This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Under the direction of the Youth Development Director, the Youth Development Coordinator develops, organizes and implements high quality youth development programs, ensuring that intended goals are met.

 Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

1. Work with the Youth Development Director to maintain current youth programs and establish new youth programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating objectives. 2. Facilitate site visits to ensure and maintain quality programming; ensures YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed. 3. Complies with Association and branch specific policies and procedures. 4. Assists with recruitment, hiring and development of program staff; provides leadership to counselors. 5. Provide on-site training to new counselors. 6. Ensures adequate coverage at all program locations; fills in as necessary to meet ratio requirements. 7. Record, distribute and maintain youth program paperwork such as registration details, incident reports, communication reports, etc. 8. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions; develops and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with staff, parents and caregivers, program participants, administration, support staff and community organizations to maximize program impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility. 9. Organizes or participates in YMCA activities, including but not limited to staff meetings, special events, and fundraising campaigns. 10. Performs other duties as assigned. YMCA Competencies (Leader): – Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits staff and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. – Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. – Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgements and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better youth experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for youth. – Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates and openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships. 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.

 Required Qualifications: 

1. At least 18 years of age 2. Bachelor’s in Education, Child Development, Social Work, Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation, Human Services or a related field is preferred; or working toward such a degree. 3. An understanding of positive behavioral approaches and positive youth development. 4. Two years of related work experience. Summer camp experience is preferred. 5. Excellent oral and written presentation skills. 6. Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher (or willing to learn), Outlook, Google drive 7. Demonstrated leadership qualities, project management, time management, organizational skills and detail oriented. 8. CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention training before start of 1st shift. 9. Transportation; ability to get to multiple site locations, branches and/or offices in the same day as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Two to three years child care or related experience and relevant experience in supervision and administration of youth programs, including afterschool and/or summer camp.

Physical Demands: 

Ability to frequently stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, type, run, jump, kick, catch, throw, climb, kneel, bend, reach, balance, crouch or crawl, climb and/or balance, reach with hands and arms, handle or feel, stoop, lift/move and carry approximately 35 lbs, and use hands and fingers. Must be able to lift and/or maneuver large gym or office equipment. Special vision abilities required distance, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May be required to be outside for long periods of time. Must possess good analytical, auditory, and verbal capabilities in order to communicate adequately.

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour

Work Dates/Times: Typical schedule is 12:30pm-6pm Monday-Friday. Times may vary on schools occasional early release/half days.

Contact: [email protected]