Youth and Family Director

If you have a passion for youth development and can lead by example, we'd love to have you join our Y team.


Alamance County Community YMCA


Burlington, NC 27215

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high-quality YMCA programs in the areas of After School Care, Summer Day Camps, Sports, Y-Guides, Family Events and Teen leadership.

This position is supported by a full-time assistant and numerous part-time staff and volunteers.


  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. Two to three years related experience preferred.
  3. Minimum age requirement of 21.
  4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Essential Functions

  1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  4. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations.
  5. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  6. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  7. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  8. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities and special events.
  9. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  10. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.
  11. Incorporates Character Development within the activities of each program.
  12. Ensures safety, cleanliness and function of all related facilities and equipment.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

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 fundraising.

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.

Required Certifications

  • CDL or ability to obtain CDL within 60 days of hire.
  • Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • YMCA Team Leader or above certification.

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Apply by Mail to:

Patricia Brewer
1346 S Main St
Burlington 27215-5604

Resumes Accepted Until

May 21, 2021

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