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YMCA: YMCA of Central Ohio

Location: Columbus, OH

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Develops, organizes and implements high quality Youth, Family, and Teen program(s).

Essential Functions include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors and healthy living practices.
  • Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives. Will provide staffing support for programming as needed.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. May organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  • Develops and manages program budget to meet fiscal objectives. Maintains inventory and recommends purchases as needed.
  • Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  • Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  • Participates in branch and association wide meetings and trainings.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises up to 15 program staff .
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with YMCA's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age, and hold a bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent and have at least two years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Passionate belief in the Y's cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Must complete state-mandated concussion training immediately and keep certification current (renews every 3 years).
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certification must be obtained within 90 days
  • Listen First training must be completed within 6 months
  • Completion of YMCA Team Leader certification within 12 months

Salary: $30,000 - $35,000


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Resumes until: 7/31/2014

Contact: Al Obayuwana

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