Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 04-Nov-2019 to 03-Dec-2019
  • - YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that enhance personal growth and improve health of spirit, mind and body for all.

Under the direction of the Community Vice President or Executive Director, the Regional Program Director of Youth Development will be responsible for all facets of the child/youth & family development department.  The Regional Program Director will directly supervise (1-3 non-exempt staff) Program Directors or Associate Program Directors, all of whom will assist in involving people of all ages with the YMCA.  Responsibilities will also include recruitment & coordination of volunteers. The position will include the development and administration of the department, program development and promotion, implementation and evaluation, staff scheduling and supervision, and financial operation in accordance with Center and Association goals, objectives and policies.  Additional responsibilities include special projects, community relations/involvement, program innovation, site/program observations and providing leadership to staff in the annual campaign. The Regional Program Director must understand their role in helping build relationships and a small community atmosphere among our members.

This position requires a BA/BS degree in child development, recreation, elementary education or related field and 4-5 years related experience.  Applicant must have proven management and programming skills with special emphasis on youth, teen and family activities and volunteer recruitment/training.  The ability to relate to all age groups is essential.  Experience with volunteers, fiscal management, and program development is also important.  The need exists to be current with community trends. 

Due to the diversity of responsibility, a high degree of organizational ability is needed.  Strong skills are necessary in supervision, management, income production, expense control, public relations, promotion, communication skills, and record-keeping.


*Designated as a First Responder in the event of an emergency.

1. Develops, administers and controls the designated budgets, including meeting income targets and expense control, in consultation with Community Vice President or Executive Director.
2. Oversees the selection, training and supervising department staff and volunteers.
3. Interprets Association goals, objectives and policies to the community and constituency.
4. With input and assistance from the Program Director the Senior Program Director will evaluate programs and recommend changes based on compatibility with the Center and Association goals.  Is responsible for the development of new program thrusts.
5. Guides assigned center committees in formulating policies and programs consistent with Center and Association goals.
6. Completes requirements (10 hours minimum weekly) conducting site visits/observations and building relationships with school personnel.
7. Prepare reports as required.
8. Shares responsibilities for Center supervision, public relations, planning and promotions as agreed, which includes researching/proposing two ideas for program innovation and enrichment.
9. Models community involvement and relations through local agency membership and speaking engagements.
10. Assists the international aspect of the Association including World Service education and fundraising.
11. Responsible for performance management, of direct reports and oversees the performance evaluations process of other department staff on an annual basis.
12. Supervises and is accountable for care and up keep of department equipment and facilities.
13. Shares responsibility for providing income through membership fees and special subsidies.
14. Provides leadership and guides Program Directors in developing a plan to meet or exceed annual campaign goals through direct solicitation and special events, as well as training staff on best practices in fundraising.
15. Directs and organizes department program activities compatible with Center & Association goals.
16. Provides direct leadership to specific programs as agreed upon with the Community Vice President, Executive Director or the Associate Executive.
17. Involved with other community groups in identifying and responding to community needs and issues.
18. Serves as a liaison to school districts in the service area concerning all aspects of YMCA programs.
19. Provides leadership and implementation to special projects and assists with any other projects or activities as may be assigned.

1. Be informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in your field.
2. Acquaint members with other YMCA programs and benefits.
3. Develop relationships that promote the building of small communities.
4. Recommend participation in a variety of YMCA programs.
5. Support our YMCA Annual Campaign by inviting members to contribute.
6. Be able to articulate the role and the importance of volunteers.
7. Be informed about volunteer opportunities.
8. Provide an environment in which valuing diversity is encouraged and the 40 Developmental Assets can be built and emphasized.

1. Visually inspect building/program locations for cleanliness and necessary repairs.
2. Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
3. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. and transport such weight from one location to another.
4. Ability to demonstrate and lead activities.
5. Ability to visibly observe youth participants.
6. Ability to effectively present information (e.g. train others) and respond to questions from managers, customers, vendors and the general public.
7. Ability to use sound judgment and make decisions using YMCA policies and procedures as a guide.
8. Interprets Association goals, objectives and policies to the community and membership.
9. Ability to communicate with parents and youth participants effectively.
10. Ability to work in a variety of environments (e.g. indoor, outdoor, warm, cold & humid conditions)
11. Ability to recognize potential hazards/unsafe conditions and respond appropriately according to guidelines outlined by OSHA and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, especially those related to Child Abuse Prevention.
12. Obtains required training certifications and keep all certifications current.
13. Ability to observe and promote safety and security procedures.
14. Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR & First Aid effectively.

The effectiveness of performance in this position can be judged by:
• Evidence by the YMCA being recognized as a leader in the field of programming for youth and families through programs that are well organized, well run, and include the follow-up and recognition that is timely and satisfying to the participant.
• Financial accountability as it relates to the achievement of budgeted program target levels.
• Evidence of growth and development in the number of programs, activities and program participants.
• Facilities and grounds used are safe, clean, and well maintained as appropriate for their designated use.
• Evidence of creative planning and programming by meeting deadlines, sufficient promotion of the attainment of agreed upon goals.
• Evidence of successful staff and volunteer supervision, training and teamwork as it relates to Center and Association goals and objectives.
• Evidence of professional growth and expanded opportunities, duties and responsibilities within the position.
• Evidence of self, program participants and general membership developing in the core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

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