YMCA of Greater Omaha

Youth & Family Director

US-NE-Omaha
ID
2017-2471
Southwest YMCA
Category
Childcare
Type
Full-Time

Overview

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Youth & Family Director develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA programming.

 

The Youth and Family Director oversees youth activity programs, Day Camps and family programming. 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Directs and supervises activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff, contractors and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality.
  • Creates and schedules all camp sessions and activities.
  • Monitors program operations, equipment and facilities, to adhere to all state, local and YMCA health and safety regulations.
  • Develops appropriate curriculum and ensure that it complies with state and federal requirements, along with maintaining licensing regulations at all times.
  • Establishes new activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, organizes and schedules program registrations. Reviews and processes program scholarship applications.
  • Manage payroll related transactions and monitor for accuracy and completeness.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  • Coordinates scheduling, safety and use of facilities (on and off-site) for program activities and events.
  • Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • Actively participates in branch, department and association staff meetings and/or related trainings.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation 
  • in programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  • At least one year previous supervisory experience in customer service and/or preferred.
  • Complete within 30 days of hire: Child Abuse Prevention Training; BLS CPR; First Aid; Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Must meet state licensing requirements for Director position of applicable license
  • Must meet annual training hour requirements for duration of position
  • Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community and successful clearance of background check.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Office/recreational environment. Intermittent sitting, standing, walking are required. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program.
  • Hours will include evening and weekend work.
  • Travel among local branches will be required.
  • Reliable transportation required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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