Program Director

The Program Director is responsible for the successful operation of Membership and Wellness Programs. 
Job Description

Under the direction of the District Vice President/Associate Branch Executive, the incumbent develops, organizes, and implements high-quality program(s) in accordance with the Family YMCA of Greater Augusta’s mission. Responsible for department budget, development, and control.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two to three years’ previous experience in program management
  • Two to four years’ Family YMCA experience
  • Certifications requires within 30 days of hire: CPR/AED, BBP, and First Aid
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community
Essential Functions
  • Assists with branch activities to meet YMCA objectives.  To include Wellness and Membership.
  • Maintain a high profile among members for the purpose of being a role model of health and fitness.
  • Develop creative, innovative programs, training and classes within the wellness, group exercise and personal training.
  • Participate in Wellness Cabinet along with any other cabinets applicable to job description.
  • Research trends and organize equipment trials to continuously stay cutting edge in Wellness.
  • Stay educated on current certifications needed for wellness staff.
  • Expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Manages Wellness and Membership departments and oversees the programming and operations of the Wellness and Membership departments.
  • Ensures high quality programs and establishes new and existing program activities.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance.
  • Keep current, accurate records and rosters of all wellness programs.
  • Keep reports and log books related to the maintenance of all exercise equipment.
  • Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals
  • Assists in budgets related to the position
  • Ensures programs operates within budget and that program fees are collected
  • Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas
  • Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed
  • Provides for upkeep of assigned branch facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs.
  • Assists in recruiting and organizing training and meetings for volunteers.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of branch information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process scholarship applications.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner
  • Assist in the development and implementation of membership campaigns.
  • Attends Branch Board meetings.
  • Assists in the recruitment of Board members and key branch volunteers.
  • Attends association meetings as required.
  • Compiles branch statistics and surveys.
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
  • Accepts and demonstrates the Character Development Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
  • Actively participates and supports the annual scholarship campaign.
  • Complies with all DHS/CPI guidelines and requirements.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.