Explorer Director

Boys' Club of New York


The Boys' Club of New York
133-01 41st Road
Queens, NY, 11355



Job Type:



Full Time



Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

37 hours/week

Number of Available Positions:


Maximum Hours/Week:

40 hours/week

Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help, Other

Job Description:


Position: Explorer Director                              Department:   Program

Location:  Abbe; Flushing, Queens             Schedule:   Full-time

Salary: $40-$50,000                                           FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt


The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) is one of New York’s oldest and most well-respected youth development organizations and we are moving forward with an exciting and ambitious strategic agenda. Building on over 138 years of helping boys develop into quality young men, we offer programs that help boys and young men stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and artistic talent, develop healthy minds and bodies, learn leadership skills, and just have fun. We are committed to developing evidence-based programs that will be a model for youth development efforts across the field. To make this happen, we are adding to our strong team of talented professionals to deepen and broaden our impact.


Summary of Position

Responsible for the ongoing development, administration and evaluation of Clubhouse programs aimed at the social, educational and recreational development of boys 6 to 9 years of age with emphasis on inter-departmental activities, community outreach and staff development.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

·Facilitates age-specific programs and activities for boys aged 6-9 including life skills, recreational, character development and healthy living programming. This includes assisting with planning, organizing, ensuring successful implementation, data collection and monitoring.

·Builds strong relationships with members and families and work to ensure that individual needs (academic, emotional, social, physical) are met through the appropriate connection or coordination of programs and services. Collaborate with colleagues and other departments as needed.

·Ensures the safety of all members at all times.

·Demonstrate knowledge of the mission of The Boys’ Club of New York and employ that to build a sound foundation in all department programs and activities.

·       Oversees the staffing and management of all part-time staff and volunteers working with this age group, including staff recruitment, hiring, onboarding, evaluating performance and coaching.

·       Manages staff schedules, ensuring adequate coverage and provides coverage as needed.

·       Leads professional development, staff meetings, and trainings for part-time staff as needed.

·       Creates a positive work atmosphere. Fosters teamwork and a constructive exchange of ideas.

·       Ensures that all staff members adhere to behavior, discipline, and safety policies.

·       Maintain high expectations for staff and ensure compliance.

·       Compiles data and tracks students for program monitoring, evaluation and reporting as required.

·       Manages the department effectively and within budget. Responsible for purchasing materials, supplies, and equipment designed to meet member needs.

·       Maintains the program area to foster physical and emotional safety, encourage creativity, and meet member needs. 

·Communicates clearly with administration, supervisors, peers, and direct reports.

·Develops and builds culture of excellence in members and staff

·Attends all staff meetings and supports Boys’ Clubs events, initiatives, and general organizational needs.


Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree required in Elementary Education, Youth Development, Social Work, or a related field. Minimum 3-5 years work experience.  Minimum of two years successfully working with youth in a not-for-profit or public education organization.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of education and youth development (specifically ages 6-9); Demonstrated experience of activity planning and facilitation for youth, and working with a like population; ability to manage time effectively, think critically, communicate and comprehend oral and written information, and recognize and resolve problems as they arise; flexible and a team player.



To apply

Apply online at http://www.bcny.org/about-bcny/careers . Resume and cover letter required.

The Boys’ Club of New York is an equal opportunity employer.



How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Web: http://www.bcny.org/about-bcny/careers

To the Attention of:

Human Resources Manager