YMCA of Greater Seattle

Assistant Director, Summer Meals Program

Job Locations US-WA | US-WA-Shoreline
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/3/2018 1:26 PM)
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YMCA of Greater Seattle
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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.

  • 13 branches
  • 2 overnight camps
  • 10 swimming pools
  • More than 200 program sites

When school lets out for summer, only 1 in 10 kids continue to receive the meals they depend on for nourishment throughout the school year. Research shows that during this 10 week vacation period, children become at risk for dramatically falling behind in school and developing food habits that jeopardizes their health. The Y’s Summer Food Service Program is committed to providing children in our community with healthy, nourishing meals, while also engaging kids in educational and physical activities. We depend on dedicated staff to engage children and teens in daily activities, food and fun. Together, we can achieve our mission of ending childhood hunger and combating summer learning loss.



If this sounds like an organization and program you'd like to work for, read on!


What you’ll be doing…

The Assistant Director, Summer Meals Site will have the wonderful opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives this summer in a fun and engaging atmosphere. The primary responsibilities for this opportunity are to provide support for four summer lunch locations: ordering food with vendors, conduct quality visits- as needed, attend weekly staff meetings with the Hunger Initiatives team, provide coaching and guidance in following USDA Summer Food regulations in conjunction with the Hunger Initiatives team, and be a dedicated Supervisor of the Dale Turner Family YMCA summer lunch location. 


Principal Activities

  • Provide support and guidance to four locations including overseeing one meal program site.
  • Maintaining timeliness in program schedule
  • Guiding staff/volunteers on-site, as well as supporting other sites to provide high quality programs.
  • Maintaining documents as needed per Summer Food Program regulations. 
  • Communicate programming and other events to participants, families and Y branch staff.
  • Act as the liaison between site and YMCA Hunger Initiatives Leadership staff.


Required Skills

  • Ability to guide and direct staff and volunteers to ensure program quality at multiple Y locations.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate fun and engaging activities for a wide age range of children.
  • Experience with children.
  • Leadership experience in a work or school setting. 


You are 21 years of age or older and should have:

  • 2 years or more of experience with children in a group setting
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty
  • Experience planning and implementing group activities
  • 2+ year experience supervising others

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y and the Youth Enrichment Team if you:

  • Thrive in a youth centered environment where all children feel that they belong
  • Are adaptable and flexible, and like that every day is a little different
  • Are excited to see youth grow and thrive
  • Enjoy leading other staff
  • 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


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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