Who are we?
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace, and beyond.
Where you’ll work…
You’ll work out of one of our 13 branches that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home if you like!).
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible
If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!
What you’ll be doing…
As the Program Director of our elementary programs you will manage and oversee the day to day operations of our licenced school age sites. You will maintain required documentation for the sites licenses, and department budgets. You will help support and develop site supervisors to ensure quality programing requirements are met and participants and families are receiving and enriching and positive experience.
Who are you?
If you're the right candidate for the job, you excel at building relationships and enjoy working with people. You love working with and mentoring new staff and are excited to spend your time impacting the lives of those in our community. You pride yourself in being level headed, a strong communicator and are able to manage multiple assignments and priorities. You have the ability to build strong relationships on an individual level and with communities. You have a track record of being able to develop and implement quality programming.
You should have:
Additional experience, training and/or certifications may be required depending on program area (see below for summary qualifications).
Aquatics: Ability to train aquatic instructors. Requires trainer-level certification in YMCA Swim Lessons-Teaching Swimming Fundamentals, YMCA Swim Lessons-Youth & Adult and/or YMCA Swim Lessons-Parent/Child and Preschool Instructor; Advanced First Aid and CPR For The Professional Rescuer certifications required.
Camping: Experience and demonstrated ability in year-round camp programming and operation. Knowledge of American Camping Association guidelines. Most positions require eligibility to obtain Commercial Driver's License. Adventure programs at camp require specialized training and experience in adventure education, rock climbing, biking, high-ropes operation/repair, kayaking and/or boating.
Child Care: Knowledge of child care licensing requirements, YMCA standards and American Camping Association standards for day camps.
Community Programs: Broad knowledge of assigned program areas, which can include any area below as well as youth sports, day camp, parent-child programs, etc..
Family Programs: Knowledge of family support principles and best practices for family involvement.
Health and Wellness: Experience in working with the health seeker market preferred. Proven experience in training others. Ability to provide Total Health program in community/corporate setting.
Membership/Marketing: Experience in membership, marketing and/or sales. Experience in working with the health seeker market preferred.
Youth at Risk: Experience in work with challenging youth exposed to or involved in substance abuse, homelessness, mental illness, violence and other difficult situations.
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace