Boys and Girls Club Unit Director

The Salvation Army - Houston, TX4.0


Job Summary:

Plans, coordinates and directs all youth activities and programs for the Boys & Girls Club; plans and coordinates fund-raising and recruitment events; recruits and supervises all assigned staff and volunteers; maintains all program equipment; plans and coordinates a youth mentorship program; represents the Club in the community and builds a professional and positive image of The Salvation Army.

Essential Functions:

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Supervisory Responsibilities (45%)

Plans, coordinates and directs all youth activities and programs for the Boys & Girls Club; plans, directs, recruits, and supervises all program staff and volunteers; trains and instructs employees in the proper methods and procedures; conducts performance evaluations & provides salary & hiring/firing recommendations.

Plans, prepares, and administers the Departmental Budget; reviews, monitors and approves expenditures for the Department to ensure compliance with budget constraints

BGC Strategic Planning and Evaluation Responsibilities (40%)

Plans the strategy of and vision for all youth activities and programs which fulfill the goals and objectives of the Boys & Girls Club of America and The Salvation Army.

Oversees the BGC Program Coordinator in the planning and coordination of activities and programs including the youth mentorship, youth tutoring, and summer day camp programs; may assist with program development; evaluates the effectiveness of each program and initiates and oversees any needed changes.

Promotes participation in the Boys & Girls Club activities in order to encourage safety of the community youth.

Researches additional grants and seeks additional funding avenues for the BGC; may assist with grant writing and grant reporting.

Establishes and maintains a friendly and cooperative relationship with public and private social agencies and other organizations such as neighborhood schools and other non-profits and related organizations in the area.

Develops and/or researches all applicable training opportunities; trains employees as needed.

Promotes and stimulates an increase in Club membership by visiting school functions, parades and festivals in the neighborhood.

Program Implementation Responsibilities (15%)

Serves as Transportation Director for in-city and out-of-state events; drives Salvation Army vehicle to transport youth to events when needed.

Participates in the implementation of programs and activities as needed.

Coordinates arrangements with outside groups desiring to rent the Community Center.

Ensures that statistics are being completed; data entry into the database.

Other Responsibilities:

Performs other duties as assigned.

Materials and Equipment:

Personal Computer General Office Equipment Recreational Equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation planning and management.

Knowledge of The Salvation Army mission, philosophy, culture, protocol and organizational structure.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public relations and fund-raising.

Ability to serve as an athletic coach and to coordinate athletic games.

Ability to recruit, train and supervise volunteers.

Ability to promote and encourage good sportsmanship.

Ability to promote the Club and to recruit youth participation.

Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Child Development, Education, Business Administration, Ministry, or a related field,


two years experience participating in and coordinating similar youth programming,


any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Valid State Driver’s License

First Aid and C.P.R. Certification (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)

Valid CDL – Class B (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet attendance requirements (required to be on-site a minimum of 80% of the operating hours of the program).

Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively.

Ability to perform continuous walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.

Ability to drive a vehicle safely and follow all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

Ability to complete and meet all of the requirements for a CDL.

Ability and willingness to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and its Christian principles; conducts all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism.

Duties are usually performed standing and walking and relieved by periods of sitting to perform other duties.

Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) frequently.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor recreational environment where there may be physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt and the like.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $47,500.00 /year


  • participating in and coordinating similar youth programming: 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)