Careers

Youth Development Leader Positions

Part-time, AmeriCorps Positions

Boys & Girls Club of Norman (BGCN) at the Center for Children and Families (CCFI), seeks part time AmeriCorps youth development leaders to provide quality out of school time services to children and youth living in low income neighborhoods.   

Center for Children and Families is one of Cleveland County’s oldest and most successful independent non-profit agencies, offering a wide range of therapeutic and social services to vulnerable babies, children, youth and families.  CCFI is a growing agency and has opened a newly renovated 24,000 square foot facility located in the heart of Norman. 

Successful candidates will make a one year commitment to working with youth and their families in Boys & Girls Club of Norman. Compensation for these positions is in the form of a semi-monthly living allowance with an education award at the end of 1 year of service. Extensive training is provided.  Typical work hours 2:30pm-7:30pm Monday through Friday during the school year services and all day (8am-5pm) Monday thru Friday during summer services. The service calendar is aligned with Norman Public Schools and OU calendars wherever possible.

 SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Serve as a member of a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring services for a group of children and youth.
  • Assist with planning and preparation for youth activities such as arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning curriculum.
  • Participate in staffing of large group outreach activities for children and youth.
  • Provide support to families using strengths based approach.

 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • At Least 17 years of age and US Citizenship or US National or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
  • High School Diploma or GED or agree to obtain one in writing while serving
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting; bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITY

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with children and youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as a team with staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks 
  • Available positions contingent upon notification of funds.

TO APPLY
Send current resume and three professional references to Vernon Hooks, Boys & Girls Club of Norman Unit Director at vhooks@ccfinorman.org  or Center for Children and Families (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 S. Cockrel Avenue, Norman, OK 73071


Work Study

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Youth Development Professional
Academic Year

This is part-time position provides youth development services to Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring and other services for Club members.
  • Coordinate planning, preparation and facilitate activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning and other curricula as assigned.
  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach.
  • Complete Incident Reports as needed.
  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth.
  • Participate in processing and clean up after services.

Education & Experience Requirements
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience. Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work during the academic school year (Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

To Apply
Send current resume to Vernon Hooks at vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


Practicums 

A variety of different practicum opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduate-level students seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement. For more information, please direct all inquiries to contact@ccfinorman.org.