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Youth Program Director

The Granite YMCA

As an equal opportunity employer, The Granite YMCA is committed to diversity and inclusion.  The Granite YMCA is a thriving $17M association with six branches—its service area includes 492,000 people, about 37 percent of the population in New Hampshire. The association started in 1854 with its first branch, the YMCA of Downtown Manchester, which offered programs for millworkers in the city. The Y has grown dramatically in both presence and impact in the last three decades. The association is particularly strong in child care with 22 sites, in camping with six major facilities, and in outreach programs with a history of serving at-risk youth within its regional footprint.

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The Granite YMCA Association Facts:

  • Mission Statement: The Granite YMCA creates a community where all are welcome and builds a healthy spirit, mind and body based on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • Geographic Service Area: 492,000 people (about 37% of the state of NH) serving Greater Manchester, Strafford County and the Seacoast Area.
  • Staff: 127 full-time, including CEO; 543 part-time growing to 600+ in summer.
  • Direct reports to CEO: COO, VP Finance, VP Camping, VP of Community Development, Director of Data Management, Association Marketing Director, Association Membership Director and Executive Assistant.
  • Volunteer Leadership: 17 Board of Trustees and 70 Branch Advisory Board Members.
  • 1300 additional volunteers engage annually to help the Y achieve its mission.
  • Membership:  The YMCA at all of its branches has over 20,000 facility members and over 6,000 program members. Facility members consist of 52% youth, 42% adult and 6% senior; 30% receive financial assistance.
  • Finances/Reserves:  Annual operating budget: $17M.  Strong fiscal health with $2.2M in cash reserves with an endowment fund of $8.3M. Nine years of operating surpluses and contributions to reserves. Funding mix: membership – 25%, camp – 26%, childcare – 28%, recreation, sports and fitness – 12%, fundraising, grants and miscellaneous – 9%.
  • Annual Fundraising Campaign: Raised $427,000 in 2017 and $415,000 in 2018.
  • Capital Campaign:  Completed campaign May 2016 by raising $3.3M on goal of $2.9M. One additional campaign is under study for Camping Services.
  • Total Community Benefit: Provided $1.78M in financial assistance serving 23,000 individuals and families who received financial aid and/or free services in 2018.

YMCA Alliance of New Hampshire:

The YMCA Alliance of New Hampshire exists to ensure that the YMCAs in the state are viewed as leading organizations that strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. As part of the governance structure, all CEOs and executive directors of New Hampshire YMCAs serve as part of the Alliance and have a vote on all decisions. The Alliance is structured for maximum effectiveness and optimal support of NH YMCAs, and aims to have a central role in influencing public policy around issues central to Ys and raising the profile of the YMCA and its impact among the general public. More information is available about the YMCAs in New Hampshire at

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. At The Granite YMCA we are driven by our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We create a work environment that promotes Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility and Family Strengthening. Bring your passion to our mission!

Youth Program Director is responsible for overseeing the creation and implementation of our youth and family programs through 7 week programs and family engagement while promoting the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Courage. Director will be responsible for program supervision, development and growth, with a strong emphasis on safety and program quality.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Ability to direct school-age programs through recruitment and supervision of staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing, program development, and fundraising.

  • Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.

  • Ability to provide for the physical and emotional needs of children

  • Ability to interact and communicate clearly in a positive manner with children, other workers and parents of participants


Bachelor's Degree in child psychology, recreation management or related field with a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a day camp or child care environment.Candidate must possess strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills, a demonstrated ability to, build strong community partnerships, and possess strong financial management and technology skills. Additional knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook, a valid driver’s license, Current First Aid and CPR Certifications or be willing to obtain within 60 days of employment.


Responsibilities include promoting and managing annual enrollments, financial oversight, staff hiring, training and supervision, and overseeing operations of the three program sites in the Rochester and Dover communities with a current enrollment of about 180+ children with potential for expansion in other communities.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement, supervise and evaluate family programs, 7 week youth programs, and teen initiatives that meet the Association Strategic Plan.

  • Coordinate and instruct programs a minimum of 15 hours/week during the school year.

  • Hire, train, and supervise part-time staff, volunteers and the Sports/Teen instructors.

  • Provide each staff member with an annual personnel review and assure all training and regular instructor meetings are met.

  • Responsible for creating and managing program budget.

  • Keep accurate inventories of equipment ensuring all is safe, well-kept and functional for use in programming.

  • Work with School Age Director to develop, and implement vacation camps.

  • Serve as the Assistant Camp Director.

  • Assist in pre-camp planning and training with Camp Director.

  • Continually model and teach character development qualities.

  • Implement and adhere to all COVID related protocols in program areas.

  • Maintain a good working relationship with other staff utilizing positive communication.

  • Attend and participate in all staff trainings, family nights and staff meetings.

How to Apply:

This is a full time, salaried, exempt position with a full range of benefits including health, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, generous paid time off program, Y Retirement, day care, camp and programming discounts and a free 2 Adult Family membership.

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Applications accepted through August 14, 2020

Anticipated start date of September 1, 2020 

Salary Range:

$34,000 - $38,000

Job Location:


Date Added: July 29, 2020

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