YMCA of Greater Seattle

Assistant Director, Family Programs

US-WA-Newcastle
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-6042
Type
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
1
Coal Creek Family YMCA
Category
Teen Programs
13750 Newcastle Golf Club Road
Min
USD $15.37/Yr.
Max
USD $19.21/Yr.

Overview

Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world – while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community.  For more than 130 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders.  Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others – is at the core of everything we do.  We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization:  Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, Faith and Fun.

 

GENERAL FUNCTION

Provides day-to-day supervision and management of Family Programs.  Plans and implements safe, high quality and enriching programs through working directly with employees, youth and members.

 

Responsibilities

 

  1. Ensures planning and implementation of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.  Is responsible for the quality and completion of all program plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.
  2. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates Counselors/volunteers. Assists in conducting staff meetings and organizing trainings.
  3. Professionally engages with parents/guardians to provide pertinent information about their child’s experience and to promote upcoming programs.
  4. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
  5. Provides direct supervision to a group of children.
  6. May maintain required records according to YMCA standards, including attendance records, registration information, accident reports and discipline records.
  7. Recruits new enrollments.
  8. Ensures that site supplies are maintained and purchased as necessary.
  9. May assist with developing and monitoring department budgets.
  10. Encourages member involvement, identifies potential volunteers and assists with the Annual Campaign.
  11. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. 21 years of age or older.
  2. High school graduate or equivalent.
  3. Three+ years of experience working with children.
  4. One year or more of supervisory experience.
  5. Strong customer service skills, responding to multiple questions via phone, email and in person.  Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
  6. Strong computer skills and experience working with word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
  7. Knowledge of standard office equipment, such as fax machines, copiers and phone systems.
  8. Current state approved first-aid certification.*
  9. 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).

PREFERRED POSITION ATTRIBUTES AND SKILLS

  • College degree
  • 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.

EFFECT ON END RESULTS
Program participants experience an enriching and supportive environment.  Member expectations are exceeded resulting in increased retention.  Family Programs employees excel and provide exceptional support and service to participants and members.

 

Competencies for success at the Y

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

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.

 

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.

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