Program Director

Responsible for the development, supervision and delivery of a high-quality youth and adult program and after school programs. 
Job Description

Responsible for the development, coordination, planning, administration, supervision and delivery of a high-quality youth and adult program and after school programs. Programs shall be fully integrated into the BVFYMCA’s mission, and strategic and operating plans.


      Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Recreation, Education, Child Development, or related field; three or more years of program management experience preferred.

      Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fundraising.

      Certifications in ACE, ACSM, AFAA, YMCA or other nationally recognized certification preferred

      Highly effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organization skills.

      Knowledge of, and previous demonstrated experience with diverse populations.

      CPR, AED and First Aid certifications required.

      Previous experience working with children preferred.

Essential Functions

      Direct and supervise branch activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.

      Ensure high quality member-focused programming through innovative program development, evaluations and on-going training of staff.

      Develop, implement and manage operating plans to promote branch and/or membership growth. Execute strategies to ensure members and/or program participants connect with one another.

      Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations and assist with fundraising as needed.

      Assist with Child Care programs as needed.

      Ability to adjust schedule to meet the demands of the business including working 2nd shift (12:00 pm to 8:00 pm) many days.

      Hire, orient, train, develop, schedule and direct branch staff and volunteers. Review and evaluate staff performance. Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Ensure records of staff certifications are current and complete. Facilitate communication and provide leadership.

      Review, approve and submit staff timecards to payroll per schedule. Manage time off requests.

      Develop and control branch budget to meet fiscal objectives in collaboration with the Branch Executive Director.

      Develop, implement and coordinate special events related to the YMCA and the community (i.e. – Healthy Kids Day, etc.).

      Plan and carry out the marketing and distribution of program information while adhering to the graphic standards related to the YMCA brand with assistance of the Marketing Director.

      Lead all required staff meetings and training sessions.

      Research and purchase new equipment utilizing purchase orders and check requests.

      Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures; including emergency and safety procedures. Complete incident reports as necessary.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Ys values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds
and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the YMCA. Serves as a community leader
building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development
of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability
and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.