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Job Code: CE

Program Director

Category: Programs
Location: Central YMCA

Job Type: Full-Time
Staff Contact: Human Resources


The Lake County YMCA is seeking a Program Director at the Central YMCA in Painesville. The job description and qualifications are listed below. This is a full-time, exempt position. The YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please email cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to [email protected]


This position oversees the development and operations of various programs including youth and adult sports, teens, and families.

  1. Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  4. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
  5. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
  6. Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
  7. Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
  8. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
  9. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
  10. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation
    in program.


  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. One to two years related experience preferred. Aquatics experience a plus.
  3. Minimum age requirements may apply; for example, minimum age of 21.
  4. 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.
  5. Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  6. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community.
  7. Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
  8. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  9. YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.


$35,500 - $37,500

Excellent healthcare package, life insurance, 12% retirement (upon completion of specific requirements), paid vacation, optional dental, and other benefits as listed in the personnel policy.

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