District Director – School-Age Programs

YGS seeks a dynamic, mission-driven District Director to support our School-Age Programs!
Job Description

*This is an On-site Position.

YMCA of Greater Seattle seeks a dynamic, mission-driven District Director to support our School-Age Programs District (District 4) long-term strategy, deliver on program commitments and nurture relationships with local key community and educational stakeholders. The District Director will provide program expertise and staff development, develop and maintain school-based relationships and build best in class site structure for association wide youth-serving programs including, but not limited to, licensed childcare, School-age childcare, summer camp, and school-based enrichment programs. The District Director will work with the district executive to collaboratively lead District 4 strategy and vision both internally and externally, as set by Senior Leadership. In close partnership with the highly collaborative YMCA of Greater Seattle leadership, the District Director is expected to build upon the organization’s success, constructing and fulfilling all assigned financial and operational goals and objectives. We are seeking a proven leader who can direct and support change management with ease. The District Director will be comfortable motivating, communicating, and influencing and in a multitude of environments with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.

What you'll get from working at The Y

  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs
  1. Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or equivalent education/experience.
  2. 7 years of experience in leadership experience, overseeing multiple childcare centers and/or day camp sites.
  3. Broad knowledge of licensed and unlicensed youth development programming and associated standards and regulations.
  4. Experience applying youth program quality principles to new and existing programs.
  5. Demonstrated skills with child behavior management and child abuse prevention.
  6. Certified in CPR and First Aid.
  7. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  8. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
  9. Demonstrated ability to develop a strategy and implement through change management.
  10. Additional experience, training and/or certifications may be required depending on program area (see below for summary qualifications).
  11. Camping: Experience and demonstrated ability in year-round camp programming and operation. Knowledge of American Camping Association guidelines. Most positions require eligibility to obtain Commercial Driver's License. Adventure programs at camp require specialized training and experience in adventure education, rock climbing, biking, high-ropes operation/repair, kayaking and/or boating.
  12. Child Care: Knowledge of child care licensing requirements, YMCA standards and American Camping Association standards for day camps.
  13. Community Programs: Broad knowledge of assigned program areas, which may include youth sports, day camp, parent-child programs, etc. 

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment.
  • Are very adaptable.
  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic.
  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet.
  • Truly enjoy being of service to people.
  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together.
  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all.
Essential Functions
  1. Supervises assigned senior director and director level staff to assure sound operations. Provides leadership and direction by coaching and providing overall direction, performance management, and development to association wide District staff and volunteers.
  2. In partnership with Centers of Excellence and district executive support the operational growth of District 4 through participant and site growth and participant experience including program expansion.
  3. Represents and promotes the Y in the local communities and educational settings and develops positive, effective working relationships with school districts, community partners, businesses and governmental agencies.
  4. Supports program delivery in District 4 to assure high quality results and site structure, which support district and association mission, goals and strategies.
  5. Train, evaluate, and manage staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Grow and develop staff potential.
  6. Ensure that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards and all regulations and applicable standards.

Our Mission

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

YMCA of Greater Seattle's Core Values

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.