YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 31-Jan-2020 to 31-Mar-2020 (PST)
  • Youth Programs
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • $50,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b, Family Y Membership, and More!

Are you passionate about youth development? Do you get excited about seeing youth excel in sports programs? Do you want to progress in your career and join part of a committed team? If so, this is the career opportunity for you!

The Palisades-Malibu Family YMCA is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join our team as the Youth and Special Events Director.  Our YMCA is located in the Pacific Palisades, near the Palisades village.  The Palisades-Malibu YMCA services the Pacific Palisades and surrounding communities.

Under the direction of the Director of Programs, the Youth & Special Events Director is responsible for the administration and management of youth sports, summer day camp, and the annual pumpkin patch and Christmas tree lot.  This position would also lend a supporting role to the teen programs and its director.  Youth programs include flag football, t-ball and soccer, where volunteer/parent engagement is of the utmost importance. The director will provide the community with sound programs in accordance with the YMCA goals and objectives. Director must have the willingness to project the YMCA representation by personal adherence to all policies and must exemplify the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  This employee must have the ability to work a flexible schedule, evenings, weekends or holidays as needed.  This position also oversees the development of staff, programs, finances and daily operations of the sports department.  The director acts as a liaison to committee(s) and advisory board(s) as directed and play an active leadership role in the YMCA Community Support Campaign.



  • Minimum age 24
  • Four year degree in related field
  • Minimum five years' experience in youth program development and management
  • Minimum five years' experience and proven success managing and developing staff and finances
  • Must attend New Employee Orientation within 30 days of hire
  • Maintain current CPR, AED, first aid and emergency oxygen or acquire within 60 days of hire



  • Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively
  • Position requires prolonged standing and sitting
  • Must be able to lift minimum of 50 pounds
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance at all times 


  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to work accurately at a fast pace
  • Strong communication skills
  • Possess excellent human relations skills
  • Organization, delegation, planning, and monitoring skills
  • Strong skills in hiring, training, and supervision
  • Learn all emergency procedures and the emergency action plan for the branch 


  1. Effectively communicate the mission, vision and values of the YMCA.
  2. Play a strong leadership role in the YMCA Community Support Campaign.
  3. Foster positive relationships with staff, members and volunteers.
  4. Hire and train program coordinators and staff in areas of responsibility.
  5. Provide on-going leadership, professional guidance and development to staff.
  6. Development and management of sports budget.
  7. Ensure high quality programs through innovative program development, audits and evaluation.
  8. Provide direction on overall participation growth in all leagues.
  9. Guide staff on providing a safe and clean program environment/area.
  10. Communicate regularly and effectively with staff (meetings, one-on-one monthly meetings with direct reports, etc.).
  11. Maintain complete familiarity of all risk management procedures and policies for department areas and the overall branch.
  12. Provide coverage and leadership for branch at a variety of times (evenings and weekends).
  13. All other duties assigned. 


  • Growth in current programs and development of new and innovative programs.
  • High program and member retention rate.
  • Positive written and oral comments from program participants and members regarding good experience in the programs and about the staff.
  • Well managed staff that is high performing.

Annual Salary Range:  $50,000, Full time/with benefits

YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • Apply Now

    with our quick 3 minute Application!

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share This Page
Logo Donate Events Careers Join Schedules Locations Programs Registration