Youth Development Director

The Alexandria Area YMCA is seeking a cause-driven and passionate leader to make a difference in the lives of youth in our community. 
Job Description

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Youth Development Director directs and oversees the administration and operations of all youth & family programs, including youth sports, youth enrichment, summer day camp and school age child care, Kid’s & Parent’s Nights Out, teen, and special event programs, while ensuring a positive, safe, enriching environment, in accordance to YMCA core values and mission. 

  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, social services, recreation or equivalent.
  2. One to three years’ experience working with youth in organized settings.
  3. Proven ability to lead and direct programs through supervision of staff and volunteers.
  4. Experience operating in a complex, multi-faceted organization.
  5. trong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make presentations, and develop authentic and deepened relationships.
  6. Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software.
  7. Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple tasks and balance shifting priorities.
  8. YUSA Leader and Team Leader Certification required within 90 days of hire.
  9. CPR/AED and Basic First Aid (required). Training can be provided upon hire and must be obtained within 30 days
  10. Possess a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel locally.
Essential Functions
  1. Develop, enhance, lead, and oversee exceptional youth programs that develop social-emotional skills, foster achievement, support academic growth and provide enrichment.
  2. Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, and direct personnel. Review and evaluate performance.
  3. Recruit, train, and support cause-driven program volunteers.
  4. Develop and manage department budget, including timely and accurate forecasting and analysis, ensure the department operates in a fiscally sound manner and achieves financial goals.
  5. Develop and foster relationships with administration at current off-site locations, and explores potential new sites for greater program impact.
  6. Ensure the organization meets and upholds all youth protection responsibilities and serves as a Praesidium Guardian co-champion.
  7. Recruit advisors and volunteers, create a program framework, recruit and prepare students, and launch Youth and Government™ program.
  8. Create a program framework for after-school school age child care programming, explore and select offsite location for school-age child care and launch school age child care.
  9. Represent and promote the YMCA in the local community and develop positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Actively participate in community, youth-serving or school-related committees.
  10. Ensure the cleanliness, safety and maintenance of all program facilities and equipment.
  11. Other duties as assigned.