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Working As A Youth Development Professional

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $55,500

    Average Salary

What Does A Youth Development Professional Do At Boys & Girls Club of The Austin Area

* Prepare, create, research, and write unit and lesson plans as necessary;
* Create an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes;
* Promote and stimulate program participation;
* Provide guidance and role modeling to members;
* Effectively implement and administer programs, services and activities for members and visitors;
* Monitor and evaluate programs, services and activities to ensure safety of the members, quality in programs, and appearance of the club at all times;
* Prepare periodic activity reports;
* Ensure a productive work environment by participating in meetings as assigned

What Does A Youth Development Professional Do At Harvard University

* Development Associate
* The Education Redesign Lab was founded in 2014 by Professor Paul Reville to focus on redesigning, aligning, and integrating systems of child development and education to restore social mobility and ensure that all kids can reach their full potential.
* The Lab is seeking a Development Associate to lead its $3 million+ annual development operation focused on individual gifts and foundation grants.
* The Development Associate will be responsible for creating and managing the donor pipeline, developing donor proposals and reports, planning funder briefings, and helping to manage ongoing communications with donors and prospects.
* The Development Associate will work closely with the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Development and Alumni Affairs Office.
* The ideal candidate is a self-starter and able to devise and maintain methods of facilitating streams of fundraising activity.
* Responsibilities
* Build an annual development plan, including financial goals and a funder pipeline
* Manage outreach to current and potential funders through email introductions and developing communications documents such as e-newsletters featuring the Lab’s work
* Coordinate with HGSE’s Development and Alumni Affairs office to develop funder profiles and to coordinate on outreach
* Write foundations grants and required reports
* Coordinate funder meetings at Harvard and across the U
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* This position is a term appointment for one year from the date of hire, with a possibility of continuation

What Does A Youth Development Professional Do At Catapult Learning

* Manages the performance and effectiveness of program to ensure that staff functions well and program goals are attained.
* Partner with DOE Liaison and Sales to understand new program requirements.
* Maintain open Communication with Sales Team to ensure Customer satisfaction.
* Surfaces, customer service and program problems are communicated to the Regional Director.
* Establishes a positive professional rapport with school staff, principals, and the school district.
* Coordinate with PD Manager and Regional Director in the selection, training, evaluation, retention, and termination of staff.
* Manage staff communication, compensation and payroll.
* Preparing, editing and approving of calendar reports, agendas, activity logs, invoices and any additional documentation required for submission to the DOE.
* Conduct Field observations on consultants and customer satisfaction.
* Drive and Manage Consultants, Coaches and vendors’ calendar and data to include scheduling of PD Coaching and workshops as requested.
* Review and approve Consultants, Coaches and Vendors’ documentation as required by customer.
* Coordination of Events and Institutes as required by contract.
* Managing event costs to align within budgets.
* Ensures that staffs’ physical facilities, instructional materials and/or equipment are appropriate.
* Prepare, approve and Manage Invoices, Billing and collections.
* Monitoring of monthly revenue projections and project budgets.
* Prepare presentations for Team Meeting to address business issues as required by the RD.
* Prepare end of year reports as required by customer.
* Assist in other areas as needed due to increase in customer needs throughout the school year.
* Travel will be required throughout the area as well as occasionally for outside client areas

What Does A Youth Development Professional Do At Kirkwood Community College

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* Attends Team meetings and other meetings as needed
* Represents the College in a most positive manner with faculty, students, visitors, and others served.
* Works in a strengths-based, team-oriented environment collaborating with others in setting goals, solving problems, and producing high quality results.
* Completes tasks on time per pre-defined team expectations.
* Demonstrates ability to facilitate productive meetings.
* Monitors and assesses performance of yourself, others, and the organization to make improvements or take correct actions that advance position job goal.
* Welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts and celebrates differences.
* Position involves working in an office setting.
* Occasional (10
* standing, pushing, pulling and grasping.
* Frequent (34
* reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.
* Constant (67
* sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
* The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.
* Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

