Youth Program Director

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking a Youth Program Director to join our team!
Job Description

As the Youth Program Director, you will build relationships, instill confidence, and provide opportunities for growth and improvement by planning, coordinating, and implementing youth programs, sports leagues, and special events open to all members.   

Wage: $21.47 to $23.47 per hour, depending on qualifications 

Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours per week 

Location: Tom Taylor Family YMCA, Gig Harbor, WA 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefit plan options
  • YMCA paid Life and Long-term Disability Insurance 
  • Opportunity to participate in the YMCA 403(b) retirement saving plan. After 2 years of Full-Time employment, the YMCA will contribute 8% of your monthly earnings
  • Accrual of 15 days of paid vacation (vacation accruals increase with years of service)  
  • 8 paid Holidays/Floating Holidays per year
  • Paid Sick Leave accrued at 1.23 hours for every 40 hours worked per year
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Digital mental health counseling platform, Wellness program and LifeMart employee discount center 
  • Professional training, education and certification opportunities
  • 20% discount on YMCA programs, childcare services and merchandise 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility for Full-Time employees  

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team! To apply visit our website at 

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is committed to diversity and inclusion throughout our organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Women/Minority/Veteran/Disabled. 

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or two years related knowledge and experience (preferred).
  • Experience in supervision, fiscal management, program development, staff and volunteer development (preferred).
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and implementing age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities (preferred).
  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, public relations, organizational skills, communications, supervision, computer knowledge, and file maintenance.
  • YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent, CPR for the Professional, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen certifications or ability to obtain within 90 days (preferred).
  • Able and willing to complete Child Abuse Prevention training on first day and other online or in-person training as required.
  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Essential Functions
  • Create and manage programs.
  • Establish new program activities and expand programs within the community in alignment with our strategic and operating plans.
  • Provide quality results.
  • Administer program evaluations of all classes and leagues.
  • Develop and assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, and organize and schedule program registrations.
  • Develop relationships with local school districts and community leaders to ensure available programming space and facilities, and to assist in sponsoring youth programs/events.
  • Build Relationships.
  • Support development and implementation of program specific volunteer training program. Assist staff in identifying productive and creative volunteer roles.