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  • Employment Opportunities
  • Employment Opportunities

At the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, people make a difference.  We believe children benefit from staff that encourage youth, raise their expectations, engage youth in exciting high impact programs, and provide daily guidance, support, and stability. Therefore, it is our responsibility to attract and retain dedicated and skilled youth development and administrative professionals that are committed to help us achieve our goals and live our mission.

To join our team, please view the available vacancies, print and fill out an application and then mail it to P.O. Box 819, Joplin, MO 64802 or deliver during business hours to 317 Comingo, Joplin, MO 64801. The Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of any characteristic that is protected by state or federal law.

Employment Application (pdf)


Employment Openings

Program Assistant

Program Assistant (Summer)-

Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating activities provided within a specific program area, such as Education, Social Recreation, Arts & Crafts, and Physical Education.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

1)       Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes by promoting and stimulating program participation; registering new members, and participate in their club orientation process; provide guidance and role modeling to members.

2)      Effectively implement and administer programs, services, and activities for drop-in members and visitors.

3)      Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure the safety of members, quality in programs and appearance of the branch at all times.

4)      Prepare activity reports.

5)       Develop and maintain a positive relationship with our members.

6)      Work as team member interdependently and facilitate other staff to do the same.

7)      Follow operational policies and procedures developed by the club.  (Emergencies-Severe weather, Fire, Health, and Safety, Nutrition, staff training guidelines).

8)      Participate in all mandatory training and meeting of the club.

9)      Participate in special programs and or events.

10)   May be required to drive Club van.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

1)      Dependable and self-motivated

2)      Good written and verbal communication skills

3)      Ability to be flexible in all areas

4)      Ability to motivate youth and manage behavior problems.

5)      Ability to plan and implement quality programs for youth.

6)      Ability to organize and supervise members in a safe environment.

7)      Valid State Drivers License.