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Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

Teen Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the CEO, Teen Services Director, will lead programming through use of breakthrough initiatives, increase and promote teen recruitment at all Club locations under BGCMT, cultivate youth ambassadors and elevating teen voice, implement and facilitate internal and external programming options, including partnerships through Industry Club opportunities to drive organizational change. Delivers direct services and manages partnerships leading to post-secondary planning and placement; job and workforce readiness; leadership and character-building programs, community events, and “exposure” ship opportunities. Creates content for programs, trains staff and facilitates management/daily operations of teen programming. Develops goals and objectives for cross organizational programming. Tracks data, progress, and implements changes to improve overall outcome of DUB 100 success.

Job Responsibilities



  1. Establish Teen programs (including Industry Clubs and Teen Ambassadors), activities and services that prepare youth for success and that create a club environment that facilitates achievement of Youth Development Outcomes. Ensure all national programs are implemented as outlined to established standards (this includes: 70 percent building programs and partnerships and 30 percent managing, training, and overseeing staff in Teens in Club locations).
  2. Ensure a healthy and safe environment, ensuring facilities, equipment and supplies are thoroughly cleaned and maintained.
  3. Provide excellent leadership for Teen Development and recruitment.
  4. Supervise Teen staff and ensure they are trained and are developing according

    to established standards.

  5. Provide exceptional leadership with Teen Youth of the Year programs and

    develops a criteria and written process explain program and getting youth prepared for program. Starts program June 1 of every year and follows program through.

  6. Establish vision for growth as it relates to the development of the new Teen
  7. Center location and teen programming and multiple sites.
  8. Identify challenges and plans to resolve challenges as it relates to staff and programs.
  9. Ensure orientation of parents, open house, and tours for potential and new members occurs on a consistent basis.
  10. Ensure quarterly parent meetings are held and quarterly parent surveys are completed.
  11. Provide excellent leadership for Teen Development and recruitment
  12. Establish vision for growth as it relates to the Teen Center and Youth Development outcomes.
  13. Recruits Tweens and Teens through various outreach methods in Clubs, school districts, and communities.

Strategic Planning

• Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate Teen Center overall programs, services, and activities to ensure they meet stated objectives and member needs and interests. Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance, and participation. Builds the workforce development program within the teen center.

Resource Management

  • Manage Teen programming resources assisting in the development of annual budgets. Control expenditures against budget.
  • Ensure administrative and operational systems are in place to maintain the operation of the physical properties and equipment of Teen programming in Club locations.
  • Recruit, manage and provide career development opportunities for staff and volunteers. Conduct regular staff meetings and attend meeting with executive team.
  • Partnership Development
  • Develop partnerships with parents, community leaders and organizations.
  • Ensures all partnerships are positive and support organizational goals and vision.

    Marketing and Public Relations

  • Develop and maintain public relations to increase the visibility of programs, services and activities within the Club, school partnerships, and the community. Works with Resource Development to ensure programs are highlighted in media.


  1. Purchase or approve purchase of supplies and equipment.
  2. Work with staff on dedicated events to conduct programs for Teens across all Club locations and school partnerships.
  3. Exercise autonomy in problems-solving relating to members; utilize guidance and discipline plan from site Club Directors and CEO.
  4. Assume other duties as assigned related to implementation of programming, planning, staff, and teen recruitment and retention.


Internal: Maintains close, daily contact with Club professional staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information. Regular contact with members as support to advise and counsel. Assist in facilitating board member relationships.

External: Maintains contact with external community groups, schools, members’ parents, and others to assist in promoting recruitment efforts, retention, and highlight programming opportunities for Teens at all Club locations. Assist in facilitating investor relationships.



  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of three to five years’ work experience in organization planning, and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in personnel supervision, facilities management, and the recruitment and retention of key personnel.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to lead others on a team, encourage and lead team in high-quality implementation of programming and partnerships, recruit, train, supervises, and provide consistent recognition and celebration of staff and youth accomplishments.
  • Ability to work effectively with youth (Teen) members; including using restorative discipline practices.
  • Proficient knowledge of budget preparation, control, and management.
  • Proficient to advance skills in fund-raising events and grants.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with teens, parents/guardians, and community leaders/stakeholders.


Please evaluate and describe any physical skills, abilities or working conditions that are required to perform the essential duties of this position, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Additional Information



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How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: September 7, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 10/10/2022
  • Salary Range: 45,000 - 50000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm)