YMCA of Greater Seattle Program Director, Community Learning Center @Madrona Elementary School (Highline School District) in SeaTac, Washington

Job Information:


Who are we?

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.

  • 13 branches

  • 2 overnight camps

  • 10 swimming pools

  • More than 200 program sites

Where you’ll work…

You’ll be based out of the Matt Griffin Family YMCA, a facility that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home if you like!).

The Y offers competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible

If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…

We are looking for a responsible leader who is excited by the prospect of developing and leading theoperations of our Community Learning Centers ("CLC") at Madrona Elementary School in Highline School District. You will be the key player developing ourCLC program(s) working to improve and increase academic achievement, positive student behavior and family involvement at the schools. As a part of the YMCA Academic Success Programs,this position will serve on an engaging team with the goal of improving the academicreadiness and success of children in low-income environments.

In the 2017-2018 school year and summer, the CLC Program Director will help to develop, implement, and oversee the day to day operations for the following programs. . .

  • K-Plus- an afterschool progam (2 days/week) for kindergarten students at Madrona. This program will focus on bilingual (English and Spanish) immersion for students centered through academically aligned enrichment activities.

  • Madrona Afterschool- 4 days/week of afterschool enrichment programs for grades 1-6.

  • Play & Learn/Early Learning- Family literacy workshops for pre-k students and their parents/caretakers at Madrona Elementary and Matt Griffin YMCA.

  • Food & Fun- Summer program providing healthy meals and nutrition education for families and youth in the SeaTac community. (Based out of the Matt Griffin YMCA branch.)

You will have program and staff management responsibilities:

  • Works closely with school teachers and administrators to develop and implement a range of CLC programs with a continuum from casual (drop-in, or one-time events), to committed (high impact, long term developmental and leadership programs).

  • Ensures regular program evaluation and data collection to stakeholders/funders. Uses feedback gathered to develop program improvements.

  • Identifies, cultivates, trains, evaluates, and supervises program staff and volunteers in the delivery of all CLC programming. Ensures staff and volunteers meet all YMCA and grant applicable policies and procedures. Provides leadership and development to staff.

  • Proven ability to manage student behavior using positive discipline and behavior management strategies.

  • Formulates, develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote programs and meet enrollment and strategic plan goals. Coordinates program planning, promotion and training with the Association CLC staff.

  • Recruits, interviews, and hires program staff.

  • Follows Association Program standards and Risk Management policies; develops additional policies and practices as necessary.

You will provide community leadership and support:

  • Builds strong, supportive relationships with youth. Provides outreach and follow-up services to students and their families.

  • Develops collaborative relationships with community youth-serving institutions including schools, youth agencies, parks and recreation, and service clubs. Interprets the YMCA's commitment to youth in the community. Serves as the primary community contact regarding the program(s).

  • Develops and implements program budgets and manages expenditures to ensure efficiency of operations. Works within available financial resources and performs all necessary tracking and reporting requirements.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you love working with and mentoring new staff and areexcited to spend your time impacting the lives of youth and their families. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level. You have a track record of being able todevelop and implement quality programming and know how to provide support and a sense of belonging to others in order to generate a program that is successful and enriching for all involved. Lastly, you will thrive working with ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse communities while keeping inclusion and equity as a lens through which you see your work.


You should have:

  1. Bachelor's degree in education, social services, recreation or equivalent education/experience.

  2. Two or more years of experience in releated programs, including program development, volunteer supervision, and specialized program areas, such as service-learning, group work, and youth leadership development.

  3. First Aid and CPR required.

  4. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

Note: Employees in this position are encouraged, if otherwise qualified, to become authorized mini-bus drivers. Pre-requisites for becoming an authorized driver include: minimum age of 21, valid driver's license, at least three years of driving experience, and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y Team if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

ID 2017-5946

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Posted Date 7/27/2017

Location Matt Griffin YMCA

Category Youth Education

Address 3595 S 188th Street

Job Locations US-WA-SeaTac

Min USD $19.62/Hr.

Max USD $22.00/Hr.