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Youth Program Director

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Job Title: Youth Program Director
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December 31st, 2018
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Program Description: BCNC Youth Program

BCNC’s youth programming provides year-round educational and leadership programs for youth ages 15 to 18 years old in a safe and supervised environment.  The school year program includes academic and leadership programs.  The summer program includes summer youth leadership program, clubs and field trips.  Most of the youth we currently serve are Chinese American, both immigrant and American born.  Our overall goal is to provide youth with the life skills to achieve postsecondary success.


Position Summary: Youth Program Director

The primary responsibility of the Youth Program Director is to design, implement, monitor and evaluate youth leadership programs, college access programs, youth mentoring and youth advisory council; maintain program records, files, and documentation; work with agency fiscal administrator to design and monitor youth program budget, to support grant-writing and report to funding sources.  S/he manages external partnerships with school districts and schools and other educational institutions.  S/he supervises staff, interns, volunteers and youth in education programs. S/he is supervised by the Director of Programs.

Major Position Functions:

Program Administration, Supervision, and Operations

  • Manage formal partnerships with external partners, such as individual schools and school districts; this may include building relationships with new partners;
  • Supervision of staff, interns, volunteers and seek professional development opportunities for staff;
  • Maintain program records, files, and documentation, including evaluation tools and records;
  • Develop and maintain statistical and program forms;
  • Ensure that all equipment is distributed, collected, and accounted for and kept in good condition; and
  • Update program staff, youth participants, and families concerning schedules, programs, and emergencies.

Grant writing and reporting

  • Work with Development Department to complete grant proposals and research funding opportunities for overall programs and write grant reports for funding received and spent;
  • Manage program budget and finances for youth program

Program Development and Implementation

  • Coordinate educational and leadership supports for youth from immigrant families as needed, depending on available funding, school and student needs, and trends in the field. This may involve site-based programming as well as school-based programming;
  • Develop and follow evaluation protocol for the programs to ensure that programming is generating increased and positive educational outcomes for participants;
  • Maintain updated and relevant curriculum resources and materials that meet the needs of our youth and align with industry standards when possible;
  • Seek learning and professional development opportunities related to education and youth development in order to stay up-to-date with trends in teaching and learning as well as other educational issues; and
  • Represent BCNC in outside coalitions and networks related to youth programming.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with youth and families;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Excellence verbal and written language skill
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively. 
  • Good organization and communication skills.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Asian American and/or immigrant youth issues.
  • Experience with program development, management, evaluation, and implementation.

Skills and Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with supervision.
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting.
  • Experience teaching and/ or developing programs for immigrant and low-income youth between the ages of 15 and 18 to increase educational access and achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education-related field.
  • Bilingual English/ Chinese speaking skills.

About BCNC
Since 1969, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) has been a vital presence in Greater Boston and beyond, empowering Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success, and contribute to thriving communities. We provide a broad range of innovative programs and services centered around education, workforce development, family support, and arts and culture, leaving a significant and lasting impact on the lives of more than 8,000 children, youth, and adults every year. For more information, visit bcnc.net.

BCNC is an equal opportunity employer. Resumes accepted until position is filled.  Interested candidates please email cover letter and resume to jobs@bcnc.net.

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