Youth Program Specialist (South County)-Full-time, Full benefits


Title: Impact Specialist I, South County- [40 hours/week – full benefits]

Work Schedule: 

Full-time, non-exempt; generally to be scheduled up to 40 hrs/week, between 7:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday-Friday; with monthly Saturday meetings; and 7:00 am–6:00 pm during Intersession Program.  Occasional evenings and weekends for field trips and special events. 

Reports to: South County Program Coordinator


“Our Mission is to inspire and empower the youth of Monterey County to realize their full potential to become responsible, healthy, productive and successful citizens.”


Under the direction of the South County Program Coordinator, the Impact Specialist drives youth success through outstanding, Mission-driven and integrity-centered leadership and management of school site programming in South County. They accomplish this by engaging youth in age-appropriate and outcome-driven programs. This includes ensuring a safe, positive, fun and impactful environment that engages hundreds of diverse youth, ages 6 to 18 years old. This position involves flexible hours and remote work due to program delivery occurring at school sites in South County and requires a high level of community relations with schools, administrators and other community partners.  The Impact Specialist’s primary work location is the Boys & Girls Club administrative office in Salinas and remote office location when needed.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Youth Success 

  • Foster a safe, positive, fun and impactful program  where participants acquire a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, power and influence. 
  • Provide leadership for the Girls’ Leadership Network (GLN) lessons, GHGH summit, and advocacy project(s).
  • Address youth behavior with a positive discipline approach that is fair, firm, consistent and kind;  helping youth take responsibility/accountability for their actions accompanied with appropriate consequences.  
  • Collaborate with school partners to support youth success.
  • Ensure a culture of high expectations and frequent recognition of youth for their efforts and achievements. 

Program Staff Supervision and Development  

  • Work collaboratively with the South County Program Coordinator in hiring, training, and managing Youth Development Professionals and Volunteers.
  • Implement effective performance management, including but not limited to, setting expectations, giving feedback on performance and establishing professional development goals.
  • Provide professional development feedback and opportunities.

Program Impact Management  

  • Responsible for delivery of school-day and after-school program commitment established in quarterly/annual goals.
  • Monitors progress and takes action accordingly, emphasis on youth reach (e.g., outreach, recruitment, retention, average daily/weekly attendance, program participation, etc.) and impact. 
  • Collaborate with school/program sites to meet parents in an effort to engage families with youth success.
  • Utilizes impact management tools such as program observation and tracking attendance to benchmark progress.
  • Implement grant funded projects, analyze information/reports, present findings, make recommendations with the South County Program team and take action.
  • Contributes to strategic planning and facilitates implementation with clarity of goals, roles and responsibilities, process ensuring effective, accountable working relationships to achieve results. 

Interdepartmental Collaboration 

Collaborates with other departments to achieve organizational goals including: 

  • Operations for all transportation and technology needs
  • Development Team for South County specific Club sponsored events
  • Contributes to special event planning and execution;  provides leadership of site based Family Nights and program celebrations
  • Identify any safety, transportation, maintenance, and technology issues to supervisor & Operations.
  • Implements social media efforts with supervisor & Marketing on strategies to build awareness of the GHGH & South County programs and ensure all media communication is on-brand.

Community Relations  

  • Attend school/district meetings and/or meet with teachers/staff/liaisons as needed to support program efforts.
  • Maintains positive, collaborative working relationships with South County schools, districts, businesses, and other youth service organizations, community leaders and other stakeholders to achieve goals. 
  • Imbue BGCMC’s solid reputation as a respected, trusted & impactful youth development agency. 

Management of Facility & Financial Resources 

  • Ensures safety and order in all aspects of program operations, including field trips and youth services delivered at non-BGCMC locations as well as compliance to policy and standard operating procedures. 
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures determined by each site location.
  • Maintain inventory, ensure equipment/supplies are in good working order and stewarded for intended use. 
  • Recommends requisitions to supervisor within budgetary guidelines.
  • Compliance with all BGCMC COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Collateral Duties 

  • Performs other duties as assigned in alignment with fulfilling primary function of position. 



Education & Experience:

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university in Education or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two years management experience, with demonstrated success at leading teams.
  • Minimum of three years experience in youth development
  • Tech savvy, including proficiency in utilizing Google Suite,  Microsoft Office Suite and Internet for program facilitation and maximum productivity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid CA driver's license and driving history that would not disqualify you from driving BGCMC’s vehicles 
  • Must have reliable transportation 


  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs
  • Must be able to bend, lift, stretch
  • Must frequently travel to various locations in Monterey County to provide program services
  • 60% of your working time is off-site

Highly desirable qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual and biliterate in English and Spanish
  • Connectedness and experience working and living in Monterey County communities, especially those located in the Salinas Valley and South County.  
  • Experience as a youth development professional in the Boys & Girls Club Movement.
  • First Aid & CPR Certification
  • Cultural competence, ability to work with a diverse youth and people

COMPENSATION: Salary range is $21.00/hr to $24.35/hr.  Paid benefits package including accrual of up to two-week paid vacation, 56 hours paid sick leave, plus 24 hours of paid California Healthy Workplace Healthy Family sick leave, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, pension and 403(b) plan investment options.  Professional development opportunities are available contingent upon funding and approval. This position is classified as non-exempt and as such is eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

DISCLAIMER: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. BGCMC is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.