POSITION SUMMARY: 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. The Youth Development Director at the Downtown YMCA oversees the development and operations of Afterschool Child Care, Summer Day Camp, and Holiday Camps, ensuring that all programs meet the intended goals. OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Manages the off-site afterschool child care and summer day camp programs at select Richland One District Schools, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the program; securing, scheduling, and maintaining the needed facilities; creating and scheduling the activities or events; and maintaining program records or files. 2. Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program within the community as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. 3. Assures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate; ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed. 4. Reviews program plans and records to ensure consistency with evidence-based best practices. 5. Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Maintains staff schedules and evaluates staff performance. 6. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with staff, parents and caregivers, and community organizations (e.g., state child care licensing agency, school administration) to maximize program impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility. 7. Organizes or participates in Y activities, such as committees, special events, and fundraising. 8. Performs other duties as assigned.



  Program/Project Management


• Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience. YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.

• One to two years related experience (e.g., supervisor or coordinator of child care programs) preferred.

• Minimum age of 21.

• Within 30 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR,

First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training.

• Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards and completion of YMCA program-specific training.

• Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the


• Ability to travel between worksites.

• Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to

successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to

enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

o The employee needs sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and

to safely supervise program activities.

o While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for

extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart


o The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the

work environment.

o The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

o Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to


o The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Days and Times: Monday- Friday, Nights and weekends as needed

Pay rate: 37,000-40,000

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $37,000.00 – $40,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbia, SC 29201: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Fundraising: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Send Resume to [email protected]