Senior Director of Teens

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is looking for a cause-driven leader to help support Teen and Youth Development.
Job Description

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Association Director of Teens to lead our initiatives focused on teens' development and well-being. This is a hands-on role that requires a deep commitment to working directly with teens and supervising a team of full-time and part-time staff members. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in helping teens from diverse backgrounds in various zip codes to thrive and achieve success in their educational and personal lives.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Teen Engagement: Oversee and engage with a group of 375 teens from six different zip codes. Facilitate activities and programs that encourage positive youth development.
  • Teen Night Activities: Plan and execute engaging and impactful teen night activities to foster a sense of community and personal growth.
  • Partnership Building: Establish and maintain relationships with local schools and other non-profit organizations to create collaborative opportunities and support teens' growth.
  • Data Collection: Oversee and participate in the collection and analysis of data to measure outcomes.
  • Grant Reporting: Ensure timely and accurate completion of grant reports, including CCPD, CDBG, and the 505 grant.
  • After-School and Weekend Activities: Create, manage and engage in a diverse range of after-school and weekend activities that cater to teenagers' interests and needs.
  • Activity Calendar: Create and maintain a yearly and monthly activity calendar to keep teens engaged and on a path to success.

Project 505

  • Implementation of the 505 Grant: Take charge of the YMCA's 505 grant program through the United Way. This involves the recruitment, training, and monthly reporting on program progress.
  • Survey Administration: Administer pre and post-surveys through the Search Institute to assess the impact of our programs on teen development.
  • Community Service Projects: Develop and lead community service projects that provide opportunities for students to give back to their community.
  • One Second Collaborative Objective: Collaborate with the team to achieve the goal of reducing gun violence by 5% in Tarrant County as part of the One Second Collaborative initiative.

Y-Achievers Responsibilities:

  • Post-High School Readiness: Prepare teens for post-high school life by providing guidance and curricula on post-high school options.
  • Weekly Activities: Design and lead weekly activities that equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary for life after high school, including dress to success, interview skills, life skills, social skills, and conflict resolution training.
  • College Tours: Plan and coordinate college tours to expose students to various post-secondary educational opportunities.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Four or more years or program management experience.
  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.
  • High energy, positive, "can-do" attitude, flexibility, attention to detail, and a high degree of initiative will help this candidate be successful.
  • The ability to direct programs through leading both staff and volunteers, developing and monitoring budgets, developing and marketing programs and bringing enthusiasm and a passion for fundraising.
  • This leader will also need the ability to connect and relate with diverse groups of people at all levels of the organization.
  • A proven track record in building authentic relationships with others and the ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish would be a plus.
Essential Functions

This Role Is for You If:

  1. You Are Passionate About Teen Development: You have a genuine passion for working with teenagers and are committed to making a positive impact on their lives.
  2. You Thrive in a Hands-On Role: You are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and actively engage with teens. You understand the value of leading by example.
  3. You Excel in Program Implementation: You have a track record of successfully implementing programs, managing grants, and reporting on outcomes.
  4. Community Engagement Is Your Strength: Building relationships with schools, non-profits, and other stakeholders comes naturally to you, and you see the value of collaborative efforts.
  5. You Are Results-Driven: You are motivated by the prospect of seeing tangible outcomes, such as increased school attendance and reduced involvement in the juvenile justice system.
  6. You Excel in Time Management: You're organized and can manage multiple tasks efficiently, ensuring that grant reports are consistently submitted on time.
  7. You're Creative and Resourceful: You have a knack for coming up with engaging after-school and weekend activities that resonate with teenagers.
  8. You're Committed to Community Safety: You are dedicated to contributing to the objective of decreasing gun violence in Tarrant County by 5%, and you see the importance of this mission.
  9. You Have a Vision for Post-High School Success: You are excited about preparing teens for their life after high school, including workforce development, financial literacy, and college readiness.
  10. You Are an Inspiring Leader: You have experience supervising staff and can motivate and guide a team towards shared goals.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

It is a requirement that the incumbent lives in the community that the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth serves.