Program Director

Employment Type
Job Category
Youth & Teen Programs
Rockaway YMCA

Salary: $60,000- $61,171

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

Under the supervision of the Youth and Family Director, the Program Director is responsible for management of the DYCD-Funded COMPASS/SONYC program at the Village Academy School which includes the overall development, administration, supervision and evaluation of the Village Academy After School Program. The Program Director will focus on maintaining a quality program while raising additional funds to expand the program to meet the needs of the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fiscal, government contract, foundation, and corporate grant management.
  • Meet or exceed all contract requirements. 
  • Plan and create new and innovative youth and family programs that meet the needs of the community in keeping with the Branch priority objectives and strategic plan.
  • Work collaboratively with branch staff to develop new programs.
  • Recruit, select, develop, train and supervise staff.
  • Develop and grow community partnerships and create and track a resource referral system for youth and families.
  • Represents the Branch at necessary program cabinets (i.e YAS, Teen).
  • To successfully maintain and continue to improve the quality of all Youth and Family programs.
  • Become a certified trainer in at least 1 youth area and lead training events.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work or related field required. 
  • Master’s in social work, education or related field.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience supervising community-based youth programs and developing programs.
  • Knowledge of Development and administration of youth programs, Supervision, Contract management, Grant Writing. 
  • Knowledge of: AS400, Budgeting, public policy, Child Abuse trainer, CPR/First Aid, RTE trainer. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. 

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

** New Requirement**
All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please use the “Additional Attachment” section on the online application to upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination. 

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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