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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 employment@BGC-LNV.org. 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.

Assistant Development Director 

Title:  Assistant Development Director

Department: Resource Development

Reports to:  Director of Development

Employee Classification: FT Exempt


Primary Function:

The Assistant Director of Development is involved in all aspects of strategic resource development outreach for Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley including, event and grant management and marketing.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Grant Management:

  • Develop and submit grant proposals, submit required progress reports in accordance with each funder’s guidelines
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, maintain accurate and up-to-date records in Bloomerang database, including detailed documentation of interactions and next steps for each partner
  • Provide detailed and accurate reports to the CEO
  • Create clear, coherent, and consistent messaging and storytelling
  • Utilize print, email, direct mail, digital newsletters, website, video, and social media to communicate the Club’s message
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of the Club’s mission, programs, target population, and strategic vision to better prepare grant submissions
  • Maintain grant tracking to allow responsible parties to ensure all grant requirements are being met, working with other departments as needed
  • Manage grant implementation within Clubhouses, assist with data collection, and research new grant funding opportunities.


Event Management:

  • Lead event planning and implementation, working closely with CEO, Director of Development and Board event committees
  • Manage event budget, projecting expenses and income and tracking throughout process
  • Manage, coordinate, and execute all event logistics
  • Assist in securing sponsors, manage sponsor commitment and ensure sponsor benefits are provided in a timely manner
  • Create/update event web page and create/update event registration
  • Manage pre-event and on-site agenda and logistics
  • Develop marketing materials (invitations, programs, sponsor recognition, etc)
  • Act as on-site coordinator, providing efficient communication, manage the flow of the event, and serve as point person
  • Manage volunteers, providing timely and appropriate communication throughout their service with us
  • Prepare and submit press releases for events, fundraisers, programs, grants, and other items as needed
  • Help maintain website and expand content to better serve Club families and supporters
  • Use social media to drive traffic to our website, using the appropriate social media outlet for the message
  • Assume other duties as assigned 


  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, assist with capturing and collecting BGCLNV happenings to grow social media presence and engagement.
  • Help maintain website and expand content to better serve Club families and supporters
  • Use social media to drive traffic to our website, using the appropriate social media outlet for the message


  • Minimum of an Associates Degree or 2+ years of work experience each in event planning, and grant writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies
  • Strategic thinking, self starter, able to work both independently with limited supervision and be a team player
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior proof-reading, information gathering, and listening skills
  • Must be highly organized, efficient, and detail and deadline oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Event, communication, marketing and/or public relations experience desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and control fundraising expenses.
  • Advance knowledge of software programs such as Microsoft word, Excel, Power Point, and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of donor database a plus.
  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Presentation skills
  • Able to work independently and with limited supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Ability to get from one location in the work site(s) to other locations in and outside from the primary work site(s).
  • Ability to perform manipulative skills such as writing, using a keyboard and/or calculator.
  • Ability to see and read objects closely as in reading narrative or financial reports. Ability to read from a computer monitor.
  • Ability to hear normal sounds with background noise as in hearing using a telephone.
  • Ability to distinguish verbal communication and communicate through speech.
  • Ability to maintain files, records, spread sheets and data base and to make mathematical calculations using a calculator.
  • Ability to use knowledge and reasoning to solve problems.


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.