Program Director - Middle School Aftercare Program

The Raritan Bay Area YMCA offers, not just a job - but a Career; a career with the chance to make a lasting difference in the community!
Job Description

The Raritan Bay Area YMCA is currently accepting applicaitons / resumes for a Program Director.  This program is a grant-funded program serving students attending 5th through 9th grades at 3 sites located in Perth Amboy, NJ; funded by the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Program.  

The Raritan Bay Area YMCA has served the ever-evolving needs of our community since 1912.  We are located just 5 miles West of New York City in the beautiful Waterfront City of Perth Amboy, NJ. The YMCA is dedicated to building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through programs that develop the values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.  We devotedly serve over 5,000 community participants and families in our community building initiatives.

Under the direction of the VP of Operations, the Program Director is responsible for all aspects of managing and implementing a high-quality educational program that includes  Aftercare, Saturday Teen Nights, and Summer Camp.

The Program Director must also possess data base management and reporting skills; show proficiency in the use of Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint; the ability to coach staff on related procedures and issues, as needed; as well as possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, team orientation and collaborative style of mangement, strong problem solving skills, and detail orientation. 

The Program Director will also embrace the YMCA core values of Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, Faith, and Caring; and must demonstrate core competencies in the areas of Mission Advancement, Collaboration, Operational Effectiveness and Personal Growth.

Hours: must be available to work a full time schedule Monday thru Friday; including afterschool program hours, occassional Saturdays, Summer programming, and other times as requested or required to oversee the operation of the program.

The RBAYMCA offers a competitive pay range and excellent benefits's package which includes, complimentary YMCA membership; childcare benefits; health, dental, vision; life and long term disability insurance; 8% retirement fund contribution when eligible; generous paid time off; and YMCA Leadership & Development Training.

This organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity; as well as a drug-free workplace.

  • Three years of supervising school-based programs with primary responsibility for operations, budget management, and staff supervision.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field; preferably in any field related to children or business.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.
  • Strong administrative skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
Essential Functions
  • Work in a fast-paced environment that requires clear, concise, and effective comunication.
  • Plan for and implement extended learning opportunities for students
  • Positively impact academic outcomes and build student connections to school.
  • Perform observations of classes/activities and maintain records of observations.
  • Act as liaison with community partners, school staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.
  • Manage the recruitment and retention of students.