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Program Director (Vanderbilt YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The Vanderbilt YMCA is seeking a Program Director who under the supervision of the Youth and Family Director, the Program Director is responsible for management of the DYCD-Funded COMPASS/SONYC program at the Ella Baker School. This includes the overall development, administration, supervision and evaluation of the Ella Baker After School Program. The Program Director will focus on maintaining a quality program while raising additional funds to expand the program to meet the needs of the community.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work or related field required.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience supervising community-based youth programs and developing programs.
  • Knowledge of development and administration of youth program.
  • Knowledge of AS400, Budgeting, Public Policy, Grant Writing a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.


  • Fiscal, government contract, foundation and corporate grant management.
  • Responsible for grant writing.
  • Meet or exceed all contract requirements.
  • Plan and create new and innovative youth and family programs that meet the needs of the community in keeping with the Branch priority objectives and strategic plan.
  • Work collaboratively with the branch staff to develop new programs.
  • Recruit, select, develop, train and supervise staff.
  • Develop and grow community partnerships and create and track a resource referral system for youth and families.
  • Represents the Branch at necessary program cabinets (i.e YAS, Teen)
  • To successfully maintain and continue to improve the quality of all Youth and Family programs.
  • Become a certified trainer in at least 1 youth area and lead training events.
  • Conduct Manager on Duty rounds at the branch level.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health, YMCA of Greater New York, and funder standards, expectations, and regulations.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

How to Apply

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid-time off, free YMCA membership and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (ie. full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

How to Apply:If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone.

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PASE believes all kids deserve a safe, nurturing space during out-of-school time where they have opportunities to explore their passions while connecting with and learning from caring adults. We exist to improve the quality of afterschool programs for children and teens living in poverty.

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