What Does A Youth Development Professional Do At The Night Ministry

* Accurate and timely data entry in external and internal data bases, i.e. Efforts to Outcomes (ETO).
* Collaborate to create and maintain relationships with youth experiencing and at risk of homelessness, especially those ages 12
* through outreach.
* This may include participation in van based outreach, on foot outreach in a selected area, staffing of daytime or evening indoor drop-in programming, and presence at schools, youth centers, and other events or sites where youth are likely to congregate.
* Contribute to periodic community needs assessments, including needs and skills of individual youth, and distribute supplies and referrals to services as needed.
* Support and facilitate positive youth development with individual youth and the Team's youth programming.
* Help maintain and nurture relationships with community organizations and social service agencies.
* Accurate and timely data entry in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) and in HMIS.
* Help represent The Night Ministry and its participant population through advocacy with other organizations, congregations and community groups, participate in the agency's public relations and fund raising activities as assigned, and encourage community involvement in addressing the needs of homeless youth.
* Accurately and consistently document program activities in accordance with The Night Ministry policies and procedures and the requirements of funding resources.
* Maintain a familiarity with the issues related to the population, including current literature, available resources, and street dynamics.
* Attend trainings as available.
* Attend staff, agency, and inter-agency meetings.
* Other tasks and duties as assigned.
* Essential Skills and Experience
* Bachelor's degree and/or relevant life experience.
* Comfort with developing and implementing new venues and methods of outreach.
* Pass DCFS requirements, including Health Clearance and Criminal Background Check.
* Current driver's license; evidence of insurability; ability to drive a 23 foot outreach van.
* Physically able to be outdoors and/or mobile outdoors for as long as six consecutive hours at night in all varieties of Chicago weather.
* Demonstrated "street smarts"
* Excellent interpersonal skills

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How To Become A Youth Development Professional

Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and 2 years of post-master’s experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.


A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common requirement for entry-level positions. However, some employers may hire workers who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or sociology.

A BSW prepares students for direct-service positions such as caseworker or mental health assistant. These programs teach students about diverse populations, human behavior, social welfare policy, and ethics in social work. All programs require students to complete supervised fieldwork or an internship.

Some positions require a master’s degree in social work (MSW), which generally takes 2 years to complete. Master’s degree programs in social work prepare students for work in their chosen specialty by developing clinical assessment and management skills. All programs require students to complete a supervised practicum or an internship.

A bachelor’s degree in social work is not required in order to enter a master’s degree program in social work. Although a degree in almost any major is acceptable, courses in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science are recommended. Some programs allow graduates with a bachelor’s degree in social work to earn their master’s degree in 1 year.

In 2015, there were more than 500 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 200 master’s degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Some universities offer doctoral programs in social work, where students can earn a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) or a Ph.D. Most doctoral programs in social work require students to have a master’s in social work and experience in the field. Many doctor’s students go on to work as postsecondary teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states have licensure or certification requirements for nonclinical social workers. Requirements vary by state.

All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies. Becoming a licensed clinical social worker requires a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of 2 years of supervised clinical experience after graduation. After completing their supervised experience, clinical social workers must pass a clinical exam to be licensed.

Because licensing requirements vary by state, those interested should contact their state board. For more information about regulatory licensure boards by state, contact the Association of Social Work Boards.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Clients talk to social workers about challenges in their lives. To effectively help, social workers must be able to listen to and understand their clients’ needs.

Empathy. Social workers often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different groups of people is essential for social workers. They need strong people skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with their clients and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Social workers must help and manage multiple clients, often assisting with their paperwork or documenting their treatment.

Problem-solving skills. Social workers need to develop practical and innovative solutions to their clients’ problems.

Time-management skills. Social workers often have many clients and administrative responsibilities. They must effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all of their clients.

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Youth Development Professional Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Japanese

  • Arabic

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Romanian

  • Gujarati

  • Hindi

  • Bulgarian

  • Hawaiian

  • Ukrainian

  • Bosnian

  • Catalan

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Top Youth Development Professional Skills

  1. Professional Development Events
  2. Youth Development
  3. Girls
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Organize two professional development events in 2012
  • Supervised 3 youth development volunteers.
  • Managed membership for the youth of the Boys and Girls Club.
  • Developed a successful 18 week curriculum for the 4x4 Block Schedule in Digital Communications, Computer Applications, & Programming classes.
  • Position yourself in program area to continually monitor and supervise the safety and behavior of members.

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