YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a
commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and
recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.
Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create
small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and
dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with
feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to
support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through
engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality
results using a formal process to measure progress.
Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the
impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior
or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best
practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent. ECE Units and/or Administration units highly desirable.
2. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in youth programs with at least two-four (2-4) years of
3. Minimum age requirement of 21.
4. Requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory
Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Blood borne Pathogens.
5. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
6. Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
7. Self-motivated with the ability to inspire, motivate, lead and empower others to achieve the goals of
8. Ability to use information technology in carrying out job responsibilities.
9. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
Employee must possess sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to
supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations (depending upon the
programs). They must have the physical, visual and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of
the job with or without reasonable accommodations. Position may require, sitting, bending, leaning and
kneeling on an occasional basis. One may be required to lift up to 40 pounds in order to perform essential
functions. All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action
relationship over minors. Fingerprints will be taken upon commencement of employment and will be
submitted to the Administration Office prior to beginning the first day of work. Employees may be
rechecked every two years. This position may require light physical activity such as filing, setting up and
taking down tables and chairs. May require light lifting, stooping, crouching or bending periodically.
PROGRAM SPECIFIC DUTIES
Develop and monitor efficient attendance monitoring, working closely with school district personnel
and staff team.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.