Work 20 minutes from Alabama's pristine beaches and become a member of a true "Y Family" as Program Director at the Snook Family YMCA.
Reporting to the Branch Executive Director, the Program Director is a pivotal leadership role at the YMCA, responsible for overseeing and advancing program growth. This multifaceted position involves developing and managing operating plans and budgets, closely monitoring financial trends, and implementing strategies to grow the youth-serving functions of the YMCA. Additionally, the Program Director may supervise the Lifeguards, Swim Instructors, and all Youth Development staff and volunteers. The Program Director recruits and trains personnel and ensures staff performance aligns with organizational goals. This role plays a supportive function to the Executive Branch Director and Program Staff, providing on-site assistance and representing the YMCA at community events. With a focus on program quality and innovation, this position also collaborates with the YMCA to deliver programs successfully, actively participates in the Annual Campaign, and contributes to the overall success of the organization through various responsibilities and duties.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
- Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.
- Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.
- Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
- Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change, models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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.