I worked for the Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club for 10 years, in those years I was in various positions, within the club. As the office assistant, my typical day included: answering phones, receiving membership applications, giving tours of our facility, inputting membership data, taking photos and attaching them to individual membership cards, updating and creating excel spread sheets, filing, one on one talks with members, aged 7-17 and on occasion, staff supervision.
As the education coordinator, my typical day included, preparing my room for the days activities, such as setting up tables and chairs for homework hour, having the items ready for the daily activity, such as: math bingo, jeopardy, mancala and chess tournaments, interacting with a large group of children (on average, 95 per day), and end of day clean up.
As the teen coordinator, my typical day included: preparing the room for the days activities, driving the van routes to the elementary schools, supervising volunteers, having homework hour for the teens, and then having set activities for them, as well as free time, twice a week I held meeting with our leadership groups.
Very supportive management; however, a lot of office politics within the upper management, and board of directors. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching the kids grow everyday, not just in age, but in mentality and maturity. Also, I loved my co-workers, and still keep in touch with a few of them.
Making a differnce in the lives of youth, free snacks, lasting relationships
Office politics, growth is slow and short coming, most positions are part time, no health benefits for part time.