings and weekends.
  • Collaborate with Clubs to ensure measurement instruments within the Clubs are reliable, evaluate and utilize the data to strengthen the Club experience.

Position Requirements

  • Provide role model values, expectations, and exceptional teen development skills at all times.
  • Support and collaborate with the Club leadership team to promote a consistent and impactful Club experience for all youths & teens.
  • Communicate with parents, program partners and stakeholders to ensure strong relationships and a safe Club.
  • Work collaboratively with all Clubs and departments within the organization to meet BGCP goals.
  • Participate in the collection of data regarding program delivery, quality, and teen outcomes.
  • Possess a strong understanding and adhere to organizational policies and procedures with the ability to demonstrate good judgment when unexpected situations arises.
  • YDAs may need to deal with stressful incidents that can occur in the daily commencement of their duties.
  • All BGCP employees are Mandated Reporters and must report any suspected Child Abuse or Neglect to their direct supervisor.

Position Qualifications

  • Must possess knowledge of youth and teen development principles and practices with a minimum of one-year experience working with youth ages 12-18 including program planning and implementation.
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines while maintaining high accuracy.
  • Must possess strong communication skills both orally and written and in a virtual capacity.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently and efficiently without direct supervision.
  • An understanding of Boys & Girls Club programming and/or a desire for professional development.
  • License to drive (if over 21) and ability to drive Club vans a plus
  • Consistent work schedules preferred

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Frequent high volumes of personal interactions with youths, families and other staff.
  • Frequent walking with prolonged standing.
  • Must be able to sit, bend, stoop, climb and occasional lifting of up to 25#.
  • Moderate to intermittent high levels of noise.
  • Vision abilities requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Posted: 2021-08-24 Expires: 2021-09-25

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Teen Development Mentor

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