Program Director


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Wilson Gray YMCA Youth & Family Center
444 Albany Avenue
Teen & Family
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Under the leadership of the Sr. Program Director, the Program Director will be responsible for the implementation of the Department of Labor Youth Employment and job training grant funded program referred to as “Bright Kids, Healthy Future”.  

As well as the accomplishment of the Association's mission and initiatives through activities which grow and improve the Association's financial stability, program offerings, quality and consistency, participant registrations, retention and conversions to members in the areas of camp, teens and overall youth development programs.

The Program Director is also responsible for assisting the Sr. Program Director with the completion of the annual Association plan (i.e. goals and objectives, chart of work, and innovation), as well as the development of the branch budget.




  1. Directly responsible for management of assigned program areas.
  2. Responsible for management of grant funding associated with program areas of responsibility and include reporting, data collection, curriculum planning, ensuring deliverables, and budget oversight.  
  3. Ensures all internal and external program and grant funding deadlines are met.
  4. Be visibly involved w/ members, volunteers and staff in a positive, friendly manner that communicates and demonstrates the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  5. Follows all established policies and procedures, including but not limited to, safety practices and personnel policies.
  6. Participate in and support association events and fund raising activities.
  7. Maintain a clean and orderly work environment.
  8. Building supervision responsibilities and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  9. Support the Youth Development Director with the administration of all Youth Development programming.
  10. Develops and distributes branch specific marketing materials of program information and assist with Association-Wide Marketing (i.e. brochures, newsletters and special event promotion) through various media. 
  11. Participate in and / or coordinate fund-raising activities as assigned by supervisor at home branch. 
  12. Supervise employees in assigned accountabilities, monitor site operation and scheduling and verify time sheets and actual hours worked. 
  13. Identify training needs and initiate development activities of supervisees.  Recommend effective personnel management actions (i.e. employee counseling process).
  14. Assure that new employees complete orientation and training according to established guidelines and provide on the job training as required by supervisees.
  15. Ensure duties, responsibilities and accountabilities of all direct reports are defined and understood. Ensure that the individual understands the standards for acceptable performance.
  16. Notify Regional/Association directors and Human Resource Department of job openings, follow hiring and interview process.  Make final selection and maintain qualified staff.
  17. Keeps employees informed as to association and branch events, plans and progress on organizational goals.
  18. Travel required- 25%


Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred or two years or more related work experience
  2. Two years or more successful experience in youth program management.
  3. Secure required trainings and/or certifications necessary for the position
  4. Previous employment service or job training experience preferred.
  5. Previous supervisory experience in recreation preferred.
  6. Must be able to read, and write legibly and in an understandable manner.
  7. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook and have experience using computer information systems for financial and/or data collection.
  8. Must be able to effectively communicate with and observe program participants, members and YMCA staff.
  9. Travel – 25 %




The employee is expected to meet the physical requirements of the position, which may include, a frequent amount of sitting, standing and walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, bending and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.  Lifting requirement of the position may be greater depending on the particular job to be performed (i.e. aquatics, child care).