Director of Youth Development and Facility Support


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FLSA Status: Exempt


Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA school age child care program(s) including before and after school care and summer day camp.


  1. Manages, directs and coordinates before and after school and summer day camp for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers for all school age sites. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality
  4. Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards in before and after schools and summer day camp are met and safety procedures followed.
  5. Assures all programs follows YMCA HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) and CATCH standards at all sites.
  6. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  7. Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to all before and after school and summer day camp programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  8. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  9. Oversees transportation programming ensuring safety protocols and procedures.
  10. Provides staff leadership for annual fund raising campaign.
  11. Maintains proper records/department files.
  12. Organizes special events/ family nights for parents and families promoting youth development, social responsibility and healthy living.
  13. Assists with Program Committee meetings as assigned.
  14. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  15. Assists in organizing special events / family nights for parents and families promoting youth development, social responsibility and healthy living.
  16. Maintain positive community image by providing excellent customer service to staff, program participants, volunteers and guests.
  17. Maintain support duties such as Daxko software, accounts receivable, CCDF & government funds, tuition discounts, bad debit collections, end of the month figures, fundraisers, and classroom transitions.
  18. Maintain facilities/operations logs and calendars.
  19. Assists and completes all other duties as assigned.


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or equivalent.
  2. A minimum of two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or director of school age programming.
  3. Minimum age of 21 and driving record in good standing.
  4. Knowledge of Developmental Assets for Youth ages 5 to 12.
  5. Knowledge of Indiana Rules for Licensing Child Care Center, Provider Eligibility Standards for CCDF minimum standards, Paths to Quality, Achievement Gap, HEPA, & CCDF requirements.
  6. Knowledge of National ACA (American Camping Association) Standards.
  7. Requirements include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens, physical, Drug Screen, and a variety of youth development trainings.
  8. Maintain a minimum of 20 hours of professional development yearly.
  9. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community.


  • 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.
  • The employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time, to talk and hear, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, to climb or balance, to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, occasional bending, reaching or squatting. The incumbent is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Also required is frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the telephone. Time is spent both indoors and outdoors.  The condition of the air is normal/average air conditioned/ventilated.  The noise level is normal to loud within an active YMCA program environment.  Must have passed a physical examination conducted within the past 12 months prior to beginning work.