After School Director

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta.
Job Description

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we’re looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state. 

At the Y, we’re an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.


Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Afterschool Director will lead, plan, administer and evaluate the After School programs. In addition, the incumbent will provide the day-to-day supervision of all staff/volunteers related to the overall afterschool department.

  • High School or GED and 4+ years of experience in an educational environment OR a bachelor's degree and 2+ years of working in education
  • 1+ years of supervisory responsibilities
  • Ability to effectively communicate and manage information to program participants, community leaders, and volunteers and staff of all ages
  • Ability to establish, collaborate and maintain relationships with all stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and execution on grant obligations.
  • Proficient knowledge of computers, various technology, and applications
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work independently, problem solve and possess effective time management skills
  • Must be able to obtain within 30 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training
  • Must pass Bright From the Start (BFTS) background check 


  • Bachelor’s degree required in early education, social work, or related field
  • 5+ years program and/or people management experience working in education
  • Experience recruiting, cultivating, and supervising volunteers
  • 4+ years of program or non-profit experience
  • YMCA Team Leader certification
  • Prior people AND program management experience 

Employment Requirement: 

  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check including Criminal Record check, Drug Screening and motor vehicle record (MVR) according to company policy.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US without current or future sponsorship.
Essential Functions
  • Design and implementation of the afterschool programs and for meeting and exceeding of the approved branch revenue.
  • Provide oversight and management of branch grant program to ensure and implement all grant standards, policies, and budget are met.
  • Develop and implement a plan to promote and recruit new participants and community partnerships.
  • Implement and ensure all required Y and licensing childcare standards and policies are met at each location.
  • Conduct pilots for new programs; develop plans and manage best practices through engagement of the staff team.
  • Effectively manage budgets; hold staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, train, develop, schedule, supervise, and evaluate the After School Departments for multiple branch employees and volunteers.
  • Foster a climate of innovation and model a high level of member/customer service.
  • Monitor progress towards branch’s goals by running and reviewing all necessary reports.
  • Coordinate marketing efforts to maximize enrollments and provides ongoing support to the Executive Director on related issues.
  • Collaborate with the Association's key departments to lead, coordinate, and support implementation of key initiatives related to marketing, social media and communications, human resources, and financial development.
  • Serve as a staff leader to the annual fundraising campaign.
  • Actively participate and lead designated meetings, training sessions, and special events.
  • Maintain accurate records, pertaining to licensing requirements, staff and child health and safety.