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YMCA of Greater Seattle CLC Program Director - Y-Scholars in Seattle, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

We are looking for responsible leaders who are excited by the prospect of developing and leading theoperations of one of our youth education, childcare or enrichment programs. You will be the key player developing ourprogram(s) working with a team to provide the best programing and services to participants.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This position will be working in-person atAlan T. SugiyamaHigh School in Seattle, Monday-Friday during school hours to oversee our Y-Scholars program.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.

All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.


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

  2. Trains, evaluates, and supervises program staff and volunteers in the delivery of all programming. Ensures staff and volunteers meet all YMCA and grant applicable policies and procedures. Provides leadership and development to staff.

  3. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools and agencies related to programs.

  4. Develop, produce, and distribute program information necessary to promote programs, in accordance with branch marketing plans.

  5. Ensure that safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in compliance with YMCA, contract, accreditation, and all relevant regulations and other applicable standards.

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

  7. Recruit target number of students who meet criteria for programming

  8. Formulates, develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote programs and meet enrollment, budget and strategic plan goals.

  9. 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).

  10. Work in partnership and collaboration with other Y Scholars program directors. develops additional policies and practices as necessary. Advises management on issues and trends related to teens and the community.

  11. Seek to find/plan and implement culturally relevant events and field trips to support and promote appreciation for cultural, linguistic, and racial diversity among students.

  12. 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)

  13. Familiarize and understand contract expectations, continuously develop programming around meeting needs of expectations. Ensures regular program evaluation and uses feedback gathered to develop program improvements

  14. Develop and manage program budget to meet fiscal objectives and oversee the purchases of food and supplies within budget guidelines

  15. Use effective interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative, positive, and effective working relationships with students, school and district personnel, parents/families, and community partners.

  16. Maintain all required records according to YMCA and school district standards, including, for example, grades, attendance, immunization records, registration information, accident reports, discipline records and fire evacuation records.

  17. Attend staff meetings and trainings as required

  18. Participate in Annual Campaign, including activities and special events related to YMCA Annual Campaign fundraiser

  19. Familiarize self with school district guidelines and graduation requirements

  20. Maintain and exercise knowledge of basic college admittance requirements; including but not limited to due dates, SAT scores, population, etc.

  21. Other duties as assigned


Cause Driven Leader Level: LEADER


Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work.


Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Develop Self and Others

Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development.

Quality Results

Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

Change Capacity

Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.

Inspire Others

Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships.


  1. Business Acumen.

  2. Communication.

  3. Critical Evaluation.

  4. Relationship Management.

  5. Ethical Practice.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

  • with occasional events/field trips outside of these hours and sometimes overnight trips


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.



  • Become bus certified within 6 months of hire date

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, social services, or a closely related field.

  • Two years or more of related experience, with proven experience in training others.

  • One or more years of experience with staff and volunteer supervision, program development, and budget management.

  • Experience with and knowledge of youth behavior management and child abuse prevention.

  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Ability to visit sites and community organizations.


  • Master’s degree

  • Prefer 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.

“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 1 week ago (10/13/2021 1:40 PM)

ID 2021-12521

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Social Impact Center YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Leadership Development

Address 2100 24th Ave S

Minimum compensation USD $48,000.00/Yr.