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Careers with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania

Employment Type: Full Time
Pittsburgh, PA
To be set upon offer

Status: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Compensation: Based on Experience
Pay rate: Starting at $15.00 per hour

About Us

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 5,000 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. 

Pittsburgh Hardball Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth advocacy organization that strives to enrich the lives of youth in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We have an intent to focus on empowering underrepresented populations. We deliver meaningful enrichment programming to create positive and transformative outcomes on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. Our vision is to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive landscape across our region. 

We serve youth from a variety of backgrounds, neighborhoods, and income levels. While Pittsburgh Hardball Academy is open to all, we maintain an intent focus on accessibility and delivery for underrepresented youth and communities. We provide affordable and accessible baseball programming for youth including specialized training, summer travel teams, and focused college advisement & recruiting services. Furthermore, our FOCUS (Facilitating Opportunities for College and Universal Success) Program provides year-round academic enrichment, career readiness, and social enrichment for middle school, high school, and young adult participants.

Job Summary

The Director of Student and Community Engagement/ Youth Professional will have a dual role with BGCWPA and PHA Inc. In this role the employee will be hands-on with the youth to implement curriculum and programming on a day to day basis during the hours of 3:00-pm to 6:00 pm at the Shadyside Clubhouse for BGCWPA. This will equate to approximately 15 hours per week during the school year. With PHA Inc. this employee will work 24 hours per week October – May overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the FOCUS program. During the summer months this employee will be a youth professional during the summer months working 40 hours per week at the Shadyside Clubhouse for BGCWPA.  This role is responsible for the supervision and safety of all program participants as well as relationship building. This role will ensure that they follow all BGCA Safety requirements set forth by BGCWPA leadership.

BGCWPA Youth Professional Responsibilities

  • Implement educational programming to include: STEM, art, mentoring, athletics and activities.
  • Ensure the safety of all program participants while in care.
  • Encourage recruitment with youth and families to assist with communications in the community of what programs, services, and outreach BGCWPA has to offer.
  • Conduct annual youth evaluations of child progress per DHS requirements within 45 days of entry into the program.
  • Promote and stimulate membership in the Clubhouse through programs, services, and outreach activities. 
  • Conduct monthly incentive programs that focus on literacy, STEM, Art, Mentoring, Athletics and Social/Emotional Learning activities. 
  • Work with volunteer, tutors, and students to participate in an ongoing education improvement program
  • Implement educational and all out of school time programs that are stimulating and age appropriate for all members.
  • Provide an environment that promotes creativity and exploration through learning
  • Offer input regarding department programs, in partnership with the approval of Program Manager
  • Observe and report any maintenance and operation concerns of the department’s physical property, ensuring Club member safety at all times to the Clubhouse director.

PHA Inc. Director of Student and Community Engagement Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and administration of the FOCUS Program.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate program activities and initiatives across the Academic Enrichment, Career Readiness & Workforce Development, and Social Enrichment pillars.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and relationship manager for partner organizations and community resources.
  • Collaborate with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA to coordinate joint programming opportunities and align program goals. 
  • Promote program awareness through marketing and outreach efforts within the community.
  • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to program participants, fostering personal and academic growth.
  • Other administrative tasks, including database management, as assigned.


Employee Requirements

Director of Student and Community Engagement/ Youth Professional  shall have attained one of the following qualification levels:

 (1)  A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field.

 (2)  A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, including 600 or more hours of secondary training described in §  3270.31(c) (relating to age and training).

 (3)  A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate, 15 credit hours from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, special education, elementary education or the human services field and 1 year of experience with children.

 (4)  A high school diploma or a general education development certificate and completion of a post-secondary training curriculum described in §  3270.31(c).

 (5)  A high school diploma or a general educational development certificate and 2 years experience with children.

  • The ability to create strong relationships with youth in a short period of time
  • An interest in a variety of youth programs including technology, art, sports, STEM, mentoring and recreation
  • Advanced positive customer service skills needed.
  • Must complete a health physical and TB test
  • 3 letters of Reference needed upon hiring 
  • Clearances Act 33, Act 34, Act 151 and NSOR letter.
  • Mandated Reporter Certification within 45 days of hire
  • Be able to attend a minimum of 12 hours of training per year.
  • Attend CPR, Pediatric First Aid training within the first 90 days  of hire. 
  • Strong time management, organization, and project prioritization skills are a must
  • Proficient in Google Suite.
  • The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs function require the following physical demands: lifting & carrying up to 50 pounds, pushing, any/or pulling, climbing to include steps, balancing, stooping, standing, sitting, kneeling, crawling, crouching, and signification fine fingered dexterity. Ability to tolerate environmental conditions: air conditioning, heat, dust fumes, noise, close quarters, etc.
  • Perform all additional duties and tasks assigned by leadership/supervisors. 

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.

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