Youth Experience Director- Reynoldsburg YMCA

Unlock potential & guide the youth towards success as the Youth Development Director at Reynoldsburg Y. Be the catalyst for positive change.
Job Description

The role of the Youth Experience Director is to create a fun, safe and healthy environment in the YMCA branches that ensures everyone feels welcome. The Youth Experience Director will serve as a dynamic member of the YMCA team by serving our communities in multiple ways; working with a team to create a branch environment and culture that embodies the Y’s mission of strengthening spirit, mind and body. The Youth Experience Director will help design and manage systems, programs and promotions related to youth, family, and teen development. The Youth Experience Director will be a multi-function team player who thrives on connecting with people, problem solving, listening and creating.

  1. Must be at least 21 years of age, bachelor's degree (preferred) in related field or equivalent and have at least two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  2. Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
  3. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  4. Must complete state-mandated concussion and sudden cardiac arrest training immediately and keep certification current at all times.
  5. CPR, First Aid, and AED certification must be obtained within 90 days
  6. Listen First training must be completed within 6 months
  7. Completion of YMCA Team Leader certification within 12 months 
Essential Functions

This Youth Experience Director position is a multi-faceted and key leadership position at our Reynoldsburg YMCA. Program responsibilities include summer day camp, teen afterschool, year-round sports & leisure, and other family programs. The successful candidate will be joining a strong team focused on serving the needs of our local Reynoldsburg community.

  1. Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions. 
  2. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Will provide staffing support for programming as needed.
  3. Establishes new program activities and expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  4. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. May organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
  5. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  6. Develops and manages program budgets to meet fiscal objectives.  Maintains inventory and recommends purchases as needed.
  7. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  8. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  9. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  10. Participates in branch and association wide meetings and training.
  11. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation
    in programs.
  12. Collaborates with the branch executive director and his/her management team to ensure the safe and responsible operation of the Y including rotating responsibilities for overall facility supervision and program coverage.


Directly supervises up to 15 program staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with

YMCA's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training

employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining

employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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 fund-raising.

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 the 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. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.