Youth Development Director

Take the next step in your career with this rewarding opportunity to join the YMCA of South Hampton Roads!


Taylor Bend Family YMCA


Chesapeake, VA 23321

Job Description

Take the next step in your career with this rewarding opportunity to join the South Hampton Roads as the Youth Development Director of the Taylor Bend Family YMCA, in Chesapeake, Virginia. You will love the small town feel of Chesapeake, with great schools, convenient shopping centers, and the beach resorts of Virginia Beach and Outer Banks, NC are only a short drive away.


Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Youth Development Director is responsible for providing Cause-Driven management and operations to the departments of Stay and Play, Interactive Zone, Youth Programming, E Learning, licensed Summer Camps, Holiday Camps, Teens and Sports. The Youth and Sports Director also assumes a leadership role in the annual support campaign. Day to day operations include staff supervision, fiscal control, program development, program area facility management/maintenance, marketing, and volunteer management. The Youth Development Director is also responsible for hiring, training and supervising and leading their staff team in superior levels of member service and engagement in accordance with the Association standards.


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 South Hampton Roads is committed to the development of staff leadership. In addition to a robust benefits program, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads also provides training to secure a promising future for our employees and our association. Excellent benefits package includes competitive pay, generous time off, membership, health benefits and the industry-leading retirement plan.


Submit an application with a cover letter, resume, and references byMonday, May 17, 2021,on the YMCA of South Hampton Roads website,


The Youth Development Director will meet the qualifications set forth by the YMCA of South Hampton Roads and the Virginia Department of Social Services. Minimum qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a child related field or Sports Management/ Recreation/Health Sciences is preferred, or college courses in related field or equivalent experience
  • At least 21 years or older
  • 1 to 2 years supervisory experience
  • Must be able to attain CDL (commercial driver’s license) Class B with Passenger Endorsement within 6 months of hire, Air Brakes Preferred
  • Proficient computer skills with ability to learn new software programs
  • Current CPR/First Aid/O2/MAT certified preferred or must receive within 60 days of hire
  • YMCA Team Leader Certification preferred

Essential Functions

Division of Duties:

25% Licensed Child Care Programs

25% Sports

25% Member Drop In Care

15% Annual Giving and other special projects

10% Family Programs


  • Plans, develops and implements Youth Programs including Sports, Teens, Summer Camp, Drop In Care, and Child Care
  • Ensures all program operations are consistent with association procedures, including emergency, insurance, accident, purchasing, personnel, accounting and other administrative systems
  • Maintains state license for Child Care programs and ensures the YMCA is in compliance for state inspections of facility

The Youth Development Director must understand and be willing to learn the necessary skills required for the successful completion of duties including:

Budget and Financial Performance

  • Develops and manages the budgets related to the position
  • Assists with and process Child Care Open Doors applications and renewals and adhere to YMCA standards and policies
  • Makes necessary purchases, inventories and deliveries of all program related supplies in accordance with Association standards

Program Development and Membership Engagement

  • Creates opportunities for members to form small communities and build meaningful relationships
  • Provides strong leadership and support for attaining goals and objectives of the Association Strategic Plan
  • Expands current Youth Development offerings with high quality programming in accordance with the Association standards

Team Performance Towards Organizational Goals

  • Hires, trains, evaluates and supervises licensed Child Care programs, sports, Interactive Zone, and Stay & Play, Teen Leaders, and volunteers
  • Develops and implements Sports Programing at family center and off site locations
  • Increased program retention numbers. Create an environment to promote the “off the field” experience to retain and increase participation in all program areas.
  • Assists in providing leadership and supervision to 3 neighboring school-based after school programs
  • Well-managed program as evidenced by positive program quality evaluations; trained, monitored and evaluated staff members.

Fund Raising

  • Participates in successful annual support campaign
  • Active leadership required in staff giving and membership involvement

Professional Development

  • Maintains current CDL, CPR/AED/O2/First Aid and MAT certification
  • Incorporates the five character values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith and promotes the YMCA Mission

Facility Management

  • Effectively coordinates facility usage for assigned programs and activities
  • Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment well maintained and operating outdoor sporting fields. Coordinate with landscaping crew and volunteers to assure a safe and organized environment for all games and practices.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

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


$36,327.00 - $43,000.00

How to Apply

Apply Online

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Resumes Accepted Until

May 17, 2021

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