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Director of Youth Development
YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities in Kennewick, Washington
Date Posted 11/26/2021
Salary 55,000.00 - 75,000.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Director of Youth Development

REPORTS TO: Executive Director


SALARY RANGE: $55,000-$75,000


Works in collaboration with the SACC Directors and Directors of Early Learning to coordinate, supervise, and manage the entire School-Age Child Care (SACC) program and Early Learning Centers. In order to implement a high quality, developmentally appropriate child care program the Director of Youth Development will follow the rules put in place via the YMCA and Washington State guidelines.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development or Child Related Field.

Cleared Portable Background Check including fingerprints if Training if required by DCYF.

Minimum Two years experience in management, supervision, and leadership.

Must be able to meet state licensing requirements for Child Care Director.


Have demonstrated knowledge in:

  • Behavior management specific to school-age children and Early Childhood
  • Program management
  • School-age and Early childhood activity planning and coordinating

Physical Requirements

  • Be able to lift 30 lbs
  • Be able to sit on the floor and participate in regularly scheduled active games
  • Participate in cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, wiping

The Director of Youth Development must:

  • Have the understanding, ability, physical health, emotional stability, and good judgment to meet the needs of the children in care.
  • Great written and oral communications skills, following proper grammar and spelling.
  • Be able to understand and adhere to a budget.
  • Be organized.
  • Be comfortable speaking in front of groups of people.


1. Ensure compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to both Early Learning and School-Age. Certify that program standards are met and health and safety procedures are followed.

2. Hire new staff for both Early Learning and School-Age as well as train, motivate and evaluate all staff. Have direct supervision of all staff and directors within both programs.

3. Assist with the development of informational materials and brochures as needed for promotions and PR uses. Also, assist in the development of special events and activities.

4. Help to maintain updated program information and schedules for Break Camps, School-Age Child Care and Early Learning Programs. Ensure effective communication of information with parents, participants and YMCA Staff.

5. Oversee program planning, ordering of supplies, curriculum, snack, and field trips. Facilitate daily activities utilizing staff, child and family input.

6. Assist in the Identification and resolution of problems with staff or families to ensure programs are meeting YMCA goals and community needs.

7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical, disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.

8. Develop and implement the program budget for both School-Age Child Care and Early Learning programs.

9. Assist with grant writing and administration for both School-Age and Early Learning Programs.

10. Create schedules and complete timesheets for both School-Age Child Care and Early Learning programs.

11. Support high quality programs through innovative program development with STEAM, Creative Curriculum and After School Upgrade through the YMCA of the USA.

12. Manage staff meetings for Program Directors, Site Coordinators, all school-age staff, and all early learning staff. Bring in or address ongoing training areas for improvement with all staff. Attend Directors meetings or other field related trainings as necessary for personal or program growth.

13. Create and distribute registration packets and parent handbooks for both Early Learning and School-Age Child Care programs. Communicate with fellow departments on registration dates and site availability prior to registration beginning.

14. Focus on specific safety and risk management practices to ensure safe programs and facilities.

15. Fulfill the responsibilities of the Early Learning Directors or School-Age Child Care Directors when not present.

16. Other duties as assigned.


This position is responsible for following YMCA policies and procedures to work with both staff and customers to ensure that the SACC program of the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities operates in a smooth and professional manner.


The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We promote the four YMCA core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities. The Y is for youth development, healthy living, social responsibility.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
We are following DOH, BFHD, and DCYF COVID-19 precautions, to keep everyone safe.


  • Childcare: 2 years (Required)


  • First Aid Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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