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Careers with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania

Service Type: Part-Time

Hours: Up to 25 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Reports to: Director of Career Development

Location: Career Works Mon Valley (McKeesport); Shadyside Clubhouse (Shadyside)


BGCWPA is a mission-based organization that hires employees that are recognized as leaders in their field with a passion for improving young lives. We have strong values, embrace diversity and offer great benefits which allows our employees to maintain work/life balance. We serve more than 12,000 young people annually through programs, services, and outreach. An affiliate of a national organization-Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We are one of the largest comprehensive out of school time providers in Allegheny & Somerset County.

Job Function

The Mentoring Success Coach will identify and provide strategic services that
identify and address the social-emotional-environmental issues to support positive youth development through mentorship programs and other support services. Working with the Director of Career Development, and Career Works High Program Coordinator, as well as staff, parents/guardians, school personnel, and community based resources, the Mentoring Success Coach implements strategies that promote students’ positive development.


Coordinates a broad range of programs for teens, such as, educational, career
development, social-emotional learning, physical fitness, social, recreational, and arts & crafts; provides broad oversight of program activities at BGCWPA Career Works Mon Valley and program sites; based on overall plan for teen and mentoring programming across the agency — plans, develops and implements programming, and performs related administrative duties.
Emphasis placed on Boys & Girls Club priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Experience implementing the five key elements for positive youth development: a safe, positive environment, fun, supportive relationships, opportunities and expectations, recognition in addition to high-yield learning activities, targeted
programs and regular attendance is a must.

● Knowledge of the principles and practices of youth program development;
● Ability to evaluate program effectiveness and compliance with quality standards as well as the strategic plan of the organization;

● Ability to prepare accurate and complete statistical reports representing the activity and progress of programs;
● Ability to instruct, supervise and evaluate the work of program development leaders to ensure the continual development of youth’s character;
● Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and implement special events and fundraisers to support teen programs;
● Ability to respond to and attempt to resolve conflicts that may arise among the members and/or staff in a calm and professional manner;
● Ability to build and maintain positive and professional relationships with youth and their parents as well as community leaders participating in the programs;
● Ability to use/operate various office equipment i.e. computer, calculator and
photocopy machine. Ability to meet attendance requirements;
● Proficiency with Google Suite and experience with on-line reporting tools and social media;
● Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language;
● Strong communication skills, both oral and written, includes the ability to write accurate, concise, and informative program reports for monthly updates and grant reports;
● Ability to use restorative practices and a trauma informed approach to engage teens;
● Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents and community leaders.


● Minimum of 2 years of training in teaching, education or a related field and a minimum of 1 year work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization supporting the needs of youth;
● High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree and teaching certification or closely related field preferred;
● Knowledge of education programs: how youth learn: how to work effectively with schools; parents and others in the community to support educational achievement;
● Ability to plan, organize and manage complex initiatives with varied deliverables;
● Interpersonal skill development and maintenance;
● Capacity to provide relationship-based support that benefits youth development;
● Knowledge of instructional technology and its use to aid in learning;
● Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
● Ability to inspire and motivate others;
● Ability to deal effectively with conflict and challenging issues;
● Demonstrate excellent teamwork skills and collaboration to achieve successful outcomes;
● Demonstrate independent work skills to guide effective decision making and positive results for the BGCWPA;

● Ability to solve problems through innovation.


Certifications and Clearances

CPR, Pediatric First Aid, Child Abuse, Criminal History, FBI clearance, NSOR certificate, PA
Disclosure and Mandated Reporter certification required upon hire or newer then 6 months.
PA Staff Health Assessment and TB Test must be submitted upon hire and before start date
please use the link below to access the form:


We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Our organization prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic
information, disability, or veteran status.

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

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