Youth Development Specialist

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Part Time
United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County

United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County is hiring at multiple locations.

Locations: Santa Barbara Downtown Unit, Santa Barbara Westside Unit, Carpinteria Unit, Lompoc Unit.

Primary Function:

Plans, implements, supervises, and evaluations programs in 5 core areas including; education, arts, recreation, athletics, and technology. Develops and fosters healthy relationships, with all youth, in assigned shared space.

Key Job Responsibilities:

• Ensures programs and activities meet member’s needs, including safety, enrichment, and quality

• Plan, organize, and implement a range of activities for youth daily

• Initiate new and creative program ideas, promoting and stimulating program participation

• Identify new opportunities for programs to capture needs and interests of member.

• Monitor and evaluate programs against target goals, using pre and post testing if available

• Ensure a healthy and safe environment for youth

• Train and monitor assigned volunteers providing feedback and growth opportunities, as needed

• Engage parents regarding opportunities and expectations of youth, as well as General Club participation

• Engage and encourage youth to bring friends to programming and Club activities.

• Participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly United Boys & Girls Clubs staff trainings

• Work with staff on special events and facilitate programs in other departments as needed

• Other various duties as assigned


• High School diploma or equivalent required

• AA degree preferred, but not required

• Passion to work with youth of various ages

• Ability to deal effectively with members, including discipline problems

• Adaptability and flexibility to changes in work environment

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