Regional Coordinators are the frontline ambassadors of our programs to students, teachers, and community partners.
This position is responsible for supporting existing participants, recruiting new participants, maintaining relationships with program alums and stakeholders, and developing and executing Kentucky YMCA programs.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, human resources, or related field strongly preferred (may be offset by 3+ years of direct sales or customer service experience)
- Direct sales or customer service experience
- Professional presentation experience
- Experience working in professional/organizational partnerships
- Two or more years of professional experience in education or another nonprofit preferred
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
- Ability to multi-task and support multiple projects in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
- Ability to lift and move 35 pounds, walks several miles, and maintain high level of energy over an extended period of time
- Reliable transportation
- Available to travel up to 60-70% of the year
- Ability to communicate clearly to large groups, over the phone, and via email
- Understanding of the nature and purpose of the YMCA and the respective roles of volunteers and staff.
- Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community; track record of building authentic, constructive relationships with others
- Recruit, train, and prepare students and advisors in assigned region to participate in statewide programs, including (but not limited to) Student Y/We Schools, KYA, KUNA, GFI, LTC and Y-Corps.
- Facilitate group discussion and teach program curriculum to participants and advisors/adult volunteers.
- Identify potential leaders within assigned region and encourage development of leadership skills, with emphasis on deeper participation in Kentucky YMCA programs.
- Maintain regular contact with schools, advisors, teachers, local YMCAs, and community partners in assigned region; as well as maintain a regional database to track communications and participation data.
- Act as program support for the core Kentucky YMCA programs, including (but not limited to) KYA, KUNA, LTC, GFI, Y-Corps, and Presiding Officer Retreat.
- This position requires extensive travel to Kentucky YMCA offices (Frankfort and Louisville), assigned region schools and YMCAs, conference facility locations, and other venues throughout the state of Kentucky. Can expect 60-70% travel, and must have reliable transportation.
- Mission Advancement – Models and teaches the Y’s values of caring, honest, respect, and responsibility. Cultivates and retains the trust of others through direct and honest interaction. Engages community members in a way that builds commitment and loyalty in the work of the Y.
- Collaboration – Advocates for inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Appropriately addresses and corrects behaviors and practices that don’t support inclusion. Helps build effective teams and community partnerships by fostering a common vision. Manages conflict constructively, with team and community. Assesses team dynamics and takes appropriate actions to engage team in ongoing work. Communicates needs and goals effectively, while demonstrating empathic listening for others. Able to tell the story of the Kentucky YMCA’s cause and impact in the community.
- Operational Effectiveness – Able to analyze, comprehend, and articulate operational goals and strategies of the organization. Able to anticipate likely outcomes and decide best course of action, while balancing risks and implications across multiple projects. Incorporates creative thinking and discussion techniques to meetings. Builds perspective by engaging others in open dialogue. Sets the norm of continuous improvement. Willing and excels in self-management of multiple ongoing projects, and setting clear goals and processes. Holds self and team accountable for high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
- Personal Growth – Has a passion for learning that drives the pursuit of new knowledge and ideas. Listens and observes to gain new insight and continually improve performance. Actively supports and remains accessible to others during times of change or stress (e.g. conference seasons). Manages emotions appropriately and avoids becoming defensive or asserting inappropriate control when under pressure. Approaches others and addresses sensitive issues in a productive and non-threatening manner. Has functional knowledge to complete the job, and uses best practices as a framework to improve performance.
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