Youth Mentor/Cook - Woodland Park

Company/Organization: Boys & Girls Clubs Alaska

Location: Anchorage, AK

Application Dates: 04/2023


Job Description

SUMMARY: Responsible for working as part of a team to supervise school age youth, ensure safety, and deliver programs and activities to members. This position is primarily responsible for positive member experience, customer service, focusing on relationship building, conflict resolution, community building, and leading daily programs. Secondarily, this position prepares and serves nutritious meals in compliance with federal food regulations and within budgeted resources, to achieve optimal client satisfaction in food and nutrition operations. The ideal candidate for this position will be enthusiastic about leading inclusive, high-quality activities with youth, committed to providing high quality food for youth, build strong family and community relationships, and assist in maintaining a world class Club experience to expand and retain membership.

Boys & Girls Club Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Boys & Girls Club Vision: To provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pillars: Through targeted and meaningful programs, Clubs are working to provide a world-class Club experience that ensures success is within reach of every young person. All members are on track to achieve our priority outcomes:

  • Academic Success – Graduating from high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment
  • Character & Leadership – Being an engaged citizen who is involved in the community, registering to vote, and modeling strong character
  • Healthy Lifestyles – Adopting a nutritious diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices, and making a lifelong commitment to fitness

Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Pillars:

  • Provide DEI-centric, best-in-class child services & youth programming
  • Provide high-quality integrated, educational, athletic, behavioral, job skill development programming
  • Develop financial and funding models that ensure long-term sustainability
  • Hire and develop the highest skilled, qualified, and diverse workforce
  • Ensure proper administrative, staff, and board infrastructure/internal operations are in place to support BGC Alaska’s growth and development


Leadership & Operations

  • Lead or assist in leading daily schedule, programs and activities with youth
  • Ensure the Club is safe, clean and attractive
  • Assist in supervision of volunteers as needed
  • Build positive relationships and resolve conflicts between members using approved youth development methods
  • Assist in planning clubs, programs and activities as needed, including preparing materials and spaces
  • Utilize data collection tools including MyClubHub to record attendance, program participation, volunteer hours, emergency contacts, etc.

Marketing and Public Relations

  • Assist in marketing Club services to local schools, organizations and community as needed
  • Represent the Club and organization by attending community events as needed

Partnership Development

  • Respond quickly and professionally to stakeholders, schools, and community leaders
  • Build positive, professional relationships with families and the community

Resource Management

  • Maintain technology, tools, equipment, and facilities including regular cleaning and maintenance
  • Ensure facility security and safety, including being responsible for controlled access, reporting issues, and coordinating with management as needed

Strategic Planning

  • Provide feedback and implement plans from Clubhouse Operations related to programs, and membership and program attendance goals
  • Partner with Clubhouse staff, stakeholders and Clubhouse Operations to expand membership base and areas served


  • Prepare Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) compliant meals for youth and youth-serving staff, including community meals and events as required
  • Ensure all CACFP or SFSP guidelines and regulations are met, including appropriate serving sizes of foods
  • Responsible for inspecting food services daily including food deliveries, checking ovens, refrigerators, freezers, and all equipment for proper temperatures
  • Responsible for proper food labeling and proper storage of opened food packaging
  • Organize food deliveries, sort and store received goods and report supply shortages in a timely manner
  • Conduct basic inventory needs and record keeping assignments
  • Maintain cleanliness, organization and safety of kitchen and pantry according to health and safety regulations
  • Prepare monthly meal plans no later than one week prior and submit for supervisor approval
  • Follow and maintain all required CACFP or SFSP record keeping guidelines and procedures
  • Prepare and manage nutrition requirements for per CACFP



Note: If you meet most qualifications, have diverse experiences, and a passion for serving Alaska’s youth, you are welcome to apply.

  • High school diploma preferred, may substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education
  • 2 years of experience with youth preferred OR a strong interest in youth education, advocacy, or development required
  • Food Handler’s Card required, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire
  • 3 years of food service work preferred OR One-year food service experience in the area of general food preparation, proper food handling and safety, and sanitation required
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Ability to achieve and maintain first aid and CPR certification
  • Must pass a name-based and fingerprint criminal records background check


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, sit, stand, see, utilize fine and gross motor manipulation, and climb ramps, stairs and/or into planes. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in outside weather conditions, and the noise level in the work environment may be loud.

Our organization participates in payroll through direct deposit and all employees are required to maintain a valid bank account during the course of their employment.

Boys & Girls Club is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to all federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to equal opportunity. The Club does not discriminate against any individual based on any protected status. This Policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, as well as the use of all Boys & Girls Club facilities.

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