Teen Program Specialist - Harlem, NY

Boys Club of NY
 New York, NY

Position: Teen Program Specialist

Location: 321 E111th Street New York, NY 10029

Salary Range: $25.00 per hour

Summer Schedule: 25 hours per week

Employment Type: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

About Us

Founded in 1876, The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) is a youth development organization with the mission to empower boys and young men, ages 7 to 21, by providing effective programs and a supportive community. BCNY provides evidence-based programs to address the evolving social, emotional, health, creative, educational, and vocational needs of our members in meaningful, lasting ways. BCNY develops programs to cultivate positive qualities in members and strives to continually deepen and broaden our impact.

Job Summary

We are a COVID-19 proactive organization who makes every effort to create and maintain an environment that is safe for our members and staff. The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) Teen Center focuses on enhancing the social and emotional development of Teens ages 13 – 21 while also providing resources for academic and career development. The Teen Specialist will assist the Teen Director in the creation, management, and facilitation of all Teen Center programs. The Specialist plays a key role as a mentor and college and career resource for teen members. The Specialist will co-lead the management of Teen Center training programs including BCNY internships, external internship placements, and career workshops for members.

Job Requirements

Frontline employees are not required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, however, BCNY strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and obtain a booster shot.


  • Supervise and coordinate the daily activities of a group of 10-21 boys (ages 7-9 or 10-12)
  • Work closely with other BCNY staff to create and execute outreach and recruitment plans for the Teen member population
  • Actively participate in all programs for Teens, including weekend camping sessions and off-site programs designed for the member
  • Provide follow-up feedback on Teen programming for future program development
  • Conduct outreach to local schools, youth development programs, area colleges and universities, and potential work placements for members
  • Oversee placement of Teen members into BCNY training programs
  • With Teen Director, structure a career guidance model for Teen members, including work site visits, career panels, and career workshops
  • Serve as an advocate and referral source for Teen members as they explore education, employment, and career options; structure an environment in the Teen program that provides needed academic and emotional support
  • Collaborate with Teen Director and Clubhouse staff to create and update new Teen Center activities, training program modules, and programs
  • Use behavior management strategies to defuse inappropriate behavior
  • Attend required department meetings and professional development trainings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Previous experience in youth development, education, or afterschool
  • Bachelor’s degree in in related field desirable
  • Minimum 3 years related work experience, preferably in a non-profit/public education organization
  • Experience working with economically and educationally disadvantaged youth with a sound understanding of the social and cultural issues facing urban families
  • Ability to create program goals and objectives, mentoring initiatives, and appropriate activities for members
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of strengths based approaches to youth development
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • First Aid and CPR certification desirable

What We Offer

  • PTO: Sick time only

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

and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. If you have a disability or other protected need requiring an accommodation, please contact Human Resources.