Job Opportunities

Program Director

The Clinton Community YMCA in Clinton, IL is looking for someone skilled in youth/adult sports and summer camp management to lead a small, thriving Y staff team.

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Program Director is responsible for the administration and direction of all Youth / Adult Sports programming as well as our Camp Osage summer program. This position will function as a member of the total staff team in developing community relations, lay committees and long-range planning as well as the interpretation of YMCA programming to the public. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA are conveyed.


Bachelor's degree and relevant experience preferred. Knowledge of youth sports. This position requires extensive skills in recruiting, training and direction of volunteer leaders and employees. The Program Director must demonstrate skills in program development, fiscal management, effective human relations, and ability to communicate with staff, members, and donors.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop the annual operating objectives and plans assigned program responsibilities. Monitor the achievement of these objectives and exercise appropriate action to assure achievement of the objectives.
  • Prepare the annual income and expense budget for the youth/adult sports programs and summer Camp Osage including any assigned area(s) of responsibility. Administer the budget and exercise necessary controls to assure operations are carried out in a balanced fiscal position.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all staff relative to program responsibilities. Conduct all appropriate staff trainings and meetings.
  • Plan, promote and direct our summer camp programming.
  • Plan, promote and direct all youth and adult sports programs.
  • Develop and actively recruit and market new program offerings.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the board-designated committee.
  • Serve as staff aide in the Annual Strong Kids Campaign.
  • Actively pursue trainings, learning opportunities and certifications as they relate to responsibilities.
  • Ensure all program operation is consistent with Association procedures, including emergency, insurance, accident, purchasing, personnel, and accounting systems. Develop policies and procedures for specific program efforts as needed. Emergency Action Plans, and Association Safety Policy.
  • Serve as a member of the total staff team with responsibility for the administration, promotion, and operation of programs. Participate accordingly in such projects as assigned, as well as staff trainings and meetings, core program teams and special events.
  • Uphold the core values of the YMCA.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies:

  • Mission Advancement: Models and teaches YMCA values. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.
  • Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies and initiatives. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communication to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
  • Personal Growth: Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Shares new insights. Facilitates change, models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change.

Required Certifications:

  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred but not required. CPR and First Aid certifications may be required.

Salary $28,500.00 - $32,000.00 (Benefit package included also)

Email resumes to info@clintoncommymca.org

Or mail resumes to: Clinton Community YMCA
417 S. Alexander Street
Clinton, IL 61727

Resumes accepted until 12/17/2018