Teen Program Director

Enjoy developing and implementing high quality YMCA programs for diverse communities? Come join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Job Description

The YMCA of Snohomish County provides jobs and careers with a cause. Every day, the Y makes a lasting impression in our communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Our unique work environment constantly changes to adapt to the needs of our communities. We are a non-profit, in the people business. This means that we help members meet a fitness or ability goal, see that children thrive in our child care programs, encourage family togetherness, and give youth an opportunity to learn life skills through water safety, sports, and teen programming.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Position Summary:

Develop, organize and implement high quality YMCA Teen program(s) for our diverse participants. Ensure a safe, positive and inclusive atmosphere that promotes participant safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies, practices and procedures. 

  • Experience working with individuals, families and communities of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • One year or more previous direct supervisory experience
  • Strong computer skills and experience with standard business software
  • Strong professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in second language desired
Essential Functions
  • Direct, organize, conduct and supervise program activities and events
  • Coordinate and monitor teen summer camps
  • Secure facilities for program activities and events
  • Promote a diverse workforce; recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct personnel and volunteers as needed
  • Review and evaluate staff performance, develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals
  • Establish new culturally appropriate program activities and expand program within the community
  • Assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations
  • May review and process program scholarship applications
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations
  • Develop and monitor program budget to meet fiscal objectives
  • May organize and/or represent the YMCA at community events
  • Assist in YMCA fund raising activities and special events
  • Respond to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner
  • Assist with Program Committee meetings
  • Compile program statistics
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in program
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Y Culture: 

  • Build relationships with a diverse membership base in culturally responsive ways, connect members with one another and to the YMCA
  • Exhibit Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Complete required training and certifications within established guidelines 

Embrace Team Leader Core Competencies:

Mission Advancement:

  • Models and teaches the Y’s values
  • Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives
  • Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition
  • Cultivates relationships to support fundraising


  • 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 

Our benefits are AMAZING

  • FREE training offered for all positions and get paid while you train for your job!
  • Flexible work schedules and a family-friendly environment.
  • FREE family YMCA membership for all staff.
  • 50% off ECE child care for Full-Time staff (and their dependents).
  • 100% off specific programs and services for Full-Time staff (and their dependents) that include:
    • School Age Child Care, licensed Discovery Camp, Day Camps, 1 session of Overnight Camp, Family Camps, group swim lessons, youth sports, & youth leadership programs
  • Competitive benefits package for Full-Time staff.
  • Two medical plans to choose from: One is FREE for employee.
  • Dental plan is FREE for employee.
  • Life and long term disability with medical and dental insurance begin on the first of the month after start date.
  • 2 weeks paid time off accrued per year to start (accrual increases with years of service) and 8 paid holidays for full-time staff.
  • Sick Pay accrued at rate of one hour for every 40 hours worked.
  • Tax-Deferred retirement account & Roth retirement account available to all employees.
  • 403a Retirement investing account paid at 12% annual compensation after 2 years of service (minimum 1,000 hours worked in each year).
  • FREE Employee Assistance Program.
  • Cheery, dynamic, cause-driven work environment, like no other
  • We promote from within often. Enjoy your career at our Y! 

The full range of the pay grade for this position is $67,725 - $81,266. 

Our Commitment to Inclusion:

The Y is made up of people of all ages and from every walk of life, working side by side to strengthen communities. Together we work to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, has the opportunity to reach their full potential with dignity. Our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—they guide everything we do.

We look forward to having you on our YMCA team!
*The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization!