Youth Program Associate


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Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center
9 Technology Park Drive
Teen & Family
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The Youth Program Associate will conduct programs and recreational activities within the rules, policies, and philosophies of the YMCA's youth program(s).  You will work as a team member, supervising and interacting with youth as well as creating an environment that is safe and activity enriching.  The Youth Program Associate position will also perform other duties and responsibilities assigned at will as seen fit by the Director.

Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times.  The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA of Greater Hartford are conveyed.

Essential Functions:

  1. Participate in training.
  2. Assists in the implementation of age appropriate developmental curriculum.
  3. Serve as a resource for clinics.
  4. Share ideas and concerns with your supervisor.
  5. Keeps open communication with parents and families as often as possible to give updates of youth using the program.
  6. Supports and contributes to a safe, clean environment for staff and customers by implementing appropriate safety procedures and following YMCA guidelines.
  7. Assume responsibility for all YMCA equipment used in the program.  Transport all materials to various program sites when necessary.
  8. Ensure that all programs are implemented with premier quality and innovation.
  9. Attend all branch and Metropolitan meetings as assigned or requested.
  10. Has awareness and implements YMCA strategic and branch goals surrounding Youth Development, Healthy Living, Member Experience, and Social Responsibility.
  11. Be actively engaged with the youth in the program.
  12. Uphold and enforce all branch and YMCA of Greater Hartford policies and procedures.
  13. Have fun.  We are here to teach and it works best with smiles!

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and its core values of: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility as well as a commitment to building developmental assets in adults and youth. Additionally, the YMCA values diversity, youth, and a broad vision of health and wellness which is enhanced by relationship building.
  • Prior experience implementing a variety of youth and adult programs. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve utilizing all resources available.