Executive Director of School Age Services

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is located in the beautiful Ozarks of Southwest Missouri.   
Job Description

Executive Director of School Age Services    (Before and After School Programs)    

Reports to:      Chief Operations Officer

Residents of the Ozarks enjoy world-class attractions and dining in the area, along with spectacular entertainment, lakes, rivers, events, shopping and cultural endeavors.This area offers great schools, low cost of living as a well-rounded city that supports a thriving arts community and an excellent quality of life.

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is seeking an Executive Director of School Age Services who can work with our mission and policies as a team player to further advance our School-Age Services and Day Camp strategies for the association.  This critical role is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and supervising an age and developmentally appropriate curriculum for the children and families we serve in the over 30 sites programs are delivered at.

  • Possess a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of 5 years of successful experience that includes supervisory experience.
  • YMCA of the USA Organizational Leader Certification and five years of progressive YMCA experience preferred.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a history of successful fundraising, strong fiscal management skills, supervisory skills, marketing and public relations experience, and a history of effective volunteer management.
  • Dedicated to the Ozarks Regional YMCA and be deliberate in reaching outlined goals. Candidate must exemplify the YMCA Core Values and be able to communicate the YMCA Mission effectively.
Essential Functions
  • Lead area program directors by providing leadership and support through strategic program delivery and curriculum building, quality and safety standards.
  • Collaborate with center and site leadership to ensure excellence and consistency in service.
  • Champion program curriculums, development of staff, and set annual standards that achieve programmatic outcomes that are reviewed and verified through audits, surveys, and on-site visits.
  • Ensure compliance with state licensing requirements and grant requirements.
  • Serve as a model and advisor to outlining school age sites in association in regards to curriculum and program standards as well as serve as Executive leader and mentor for Childcare cabinet for the association.
  • Maintain an environment supporting revenue generation to advance mission, vision, and programs, while managing expenses to insure expected net is achieved.
  • Foster a strong relationship with Springfield Public Schools and ensure high quality programming.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse community leaders as a basis for financial development and identification/implementation of responsive programs for communities served.  Work with social, civic, and local organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to cultivate and/or utilize volunteers.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

The Ozarks Regional YMCA is a progressive association that has been serving our communities for over 125 years.  The Ozarks Regional YMCA is made up of 5 centers located in Hollister (Branson), Lebanon, Monett, Cassville, Buffalo and the Springfield; a resident camp; and our School Age Services sites throughout the area.


Excellent benefits include health/dental/life insurance, 9% fully paid retirement plan, complimentary membership and free or discounted YMCA programs. The incumbent will exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA.

Required Certifications

CPR, Firest-Aid Preferred