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Come Join  Us!
Thank you for your interest in joining one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit organizations in the nation serving young people. As a Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County employee, you will affect the lives of our youth by being a positive role model and providing high-quality and innovative programs and services.

Please visit the link below for a printable application. Complete and return your application to the Limestone Building during our normal hours of operation - 3:00PM  -  6:00PM,  Monday thru Friday.

Please send Letter of Interest and Resume to:


Current Open Positions: Thornton Teen Center Director


Title:                Thornton Teen Center Unit Director

Department:     Management Professional

Reports To:      Chief Professional Officer

FLSA Status:    Exempt


The Teen Center Unit Director directs and manages overall daily operations under the control of the organization with the primary concern for a comprehensive, outcome-driven program and service delivery. The Teen Center Unit Director supervises and trains staff (direct and indirect reports), handles personnel issues, manages facility, actively engages and supports a Unit Advisory Council, and manages community relations, volunteers, and membership administration. Under the supervision of the Chief Professional Officer, the Teen Center Unit Director is responsible for the management and supervision of the day-to-day operation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lawrence County’s Thornton Teen Center Unit, assuring high-quality program services and support are delivered to participants and their families, specifically those in grades 6-12. Our overall goal is for every Club member at the Thornton Teen Center to graduate from high school with a diploma or GED with a clear transition plan to college, work, or a vocational training program. This position is a full-time, exempt position.

Key Roles

  • Provide leadership to Program staff to ensure implementation and fidelity of program goals and outcomes.
  • Fully implement the BGCA Programs, activities and services that prepare youth for success and that create a club environment that facilitates achievement of Youth Development Outcomes.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with parents, community leaders and organizations to raise awareness of Club operations.
  • Exercise authority in problems relating to members and staff; utilize guidance and discipline plan. Ability to train, supervise, and motivate staff.
  • Fairly enforce staff policies and procedures, citing the Employee Handbook whenever possible. Prepare and provide disciplinary documentation and quarterly performance evaluations.
  • Compile regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance and participation.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings and maintain close, daily, professional contact with Club staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment by ensuring facilities, equipment and supplies are clean, sanitary, and maintained. Submit work orders for items needing maintenance such as paint, carpet cleaning, etc.
  • Monitor staff training requirements to ensure they are met. Access teaching resources as needed for professional development.
  • Create, monitor and update site budget. Request and purchase supplies and equipment within budget limitations.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, or four years’ experience in the field.
  • Two or more years supervising staff in a dynamic working environment, with experience in coaching, evaluation, and feedback.
  • Two or more years preparing, maintaining and providing reporting on fiscal management needs.
  • Possess the ability to remain poised, positive, and energetic in a busy work environment.
  • Must have at least one year of direct experience in youth programming.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule based upon program/organizational needs.
  • Competent with history, culture and issues pertaining to youth.
  • Experience working with teenaged youth.
  • Strong youth group management/discipline skills.
  • Ability to help youth navigate middle school, high school, college and career readiness.
  • Ability to engage and develop positive relationships with youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and implement organized teen development programs and services (including Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles).
  • Ability to work effectively with community partners and stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills (time management, supervision, etc.).
  • Ability to obtain CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to market agency’s programs and/or events using a variety of means.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite or similar programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, budget, plan, and implement projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Valid Driver’s License and be approved by the Club's auto insurance provider.
  • Positive “can do” team attitude.


The Thornton Teen Center Unit Director is directly responsible to the Chief Professional Officer. The Teen Center Unit Director supervises part-time staff and interns/volunteers.

Job Type: Full-time


  • coaching, evaluation, and feedback: 2 years (Preferred)
  • preparing, maintaining, and providing reporting: 2 years (Preferred)
  • supervision of staff: 1 year (Preferred)
  • youth development: 4 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Click HERE for Application


Core Promise
Our promise to Lawrence County youth: to provide a safe, positive place and have a significant impact on their lives.

Our promise to the nation: to uphold high ethical standards in all areas, especially in overseeing our finances, reporting data on membership and community outreach, being good stewards of the donor dollar and representing ourselves to the public.