Program Coordinator


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Glastonbury Family YMCA
95 Oakwood Drive
Health & Wellness
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Under the general direction of the Program Director, the LiveSTRONG Program Coordinator will be  responsible for development, coordination, recruitment, quality and supervision of the LiveSTRONG Program. 



1. Oversee all LiveStrong efforts.Enforce compliance, supervision, and quality standards.

2.  Recruit new participants within budget guidelines.

3. Run twice-weekly training session for our survivors.

4. Perform pre and post tests.

5. Display a positive attitude that is conducive to good public relations.

6. Maintain positive relations with host personnel at all sites.

7. Knowledge of YMCA of Greater Hartford procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines.

8. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates all staff relative to responsibilities.

9. Promote the program in the community.

10. Coordinate alumni efforts.

11. Wear proper identification, appropriate secured footwear (no open toed shoes or heels), and presentable clothing AT ALL TIMES.

12. Complete LiveSTRONG trainings as assigned


· Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members and others

· Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works as a team member.



Besides safety, the main aspect of this position requires that relationship building be the number one priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of health seekers, members, and all people within the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner.




A quality program that:

· Promotes health, safety and nutrition that exemplify the YMCA model.

· Promotes democracy, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

· Promotes continuity and consistency.

· Offers activities which foster the development of the holistic child building on the spirit, mind, and body in the programs.

· Is to be viewed as different from but connected to the school day, a time when children can enrich and expand their learning experiences and develop a sense of community.

· The YMCA believes its employees must understand and demonstrate the mission of the organization through actions, which promote the values of the YMCA: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.

· The YMCA will be recognized by the community as providing excellent service to all who walk through our doors or contact us on the phone.

· The YMCA will effectively connect and build relationships with its members and the community, resulting in increased member enrollment and retention.

· Consistent, superior member service and satisfaction resulting in continued growth in membership, programs and special services



1.Be at least 18 years of age AND possess a personal trainer certification and be willing to obtain LiveSTRONG certification within 3 months of hire.

2. Bring to this position maturity, responsibility, and a sincere interest in working with people.

3. Have very strong interpersonal and organization skills.

4. Have the ability to help supervise, train, mentor, and lead staff, Assistants and Volunteers.

5. Possess a general knowledge and understanding of the YMCA, its goals, and its mission.

6. Knowledge of various resources for programming ideas and the skills to utilize that information in directing daily activities.

7.  Maintain updated certifications of the job (CPR and First Aid (AED) within 30 days of hire, Medication Administration Training, Supervision Trainings, Food and Safety Trainings, and any other as directed by your supervisor.)

8. Must have reliable transportation.




· Ability to supervise children by sight and sound at all times.

· Ability to move quickly to react to safety issues in the setting (i.e. climbing, aggressive behavior).

·  Ability to remain calm, objective and respectful in potentially stressful situations (i.e. crying upset child, upset parent, or upset staff).

·  Ability to be flexible and willing to adjust to change.

·  Ability to move around the room to assist children and supervise children with daily activities, social interaction, physical and emotional needs.

· Ability to lift young children and objects (food baskets and supplies) up to 40 lbs.

· Ability to develop and foster cooperative relationships.

· Ability to work in all elements (i.e. outside in all weather)

· Ability to use hands, fingers, and arms as well as be able to speak and hear.

· Ability to move from program site to branch or site to site, and is required to enter all YMCA environments including, program space, buses, schools, pools, and program area.

· Should have good physical and mental health, and have the energy and emotional stability necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.