Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence.

In our 153-year history, one thing has always remained the same: we provide a safe space and structured programming for our city’s youth to play, grow, and learn. Today, 82% of our members live under the poverty line. To assure them a bright future, we work to break the cycle of poverty. That means addressing the structural issues that hold our kids back, including lack of access to educational programming, and lack of exposure to critical opportunities that develop their skills, talents, and passions. Today, we run eight sites throughout Providence, including buildings in the Fox Point, South Side and Wanskuck neighborhoods, three locations in Providence public housing sites, and two public schools. Annually, we provide 4,000 diverse youth between the ages of 6-18 a safe and secure environment for help with homework, childcare, mentoring, athletic activities, and educational and career development opportunities. Our mission: To enable and inspire children and youth, especially those from diverse or difficult circumstances, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and healthy members of their community, the State of Rhode Island, and the Nation.

Open Positions Available

Grants Manager

RI-certified Teacher: Summer Learning Program for Grades 1-5

Front Desk Attendant – Fox Point

Activities Leaders – Various Clubs

 

TO APPLY: E-mail cover letter and resume to mmorgan@bgcprov.org, with “Job Title” in the subject line. Or visit Indeed to apply directly.

Questions? E-mail Mary Morgan, Chief Human Resources Officer, at mmorgan@bgcprov.org (no phone calls, please).

COVID-19 Considerations: As a licensed childcare provider, we follow RI DHS-mandated health and safety protocols and procedures regarding COVID-19.

 

 

Grants Manager

Essential Functions:
Grantwriting, grants management, grants research, reporting, monitoring, support of grant program evaluation and assessment processes, donor relationships

 

Duties and Responsibilities:
Write and submit grant funding proposals to further the mission and goals of the organization. Secure funding from foundations, corporations and government sources. Current grant funding is approximately $1M+ from all sources.

Research prospective funding sources and develop applications/proposals to secure new funding.

Maintain grants management database system (organization is currently using  “GrantHub”) to record and track application and reporting deadlines, maintain grants and funder information, organize task management, track awards and other grant actions, etc.). Also: maintain hard-copy files related to grants and funding sources.

Present funding sources with detailed information about organization’s history, structure, programs, staffing, strategies, impact on youth, and innovations in order to support case for funding.

Complete or oversee completion of grant reports following required timelines of funders.

Help orient key staff to each grant’s details, how various grants will be carried out, budgets, timelines, evaluation processes, and reporting requirements. Provide support and guidance to staff as needed, to assure successful grant implementation, evaluation and reporting.

Communicate with Finance Department regularly to provide information for grants accounting, labor cost distributions, etc.

Seek and analyze budget information to monitor status of grant-related line items, and make adjustments in grantwriting strategies as needed.

Provide information to funders as requested, both in regular grant reporting and as requests arise.

Maintain positive relationships with funding sources; help cultivate positive image of organization in the philanthropic community.

Contribute to strategic discussions among leadership team about development and cultivation of funding sources, program direction, budget development, operations, community partnerships and more.

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Qualities

Required:

  • 4-year college degree in English, Communications, or related area.
  • Ability to communicate key grant proposal elements to the funder in a compelling manner.
  • Ability to manage and meet extensive calendar deadlines.
  • Excellent skills in writing, editing and revising.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced skills in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook (or similar software).

Preferred:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Grantwriting preferred, with a proven track record of success.
  • Knowledge of Boys & Girls Clubs and Youth Development strategies preferred.
  • Knowledge of grants management database systems preferred.

 

What does success look like?

  • Budget goals are met or exceeded for foundations, corporations and government sources.
  • Grant proposal deadlines are met.
  • Grant reporting deadlines are met.
  • Staff involved in managing and implementing grants are fully informed as to their responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Grant information is regularly communicated to Finance Department for accounting purposes.
  • Grants management database is well-maintained and regularly-updated.
  • Funders are confident in organization’s ability to achieve desired outcomes for youth, and to manage resources wisely and impactfully.

 

Employee benefits (full-time position):

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance: organization pays 75% of monthly premium
  • Life Insurance/AD & D: organization pays 100% of premium
  • Long-Term Disability insurance: organization pays 100% of premium
  • Short-Term Disability insurance: provided through State-run program, with employee payroll deduction
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): 30 days, and 10-12 paid holidays annually.
  • Retirement plan: Boys & Girls Clubs of America 401k plan available after 1 year of FT employment and age 21 or over; company currently contributes 3% of employee’s annual salary and matches up to an additional 3% of employee’s contribution; employee vesting after 3 years.
  • Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance: as required by law

 

DISCLAIMERS:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this position. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications or objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

Any conditional offer of employment is made contingent upon successful completion of background check clearances, including but not limited to criminal history checks (national, state, local), DCYF check, drug screening (including for marijuana), and internet searches.

 

 

 

 

RI-certified Teacher: Summer Learning Program for Grades 1-5

Reports to: Education Coordinator

Pay: $32.00/hour, approximately 20 hours/week, July 12 through August 20, with some hours (TBD) during June 28-July 9 for training and program preparation.

To apply: Apply through Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence listings on Indeed.com, or send resume and cover letter to mmorgan@bgcprov.org.

