Family and Youth Coordinator

This role is highly fulfilling and fun. You will take charge in planning and executing enrichment initiatives for families and youth. 
Job Description

The Program Coordinator develops, organizes, and implements high-quality family and youth programs.

  • BS Degree is Recreation Management, Business, or related field with 1-3 years of related program management and supervision experience desired.
  • 1-3 years of experience working with school aged youth preferred.   
  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized.  
  • Experienced using Microsoft Office applications. 
  • Outgoing personality with the experience building relationships from the ground up.  
  • Certified referee helpful but not required.
  • Knowledge of child and teen development concepts and strategies helpful but not required.
  • Knowledge of family dynamics, and positive parenting strategies helpful but not required. 
  • Knowledge of youth behavioral strategies preferred but not required.  
  • Knowledge of teen leadership strategies and initiatives preferred but not required. 
  • Ability to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends with flexible scheduling. 
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified or willing to become certified within 30 days and able to meet licensing requirements for professional development.
  • Experience supervising and coaching others preferred.
  • Ability travel between multiple sites/locations.
  • Strong visual and auditory ability.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to complete YMCA required training as scheduled by management.
  • Maintain updated certifications of the job (CPR and First Aid/AED). 
  • Ability to respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in emergency situations.


  • Ability to walk, stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, push, and pull.
  • Ability to lift up to 25lbs.
  • Must have adequate sight and hearing to effectively supervise program participants.  
  • Ability to speak and write concisely and effectively communicate needs.
Essential Functions
  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Implement, instruct, and oversee daily operation and growth of all programs and events for youth, adults, and families.
  • Direct and supervise family and youth activities to meet YMCA objectives. 
  • Expand family and youth programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Oversee family and youth functions such as birthday parties. This includes staffing and facilitating start to ensure quality and member satisfaction. 
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of youth sports and program information, may organize and schedule program registrations.
  • Represent and promote the Southern District YMCA in the local community and develop positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. 
  • Ensure compliance with state and local regulations in regards to program standards and safety procedures.
  • Ensure adequate supplies are on hand and maintain all sport equipment. 
  • Manage and ensure all programs are adequately staffed. 
  • Track and provide data by creating reports as required for assigned programs, including survey data.
  • Maintains expense and receipt tracking and reporting.   
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Adhere to policies related to boundaries with consumers. 
  • Attend required abuse risk management training. 
  • Adhere to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising consumers. 
  • Report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations. 
  • Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements. 
  • Other duties as assigned.