Employment opportunities

Inquiries about positions and resumes can be sent to info@bgckzoo.org

Youth Development Professional - Summer Arts Academy

This is an art specific Youth Development Professional position working with a diverse population of youth in grades 1st-6th in our Summer Arts Academy - a day camp revolving around visual, performing, and digital arts.

Job Details:

  • Arts Academy runs June 18-August 17
  • Mandatory training begins June 11
  • This is a part-time, summer position, 20-25 hours per week
  • $10.00/hr
  • Work hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Must be able to work the full duration of the program
  • The opportunity may be available to continue working as a Youth Development Professional in the fall.

We are seeking candidates with experience in one or more of the following art forms:

  • Drama
  • Music Education
  • Dance

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Unit Director - Northeastern Unit

This is a part-time position, Monday-Thursday, approximately 20-25 hours per week.


Manages overall daily operations of the Northeastern Unit with the primary concern for program and service delivery, supervision and guidance of members, supervision and training of staff, facilities management, community relations, safety, and membership administration and reporting.


  • Implement Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo program goals, policies and procedures, ensuring the Unit provides a quality, outcome-driven Club experience that is holistic in nature. This includes targeted programs and high-yield activities, encourages regular attendance, and supports the 5 key elements for positive youth development.
  • Work closely with the Director of Operations & Programs and the other Unit Directors to communicate and maintain program services.
  • Work closely with Director of Operations & Programs to ensure that key Boys & Girls Club programs are implemented at the Northeastern Unit regardless of number of participants. Ensure that structured programs for all ages, genders, and levels of ability are implemented in the following program areas – Character & Leadership Development, Education & Career Development, the Arts; Sports, Fitness & Recreation; and Health & Life Skills.
  • Evaluate programs on a continual basis to ensure program effectiveness and that programs address the needs of members of all ages, genders, levels of ability, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Supervise Unit staff members and volunteers. Conduct regular staff meetings. Perform annual staff evaluations.
  • Management of participant membership records and quality assessment tools to include National Youth Opportunities Initiative (NYOI), Youth Program Quality Assessments (YPQA), and the Devereux Students Strengths Assessment (DESSA).
  • Oversee general maintenance and operation of the physical property and equipment of the Club. Responsible for the overall cleanliness, attractiveness and safety of property and equipment. Responsible for immediately addressing and/or reporting maintenance and safety concerns to Custodian or to supervisor dependent on nature of repair.
  • Oversee promotion and marketing of programs to members via posting of daily schedule, announcements of upcoming events, and the dissemination of timely program information.
  • Manage administrative functions for Unit programs and activities within budgeted human and financial resources.
  • Communicate with parents and guardians regarding issues affecting Club operations and/or members.
  • Oversee program record-keeping and reporting, including programs and special events conducted, program schedules, breakdowns of daily participation figures, average attendance, new members oriented, notable achievements, and any member unusual occurrences and suspensions.
  • Forge and strengthen partnerships throughout the community to support service and program delivery. Develop and maintain cooperative relationship with public, civic groups, and social agencies within community, with particular focus in the neighborhoods surrounding the Unit. Professionally represent the organization, its objectives, standards and programs.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 2-3 years management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar youth development organization.
  • Experience working with youth and diverse populations.
  • Experience supervising staff, including training, evaluation, and addressing discipline issues.
  • Ability to plan and execute a wide range of programs for youth of all ages.
  • Experience in facilitating small groups with all ages.
  • Experience in collaborating with community agencies and forging partnerships.
  • Experience in recruiting and collaborating volunteers for programs and special events.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to effectively supervise members, including addressing discipline problems.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation, control, and management.
  • Ability to submit detailed written report in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability and aptitude in decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and group management skills, including understanding of group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated project management abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with youth, parents/guardians, community leaders, board members, and other staff.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $14.00 /hour

Youth Development Professional

This is an ongoing position search. Interviews will be offered when positions become available. 

Youth Development Professional responsibilities include running daily activities, supervising youth, implementing homework help programs and ensuring a fun and safe environment.

This is a part-time position with our after school program: Monday through Friday, 4 to 5 days per week, 5 to 6 hours per day.

Must be able to work evenings.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Must be 18 or older with a high school diploma or GED.

This is an excellent opportunity for people who would like to receive further experience teaching and working with youth ages 5-18. The position requires experience working with youth and diverse populations.