Program Director

The Lake County Y is seeking a program director for the Central Branch Location in Painesville. 
Job Description

Oversees the development and operations of various programs including youth and adult sports, teens, and families.

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  2. One to two years related experience preferred.
  3. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community.
  4. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification. Oxygen Administration certification required within 30 days of hire.
  5. Current YMCA Lifeguarding or Red Cross Lifeguarding and obtain YMCA Lifeguarding Certification Crossover prior to expiration.
  6. Must be able demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with individual’s certification standards.
Essential Functions
  1. Directs and supervises healthy living and aquatics program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  2. Monitors daily pool operations to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations. Maintains accurate records of pool chemical levels and facility maintenance.
  3. Secures and schedules pool facilities. Creates and schedules swim classes, water fitness classes, and swim team practices and meets.
  4. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Maintains accurate records of staff certifications.
  5. Conducts lifeguarding, swim instruction, First Aid and CPR trainings.
  6. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  7. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
  8. Fosters a culture of collaboration with peers to develop innovative programs, identify possible program-related grants, improve quality, and ensure consistency across the association.
  9. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  10. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  11. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  12. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  13. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  14. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation
    in program.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Advancing Our Mission & Cause: Change Leadership, Engaging Community, Philanthropy, Volunteerism
  • Provide visionary leadership to the organization and ensure that all resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the community.
  • Building Relationships: Collaboration, Communication & Influence, Inclusion
  • Connect people to the Y’s cause by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships and collaborations so that the Y can co-create solutions to pressing social needs.
  • Leading Operations: Critical Thinking & Decision Making, Fiscal Management, Functional Expertise, Innovation, Program/ Project Management
  • Ensure relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so that we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community.
  • Developing & Inspiring People: Developing Self & Others, Emotional Maturity
  • Support the holistic development of self and others so that everyone can embrace the Y’s cause, sustain the Y’s culture, and inspire others to take individual and collective action to further our impact.