Teen and Young Adult Advancement Manager

  • YMCA
  • Joliet, IL, USA
  • Aug 27, 2018
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference!

Ensure implementation and delivery of quality teen and young adult programming association wide. The manager builds relationship based, quality programs, special events and classes that deeply engage youth, specifically the teen and young adult population, in the Joliet YMCA. Programs may include, but are not limited to, Teen Achievers, Teen Leaders Clubs, Mission Trips, College Readiness Tours and programs, Leadership Conferences, College and University Service Club recruitment and support, family nights, special events and marketing expos.  Also provides support to association-wide youth development programs in the areas of strategic development of behavior management plans and overall family support. 

  1.  Bachelor's degree in social work or clinical counseling preferred or equivalent experience.  P
  2. Minimum age of 21.
  3. Two to three years related experience preferred.
  4. Previous experience with training, mentoring and supervising staff and volunteers preferred.
  5. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Strong motivation and passion for working with youth and teens.
  7. Ability to work with and engage diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent professional manner.
  8. Ability to oversee motivate and inspire staff and volunteers.
  9. Ability to display passion, enthusiasm and support for the mission and values of the YMCA.
  10. Availability to work flexible schedule that aligns with program and event times, including evenings and weekends.
  11. Child Abuse Prevention, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment.   
  1. Working in conjunction with the Smith Executive Director, taking initiative and direction from the ED regarding the day-to-day operations and group leadership of all programs serving youth ages 13-26 years of age, including retaining current participants and recruiting additional participants. 
  2. Organizes and plans an inclusive schedule of programs, events and classes for youth, teens and young adults of all ability levels. 
  3. Strong initiative in developing new and innovative programs will be part of the daily routine.
  4. Builds effective, authentic relationships with teens, parents and community organizations, helping them connect with each other and the YMCA.
  5. Helps coordinate marketing and promotional efforts on programs and as appropriate refers students and parents to other YMCA programs and services.
  6. Supports the development of association-wide youth development behavior management plans and overall family support plans. 
  7. Helps the Executive Director who is responsible for preparation of annual program budget and monthly review. The Manager helps ensure registrations and administrative duties are processed in accordance with program requirements. 
  8. Actively recruits and trains program volunteers and staff. Conducts department staff and volunteer meetings as needed. 
  9. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  10. Highly flexible schedule with varying hours including working evenings and weekends.

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Child Abuse Prevention, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens, First Aid and AED certifications required within 30 days of employment. 

$40,000.00 - $43,000.00

How to Apply

Megan Engelman, 749 Houbolt Rd, Joliet IL, 60431-9319