Youth Program Director
Organizes, monitors, supervises, and maintains youth programming.
Provides leadership, instruction and motivation for program participants. Provides a quality experience to members focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.
• Bachelor’s degree and/or two years related knowledge and experience that includes supervision, fiscal management, program development, staff and volunteer development.
• Knowledge of various sports, games and activities, rules and regulations and the ability to teach youth and young adults.
• Positive attitude and previous experience with diverse populations.
• Demonstrated skills in customer service, public relations, organizational skills, communications, supervision, computer knowledge, and file maintenance.
• Current Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional, AED First Aid and Oxygen certifications.
• Online trainings and Child Abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date and other required trainings within 60 days.
Planning and Program Delivery:
• Plan, coordinate and implement special events, sports leagues, programs open to all members.
• Assist in the planning of curriculum and coordinate class schedules with other staff and programs to enhance participation levels and meet the goals and objectives of the Youth Department.
• Establish new program activities and expand program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
• May develop or assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, organize and schedule program registrations.
• Administer program evaluations of all classes and leagues.
• Coordinate use of facilities for program activities and events.
• Compile program statistics. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in program.
• Track hourly usage to ensure the department has enough staff for safety.
• Provide a clean and well-maintained program area.
• Develop relationships within the local school districts and with community leaders to ensure available programming space and facilities, and to assist in sponsoring youth programs/events.
• Respond to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
• Manage and implement the approved program budget.
• Research and purchase new equipment.
• Utilize purchase orders, check requests and expense reports per association policies. Use a system to track and monitor ongoing expenses, purchase orders and inventory.
• Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct staff and volunteers as needed.
• Work in collaboration with senior management to review and evaluate staff performance.
• Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
• Support development and implementation of program specific volunteer training program. Assist staff in identifying productive and creative volunteer roles.
• Review, approve, and submit staff time cards to payroll department per schedule.
• Track volunteer hours and record appropriately.
• Schedule shifts and process time off request forms for staff.
• Provide all departmental staff with professional development.
• Ensure that all mandatory training is scheduled and funded.
Financial Development and Philanthropy:
• Meet performance measurement through annual giving, major gifts, and/or endowment by telling the Y story and raising charitable dollars to fulfill our mission.
• Assist staff leadership team in reaching campaign goals through recruiting campaigners, making personal asks and supporting branch events.
• Develop relationships with internal/external members to secure and support branch financial development success.
• Provide training and equip staff with tools to better communicate our cause.
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.
• Regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
• Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• Must frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift or move a higher amount.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
• Occasionally may need to plan and participate in programming outdoors.
How to Apply
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