Program Director, Afterschool and Family Programming - Bob Sierra Family YMCA

Let the next step in your career be a footprint in the sands of sunny Tampa Bay, Florida.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Senior Program Director, the Program Director provides leadership and oversees the daily operations of the program departments. Additionally, the Program Director will provide support to the Senior Program Director for Afterschool, Summer Day Camp/Kids Day Out, Stay and Play/Youth Zone and some family engagement activities including Parents Night Out and center community events.  This position supports the leadership team, playing an integral role in membership acquisition, engagement, program quality, and retention.  This position ensures that their teams operate efficiently and employs a continuous improvement model to meet and/or exceed goals for member/participant satisfaction, financial management and overall growth.

Critical areas of expertise include: leading others and working in teams, highly organized multi-program management, delivering and managing robust programs focusing on quality, proven results in growth in programs, successfully overseeing part-time and full-time teams and interviewing, hiring and onboarding associates.


Education/ Experience Required:

  • Associate’s degree in Youth Development, Recreation, Health Sciences, Physical Education or related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of YMCA or programmatic experience preferred.
  • Experience working in a Y (or similar) 1,000+ unit membership base organization supervising or serving in a leadership role preferred
  • Proven results in increasing program quality and growth through exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to meet or exceed goals, cultivate and retain program participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and adapt to changing contexts and priorities.
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills with the ability to identify and leverage relevant data to use in planning and decision-making.
  • Strategic planning and tactical execution experience that resulted in achievement of goals
  • Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments
    of the community
Essential Functions

Afterschool >

  • Provides support to leadership in supervision and oversight, as well as quality control, for the Afterschool Department
  • Assists the Senior Program Director in all aspects of Afterschool management, associate recruitment and training, and ensuring the delivery of a fun and safe afterschool experience that also supports membership.
  • Organizes and oversees developmentally appropriate implementation of an Afterschool curriculum 

Family Programming >

  • Provides direct leadership and supervision of Family Programming staff in creating fun, adventure filled, memorable experiences that matter to members and their children. 
  • Designs, operates, & supervises all center family activities and classes, holiday camp programs, homeschool programs, birthday parties, and any other activities/events that benefit family membership in the Y. 
  • Responsible for input in the center's family programming calendar and for making connection points with families to increase participation and drive a superior member experience.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of all holiday camp program operations (KDO).
Required Certifications

Certifications/Trainings Required:

  • Must obtain within 30 days of employment and then maintain current certifications in BLS, First Aid, and Oxygen Administration.
  • Maintain other required certifications as stated in the training matrix.