GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: National Headquarters, Midtown Atlanta GA 30309
RELOCATION: Relocation is not available for this position
TELECOMMUTING: Telecommuting options may be available for this position depending on the candidate’s suitability for telecommuting and candidate’s current geographic location
TRAVEL: Estimated at 60-70% (see below).
Under the direction of the Vice President, Child & Club Safety, the Director, Child & Club Safety, primarily provides leadership and guidance through training, resources, consultation and advocacy in the areas of Child and Club Safety for all local Boys & Girls Clubs organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Training, Resources, and Consultation
• Develop and promote self-help resources for local Clubs such as policies, procedures, checklists, newsletters and training materials for leadership, management and youth development professionals.
• Develop and deliver safety-related training modules via distance learning and traditional group trainings at local Clubs, conferences and state events.
• Conduct webinars and workshops on best practices and strategies related to child protection.
• Provide direct technical assistance to local Clubs via on site assessments, emails and telephone.
• Identify potential risks/issues at local Clubs and proactively address through online and face-to-face training.
• Advise local organizations on risk management, loss prevention, and insurance practices.
• Advise local organizations on safety and security measures, to include premise security, vehicular safety, and internet safety.
• Provide training, consultation and recommendations regarding background checks, incident management systems and other related systems.
• Represent and present at outside events to position BGCA as an authority on child safety issues as requested by the Vice President, Child & Club Safety.
• Maintain the Movement’s advocacy platform relating to Child and Club Safety.
• Support the planning and implementation of an annual Child & Club Safety Symposium.
• Develop, implement and regularly review/update all BGCA policies related to safety as requested by the Vice President, Child & Club Safety.
• Provide face-to-face, verbal and written technical assistance to help ensure local Clubs comply with federal, state or local regulations, such as: The Americans with Disabilities Act, life-safety, health or child care.
• Provide face-to-face, verbal and written technical assistance and coordinate with other departments to ensure the compliance of local Clubs
with BGCA membership requirements such as: background checks and certificates of insurance.
• Strongly influence Clubs to implement best practices in child protection.
Negotiations and Partnerships
• Review and recommend best price for common vendors for background checks, insurance providers, incident management systems, external safety hotlines, internet safety, external safety training programs, etc.
• Benchmark with local Clubs, other youth serving organizations and government agencies to identify best practices and standards that inform BGCA’s overall child safety model.
• Support the integration of child protection/safety practices with all Field Services work, collaborating closely with regional service directors and educating the Field Services team.
• Upon request, develop regular safety-related communiqués, as needed, for distribution through Field Services, and to all organizations through e-blasts
Monitoring, Reporting, Analysis and Follow-Up
• Review insurance data to identify norms, trends, and outliers and design strategies to address any identified needs/issues.
• Develop internal monitoring tools and provide reports.
• As appropriate, enforce safety practices in local organizations.
• Monitor the incident management system, report results and recommend actions if indicated.
• Track and evaluate best practices and standards of care utilized by local Clubs, other youth serving organizations and government agencies
• Manage the department’s web presence and content on both BGCA.net and BGCA.org.
• Manage, coordinate or otherwise ensure the completion of projects or grants that address child and Club safety issues
• Demonstrate BGCA mission driven values of integrity, excellence and inclusion and integrate into work environment and ways of work.
• Bachelor’s degree in youth development, safety management/protection or similar discipline.
• Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong presentation skills with the ability to provide effective training programs and safety related resources.
• Ability to negotiate with vendors for Movement-wide resources.
• Demonstrated high standards of ethics and integrity.
• Ability to develop partnerships with related agencies.
• Excellent skills in monitoring, follow-up, and great attention to detail. Ability to collect, analyze data, and make decisions based on information.
• Demonstrates passion for child safety issues.
• Ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks and projects at same time; adjust priorities based on need.
• Ability to work interdepartmentally to get results.
• Ability to influence others to make needed changes without having authority to mandate change. Ability to think conceptually and develop innovative solutions.
• Possess expert knowledge of risk management and control, premises liability, security, property hazards, sports and aquatic safety, emergency response planning/procedures, vehicular safety, bullying, and child abuse.
• Ability to effectively use technology while traveling.
Environmental and Working Conditions:
• Normal internal office environment.
• Travel estimated at 60-70% (can be 12 to 14 days or more in a month – including weekends – depending on scheduling requirements).
• The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country by using a map or other direction methods.
• Ability to travel by air, car, train, or other modes of transportation.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
• Physical requirements include sight, hearing, sitting for four plus hours per day.
• High energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
• Ability to get along with diverse personalities, at all times displaying tact, maturity and flexibility.
• Must have good reasoning abilities and sound judgment; skills essential for successful communications include speaking and writing.