Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago

Club Manager

4 weeks ago
# of Openings
Youth Development



Directs and manages overall daily operations of a school-based Club under the control of the organization with the primary concern for a comprehensive, outcome-driven program and service delivery. The Club Manager also provides leadership and supervision of staff, develops and manages a budget and actively engages and supports community relations, volunteers, and membership administration.


KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):


  1. Establish programs, activities and services that prepare youth for success and create an outcome-driven Club experience that facilitates achievement of youth development outcome, in accordance with established standards and goals.
  2. Ensure a healthy, safe environment, with well-maintained equipment and supplies.
  3. Demonstrate leadership to ensure proper conduct, safety and development of members.


  1. Allocate and monitor work assigned to program staff and volunteers, providing ongoing feedback and regular appraisal.
  2. Identify and support training and development opportunities for assigned staff.  
  3. Ensure productive and effective performance by all program staff.
  4. Work with Human Resources, assisting with the recruitment and hiring of staff.
  5. Conduct regular staff meetings. 


Fiscal Management

  1. Manage Club financial resources, assisting in the development of the Club’s annual budget. Control expenditures against budget. Submit membership fees and other funds to Finance Dept.
  2. Meet with the Field Finance Manager on a monthly basis to review financial reports.
  3. Prepare regular statistical and financial reports as required by BGCC and funding sources.


  1. Ensure the evaluation of Club programs on a continual basis, including tracking outcome metrics.
  2. Compile and submit regular reports reflecting all activities, attendance and participation for all members.  
  3. Recruit and enroll youth to maintain adequate membership totals. Ensure member applications are complete and submitted.

Marketing, Public Relations and Partnerships

      1.  Develop and maintain positive relationship with host school administration, staff, and parents.

      2.   Establish working relationships with police, local community leaders and organizations within the community to increase the visibility of programs and activities within the Club.



  1. Purchase or approve purchase of supplies and equipment, maintaining adequate supplies for all program areas.
  2. Work with staff on special events to carry out programs and activities.
  3. Exercise authority in problems relating to members; utilize guidance and discipline plan.
  4. Assume other duties as assigned.



Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with Club staff to interpret and explain organizational mission, program objectives and standards, discuss issues, and provide/receive information.

External: Maintain contact with external community groups, schools, members' parents and others to assist in resolving problems and to promote Club.



  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of three years’ work experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising activities based on the developmental needs of young people, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, supervise and motivate staff.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to deal effectively with members including discipline problems.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation, control and management.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with young people, parents and community leaders.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications within 90 days of hire.



Ability to continuously stand, walk or sit. Ability to bend, squat, climb stairs and lift frequently.

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally. Ability to be outdoors during all seasons occasionally.  Will require some local travel.




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