Summer Vacancies: Rhode Island Department of Education Elementary Education Certified Teachers. Content areas or specialties desired: K-5 English/Language Arts, K-5 Mathematics, or K-5 Science/Technology

Program Summary and Goals: In partnership with the Providence Public School Department, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence will conduct a 6-week Summer Learning Program at four of our branches this summer (Fox Point, Hartford Park, South Side and Wanskuck). The goal of the program is to help students advance academic skills and minimize summer learning loss for approximately 160 students (rising grades 1-5). Summer Learning Program components include math and language arts instruction aligned with RI state standards, hands-on activities, and age-appropriate learning experiences.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Accountability for Student Achievement
  2. Administer pre- and post-tests.
  3. Assess students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind, and take ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks.
  4. Create and modify instructional lesson plans throughout the summer.
  5. Provide meaningful and appropriate feedback.
  6. Maintain progress reports and evaluation tools.
  7. Communicating Content Knowledge
  8. Demonstrate mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires.
  9. Connect students to content in creative and engaging ways that align to common core standards.
  10. Facilitate activities that give students a sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering content area.
  11. Use group management skills to engage all students in daily activities.
  12. Equitable and Effective Instruction
  13. Ability to blend Boys & Girls Clubs educational programming with outcomes-based supplemental learning activities that provide instruction in mathematics and/or reading.
  14. Scaffold and differentiate instruction in order for all students to be prepared to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work for the next school year and grade level.
  15. Create and follow instructional resources for use in the classroom.
  16. Facilitate an active learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the Summer Learning Program community.
  17. Create a positive educational climate in which students learn and thrive.
  18. Create projects designed to enhance lesson plans.
  19. Tutor students on a group and individual basis.
  20. Professional Reflection and Collaboration
  21. Work with Education Coordinator to ensure initiatives are being met.
  22. Regularly reflect on practice, seek and respond to feedback and demonstrate self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development.
  23. Seek to participate in and contribute to a collaborative learning community.
  24. Attend weekly team meetings.
  25. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  1. Rhode Island Department of Education Elementary Certification
  2. At least three years’ experience working in an urban public elementary school setting
  3. Successful experience working with diverse (English Language Learners and Special Education) populations
  4. Comfortable with family engagement tools and strategies
  5. Demonstrated content knowledge for subjects/levels taught
  6. Knowledge and skills in culturally responsive teaching and learning
  7. Exhibit fair and equitable classroom management skills
  8. Ability to pass all background checks

Terms of Employment:

Any conditional offer of employment is contingent upon ability to pass employment screening/background checks, including but not limited to state and national fingerprint checks, RI DCYF CANTS screening, drug test (including marijuana), and internet search.

  1. Summer Program teacher preparation hours will begin in late June (exact dates/times to be determined)
  2. Summer Learning Program Schedule:

Monday through Thursday

8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

July 12 – August 20, 2021

Weekly schedule includes planning and preparation time, team meetings, etc.

Total hours: approximately 20 hours/week

Rate of Pay: $32.00/hour.

As a state-licensed childcare program, we follow health regulations and practices required and recommended by the RI Department of Health and the RI Department of Human Services. Staff vaccinations for COVID-19 strongly encouraged.

This employer is an EEO employer.

To apply: See Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence listings on Indeed.com, or send resume and cover letter to mmorgan@bgcprov.org.

 

Front Desk Attendant

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

 Additional hours may be available for summer.

Looking for a customer-service-oriented multi-tasker for a busy youth organization. Run front desk check-in and sign-out point for children, teens, parents/guardians and visitors, following organization’s policies and procedures (including BGCP COVID-related policies and procedures). Monitor security for front door entrance (operate buzzer access system). Perform daily data entry for programs and new enrollments. Answer phone; answer or direct inquiries. Provide program information to children, teens and their family adults. Assist with billing for childcare services and other programs. Distribute bills; receive and process payments.

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of  one year of related work experience
  • Customer service skills
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Ability to maintain calm and positive demeanor while multitasking
  • Ability to successfully resolve conflicts
  • Flexibility
  • Team Player

Preferred:

  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish
  • Prior work experience in a youth organization

Paid time off as per legal requirements (RI “Sick & Safe Leave” law).

Must be able to be cleared for employment per organizational policies through national, State and local criminal records history, child abuse and sex offender registry checks, as well as fingerprinting and drug screen (including marijuana).

Job Type: Part-time

Starting Pay Range: $11.50 – $13.50 per hour

 

 

 

Activities Leaders

After school child care program – multiple sites

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence is recruiting positive role models (age 18 and up) to be Activity Leaders in our school-age childcare program for children in Grades K-6th. Hours for the rest of the school year are Monday through Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, with summer hours to be determined. Responsibilities include supervision of youth participants and leading daily activities, such as homework help, sports and games, arts, educational activities, community service projects and more. Use your creativity and initiative to create a positive and fun experience, and be part of a great team that makes a difference for kids everyday! Additional pay increase if the candidate chosen has or obtains a RI Chauffeur’s License (age 21 or older).

Requirements: 

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must have at least 12 college credits
  • Must have at least one year of experience working with school-age children in a group setting.
  •  Skills in planning and leading activities, communicating with children, managing behavior, providing support for children’s education, resolving conflicts responsibly, and creating positive environments where kids have fun.
  • Personal characteristics: patience, enthusiasm, friendliness, sense of fun, awareness of appropriate boundaries, positive role-modeling.
  •  Ability to follow required health and safety procedures and policies, especially as related to the coronavirus (we’ll teach you what you need to know).
  • Must be able to pass all required background checks (national, state and local), as well as fingerprinting and drug screening (includes marijuana).

Preferred:

  • College degree (Associate’s or Bachelor’s) or other relevant advanced certifications and training
  • Bilingual skills in reading, writing and speaking (especially Spanish)

Benefits Include: paid time off as required by the RI “Sick and Safe Leave” law. This time accrues at 1 hour earned for every 35 hours worked.

Starting Rate of Pay: $12.50 to $13.50/hour. Additional pay increase if a successful applicant chosen has or obtains a RI Chauffeur’s License.