The Program Director ensures quality programs are offered in a manner that best serves the community and develops positive long-term relationships with participants. The Program Director is primarily responsible for generating, planning and organizing productive, innovative and age appropriate activities and classes for overall administration of each program in the branch. Areas of responsibility include sports, aquatics and youth/family programming. The Program Director will work in collaboration with branch leadership to ensure programming serves the needs of children, families and adults of the community.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Directly responsible for the management of all youth and family program staff for the branch.
Serve as role model to members and Y staff and, at all times live the mission, vision, and values of the YMCA movement.
Develop, plan and supervise new and existing age appropriate programs for sports, aquatics, youth and families to meet the needs of the community.
Position the YMCA as a leader in programs in community by retaining participants, establishing public/private partnerships, and developing an engaged, stable volunteer base. Create initiatives to expand programs to increase participation within the community in accordance with branch and department strategic plans.
Serve as a YMCA spokesman in various forums and organizations related to all programs (sports, aquatics, youth/family, etc.)
Establish and maintain positive relationships with school administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, students, and other community service providers.
Effectively promote and market programs to maximize growth of programs.
Able to fill in for any program position as needed (i.e. YS Official, Coach, Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, etc.).
Responsible for management of all sports, aquatics, youth/family program staff to include, but not limited to, scheduling, recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, mentoring and performance management.
Facilitate training and development opportunities for all assigned program staff and volunteers (i.e. coach clinics, monthly aquatic in-service, etc.) to ensure completion and required certifications are obtained and maintained.
Prepare and manage department budgets within the set goals.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in sports, aquatics and youth/family programming including department expenditures and payroll in accordance with established procedures.
Purchase supplies and equipment as required for various program needs.
Attend training and certification workshops necessary for the safe and effective management of the program area.
Provide accurate records and appropriate reports to comply with the requirements of insurance, state codes, and other regulatory requirements.
Manage facilities and equipment used for programs and rentals. Collaborate with community partners regarding use of other program venues.
Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary YMCA financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
Adherence to all policies and procedures of Scott County Family Y.
Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings
All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in related field (Recreation, Sports Management, or related field).
1 year prior experience working with sports, aquatics, and/or YMCA professional work in a related field (recreation, physical education, or related field) is required.
1 year prior supervisory experience is preferred.
Proven record of successfully managing multiple programs simultaneously.
Able to respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in emergency situations.
CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
Must pass background check
CPR/First Aid/AED certification*
LGI certified within 6 months
YSLI certified within 90 days*
YMCA Team Leader Certification preferred
Note: If not currently certified, must obtain certification within 30 days of hire. The * noted certification training programs are available at SCFY if needed.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires physical effort such as lifting of at least 50 lbs, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, balancing, and climbing. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. Must be physically able to perform the various activities conducted during sports, youth and family programs.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and varying fitness equipment. The noise level in the work environment can vary from quiet to moderate during office hours and moderate too loud during event hours. This position works in a variety of environments which can include but are not limited to, office settings, gymnasiums, and outdoors. This position works a varied work week as determined by the needs required to manage operations and events of which can include working evening, weekend, and additional hours to accommodate program and other activities representing the organization and branch operation.
Scott County Family Ymca