Youth Program Director

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!
Job Description

Would you like to share your passion for youth development?  Would you like to use your knowledge and skills to provide successful youth programs?  As the Youth Program Director, you will build relationships, instill confidence, and provide opportunities for growth and improvement by planning, coordinating and implementing youth programs, sports leagues, and special events open to all members.  


Are you a good fit?

You have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or two years related knowledge and experience.

Experience in supervision, fiscal management, program development, staff and volunteer development.

Experience in planning, organizing, and implementing age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.

Demonstrated skills in customer service, public relations, organizational skills, communications, supervision, computer knowledge, and file maintenance.

YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent, CPR for the Professional, AED,  First Aid, and Oxygen certifications or ability to obtain within 90 days.

Able and willing to complete Child Abuse Prevention training on first day and other online or in-person training as required.

Essential Functions

In this position you will  use your skills to:

  • Create and manage programs:
    • Establish new program activities and expand programs within the community in alignment with our strategic and operating plans.
    • Compile program statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in all programs.
  • Provide quality results:
    • Administer program evaluations of all classes and leagues.
    • Develop and assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, and organize and schedule program registrations.
  • Collaborate:
    • Develop relationships with local school districts and community leaders to ensure available programming space and facilities, and to assist in sponsoring youth programs/events.
    • Work in collaboration with senior management to review and evaluate staff performance.
  • Build Relationships:
    • Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct staff and volunteers as needed.
    • Support development and implementation of program specific volunteer training program. Assist staff in identifying productive and creative volunteer roles.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Meet performance measurement through annual giving, major gifts, and/or endowment by telling the Y story and raising charitable dollars to fulfill our mission.

Required Certifications
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or two years related knowledge and experience.