YMCA of Northern Colorado
  • School Age Programs
  • Boulder, CO, USA
  • Full Time

The YMCA of Northern Colorado is seeking a role model for role models, a fearless guide for staff members who work tirelessly to provide hundreds of children with care each and every day ... well, most days.

The Y's School Age Program Site Director in Boulder is a managerial position but our ideal candidate is more worker bee than queen bee. Neither a doormat nor a dictator, this position requires someone who has energy, a happy demeanor and strong leadership skills to supervise, teach, nurture and encourage our staff with a balance of empathy, accountability, role modeling and hands-on work.

You might be the right candidate if...

You are a communicator, a listener and a patient answerer of questions. You are a creative life force, generating ideas to keep our summer camp and school-age programming fresh, interesting, engaging and all-around awesome. You are detail-oreinted (you noticed we misspelled "oriented"). You are ready to implement a whole host of vitally important policies and procedures; you have countless children to protect, for goodness sake! And yet, you have the flexibility and calm nature that allows you to go with the flow and ride the whitewater rapids that can come with the job. You are even keeled, working well with both administrative and programmatic work, both people and numbers, both concrete policies and the gray shades of human nature. You can speak eloquently to parents and administrative staff while also having the skill to send a child into a fit of giggles. You are a metaphorical chameleon*.

*Actual chameleons need not apply

Here are some the essentials: 

  • Works with Associate Program Director to manage, direct and coordinate program areas, ensure high quality programs and establish new program activities.
  • Trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed.  Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  • Informs Associate Program Director of needed upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports safety practices aligning with YMCA, Health Department and CDHS standards.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with school administration.  Checks in weekly with office staff to communicate any updates or concerns. .
  • With support of Associate Program Director, provides staff leadership for annual fund-raising campaign. Represents the YMCA and participates in association special events.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Full time Monday-Friday hours vary from 7am-6pm position continues through summer as full time day camp site director.

Salary range is $16- $18/ hour

To apply for Site Director position, you must:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Supply documentation of current certification or become certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Provide 3 written references.

AND have at least one of the following

  • A four year degree in a related field


  • 48 semester hours of college credit AND 960 hours of experience in a licensed program since turning 18


  • 5460 hours of experience working directly with school-age children with a group of 4 or more unrelated school age children.

A positive attitude and closed toed shoes are required. 

This position is full-time hourly with benefits: medical, dental, vision insurance options, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, free YMCA family membership, 50% reduced rates on YMCA of Boulder programs, and much more!

We were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association in 1844. But today, we are The Y, an association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. At the YMCA of Boulder Valley, we are committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of gender, age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.  

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Apply today. 

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