Job Code: SCAD01

Senior Program Director

Category: Administrative Positions
Location: South County YMCA

Job Type: Full-Time


The South County YMCA has an opening for a Senior Program Director. This position supports the work of Central Coast YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

The Senior Program Director is responsible for developing, administering and overseeing all facets of sports programs, day camps, afterschool programs, family & teen programming, and special events, with a heavy emphasis on volunteer development. This is a full-time position. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, membership at one of the association’s five YMCA branches and participation in the YMCA retirement fund after meeting eligibility requirements.


  • Oversee the development of volunteer advisory committees for each program area and the branch.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring department marketing plans.
  • Must be able to establish, develop, foster and maintain positive relationships with area schools, churches, civic groups, businesses and community organizations.
  • Develop goals and objectives for departments that reflect the association’s strategic plan and objectives.
  • Maintain records to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of assigned responsibilities.
  • Responsible for Risk Management, Quality Standards, Child Abuse and Safety for all program areas.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise and develop lead staff for youth sports, day camp, afterschool, and kid’s zone.
  • Responsible for ensuring certifications and performance evaluation of all supervised staff according to Central Coast YMCA guidelines.
  • Must be able to prepare, monitor and manage departments budget to assure financial and program goals are attained while serving in a leadership role in financial development through our Annual Support Campaign.
  • Partner with Community Development to identify and manage grant funding opportunities.
  • Monitor payments in all programs and ensures timely collection of all program fees.
  • Serve as a member of the family center leadership team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development, recreation/sports or equivalent area preferred.
  • Three to five years management experience with proven abilities in budget development, monitoring, and control.
  • Proven ability in program development, marketing and promotion.
  • Proven skills as a high functioning, multi-tasker
  • Minimum of three years of experience with afterschool programs, summer camps, youth sports & program administration.
  • Current state approved First Aid / CPR certified.
  • Bilingual, English and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must have transportation in order to travel within service area.
  • Must pass a background check


Email your resume or completed application to Lulu Vargas at You may also drop off an application in person at the South County YMCA in Soledad at 560 Walker Drive.

We are an equal opportunity employer.