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Lead Youth Development Professional

Job Details

Eccles Club - Salt Lake City, UT
Full Time
High School
$29.00 - $31.00 Salary/year
Nonprofit - Social Services

Lead Youth Development Professional



Youth Development Professionals (YDP) develop fun, engaging, and age appropriate activities for youth and teens from diverse backgrounds. Using our three priority outcomes; academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles as a guide, Youth Development Professionals ensure that every Club Member has an Optimal Club Experience that sets them up for lifelong success.

Successful YDPs have a passion for serving others and contributing to the wellbeing of the community at large. Youth Development Professionals have the ability to connect with young people and offer supportive relationships. They are team players willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that Club Members are safe, recognized, and given the opportunity to learn new skills.

The Lead YDP takes on extra responsibility, working under the Program Director to meet the needs of the youth, staff, and program.

Hours are M-F 10:30-6:30


KEY ROLES / Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish rapport with youth and provide mentoring, guidance, role modeling to members and overall direction for their leadership development, artistic skills, physical activity engagement, and academic progress
  • Plan and facilitate a monthly schedule including grant-required curriculum
  • Gain a working knowledge of grant outcome expectations and report results as requested
  • Provide active supervision continually interacting with all members and providing motivation and encouragement
  • Ensure engagement, stimulate participation, and promote consistent attendance of youth enrolled in activities
  • Ability to work in high energy, loud, and active settings with large groups of youth and teens
  • General support to Director including facilitating behavioral conversations with youth, daily schedule management, data collection and reporting
  • Supply shopping and support for food service programs 

Salary Range/Benefits:

  • Bonus potential
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid time off
  • Medical and other insurance benefits
  • 401(k)

Job Qualifications



  • Ability to prioritize tasks and accomplish them in a detailed, timely manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with Club Members, peers, parents, community leaders, etc.
  • Self-motivated, comfortable with both independent and collaborative processes
  • Willing to share an area of interest, skill, or talent with youth
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency is a plus
  • Past or current college/university enrollment preferred


Additional Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older (to meet driving requirements)
  • Must have a driver's license and good driving record
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to pass drug screening
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time (three hours or more consecutively)
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds sporadically during a regular work shift
  • Must be able to be physically active (bend, kneel, reach, stretch, etc.) throughout a regular work shift