Youth Director-Full Time-Alexander Family YMCA


Under the supervision of the Senior Youth Director, the Youth Director is responsible for leading and developing assigned Youth Programs and Youth staff. They must run the program with safety in the forefront. The Youth Director is responsible for managing the functions of the program in accordance with the stated mission, goals, and policies established by the administrative staff, governing committees, and Board of Directors of the YMCA.

  • Contributes to and supervises the fulfillment of the YMCA mission through the Youth Department activities and programs.
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Supports the overall vision for youth, branch and association initiatives.
  • Plans and promotes high quality and engaging programming for assigned programs, with an emphasis on safety, relationships, skill development, character development, group control and fun.
  • Plans and organizes day-to-day operations and is present in assigned programs based on Association Program Guidelines, which include daily program schedule and staff schedules.
  • Continually evaluates, improves, and innovates all assigned programs to ensure they meet or exceed Association guidelines and standards.
  • Maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility.
  • Maintains all records of their assigned programs that are necessary for the operation of the department and branch effectively.
  • Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Responsible for onboarding and developing them for success.
  • Maintains current and required certifications and records for staff according to the YMCA of the Triangle requirements.
  • Attends all meetings that are pertinent to this position including Y Leadership trainings, Youth Director Meetings, Director Meetings, and relevant task forces and affinity groups.
  • Assists with the YMCA Annual Campaign through development of staff team, recruiting volunteers and meeting annual fundraising goals as assigned.
  • Fulfills department/branch obligations as required by supervisor/Branch Director i.e. large youth events, trainings, etc.
  • Maintains a flexible work schedule, including evening and weekends as needed.
  • Direct Program Oversight/Additional Responsibilities:
    • Camp Skyline Director
    • 2 After School Programs
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred and/or 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Experienced in and passionate about creating and fostering communities and relationship building through programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in program and personnel development.
  • Ability to effectively manage staff, programs, and department schedules.
  • Oral, public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Requires a positive attitude, high level of initiative and professionalism, and enjoy working in and creating a strong team environment.
  • Demonstrate initiative, effectively prioritize, and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Multi-lingual desired but not required.


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
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Ability to obtain upon hire certifications in Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, Emergency Oxygen and Emergency Medication Administration Training. All certifications must stay current while employed with the YMCA.
  • A Commercial Driver's License, with "P" endorsement must be obtained with-in the first year of employment in order to drive a YMCA bus as needed.
  • The YMCA of the Triangle requires employees to comply with all COVID related PPE, cleaning, reporting and prevention expectations efforts. Further training and detail will be provided upon question and/or hire.