YMCA of Greater Seattle

Program Director- Youth, Sports & Family Programs

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/6/2022 4:33 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
West Seattle YMCA
Youth and Family Programs
3622 SW Snoqualmie St
Minimum compensation
USD $56,384.00/Yr.


*YGS is currently offering a "New Hire $600 Sign-On Cash Incentive!"
As of October 6th new Full-time and Part-time employees will receive a $600 bonus, which will be paid in one lump sum, after working 120 hours.


Equity Statement: 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.



Directs and oversees youth development and family programs, which includes, but is not limited to youth sports and wellness, recreation and enrichment, Kids Club/Kids Zone, family activities, and teen programs. This position will lead and develop a dynamic team of youth development professionals, playing a key role in ensuring planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and lesson plans are provided to participants. You will lead a safe, high-quality youth and family department and supervise and evaluate staff and volunteers, including hiring and training, maintaining required staff/child ratios and conducting regular staff meetings. This role plays an important part of helping maintain professional relationships with families, facility personnel, and the community.


YMCA of Greater Seattle will comply with all WA state mandates regarding COVID vaccinations. All YGS staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.




  1. Directs and manages the development, operations, and growth of assigned program areas.
  2. Develops and manages the budgets related to the position. Meets fiscal objectives. Closely monitors revenue and expense.
  3. Recruits, hires, trains, evaluates, and supervises assigned staff and volunteers in assigned areas.
  4. Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned programs. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
  5. Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fundraising campaign, and volunteer committees as assigned.
  6. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations and agencies related to assigned programs.
  7. 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 best practices and any other applicable standards.
  9. Ensures high quality programs through program development evaluations and ongoing training of staff.
  10. Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  1. Collaborative
  2. Solution-focused
  3. Team-Oriented



This job operates in various environments ranging from a professional office, as well as other branch-based and external environments.  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 vary by program schedule.  Frequent weekend and evening hours will be required as job duties dictate.



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



  • 21 years of age or older.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Five or more years of experience working with children.
  • One year or more of supervisory experience.
  • Strong customer service skills, responding to multiple questions via phone, email and in person. Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software.
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers and phone systems.
  • Current state approved first-aid certification*
  • 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. Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).

Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.


“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 recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”


This job description may be changed at any time, at YMCA of Greater Seattle’s discretion.


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.


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