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Join the Boys & Girls Club team!

At the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, we look for professional staff who are motivated by our mission and committed to creating a positive experience for the youth and families we serve. We are proud of our excellent reputation as a safe haven for youth, a reputation that has been earned through nearly 65 years of service to the thousands of children we serve each year.

How to apply

To apply for a position, please e-mail your resume with a cover letter as well as our completed employment application to Download our employment application here.

Or you may mail your resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Employment Opportunities
Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley
One Positive Place
Shelton, CT 06484

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley does not accept unsolicited employment applications.


CLUB LOCATION: Lavietes Clubhouse and School Sites
TITLES/POSITIONS: Youth Development Staff at Lavietes Clubhouse and Site Coordinator and YDP at School Sites. STATUS: Full Year, Part-time position (25-30 hours per week)

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is an affiliate member of the Boys &  Girls Club of America (BGCA) with the mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The Boys &  Girls Club of LNV is committed to fostering an “Optimum Club Experience” tailored toward quality programming that promotes academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship in all youth – especially in areas where it is needed most. All of our Youth Development Professionals are responsible for implementing the 5 key elements of positive youth development: Fun, safety, recognition, opportunities & expectations and supportive relationships in their daily interactions with youth as well as within their daily program plans. The Club values include teamwork, excellence and good character and members of our staff are expected to uphold these values both inside and outside the Club.

To reach its commitment, the Boys &  Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is looking for energetic, talented and passionate candidates to serve as Youth Development Professionals at the Lavietes Clubhouse in Shelton and School Sites at Elizabeth Shelton School, Mohegan School, and Booth Hill School.

As a YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate program services and cooperative learning activities for members an visitors that are both fun and instructional.
  • Supervise members in the program area; ensures safety of members, positive balues, and ethical behavior through quality in programs and appearance of the unit at all times.
  • Promote and stimulate program participation.
  • Inventory all supplies necessary for program and submits requisitions for reording. Maintains good order in program areas.
  • Maintain attendance reports and submits them in a timely manner.
  • Establish positive relationships with children, their parents and/or guardians.
  • Communicate daily with fellow staff members, Unit Director, and Program Director to maintain positive relationships.
  • Perform other related duties assigned by management.

Skills/Knowledge Required: 

  • Knowledge of youth develoment and/or previous experience in youth services organizations or youth development setting preferred.
  • Ability to motivate children and youth, and manage behavior problems in a positive manner.
  • Ability to deal with school officials, teachers, and the general public in a professional, courteous manner.
  • Ability to plan and implement quality age-appropriate programs for youth and children.
  • Ability to organize and supervice members in a safe environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Genuine interest in serving the needs of youth members.

As a SITE COORDINATOR, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee Club programs and daily activities with broad oversight of the entire program.
  • Plan, develop, implement, and supervise programs and program staff.
  • Oversee day-to-day program activities in accordance with established standards and goals.
  • Ensure that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas/activities and recieve instruction and constructive feedback to develop skills in program areas.
  • Ability  to perform various administrative duties with Membership Tracking including membership coordination.
  • Create and maintain positive, lasting relationships with school administration and staff.
  • Establish positive relationships with children, their parents and/or guardians.
  • Maintain channels of open communication with Unit Director regarding any and all matters regarding school site.
  • Plan and implement Club-wide program goals and settings that ensure the health and safety of members.
  • Ensure that site staff understand and effectively communication standards of program; that they ensure program areas are safe, and that the Club equipment is maintained in good working condition.
  • Oversee special programs and/or events, and/or participate in the implementation of other site activities as necessary.
  • Consult with parents concerning member issues.
  • Attend periodic staff meetings at the request of Executive Dircetor/Director of Operations/Unit Director.
  • Any additional duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director/Director of Operations/Unit Director.

Skills/Knowledge Required

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Group leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, staff, and project management abilities.
  • Mandatory  CPR, First Aid and med admin certification.

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.