BGCP Wattles Club - STEAM Coordinator

BGCP Wattles Club - STEAM Coordinator

02 May 2024
Oregon, Portland, 97201 Portland USA

BGCP Wattles Club - STEAM Coordinator

Position Title: STEAM Coordinator

Location: Wattles Club - 9330 SE Harold St, Portland, OR

On site, salaried, fulltime position.

Starting Wage: $40,000/annually

Full Benefits offered after 60 days.

Schedule: M - F

About our organization:

BGCP’S mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to discover their full potential as caring, engaged, responsible community members. BGCP’s top priorities are to ensure an inclusive, diverse, and equitable work environment with an uncompromised commitment to safety. We seek individuals who are dedicated to supporting extraordinary experiences for youth, are exceptional team members, have an investment in our surrounding communities, and are hungry for ongoing personal growth and professional development.

About the Position:

BGCP is currently searching for STEAM Coordinator that focus on the delivery of activities and mentorship to youth that supports their developmental growth toward a great future. Coordinators plan and deliver a wide variety of programming with an emphasis on STEAM. Coordinators steward a climate that is inclusive, equitable, and culturally responsive and engage their cohort in trauma-informed, restorative, and developmentally appropriate behavior management and discipline.


Medical, dental, vision and flexible spending account (FSA)

100% company-paid benefits such as life insurance, short-term and long-term disability and accidental death & dismemberment.

Eligible for up to 120 hours of (PTO) per year.

11 Company-paid holidays

Retirement plans with employer match

Position Responsibilities:

Mentor and supervise a group of elementary, middle or highs school members.

Guide members through fun, hands-on learning and social recreation activities including art (music, theater, visual arts), STEAM, games, sports and more!

Create and supervise special events and activities for youth to connect with future possibilities- field trips and on- site activities.

Attend and engage in all scheduled training and professional development opportunities outlined by supervisor and in the annual training/professional development calendar.

Work within Club leadership team to ensure daily safety, operations and programming requirements and goals are met.

Position Requirements:

Provide role model values, expectations, and exceptional youth development skills at all times.

Support and collaborate with the Club leadership team to promote a consistent and impactful Club experience for all youths & teens.

Communicate with parents, program partners and stakeholders to ensure strong relationships and a safe Club.

Participate in the collection of data regarding program delivery, quality, and outcomes.

Possess a strong understanding of and adhere to organizational policies and procedures with the ability to demonstrate good judgment when unexpected situations arise.

May need to deal with stressful incidents that can occur in the daily commencement of their duties.

All BGCP employees are Mandated Reporters and must report any suspected Child Abuse or Neglect to their direct supervisor.

Position Qualifications:

Must have knowledge of youth and teen development principles and practices.

Ability to consistently meet schedules and deadlines.

Ability to meet consistent attendance.

Ability to be punctual and adhere to a set work schedule, established by position expectations and site needs.

Strong communication skills.

Ability to work independently and efficiently without direct supervision.

License to drive (if over 21) and ability to drive Club vans a plus.

Consistent work schedules preferred.

One year of experience preferred but NOT required.

At Boys & Girls Club of Portland, we also seek candidates with:

A strong commitment to improving equity and accessibility in youth development

A commitment to anti-racist approaches to our work

Diverse life experiences

An openness to learning, and giving/receiving feedback with colleagues

Experience collaborating with cross-functional team members to ensure information is shared, projects are completed on time, and goals are reached.

Working Conditions:

(a)Travel up to 0-10% based on position.

(b)Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast-paced working environment. Extensive computer usage and online engagement. Must be willing to build inclusive relationships and collaborate with employees at all levels within the organization and external partners.

(b.1.) occasional lifting (30 pounds), carrying, pushing and/or pulling; some climbing; some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; and significant reaching, handling, speaking, writing, hearing, and fine finger dexterity; frequent standing, walking, and sitting, and lifting up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. High volume of work and strict adherence to workload may be stressful.

(c) Special Provisions: Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings required.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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