Senior Program Director School-Age with Day Camp focus

Our fast growing, mid-sized YMCA in Colorado is adding school disctricts and seeking a Youth Development and Day Camp expert. Is it you?


YMCA of Northern Colorado


Lafayette, CO 80026

Job Description

The YMCA of Northern Colorado is growing! Along with this exciting growth, we are seeking someone who is part teacher, part guardian, part administrative phenom and part programmatic innovator. That's a whole lot of parts! But our new Senior Program Director for School-Age Childcare with a Day Camp focus must be a lot of things to a lot of people. They must be a mentor and educator to the hundreds of children they will oversee, they must be a communicator and trustee for the parents of those children, and they must be a responsible administrator, budgeting ace and management expert for the good of their employees, co-workers and supervisors.

If you can't tell, we have high hopes, high standards, and high regard for this position.

With our programs growing and expanding into new school districts, we are looking for someone to round out our already wonderful leadership team.

So tell us: Are you the right person for this job? You might be the right candidate if...

You are hands-on, engaged, young at heart and mature of mind. You are not afraid to get down and dirty in our playground one moment and then get down and dirty in budgeting the next. You are creative and innovative ' ready to ensure our programs are ground-breaking, parent-pleasing and mind-blowingly fun for kids. You think at a high level and have high expectations of your staff, fostering an environment of innovation, positivity and teamwork. You are comfortable with ' nay, you love ' budgeting, implementing policies, tackling administrative and marketing duties, training and doing work thatsomemay consider dull...but you certainly would not!

You are a youth development and day camp expert. You see the possibility of each child, and you work tirelessly to become their champion, mentor and fun-provider. You know that at the end of the day, all kids should have the opportunity to live to their full potential and you can't wait to help them do so.

This position is full-time and includes benefits: medical, dental, vision insurance options, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, free YMCA family membership, 50% reduced rates on YMCA of Northern Colorado programs, and much more!

Salary Range: $45,000-50,000 per year

Application review begins August 14, 2020


1. Must be Director qualified by the State of Colorado Department of Human Services Child Care division.

2. Bachelor's degree in related field

3. Minimum 5 years experience working with school aged children

4. Minimum 2 years experience directly supervising staff

5. Minimum age requirements of 21

6. 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.

7. Ability to work with a wide range of age groups, demographics and have ability to collaborate well with a number of groups and individuals

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

9. Experience in multiple site management, understanding of child development principals and developmentally appropriate practices, understanding of state licensed program, as well as experience with fiscal management and staff development.

10. Ability to meet YMCA driver requirements.

11. Ability and desire to embrace the mission of the YMCA.

12. Spanish speaking candidate preferred

Essential Functions

This position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of School Day Off Programs and Summer Day Camp across all four of our school districts, covering a service area of Boulder, to Johnstown, to Fort Collins. This Senior Program Director will be responsible for developing and implementing curriculum and education at multiple locations, providing leadership for staff, developing program operating procedures and standards while ensuring financial sustainability.


$45,000.00 - $50,000.00

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