Family Program Director, Waltham

Family Program Director, Waltham
Job Description

Position Summary: 

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Family Program Director Burbank YMCA will lead, develop and launch activities that bring youth, caregivers and families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through various activities and shared interest. This position develops, organizes and implements the following Y programs: Child Watch, Family Special Events, Parents Night Out, Youth Enrichment Programs, Birthday Parties and others as developed based on the community needs.   

Key Functions/Responsibilities: 

Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program within the community as needed, in accordance with strategic and operating plans.  

Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. 

Managements program rosters, enrollment and reporting. Evaluate program effectiveness.  

Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Trains and develops staff and volunteers to meet program goals and quality measures. Utilizes strategies to motive, empower staff and achieve key objectives. 

Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships internally and externally to include community organizations. Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility. 

Develops and monitors the program budgets to meet fiscal objectives. 

Securing and scheduling the needed facilities; and creating and scheduling the classes, activities or events. 

Provides direct service instruction/facilitation of 10-15 hours per week in programs. Secures appropriate staffing for programs and provides coverage when needed.  

Collaborates with other branch departments on programs and services as well as communication on upcoming activities.  

Develops new programs, events, or services that meet the needs of the community and that are aligned with strategic goals of fostering core relationships between participants; Staff to caregiver / child, child to child, caregiver to caregiver, caregiver to child.  

Ensures a variety of program offerings including but not limited to physical activity, arts, dance, sports and games, etc. for a wide range of age groups birth to 13 years old.  

Welcomes current and new family members and provides support in aligning their needs with programs and services.    



Bachelor's degree in Recreation / Health Sciences or related field. 

YMCA Team Leader certification preferred. 

Two years of experience supervising and developing staff and volunteer teams. 

Two years of sports coaching experience. 

Previous experience operating sports leagues in a leadership role preferred. 

Within 30 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Blood borne Pathogens training. 

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. 

Essential Functions

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Ability to physically and verbally interact with members and staff. 

At times, be able to lift amounts up to 50 lbs. 

Required Training/Certifications: 

Child Abuse Prevention 

CPR/AED and First Aid certifications 

Work Environment: 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

Ability to be flexible to work evenings, early mornings, weekends and holidays.