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YMCA of Greater Seattle Family Program Supervisor in Newcastle, Washington


Job Summary

Provides day-to-day supervision and management of the Family Programs. Plans and implements safe, high quality and enriching programs through working directly with employees, youth and members. The Family Programs provide drop-in care for children in our branch and provides family centered programing and events like birthday parties, parents night out and family movie night. The Program Supervisor will spend time working directly in ratio in our drop-in and other programing and time with administrative tasks for managing programs and staff. The ideal candidate has supervisor experience and exprience in a child care setting, is flexible, and has a passion for working with families and children.

The position does require time in ratio, typically with 2 evening shifts and 1 morning shift to be able to support our team’s approach to AM and PM care with a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.


  1. Ensures planning and implementation of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Is responsible for the quality and completion of all program plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.

  2. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates Counselors/volunteers. Assists in conducting staff meetings and organizing trainings.

  3. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.

  4. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  5. Provides direct supervision to a group of children.

  6. May maintain required records according to YMCA standards, including attendance records, registration information, accident reports and discipline records.

  7. Recruits new enrollments.

  8. Ensures that site supplies are maintained and purchased as necessary.

  9. May assist with developing and monitoring department budgets.

  10. Encourages member involvement, identifies potential volunteers and assists with the Annual Campaign.

  11. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


  1. 21 years of age or older.

  2. High school graduate or equivalent.

  3. Three+ years of experience working with children.

  4. One year or more of supervisory experience.

  5. Strong customer service skills, responding to multiple questions via phone, email and in person. Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.

  6. Strong computer skills and experience working with word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

  7. Knowledge of standard office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers and phone systems.

  8. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved infant/child (or community if school aged) CPR certification.** At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment).


  • College degree

  • Knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

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 2019-8574

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Coal Creek Family YMCA

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road