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Program Director - Achievers

YMCA Cape Cod
Job Description
Position Summary:
The Program Director is responsible for a broad base of educational and other non-physical as well as physical programs.  Plans, organizes and directs youth and adult programs and instructional classes for this college readiness/career development program. Recruits, trains and supports assigned staff, instructors, and volunteers.  Responsible for scheduling, programming, fundraising, promoting, and monitoring all activities in the Achievers and/or related programs serving teen and adult participants from low income and communities of color. 
Essential Functions:
  1. Develops, implements, manages and controls department budget ensuring operation within budget.
  2. Coordinates the development of the Achievers Steering and sub committees.
  3. Coordinates the development and management of Achievers programs achieving college preparedness and career awareness operating objectives.
  4. Executes the policies and goals of the Association and YMCA Achievers.
  5. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and supervises program staff and volunteers, as appropriate, within the operational needs and budget. Reviews and evaluates performance.  Develops strategies to motivate staff and volunteers and achieve goals.  Ensures staff and volunteer certifications, if applicable, are current while maintaining accurate records.  Facilitates communication and provides leadership.
  6. Supervises and evaluates program staff and volunteer in the implementation of college readiness, career clusters, and schedules to accomplish annual objectives and meet program needs.
  7. Direct the Achievers Program annual banquet fundraising event and Scholarship Campaigns.
  8. Develops and maintains relationships with current and potential funding sources, both private and public, and collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery.
  9. Direct staff and volunteers in the development of program recruitment and strategies/campaigns ensuring engagement of teen and adult participants from low income and communities of color.
  10. Provides “hands-on” leadership coordinating teen training workshops, college tours, World of Work tours, career fairs, annual Teen Summit trips cultural enrichment programming and other program initiatives.
  11. Represents YMCA Achievers at appropriate Association meetings and local, national and regional events.
  12. Maintains community contacts and visibility to ensure YMCA Achievers maintains a high degree of acceptance and credibility within the corporate community and service area.
  13. Models the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and provides/maintains an environment in which these values are evident to staff, members and program participants through all levels of the association.
  14. Participates as an effective member of the management team, providing assistance in YMCA activities and special events.
  15. Participates in relevant community activities that promote the YMCA and ensures that positive relationships are maintained with agencies where YMCA programs are promoted.
  16. Provides statistical, analytical, and narrative reports as required.
  17. Assures compliance with state and local regulations. Ensures that program standards are met and safety and risk management procedures are followed.
  18. Maintains required certifications.
  19. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
  20. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures.  Completes reports as necessary.
  21. Other duties as assigned.
  1. Associates degree in education, human services, social services, business or equivalent.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. Two or more years of experience in youth and teen programming, such as educational and personal development, college preparedness and workforce readiness.  Experience in financial development and community relations, supervision and volunteer development.
  3. Ability to persuade and motivate others into action, direct programs through supervision of volunteers, staff and multiple levels of leadership within organization,  develop and monitor budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fundraising. 
  4. Proficient in all standard business software, excel, word, powerpoint, outlook, business math, and data entry; Microsoft office preferred.
  5. Ability to make effective presentations to top management, public groups and Board of Directors.
  6. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  8. Bilingual in Spanish or Portuguese preferred.
  9. Certifications: CPR, First Aid, and AED within 60 days of employment.
Physical Demands:
Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions and to supervise program activities in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

Apply by 11/30/20
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