YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas
Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA
YMCA of the Greater Houston Area
YMCA of Greater Houston’s Senior Program Director of Quality, supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This position will lead the department's focus on curriculum design, grant management and special initiatives to elevate the program quality of afterschool and day camp programs throughout the Greater Houston area. The Senior Program Director, Quality will ensure a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while inspiring youth to discover their passions.
The Senior Program Director, Quality will be responsible for being knowledgeable of out of school time research, best practices and trends. The position will drive the department’s program innovation and quality by leading curriculum design and implementation, supporting grant-funded projects and special initiatives as well as assist in developing frontline staff development pathways. The position will collaborate with the OST Operations team, internal and external partners to lead the implementation of new programs, partnerships, and initiatives that align with organizational priorities to strengthen youth development’s program quality and expand offerings.
Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s 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: Develop 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.