Youth Development Specialist

Family Services Inc.


Teen Resource Activity Center
29 North Hamilton st
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601


Hudson Valley

Job Type:



Part Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Number of Available Positions:


Maximum Hours/Week:

19 hours/week

Minimum Education:


Area of Focus:

Arts (Visual, Music, Dance, Theater), Community Service/Service Learning, Computers/Technology, Leadership/Mentoring, Office/Adminstrative Support, Sports/Recreation/Fitness

Job Description:


Plans, implements, supervise and evaluate all programs and activities in the program areas including education, athletics, work readiness, technology and healthy development. Develop and foster healthy relationships, with all members, at the assigned shared space.


  • Ensure programs, services and activities that prepare youth for success, promoting safety of member and quality of programs at all times. Provide guidance and role modeling to members.
  • Planning, organizing and implementing a range of noncompetitive programs and activities for drop in members and visitors daily.
  • Initiating new and creative program activities. Promoting and stimulating program participation.
  • Identifying opportunities for implementing new programs to benefit members.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of program achievement against target goals, recommending modifications that respond to member needs and interests and participating in monthly staff meetings.
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment, supervising members.
  • Manage facilities and ensure a productive environment, maintaining an inventory of all program equipment and supplies in good order.
  • Recommend and requisition supplies needed for assigned area.
  • Engage parents regarding opportunities and expectations of club members, as well as general club participation.
  • Work with staff on special events and facilitate programs in any department when needed.
  • Complete any required or mandated trainings and/or professional development.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email:

To the Attention of:

Jessica Wallach

Required Skills/Experience:


 Associates Degree in Child Development, Education, Physical Education, Recreation or a related field and Two years ‘experience working with youth and families required