Program Director-New Castle Club

  • Full Time
  • New Castle, DE
  • Department/Group: New Castle Club
Reports To: VP of Regional Operations
Direct Reports: Childcare Director
Job Location Type: Club
Job Location Name: New Castle County

The Program Director is directly responsible for managing operations and programs for the assigned Boys & Girls Club with primary concern for program development and implementation, staff development, supervision of assigned staff and program volunteers, and resource management, including budget and facilities.

Club Location:  New Castle, DE

Essential Functions:

  • Manage day-to-day program operations for the club.
  • Interpret and maintain compliance with current state licensing requirements for school age child care centers; address non-compliance issues as needed.
  • Control expenditures against assigned budgets; recommend income and expense projections; assist with the financial development of the child care program.
  • Lead staff in long and short-range program planning to ensure a variety of age-appropriate programs and activities, which reflect Boys & Girls Club’s five core program areas and Youth Development Strategy, for children in K through 8th grade; may include teen programming.
  • Consistently incorporate “high yield learning activities” in all youth development programs.
  • Ensure safe implementation of all youth development activities. This involves, but is not limited to: condition of equipment and facilities; age-appropriateness; ability levels; weather; appropriate use of equipment and supplies; and supervision.
  • Directly supervise children and youth within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and in compliance with applicable state licensing and Delaware Stars regulations.
  • Maintain appropriate, supportive, and positive interaction with Club members; establish and maintain behavioral boundaries per Boys & Girls Club guidance and supervision policies and guidelines.
  • Maintain regular contact with parents/guardians concerning programs, schedules, developmental progress (victories and concerns), payment issues, etc.
  • Oversee and support the teen program
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with volunteers, staff members, parents, school faculty and administrators, BGCDE administrators and Club professionals, community leaders and supporters, etc.
  • Within established organizational guidelines, develop and maintain systems for accurately tracking attendance, payments, school grades, medical issues, and other needed information.
  • Likewise, oversee other records as needed or directed.
  • Complete and submit reports and perform other administrative tasks as needed or directed, including but not limed to: Purchase of Care reimbursements, payroll, and securing and managing financial funds responsibly and within the purchasing policies and procedures.
  • At all times, present yourself as a positive role model for youth.
  • Within guidelines established by the Unit Director, the Program Director will recruit, hire, train and supervise staff and volunteers as needed; ensure that child care staff members meet qualifications and ongoing training requirements per state licensing regulations.
  • Contribute toward development of a positive identity and strong presence for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the community.
  • Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed.
  • Through effective marketing and promotion, good public relations, and quality programming, reach and maintain necessary child care participation levels
  • Support fundraising efforts of the Unit Board and the statewide organization.


Greatness (BE GREAT): Strive for greatness and hold yourself and others to a high standard of excellence resulting in quality services to the children we serve. Live the principles and mission of the organization and see yourself as role model both within the organization and the community; apply creativity and sound thinking to identify the resources needed to accomplish our mission.

Accountability (Ownership): We hold ourselves and others accountable for meeting standards for the quality, quantity, resource management and timeliness of work; we acknowledge ownership and accountability of our actions and accept responsibility for their consequences without exceptions or excuses.  We are accepting of feedback about improving our performance, and we acknowledge and correct our mistakes.

Integrity: We act with honesty and honor in all our dealings with board members, funders, vendors, parents, children and colleagues. We understand that we are stewards of the resources made available to us, and we strive to provide a return on investment in all our activities and interactions.  We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards of honesty and morality.

Teamwork: We treat each other with dignity and respect; we encourage, reward and recognize our team members who achieve great things; we have relationships that are built on trust. We demonstrate and encourage cooperative team relationships, optimizing the talents of our team members through honest feedback and coaching, where appropriate.  We approach challenges and our day to day interactions with extreme optimism and a positive attitude.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and effective application of the principles and practices related to:
  •    Management of a Boys & Girls Club or similar operations.
  •    Resource management, financial and budget management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office ( Word, Excel, PPT), Adobe and Outlook
  •   Experience in recruitment, selection, development, management and evaluation of staff.
  •   Knowledge of OCCL and DE Stars regulations and standards.
  •   valid driver’s license with no more than five (5) points

Educational Requirement:

Candidate must be able to meet State of Delaware requirements for School Age Site Coordinator:

  •    Twenty years of age or older A four-year degree from an accredited college including a minimum of fifteen(15)credit hours of child development or early childhood education and one(1)year of experience working with children in a group setting OR
  •    An associate degree in a field related to child development, early childhood education,  psychology, social work, special education, elementary education, nursing or any health field, including a minimum of fifteen(15)credit hours of child development or early childhood education and eighteen(18)months of experience (1,500 hours)  working with children in a group setting OR
  •     A child development associate credential and twenty-four(24)months of experience working with children in a group setting OR
  •    A high school degree and fifteen(15)credit hours of child development or early childhood education from an accredited college and Eighteen(18)months of experience of working with children in a group setting with children K through 6th grade in a group settin
  •    Preferably candidate is able to meet State of Delaware requirements for School Age Administrator.

Working Conditions:

  •     The majority of the work time is split between an office and Club setting, which may include activities out of doors. Occasional travel in and out of town is required. Occasional weekend work is required.
  •     Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds when preparing room for instruction.
  •    Typically bends, stoops, walks and sometimes runs on a regular basis while interacting with children in various activities throughout the day.
  •    Ability to perform duties effectively under stressful conditions; ability to make decisions quickly and accurately with tact and impartiality
  •     Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  •    High energy, comfort with multi-tasking, able to work with numerous deadlines.

Work Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9AM to 6PM (may vary), some weekends required.

Note: 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.

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