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Teen Specialist-Arthur E. Johnson

Location: Denver
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:


Our Club staff members are educators, coaches, mentors, community leaders, and ambassadors. They don't just open the doors of our Clubs - they open the door to new worlds and possibilities for kids and communities across Metro Denver.

When you join Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, you are part of a talented, mission-driven team that is singularly focused on making sure every child can achieve their greatest potential. We are curious and compassionate, diverse and dedicated, inspired and inspirational. And we love what we do.

The Teen Specialist plans, supervises and implements a variety of high-yield activities and targeted programs with teenage Club members (ages 13-18) with an academic, character & leadership, and career exploration focus. Teen Specialists implement the following activities and programs: Youth of the Year, Keystone Club, Workforce Development, Financial Literacy and Teen Nights. They also help members make appropriate choices about their education, career, social, physical, and emotional needs. Additionally, Teen Specialists support and guide Peer Leaders and Work-based Learners within their Clubs.

What you are good at:

  • Serving youth (at least one year of direct service). You have a demonstrable record of planning and implementing youth programs.
  • Basic classroom management and the ability to direct youth and provide them with clear steps and tools that support goal achievement.
  • Creative lesson planning. You put the necessary time and work into lesson planning, but also think about the fun things you did as a kid and include those, as well!
  • Thinking on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change - and they will - you go with the flow and are productive.
  • Creating positive and supportive relationships with youth.
    Extra Awesome Points:
    • You are a Spanish speaker.
    • You have more than one year of experience working with youth.
    • You have a teaching certificate or background in education.
      What we offer you:
      • Targeted youth professional onboarding in your first 90 days. This includes programming from our partnership with the Denver Afterschool Alliance and the SEAL Initiative.
      • A two-day, new hire orientation that breaks down the organization and your important, fun, connected place within it. You get to understand how your work drives our mission and makes an impact in kids' lives.
      • An employer who invests in its team! Investing in our team is one of four strategic pillars at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Our internal promotion rate for 2022 was 47%.
      • Benefits: Group insuranceaffordable health, vision, dental, ancillary benefits:
        • We pay 100% of employee-only health insurance premiums if enrolled in the Colorado Doctor's Plan through United HealthCare!
        • We cover at least 70% of spouse, child and family health insurance premiums on the Colorado Doctor's Plan.
        • Annual employer health contributions are greater than $4,300.
        • We cover 100% of ancillary benefits.
          • TIME OFF
            • 10+ paid holidays, including your birthday
            • Paid time off for all employees between Christmas and New Year's annually
            • Competitive PTO
            • Paid parental leave
              • RETIREMENT SAVINGS
                • 401K and ROTH 401K Plans
                • Employer matchafter the first year of employment: 100% employer match on the first 3% of contributions; 50% employer match on 4-5% deferral; and 4% employer match on contributions at or above 7%
                  • Commitment to DEI in the workplace, which means ensuring access, opportunity, and advancement for our diverse team of 200+.
                  • Plus: FUN, meaningful work!


                    • Minimum of one year working in the youth development field specifically supporting teenage youth.
                    • Must be able to pass a drug test that include screening for marijuana, criminal and driving records investigations, and reference checks.
                    • A valid driver's license and ability to be insured under the company's insurance policy.
                    • The successful candidate will primarily work indoors. Accordingly, the ability to use a variety of equipment including janitorial and office equipment is required.
                    • The job requires the ability to stand for extended periods, kneel, reach, bend, and lift objects weighing in excess of 25 lbs.
                    • Outdoor work and moderate physically demanding activities may be required on occasion.
                    • The ability to read and write is necessary to complete reports, properly document program, and utilize organizational data.
                    • This is a fully in-person position.

Keywords: BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO DENVER INC., Denver , Teen Specialist-Arthur E. Johnson, Other , Denver, Colorado

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