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Updated Jan 11, 2021

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America President Jim Clark
Jim Clark
476 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working with community, working with kids(in 113 reviews)

  • "Ability to make a difference to at-risk youth(in 64 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not too many hours for these part time positions(in 64 reviews)

  • "Lower pay due to being a non-profit organization(in 50 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Freelancer

      Volunteer

      Oct 6, 2020 - Volunteer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helping kids and making a difference

      Cons

      Tough area to work in

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Managed daily operations of licensed child care facility

      Jan 11, 2021 - Director in Harrisonburg, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Help make a difference in children's lives while providing a broad spectrum of programs and building relationships with others

      Cons

      Short staffed. Poor management. Lack of consistency with policies and procedures.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Outstanding organization

      Aug 19, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being part of an organization that is making a difference in the lives of young people every day.

      Cons

      Challenging work in a COVID world

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Meaningful Work

      May 5, 2020 - Education Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to make a difference in the community you work in. If you enjoy creating programs for kids and mentoring youth you will like the job.

      Cons

      Administrative office is out of touch with local clubs needs. Lots of last minute programs to run and programs that don’t make sense for local clubs. Low pay for the work. Dealing with stressful situations with youth.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Hard, underpaid work in challenged neighborhoods

      Apr 19, 2020 - Various in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You really can make a difference in the lives of children who need a place to go and learn and socialize after school.

      Cons

      Very low pay, lack of defined career paths, senior management very insular.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fun job but low pay. Not a forever career.

      Jan 18, 2020 - Lead 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's good for younger adults / college students. Not a career job but it's good for a little extra income and part time hours. The best part is making a difference for kids.

      Cons

      Inconsistent managers. Very low pay for the great work put in for the youth.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good environment, but overall not worth it

      Feb 3, 2020 - Program Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment, getting to make a difference in kids lives, awesome coworkers

      Cons

      low pay, high stress, not being treated like a valued employee

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work as a college job

      Aug 25, 2019 - Youth Development Professional in Newport Beach, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great staff and management - Ability to make a difference to at-risk youth - Flexible hours and ability to work over-time; perfect for those in college

      Cons

      - Lower than average pay

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Toxic Environment, Poor Leadership, Disorganized

      Jun 2, 2019 - Director of Healthy Lifestyles 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with kids. Make a difference.

      Cons

      They empower the wrong people. There is constant gossip and back stabbing, which leads employees to question their stability within the company. Lose staff because there is no clear plan.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great to give back to the community and kids.

      Feb 25, 2014 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a former Club Kid, it was great to find a job while in college that could be flexible around my schedule. While working in the games room, I found that this job is much more than shooting hoops with the youth, its about a lasting impact. After speaking with my Program Director at the time about career opportunities, I quickly changed my major and pursued a Club Career. I was able to move from Teen Coordinator, to Program Director, to running my own Club now as a Unit/Club Director. It really has been an amazing journey to give back to the organization that kept me out of trouble as a kid, and taught me valuable skills and lessons. I would recommend this job and company for anyone who has a passion for making a difference.

      Cons

      I share with my family and friends that this is a job of passion. Few get "rich" by working with the Clubs. I see CPOs and Executive Directors making up to $90,000 a year, but realistically those jobs are few and far between with most in my opinion being filled by non-Club people. They usually have a finance or business background, which is great to have, but for the the Club-level staff there is a income, and postion ceiling for sure.

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