Director of Programs Administration

Seeking a dynamic and passionate team leader who oversees and develops all YMCA of the Palouse programs.
Job Description

The ideal candidate is an excellent manager of people and program development with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

The Director of Programs Administration (DPA) manages the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs including planning, organizing, evaluating, staffing and volunteer coordination. As a key member of the senior management team, the DPA will be involved in strategic planning, program evaluation, data collection, professional development and new program development initiatives to meet the needs of our diverse participants.

The YMCA of the Palouse is a non-facility based Y which collaborates with local organizations in it's current operation of after school care in 4 Pullman elementary schools, a before/after care and enrichment program with Pullman Community Montessori, as well as spring break and summer day camps.

  • Required: Bachelor's degree related to human/youth development, education or related degree. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience working in a youth development profession including at least two years serving as a team leader with demonstrated decision-making ability.
  • Must possess strong oral, auditory, and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, budgeting, staff supervision, partnership development and program evaluation.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Positive role model with strong leadership, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.
  • Must be capable of managing the daily administrative, program and supervisory responsibilities of the YMCA of the Palouse.
  • Completion of national background check at candidates’ expense to be reimbursed after 90 days from first date of hire.
  • Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention, CPR/FirstAid/AED; Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate; Food Handler's card.


Essential Functions
  • Oversees all YMCA of the Palouse programs to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  • Hires, trains, develops, schedules, assists with payroll and supervises youth development staff. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Coordinates, trains and supervises volunteers serving in program areas.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Identifying and pursuing new opportunities for program expansion, innovation and improvement.
  • Possess proven organizational and multi tasking skills to be able to coordinate the many separate program activities operating simultaneously.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with local community and state organizations.
  • Ensures staff and children follow safety policies and procedures. Ensures child abuse prevention policies are followed and reports any safety violations immediately through YMCA reporting protocols.
  • Reviews and processes program financial assistance applications.
  • Monitors programs budget to meet fiscal objectives and manages programs monthly billing.
  • Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  • Attends various program committee meetings and community events.
  • Proficient with computer applications to include, Word, Excel, Publisher, Google Suite, basic webpage editing and registration software.
  • Ability to grow and adapt as new opportunities with the position develop.
  • Attend programs-related board committees and present quarterly updates to the Board of Trustees.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Seeking candidates who have completed Team Leadership training or in the process of completion.