Teen Center Program Director – One-Eighty Youth Programs

Teen Center Program Director – One-Eighty Youth Programs


One-Eighty is a private, non-profit, faith-based youth organization serving teenagers and families in Lodi, California. Established in 2002, the One-Eighty Teen Center is a 5,500 square-foot facility, featuring a full espresso bar, internet and art lounge, pool tables, basketball court—even a climbing wall! The Teen Center serves as an after-school café for junior and senior high school students, is an exciting place for teens to hang out on Friday night, and provides teenage resources (collaborating with local churches and non-profits).

The Teen Center is one part of One-Eighty Youth Programs, a three-pronged organization that also includes a professional counseling center and a missional neighborhood outreach program. Our stated goal is to help at-risk youth make 180º turns emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We do this by providing relational, professional, and physical resources, as well as fun activities. We choose to love our community in this tangible way because God first loved us. It has become our privilege to display God’s love to our community in a way that is authentic, respectful, and personal.

The One-Eighty Teen Center Program Director is an integral part of our organization. The Program Director is responsible to provide the creativity, energy, and passion necessary to make the One-Eighty Teen Center an exciting venue for the young people of our community, specifically for the at-risk youth. The Program Director will help ensure that the many broken and hurting kids in our area have a place of refuge where they will experience unconditional love, discover they were created for a purpose, and find the confidence and courage to make positive changes in their future.

Detailed Job Responsibilities


  • Maintain a positive, teachable attitude in all things
  • Maintain an active, growing relationship with Jesus Christ and be involved in a local church
  • Participate in all organizational staff meetings, training, retreats, and fundraising
  • Operate as a team player within the larger organizational ecosystem, collaborating with other One-Eighty Directors and reporting to the Executive Director
  • Network and build strong relationships with local school administrations, other youth ministries, youth organizations, and interested businesses in the area
  • Develop relationships with donors and supporters of the organization
  • Communicate well and resolve conflicts in a healthy manner



  • Mentoring—Develop and implement the One-Eighty mentoring program, utilizing staff, volunteers, community members, and school sites
  • Friday Night Venue (FNV)—Create a thriving FNV that complements the current culture and gains frequent visits (on social media and to the center itself)
  • Skate Park—Provide leadership and programming for local skate park, scooter sales, volunteers, community outreach, and two bi-yearly events
  • Jr. Intern Program—Develop and implement a Jr. Intern Program, networking with local youth pastors to train seniors in the area of service to peers and the at-risk community
  • Intern Program—Co-create and implement an Intern Program with the 180 Leadership Team that focuses on personal growth and opportunities to cultivate mentor relationships in the community (including weekly school visits, staff/volunteer trainings, family dinner in the community, etc.)
  • Promotion—Interact and promote 180 programs and events and deepen friendships through social media and other creative forms of publication
  • 180 Adventures—Offer support through brainstorming, collaboration, and participation of One-Eighty Adventures
  • Daily Clubs—Provide leadership, communication, resources, and publication for our daily clubs and the volunteers who lead the programs (including Job Readiness, Anchored In, Trade-Shop Group, Digital Music, etc.)
  • Summer Programming—Plan and execute weekly off-site day or half-day trips


Managing (think “Business”)

  • Responsible for planning intern and volunteer schedules (make sure shifts are covered and students are safe)
  • Responsible for overseeing intern daily responsibilities
  • Maintain Teen Center facility pride (cleanliness, attractions, attractiveness)
  • Accountable for budgets: events, ministry, mentoring program, mentors/volunteers, interns, Jr. interns, and sales
  • Responsible for one fundraiser per year (typically at the movie theater)



  • Monday: Admin 9:00–1:00 / Skate Park 2:00–6:00
  • Tuesday: Admin/School Visits 9:00–1:00 / Floor Shift 2:00–6:00
  • Wednesday: Leadership/Admin 9:00–12:00 / All-Staff Meeting 1:00–2:00 / Floor Shift 2:00–6:00
  • Thursday: Admin/School Visits 9:00–1:00 / Floor Shift 2:00–6:00
  • Friday: Floor Shift 2:00–5:30 / Friday Night Venue 6:30–11:00


  • Full-time position with opportunity for health benefits
  • $45–55K based on experience and personal support funding
  • Paid vacation available after probation period

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution (preferred); high school diploma required
  • Prior workplace experience with excellent recommendations and references are required
  • Work or volunteer experience mentoring, teaching, or leading at-risk youth is required
  • Must volunteer one Friday night shift during or previous to application process

Special Notes

Please prayerfully consider how you might be used in this exciting and life-changing program. If you are interested, please send full résumé and cover letter to Jake McGregor at Jake@180lodi.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Photo credit: Google Street View


17 W Lockeford St Lodi, California 95240 United States

Date Posted: June 10, 2019

Job Type: Teen Center Program Director, Full time

Congregation: N/A

Church Website: http://www.180lodi.org