Program Director Youth Development

We’re looking for people who  exhibit the attributes of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY to join us and do their best work.
Job Description

Oversees 7-8 Before/Afterschool sites and 1-2 summer day camps.  Develops, organizes, implements and leads programs, supervises staff, monitors YMCA and State policy and procedures, interacts effectively with staff, parents and supervisor, and adheres to written budgets to foster individual growth and development of the children at the YMCA.

 This job location is 2075 Town Center Blvd.  Fleming Island Florida 32003 Serving sites in Clay County

  1. High School diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Three or more year’s related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.
  3. Minimum age requirements may apply; for example, minimum age of 21.
  4. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications prior to the first day of the program.
  5. 40 Hours of Child Care Certification preferred
  6. Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards and completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  7. Ability to develop, train and implement quality developmentally appropriate activities.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills and team-oriented.
  9. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  10. Able to work in a diverse environment.
  11. Flexibility, resourcefulness, high energy and adapt to changing needs.
  12. Organization and Time management skills necessary to meet deadlines.
  13. Ability to present a positive image to staff, participants, colleagues, supervisors and the community.
  14. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Essential Functions
  1. Manages, directs and coordinates Youth Development programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs through implementing and monitoring our School Age Curriculum.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed to ensure adequate and quality supervisor of children and effective implementation of quality activities. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality (H.E.P.A).
  4. Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed. Maintains and ensures compliance with written activity schedule, menu, fire drills, incident/accident reports and other forms of parent and staff communication.
  5. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  6. Provides staff leadership for annual fundraising campaign and committees as assigned.
  7. Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  8. Maintains proper records and written reports including department  files on each child and staff.
  9. Organizes special events for parents.
  10. Assists with Program Committee meetings.
  11. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  12. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  13. Facilitates collections and the provision of financial aid in a responsible and consistent manner as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Inclusion: Ensures all staff model and apply cultural competency and global awareness in youth development work. 

Relationships: Provide structured opportunities for staff and parents/caregivers to work together towards common goals for children and youth. Develops partnerships between staff and parents and community organization in order to maximize program impact. 

Communication: Offers ongoing communication with parents and caregivers as partners around program goals. Ensure staff understand and apply appropriate listening and speaking techniques when working with children and youth. 

Developing Others: Provides ongoing training and resources around child and youth development techniques and strategies for staff. 

Quality Results: Actively implements regular evaluations of program goals, environment and outcomes. 

Project Management: Reviews program plans and records to ensure that they are consistent with evidence based practice. 

Functional Expertise: Uses best practices, guidelines and method of youth development in daily work. Recognizes the social, emotional and cognitive and physical stages and milestones every child and youth experience during their journey from birth to careers.