Youth Development Director

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking a Youth Development Director for our Youth Development Department.


YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region


Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Job Description

Are you interested in working with a Cause Driven organization? Do you have a collaborative spirit committed to character development by promoting and demonstrating caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to staff, lay leaders, YMCA members, program participants and the general public? Would you like to join an organization that believes in strengthening the foundation of our communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility?

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking a Youth Development Director for our Youth Development Department.This individual will enthusiastically represent the YMCA by displaying a positive attitude, maintaining a high level of energy and commitment to quality throughout all aspects of the job through the four character values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The Youth Development Director will create a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals whileinspiring youth to discover their passions. The Youth Development Directorwill develop, organize and implement high quality YMCA child care programs for our Before and After School and Day Camp programs.

Colorado Springs is a thriving city with over 30 Fortune 500 companies and a leader in the aerospace and defense industries. It also has a diverse collection of non-profit organizations and businesses with a large number of tourist attractions. Colorado Springs is going through an exciting period of growth right and was recently ranked #2 on the "best places to live" list. Here is the link to the article that was published in April 2018.Colorado Springs.

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Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day.We are welcoming:we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become.We are genuine:we value you and embrace your individuality.We are hopeful:we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.We are nurturing:we support you in your journey to develop your full potential.We are determined:above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Must be 21 years or older

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field

  • One to two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs

  • Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards (if any) and completion of YMCA program specific certifications

  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred

Essential Functions

  • Manages, directs and coordinates the school age child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.Reviews and evaluates staff performance.Develops strategies to motivate staff andachievegoals.

  • Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality

  • Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.

  • Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures thephysical environment supports healthy living.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations andagencies related to assigned programs.Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.

  • Provides staff leadership for annual fundraising campaign and committees as assigned.

  • Maintains proper records/department files.

  • Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.

  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Communication & Influence
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Engaging Community


$40,000.00 - $45,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Dec. 31, 2019

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