Serve as an innovative, creative, YMCA organization leader in new program development in the areas of: early childhood, youth and teen leadership, college internships, youth and teen clubs, STEM curriculum, and volunteer development. Responsible for consultation, training, and support of branch staff in launching new programs as requested or contracted, collaborations and partnerships with schools and other nonprofits, curriculum implementation, program quality, and enrichment.
Hours and Salary
$43,732-$50,066 annual salary, benefitted
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
• A Bachelor’s degree in child development, education, liberal arts or its equivalent in academic preparation or experience is preferred.
• At least five years of program and curriculum development experience,
in the areas of academic enrichment, youth and teen leadership, and after school programs.
• Experience in the field of community collaborations and/or public relations/marketing management preferred.
• Excellent written & verbal communication.
• Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously.
• Organized and detail-oriented.
• Ability to work independently and with confidential information.
• Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with employees and general public and a diverse group of individuals.
• Must possess strong organization and management skills.
• Exhibit proven leadership skills and competencies
• Has competencies and experience in training staff and volunteers
• Program development and launch support to 26 YMCA branches in diverse core curriculum areas.
• Curriculum design and implementation and staff training.
• Volunteer development and collaborations
You begin your busy day by checking your e mails and voicemail for any branch inquiries or issues that require your immediate attention. You review your field visit calendar for the Early Learning Readiness sites, your calendar for Association task force work in the areas of youth fitness and club leadership, and check in with your department team. You are very excited today, as your partnership with local colleges and universities is expanding with more student volunteers teaching dance and early childhood education curriculum at numerous branches in urban and suburban communities. You have worked with more than 15 YMCA branch staff to development standardized curriculum, best practices, and tools for measuring the good work of the Y. No two days are alike, and that, in itself is gratifying.
After responding to an email from your Association Youth Development Cabinet Chair regarding the agenda for next month’s meeting, you begin working on your training designs for branch staff for STEM pilot programs, another Achievement Gap initiative from the YMCA of the USA focusing on science, technology, engineering and math activities for youth in after school programs on more than 50 school campuses.
Your time management skills will be put to the test as your days become filled with phone call inquiries from 25 branches regarding program resources, program innovation and development, grant opportunities, and curriculum development. Program innovation is always at the forefront of your mind as you have met with branch staff who are “chomping at the bit” to collaborate with the department. You are excited about the opportunities and cannot wait for the next day.
Within a supportive team environment, you will have ample opportunities to advance your knowledge in child development, youth and teen leadership, curriculum research and writing, new program design and implementation, staff training and support, and program and environment quality. You look forward to your cause-driven work in service to the YMCA Association strategic plan, applicable policies and procedures.
How to Apply
Send résumés with cover letter to:
Patricia de Felice, Senior Vice President, Program Development
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
625 South New Hampshire Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
• Qualified applicants will be required to pass a background and credit check