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District Director - Youth & Family

Company: YMCA of Greater Seattle
Location: Bellevue
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


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.


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.


  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • 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 considered.

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.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to or the HR department at 206.382.5082.


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Seattle, Bellevue , District Director - Youth & Family, Other , Bellevue, Washington

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