Senior Program Director

Oscar Lasko YMCA, 1 E Chestnut St, West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #3322
Friday, April 12, 2024

We are a diverse community joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of kids, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

With more than 60,000 members across Chester County, our programs and facilities are always based on the unique needs and interests of the communities we serve. In addition, our volunteers, staff, members and donors are all united by a deep commitment to continually strengthen Chester County.

Job Title: Senior Program Director

Branch: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Pay Class: Full Time

Shifts/Availability: As needed

Rate: 52,000-54,000


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine: The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all. 

Position Purpose: Manages the development, and evaluation of various program areas and/or membership. Areas of focus will be sports, camp and gymnastics. Recruits, trains, onboards and supports assigned staff and volunteers. Additional responsibilities include hiring, payroll functionality, and training of staff and volunteers, curriculum development and evaluation, budget management, and adhering to all regulatory and Association standards. Provides liaison to committee(s) and advisory board(s) and takes a leadership role in mission advancement activities. Responsible for oversight of multiple departments and associated team members. Position takes into account the size, scope, and budget of the departments and/or branch volume in classification.




  • Develops implements, manages, and uses data to evaluate operating plans to promote programs and/or membership growth for the YMCA. Develops and supports strategies to ensure that members and/or program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.
  • Responsible for the oversight and evaluation of multiple programs. Program delivery duties as needed.
  • Develops and controls department budgets related to the position.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises assigned staff along with volunteers in assigned areas.
  • Facilitates communication and provides leadership.
  • Ensures accurate completion of all payroll functionality for assigned staff including but not limited to: timecard approvals, changes and scheduling of assigned staff.
  • Takes leadership role for branch mission advancement and/or volunteer activities.
  • Assures compliance with state and local regulations.
  • Ensures that program and Association standards and policies are met and safety procedures are followed.
  • Ensures high quality programs through innovative program development, data-driven evaluations and ongoing training of staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinates special events and activities.
  • Provides data, rosters, schedules, and reports as required for assigned programs.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborations with community organizations.
  • Ensures compliance with all YGBW policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.





  • Four-year college degree in related field or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum of three years of YMCA experience-related experience within another organization preferred
  • Three years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience directing programs through supervision of volunteers and staff required
  • Previous experience with diverse populations
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Obtain and maintain all new hire certifications and trainings within 90 days of hire




  • Making a difference in a person’s life every day
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment
  • Working for a diverse and inclusive community-based non-profit
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance along with a 12% employer contribution to the retirement savings plan (after 2 years of service and must be at least 21 years of age)
  • Opportunities for training and advancement
  • Flexible hours, paid time off and holidays
  • Free Family Membership (all members of the family membership must live in the same household)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonuses


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

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