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YMCA of Greater Seattle Program Director of Youth Development in Bothell, Washington


Job Summary

We are looking for responsible leaders who are excited by the prospect of developing and leading theoperations of our youth education, childcare and youth enrichment programs. You will be the key player developing ourprograms working with a team to provide the best programing and services to participants. As the Youth Development Program Directoryou will lead and develop our elementary school age programs and staff throughout the school year and our summer day camp programs during the summer.


  1. Establishes new program activities and expands program(s) within the community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans.

  2. Develops and manages the budgets related to the position. Meets fiscal objectives.

  3. Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates and supervises assigned staff and volunteers in assigned areas. Provides development and leadership.

  4. Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned program(s). Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program(s).

  5. Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fund raising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.

  6. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools and agencies related to assigned programs.

  7. Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with branch marketing plans.

  8. Ensures that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA standards, all relevant regulations and other applicable standards.

  9. Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development evaluations and ongoing training of staff.

  10. Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you love working with and mentoring new staff and are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of youth and their families. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level and with communities. You have a track record of being able to develop 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.


  1. Bachelor's degree in relevant program areaor equivalent education/experience.

  2. Two years or moreyears of experience with staff and volunteer supervision, program development, budget management.

  3. Experience and knowledge with youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.

  4. Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  5. Ability to visit sites and community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervising multiple program sites.

  • Have completed forty five college credits in approved school-age credits as specified in the Washington state guidelines for determining related degree and approved credits, or twenty college credits and one hundred clock hours of related community training.

  • Experience with children in summer day camps or overnight camp.

  • Non-profit fund-raising or related experience.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y 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

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

ID 2019-8194

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Northshore YMCA

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 11811 NE 195th Street