The YMCA of Greenville is a dynamic and rapidly growing association that seeks to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
The South Carolina YMCA Youth in Government and Teen Services branch develops engaged citizens and servant leaders who are changemakers in their schools, communities, and their own lives. The Youth in Government program teaches leadership, civic engagement, critical thinking, and an understanding of the democratic processes that guide our lives. The Teen Achievers program connects students with community leaders, resources, volunteers, and career opportunities in order to allow participants to achieve their full potential in their lives.
The Program Director works to support the programs of the Youth in Government/Teen Services branch, under the supervision of the Branch Executive Director. This position is responsible for recruiting new schools, working with existing schools, and recruiting and engagement of volunteers and alumni as program volunteers and as donors. Additionally, this position is responsible for supporting or directly organizing conference logistics both prior to and at conferences.
Not only will you be part of amazing mission-driven work, but we also offer the following benefits:
- 12% Retirement Contribution, once fully vested
- 403b Retirement Savings Plan
- Separate Paid Sick and Vacation Leave
- Medical Benefits
- Company Paid Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
- 9 Company Paid Holidays
- Household Membership to the YMCA of Greenville
- 50% Discount on Programs, including Childcare, Sports, and Aquatics.
- 20% Discount on Personal Training
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.
***This position is based in Greenville and requires travel throughout the state.***
- Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program growth for the Youth in Government programs and conferences. Measures progress against strategic goals and ensure continuous improvement.
- Works with Achievers partner schools and volunteers to manage school visit logistics and curriculum, and maintain attendance and feedback data. Maintains strong communication with schools and community volunteers.
- Supports all programs, conferences, and training including curriculum development, recruitment, and on-site program leadership and supervision.
- Under the supervision of the Branch Executive Director, serves as lead program staff for YCorps planning and budgeting, recruiting, logistics, and leading program.
- Under the supervision of the Branch Executive Director, serves as lead program staff for Middle School Model Legislature and Middle School Model UN.
- Maintains program database, monitoring registrations, sharing, and communicating with advisors.
- Supports and/or leads programs and conferences at all events, including Model Legislature and Court conferences (middle and high school), Pawleys Leadership Conference, Leadership Training, Advisor Training, Winter Retreat, YIG Day at the Statehouse, Middle School Model UN, Horizons Values Conference, Conference on National Affairs (CONA), YCorps, National Judicial Competition.
- Must be available for extensive travel and have reliable transportation. Travel includes in-state school visits as well as national conferences.
- Works with teens as co-collaborators, allowing their input and ideas to be heard, implemented, and encouraged.
- Adhere to policies related to boundaries with consumers
- Attend/complete required abuse risk management training
- Adhere to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising consumers
- Follow mandated reporting requirements
- Adhere to job-specific abuse risk management responsibilities
- Follow employees’ and volunteers’ screening requirements and use screening instruments to screen for abuse risk
- Provide employees and volunteers with ongoing supervision and training related to abuse risk
- Provide employees and volunteers with regular feedback regarding their boundaries with consumers.
- Require employees and volunteers to adhere to policies and procedures related to abuse risk
- Respond quickly to policy and procedure violations using the organization’s progressive disciplinary procedures
- Respond seriously and confidentially to reports of suspicious and inappropriate behaviors
- Follow mandated reporting requirements
- Communicate to all employees and volunteers the organization’s commitment to protecting their consumers from abuse
- Report essential abuse risk management information to the board of directors