Program Director

This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we open a new branch in beautiful Roanoke, VA!
Job Description

This position requires strong leadership and organizational skills; an understanding of programs, services, and relationships needed to meet the needs of a new and growing YMCA branch.  This position will direct our Wellness and Youth & Family Departments.


     Two or more years of program management experience.

     Two or more years of experience managing others.

     Ability to direct department(s) operations through supervision of staff, development and monitoring of department(s) budget, marketing and public relations, and program development.

     Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
the community.

     CPR and First Aid certifications required within 30 days of hire.


Essential Functions

1.    Manages and maintains a clean and welcoming environment in our Wellness and Youth and Family Departments.

2.    Develops, implements, and manages high-quality programs for the Wellness Department including, but not limited to group-exercise both in-person and virtual, personal training, boot camps, etc.

3.    Develops, implements, and manages high-quality programs for the Youth and Family Department including, but not limited to Stay & Play hours and activities, Kids Night Out, gymnastics, dance, etc.

4.    Establishes plans for the expansion of programs and services, in harmony with overall YMCA objectives and the leadership team.

5.    Executes strategies to ensure that program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.

6.    Manages the budgeting process for the departments so that resources are devoted to top priorities and strategic objectives. Ensures operating budgets meet or exceed targets.

7.    Builds relationships with members and guests.

8.    Oversees the hiring, training, development, and supervision of staff.

9.    Ensures the safety and maintenance of high-quality facilities, grounds, and equipment.

10.  Other duties as assigned.



     The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.

     The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

     Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

     The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


We appreciate your talents, hard work, and professional dedication and will reward you with a competitive salary and benefits package, including an 11% employer-funded retirement plan.  In addition, we provide a 403(b) savings plan, high-quality healthcare, free YMCA membership for you and your family, a generous time-off package, numerous professional development opportunities, an exciting and collaborative work environment, and the ability to work with creative, talented, and divers individuals. If you value a culture of excellence, transparency, servant leadership, and accountability, please apply at

The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a Drug Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.