Our Commitment to EquityThe Y actively promotes a culture free
from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional
and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will
be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable
and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into
every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a
culturally versatile and respectful manner.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive
atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all
employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety
standards and protocols related to preventative health measures
based on CDC and local health department guidelines.
YMCA of Greater Seattle seeks a dynamic, mission-driven District
Director-Youth & Family to support long-term strategy, drive
quality, consistency and equity in youth & family program area and
nurture relationships with local key community stakeholders in a
designated district (comprised of 4 - 5 full-service branches). The
District Director-Youth & Family will provide program expertise,
multi-site leadership and a high level of staff development acumen
to ensure a best in class membership experience within their
respective district's branches. The District Director will work
with the District Executive, Branch Executives, Youth Development
Center of Excellence (COE), fellow District Directors and Family
Program Directors to collaboratively lead the district's strategy
and vision both internally and externally, as set by Senior
Leadership. In close partnership with the highly collaborative YMCA
of Greater Seattle leadership, the District Director is expected to
build upon the organization's success, constructing and fulfilling
all assigned financial and operational goals and objectives. We are
seeking a proven leader who can direct and support change
management with ease. The District Director will be comfortable
motivating, communicating, and influencing in a multitude of
environments with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
- Directly supervises assigned Family Program Director in
respective home branch and is the dotted line supervisor of the
Family Program Directors in the 3-4 other branches within a
district. Provides leadership and direction by coaching and
providing overall direction, performance management, and
development to staff. In partnership with Centers of Excellence,
District Executive and Branch Executives within a district, support
the operational growth of a District through growth and member
experience including program expansion. Serves as a subject matter
expert and thought leader in the area of membership at the district
level as well as association-wide Supports program delivery of
Association-wide strategy within a district to assure high quality
results, which support district and association mission, goals and
strategies. Train, evaluate, and manage staff and volunteers in
assigned areas. Grow and develop staff potential. Ensure that
safety procedures are followed and that all programs are in
compliance with YMCA standards and all regulations and applicable
standards. Play a significant role in financial development within
designated home branch. Play a support role in board development
within designated home branch.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This
role routinely uses standard office equipment.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is
required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and
reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift equipment
and program supplies, up to 20 pounds.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are
typically Monday through Friday, typically 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.
This is a regional role supporting multiple locations in the
Greater Seattle area. Reliable transportation to support frequent
travel within King County required.
- Bachelor's degree in program area or related field or
equivalent education/experience. 5 years of leadership experience
leading teams in designated functional area (Youth & Family
programs). Broad knowledge of membership acquisition and retention
best practices. Comfort navigating electronic reporting and
tracking systems Certified in CPR and First Aid. Ability to respond
to safety and emergency situations. District Directors are required
to have personal cell phone. Demonstrated ability to develop a
strategy and implement through change management. Additional
experience, training and/or certifications may be required
depending on program area.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse
populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual
- Ability to speak any language in addition to English
Other combinations of applicable education, training, and
experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills
necessary to perform effectively in the position may be
This job description may be changed at any time, at YMCA of
Greater Seattle's discretion.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer
committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug &
alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of
a background check.
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