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YMCA of Greater Seattle Program Support Specialist 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

Provides programmatic, technical, analytical and functional support for program operations and projects to the Youth Development Center of Excellence’s Education & Enrichment department. Supports the operations team for the department in program development, contract compliance and outcomes data management. Reviews, analyzes, and updates data to ensure that the systems are maintained with the most accurate information.


  1. Maintains administrative and financial tracking systems and assists in the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases to support these systems. Develops reports and dashboards to display data to multiple audiences.

  2. Assists in administering grants and contract-based programs through audit functions, invoice processing and supporting external audits as indicated by the specific program.

  3. Research and stays up-to-date on compliance in assigned program areas.

  4. Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather data and ensure deadlines are met.

  5. Serve as liaison with other operating units.

  6. Work closely with Program Executives to review and revise policies and procedures documents. Assist with the development of policies and procedures, creating efficiencies and implementing best practices.

  7. Supports software systems as assigned.

  8. Assists with month-end and year-end closings, including monthly budget variance analysis.

  9. Assist with external agency audits.

  10. Performs various other duties as assigned to support the Youth Development Center of Excellence.


  1. Three or more years of progressive experience in Administrative or Program Management

  2. Experience in Youth Development Programs strongly preferred.

  3. Strong understanding of all relevant regulations and federal and state requirements.

  4. Experience and comfort with Office Suite.

  5. Demonstrated experience in providing high-quality, detailed-oriented work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

  6. Effective time management skills and the ability to multi-task.

  7. Superior customer service with strong written and verbal communication skills.

  8. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

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

Pay: $24.20 - $30.25/Hr.

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 .


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 2 weeks ago (6/19/2020 8:00 PM)

ID 2020-10364

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 2

Location Association Office

Category Youth and Family Programs

Address 909 4th Avenue