Youth Development Program Coordinator - Family/Teens/Youth

Eugene Family YMCA

Job Description


 Youth Development Program Coordinator – Family/Teens/Youth
Department: Youth Development
Reports to: Youth Development Director
Classification: Exempt, Full time
Job Grade: 8
Salary: $47,381.49

Our Culture*
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

Position Summary*
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Youth Development Program Coordinator provides direct supervision to youth and teen spaces and programs for the new state-of-the-art Eugene Family YMCA facility. They create positive, nurturing and cooperative relationships with youth, families, YMCA staff, school employees and community partners. They provide direction for programs and implement quality programming. The YD Program Coordinator provides quality experience to staff, youth, and families that focus on the YMCA values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. They promote and support the potential of all youth in programs and facilitate peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall youth development experience.

Essential Functions*

  • Performs logistical and administrative functions and responsibilities related to program coordination for Family Events, PlayZone, KidZone, and the Teen and Youth Space
  • Develops age-appropriate program outlines that meet Y and developmental objectives; schedules facilities and equipment for planned activities
  • Works with Marketing & Communications and other departments to promote and market activities
  • Oversees and ensures the safety of the activity environment, implementing safety and emergency plans and responding to potential hazards
  • Manages activity registration, room set up, and clean up
  • Collaborates with community organizations to enhance the quality of the programs and strengthen existing programs and develop new programs
  • Develops programs and strategies to recruit and engage youth 5-17 with new programs
  • Oversees day-to-day operation of youth and teen center including supervising staff and volunteers; ordering and inventorying supplies and equipment; creating, implementing, and evaluating programs; and serving as a leader and resource for teen groups.
  • Enhances communication surrounding teen programming both internally and externally in ways best received by teens
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge about trends in teen programming, generational needs and challenges, and current events in teen culture to influence programming decisions that are relevant and effective
  • Coordinates member and community engagement programs including, but not limited to: Family nights, E-sports, NinjaZone, Teen Nights, and Youth Nights
  • Provides direct leadership to program participants; provides a program/class atmosphere that promotes and encourages inclusion, positive youth development, and satisfaction of all participants.
  • Coordinates and assists with special events planning.
  • Collaborates with youth and staff, creating safe space for all input and ideas to be heard, fully considered and encouraged.
  • Creates and builds a strong community for the teen population via special events, series and workshops.
  • Develops and maintains engaging new activity and enrichment programs that continue to meet the changing needs and demands of local teens and youth.
  • Ensures that a culture of acceptance prevails and that all young people experience an environment that fosters personal growth.
  • Creates and develops unique teen engagement programming that fosters connectedness.


  • Develops and maintains good public relations and works cooperatively with YMCA staff, youth, school administrators, families, and the community
  • Works with all staff to promote YMCA membership, programs and services
  • Works with Community Engagement Specialist to program spaces
  • Assists with resolving participant behavior issues;
  • Trains and mentors volunteers, students, interns and new staff

Administrative Duties

  • Communicates with program supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner about the ongoing participant, family, and school staff requests
  • Establishes plans for the expansion of programs and services, in harmony with overall YMCA objectives and the leadership team
  • Adheres to scheduled work hours; attends orientations, trainings, and staff meetings as required
  • Purchases appropriate supplies, coordinates expenditures, maintains records and receipts.
  • Maintains a schedule of offerings, keeping the Welcome Center and Marketing & Communications up to date.
  • Participates in maintaining youth physical spaces and reports needed repairs or safety hazards immediately
  • Safely drives a 15-passenger bus
  • Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.
  • Must commit to obtaining YMCA-required training, including 1. First Aid/CPR/AED//Bloodborne Pathogen Certification, 2. Child Abuse Prevention, and 3. Preventing Discrimination and Harassment training, (within 90 days of hire)
  • Must maintain a current, valid Oregon driver’s license, a DMV driving record that meets YMCA standards, evidence of insurability, and reliable transportation throughout entire term of employment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications*

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Enrolled in the Child Care Division Central Background Registry ( and proof of enrollment
  • Please complete the online application right away as it will take several weeks to process
  • At least two and a half years of experience working directly with youth 5-17 years old in a structured group setting
  • At least 1 year of experience supervising adults
  • At least intermediate level skills with core business software, including the Microsoft Suite (Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Forms), Adobe Acrobat)

Preferred Qualifications*

  • Meet the Office of Childcare requirements for the Program Leader position:
  • 60 hours of experience working in the program AND Completion of 20 clock hours of training, completed within the last five years, focused on school-age child care that meets the following core knowledge criteria:
  • Five clock hours in understanding and guiding behavior (UGB)
  • Five clock hours in learning environments and curriculum (LEC)
  • Five clock hours in human growth and development (HGD)
  • Five clock hours in program management (PM)


  • At least 240 hours of qualifying experience working with school-age children in the last five years in a Certified Child Care Center or comparable group care program


  • At least an AA Degree in:
  • Early childhood education
  • Child development
  • Elementary education
  • Special education
  • Physical education
  • Recreation
  • Human development
  • Child and family studies
  • Home economics


  • At least a Step 8 in the Oregon Registry
  • Meets Office of Childcare’s Preschool Teacher requirements
  • 20 semester (30 quarter credits) in Child Development, Early Education, Elementary Education, Special Education OR a minimum of two years (or 1500 hours) of experience working in a licensed preschool
  • Previous experience working at a YMCA
  • Experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds (race, sexuality, gender identity, national origin, skin color, abilities, age, religion, socioeconomic status, cultural background, lifestyles, and any other aspects)
  • Conversational fluency in Spanish

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies*

  • Collaboration: Creates sustainable relationships within the Y and with other organizations in service to the community
  • Communication & Influence: Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause
  • Inclusion: Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence
  • Innovation: Creates and implements new and relevant approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s work and impact in the community
  • Program/Project Management: Ensures program or project goals are met and intended impact occurs
  • Developing Self & Others: Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential
  • Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates ability to understand and manage emotions effectively in all situations
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities.
  • Attention to detail with demonstrated skills in planning and time management; must work autonomously and display independent work proficiency, flexibility and dependability; exercise sound judgment with the ability to make timely decisions without supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and effectively prioritize to meet deadlines; willingness to work enthusiastically under fluctuating priorities and have the ability to focus and return to tasks and projects with frequent interruptions.

Hours / Days of Work*

  • This position requires a 40-hour workweek, usually from Monday to Friday.
  • Hours may vary depending on season and need
  • Some weekends and YMCA special events

Work Environment and Physical Demands*
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities such as sports, games, and curriculum activities and monitor behavior inside and outside
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • The employee is frequently exposed to challenging, highly charged or disagreeable public. A calm demeanor and de-escalation skills are necessary.


*Full-time Employee Benefits & Discounts*

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The Eugene Family YMCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Eugene Family YMCA is committed to creating an environment of mutual recognition where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Y believes that diversity, inclusion, and a sense of purpose and belonging in the workplace are critical to the achievement of our mission. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may complete the ADA Accommodation Request Form; or contact us at or 541-686-9622, ext. 246.

The Y: We're for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.*

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.06 per hour

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