Reach & Rise Director

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Job Description

The position of Reach and Rise Director requires strong leadership and organizational skills; an understanding of programs, services and relationships needed to meet the needs of a growing and diverse community; and a commitment to use a broad array of traditional and modern communication channels to effectively present the values, priorities and work of the Community Impact YMCA.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth impacts lives every day. We are a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Reach & Rise Director is responsible for the oversight and ongoing development and implementation of the YMCA's National Reach & Rise Mentoring Program with the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. This candidate will be responsible for establishing the Reach & Rise Program Model by recruiting, training, and matching volunteers, as well as responsible for managing risk. They ensure uniformity of training curriculum, data collection, outcome objectives, and ongoing clinical support. The Reach & Rise Program Director will receive training in human subjects, and work with research partners to collect and produce all data related to the child, the family, and the mentoring relationship, in accordance with OJJDP grant requirements.

This position is concerned with the delivery and coordination of services in the community. To this end, the Program Director must have the interpersonal skills to interact with volunteers, youth, and the community. The Reach & Rise Program Director effectively manages and ensures compliance with all aspects of active grants and the partnership agreements with OJJDP, and YMCA of San Francisco.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It's who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up everyday. We are cause-driven. We don't just show up, we show up with purpose. As a cause driven leader you are expected to be:

  • Welcoming - Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as equal participants.
  • Nurturing - To care for, support, and help develop through encouragement.
  • Hopeful - Take an optimistic or positive view or future outcomes.
  • Determined - To devote full strength and concentrated attention to the cause.
  • Genuine - To be honest and open in relationships with others.
We act intentionality to connect people to our cause. Join us and help transform lives!


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field or equivalent work experience (or currently enrolled in a Bachelor's Program).
  • Two or more years of program management experience.
  • High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexibility, attention to detail, and a high degree of initiative will help this candidate be successful.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to direct programs through leading both staff and volunteers, developing and monitoring budgets, developing and marketing programs and bringing enthusiasm and a passion for fundraising.
  • This leader will also need the ability to connect and relate with diverse groups of people at all levels of the organization.
Essential Functions
  • Familiarity and experience working with target population.
  • Familiarity and experience working in or with community-based agencies.
  • Familiarity and experience in working in a "practitioner-researcher" collaborative study.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated follow through on tasks; multi-project/multi-task orientation.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work independently and produce results with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of case management techniques and processes.
  • Professional demeanor, pleasant personality, and a sense of humor.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquires and complaints in a timely manner.
  • Assists in marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Works with diversity and inclusion initiatives to ensure "For All" in our communities and staffing.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Provide accurate, timely completion and submission of all mentor/mentee related documents.
  • Completion of all required paperwork per the partnership agreement and as specified by the OJJDP grant requirements.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

To put Christian principles into practice through programs, services and relationships that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The YMCA is an organization that serves all people, from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Our purpose is to strengthen community. Our areas of impact include:

  • Youth Development: Empowering young people to reach their full potential.
  • Healthy Living: Improving individual and community well-being.
  • Social Responsibility: Providing support and inspiring action in our communities.
Required Certifications


The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Woth offers a competitive salary and benefits package for selected candidates.

The yearly salary range for this position is $43,000 - $45,000 and will be commensurate with the selected candidates experience.

The YMCA provides competitive health, dental, and vision benefits. Long-term disability, a medical and dependent care reimbursement plan, employee assistance plan, free family membership, discounts on Y programs including summer camps, enrichment classes, youth sports, childcare and more! Eligible to enroll in a 403 (b) tax-deferred account at beginning of employment. 12% retirement paid by the YMCA upon meeting eligibility requirements. Paid time off (PTO) based on hours worked and years of service. Training and leadership development opportunities.