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YMCA of Greater Seattle Program Director, School Age Programs 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.

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. 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.


  1. Bachelor's degree in relevant program areaor equivalent education/experience. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.Forty-five or more college credits in programming related to child development preferred.

  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.

  6. 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.

  7. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

  8. Experience planning and implementing group activities.

  9. Completion of minimum STARS required training

    1. Certification in CPR/First aid
    1. TB test by Mantoux method.
    1. Food worker card.
    1. Cleared Portable Background Check in the statewide registry MERIT.**
  1. 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.
  • At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 60 days after employment). **At hire, or during onboarding for position.

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.”

*YGS Sign-On Cash Incentive is for new employees hired between July 25 and September 30:

• $600 incentive for new full-time employees who are hired between July 25 and September 30.

• $300 incentive for new part-time employees who are hired between July 25 and September 30.


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 3 weeks ago (9/26/2021 3:36 PM)

ID 2021-12447

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Association Office

Category Leadership Development

Address 909 4th Avenue

Minimum compensation USD $46,000.00/Yr.