Youth Program Director

Organizes, monitors, supervises, and maintains youth programming.

Lakewood Family YMCA

Lakewood, WA

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.

Fiscal Management:
• 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.

Physical Demands:
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.

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