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Youth Program Director

Posted by: Capital Region YMCA (formerly Trenton YMCA)

Posted date: 2018-Apr-16

Location: Trenton

As a valued member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position supports the work of the Capital Region YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The candidate will develop, organize and implement high quality YMCA programs in the areas of Before and After School, Day Camp, General Programming and Sports. The Capital Region YMCA offers medical, dental, and vision benefits. Retirement plan eligible after two years of employment working at least 1,000 hours per year.


Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program and membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure that members and program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.

Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.

Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

Establishes new program activities and youth-focused special events, and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule

program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.

Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.

Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.

Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.

Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.

Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community

inquiries and complaints in timely manner.

Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in




Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.


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 persons 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 judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member 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 members.


Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an 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.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

o Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent.

o Minimum of five years related experience preferred.

o High functioning computer skills including Office, database software, and research.

o Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening, background check and provide legal authorization to work in the United States.

o Requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention and

all training requirements for Child Care Exempt Licensing standards; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.

o Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.


Capital Region YMCA is an EEO Employer.The Y: Were for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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Job Title Youth Program Director
Post Details
Organization Capital Region YMCA (formerly Trenton YMCA)
Email none(at)given.com
Location Trenton
State State -> New Jersey
Zip Code 8618.00
Country Country -> United States
Salary $45000-$65000
Deadline for applying
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Management
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