YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Education & Curriculum Program Director

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Association Office
    909 4th Avenue
  • Overview

    The Education & Curriculum Program Director is responsible for creating the lesson plans, program framework, and activity kits for after school and camp programs across our YMCA of Greater Seattle branches and sites.  This position will assist with training staff on program delivery as well as researching and supporting emerging curricula.


    You long for impact and purpose. We offer it daily. At our 14 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites, YMCA employees serve the people of King and south Snohomish Counties with programs and services tailored to fit the needs of those we reach. Three overarching goals drive our work: youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.


    In person interviews will happen between Friday 24th to Wednesday 29th of August.


    Targeted first day: 1st of September.






    1. Prepare instructional materials and lesson plans for use by programs including producing files that are print-ready and contain outlines with the necessary basic detail to direct instruction/lead programming.
    2. Coordinate the review/assessment of current lessons plans and program framework models to ensure that the program is meeting intended objectives and requirements.
    3. Develop and maintain a lesson plan bank for assigned program areas.
    4. Develop and maintain database of site-specific goals and learning objectives so that lesson plans may be individualized to program site/area goals.
    5. Manage alignment of lesson plans, program framework and activities to standards set forth by Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF), YMCA of the USA, Early Achievers Quality Rating Systems and the Weikart Center Program Quality tools.
    6. Participate in the development and evaluation of new curriculum. Conduct research and consult with branch and youth development representatives in the design and development of new curriculum
    1. Develop and implement professional development criteria to ensure site staff have the training and tools needed to effectively deliver developed lesson and activity plans. Deliver trainings as needed. Aggressively pursue opportunities to learn best practices in professional development and provide in-program coaching and support as needed.
    2. Actively pursue opportunities to continue to learn best practices in curriculum writing through research, professional development, and other learning opportunities.
    3. Special projects as assigned.

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



    1. Bachelor’s degree in education and/or state teaching certification required.
    2. Five years of teaching or youth development experience, including a minimum of two years in program/curriculum development.
    3. Two+ years’ experience managing or supervising others.
    4. Experience in anti-bias and cultural relevant programming and activity development.
    5. Proven balance of classroom teaching experience and time in afterschool, early learning, camp or other youth development/out of school time programs preferred.
    6. Knowledge and experience developing curriculum and planning lessons.
    7. Highly organized and able to work independently.
    8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    9. Demonstrated flexibility and creativity.


    Prefer 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.


    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; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.




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