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3 Mar 2023

Full-Time Senior Program Director

YMCA of the North – Posted by YMCA of the North Anywhere

Job Description

1. Job Summary:

The Senior Program Director contributes to the overall goals of the YMCA Association by providing leadership and coordination of multiple program and service areas including but not limited to Youth Development, Camping, Beacons, School Success, Child Care. The incumbent is responsible for developing, delivering, and administering the varied program portfolios of all facility and community based programming.  The incumbent is responsible for recruiting, hiring, supervising, and developing team members.

2. Essential Functions:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and develop team members and volunteers.
  • Develop and manage programs and activities for all facility and community based programming.
  • Build and maintain relationships with agency and community partners to advance the mission of the programs.
  • Write and assemble grant proposals as needed.
  • Manage the requirements of established grant outcomes and provide required program data for local, state and federal program reports/evaluations.
  • Manage the program budgets to assure that financial and program service goals are attained.
  • Perform required administrative duties for the program.
  • Communicate and interpret programs, objectives, policies, and operating procedures to all department team members, volunteers and Y members and participants.
  • Deliver a high level of service for all program participants.
  • Participate in a staff leadership role for the Annual Campaign and Board Committees as defined by the Executive Director.

3. Relationships:

This position reports to the Executive Director or Program Executive. The incumbent has both supervisory and budgetary responsibilities.  This incumbent supervises and interacts regularly with staff, members, and the community.  This position requires regular interaction with youth, families, and seniors from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

4. Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience working in youth development or community programs.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating youth development or community programs.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement youth programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with various groups to achieve a desired end result.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Must be organized, self-directed, and creative.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Must be certified in CPR/AED and First Aid Training, or able to become certified within the first 30 days of employment. (Training available upon employment)


  • Experience in fundraising
  • Experience in grant writing
  • Multilingual
  1. Work Conditions:
  • Travel locally and nationally to various locations to attend meetings and special events.
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  1. Additional Notes:

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive.  The incumbent is responsible for taking direction from the Executive Director in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association success.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility.


The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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