YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 01-Aug-2022 to 01-Oct-2022 (PST)
  • Youth Programs
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 20 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Complimentary Staff Membership, Health, Dental, Vision, and 10% Retirement Contribution upon eligibility

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

The play program coordinator is responsible for leading staff in the development and operation of play and affiliated programs. This position requires close attention to member support and engagement, program growth and retention, fiscal management, financial development, staff development, marketing and communications.


  • AGE: 21 years or older
  • EDUCATION: High school Diploma; Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology or related field preferred.
  • CERTIFICATION: YMCA Team Leader certification preferred
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: 1-2 years supervisory experience
  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring); strong communication skills; emotional maturity.
  • LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current approved EMSA CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications for Adult, Infant, and Child. Completion of compliance trainings prior to first day in program.

Work environment/Minimum physical requirements

  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable

Essential Functions

Program operations/member engagement

  • Enroll as an YMCA approved driver
  • Ensure a welcoming environment in assigned YMCA programs
  • Develop, implement and achieve enrollment goals identified in branch annual operating plan.
  • Oversee and conduct ongoing program evaluations and surveys to ensure that high levels of quality in programs are maintained at all times; ensure outcomes align with the needs of the community and the branch strategic plan.
  • Set an example for all staff by greeting participants by name and taking the initiative to talk to students and faculty.
  • Ensure that all facilities, program areas and equipment are clean and in proper working order.
  • Manage following programs: YMCA PLAY program.

Staff engagement & development

  • Recruit and hire staff using screening tools and panel interviews to gain the best possible fit with each opening.
  • Provide direct supervision to department staff, assuring that all staff are qualified, certified, and are meeting minimum performance standards for their position.
  • Provide training for staff and volunteers on an ongoing basis through staff meetings, special courses and workshops.

Budget & fiscal management

  • Develop annual operating budget for assigned program. Manage department budget to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual goals. Maintain systems for variance analysis, revenue and expense monitoring and control.
  • Meet volunteer and financial goals for annual support campaign, assign goals to staff and provide guidance to staff in meeting their goals.

Community engagement

  • Develop annual marketing plan including mailings, advertisement and community outreach.
  • Ensure all staff members are familiar with all programs offered at the YMCA so staff are able to inform play participants of YMCA programs that will meet their changing needs and interests.
  • Identify program volunteer positions and assist with the identification, recruitment and tracking of program volunteers
  • Communicate program information, registration information, schedules, etc., effectively and consistently with branch management and staff.
  • Attend staff trainings as required, including weekly management meetings
  • Uphold YMCA policies for safety, supervision, mandated reporting and risk management.
  • Demonstrate the six pillars of character {trustworthiness, citizenship, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness) as well as the YMCA core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility in all dealings with members, guests, volunteers and fellow staff.
  • Demonstrate competencies in and willingness to develop in the cause driven leadership areas of mission advancement, collaboration, operational effectiveness and personal growth.
  • All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.


The Y's Leadership Competency Model is comprised of 18 leadership competencies (leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors required for success in the Y), organized by the four disciplines of cause-driven leadership:

  1. Mission Advancement- advancing the Y's promise to strengthen community
    • Competencies include: Values, Community, Volunteerism, Philanthropy
  2. Collaboration- working with, understanding and developing others
    • Competencies include: Inclusion, Relationships, Influence, Communication, Developing Others
  3. Operational Effectiveness: ensuring relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability
    • Competencies include: Decision Making, Innovation, Project Management, Finance, Quality Results
  4. Personal Growth- developing continually to adapt to new challenges
    • Competencies include: Self Development, Change Capacity, Emotional Maturity, Functional Expertise

While all competencies are significant the following are critical to success in this position:

  1. Community
  2. Inclusion
  3. Decision-Making
  4. Emotional Maturity
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