YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Youth Development Coordinator

Job ID
Teen/Youth Programs
Part-Time, Variable Hour
Branch Name
Wellmark YMCA
US-IA-Des Moines (Wellmark YMCA)
Starting Wage/Salary
USD $10.00/Hr.
Maximum Wage/Salary
USD $11.00/Hr.
Work Hours
20 hrs/wk; flexible schedule - mix of office hours and events/activity


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day.


As a Youth Development Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to develop, deliver and administer varied program portfolios in our facility and community. You will work with our Youth Programs, including, Childwatch, Preschool Programs, Teens and Family Programming. You will provide quality customer service and ensure a safe, fun, and positive environment for all staff, program participants, and families.  EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


To positively impact others, Y Staff Team Members exemplify CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP competencies.



Demonstrates in word and action the Y's CORE VALUES of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times



Delivers the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it



Tells the Y story to help others understand the impact of the Y; develops relationships with members to support fundraising; supports fundraising efforts



Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion and cultural competence



Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work



Listens for understanding and meaning, seeks to understand the other person's point of view and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience   


1. Create and plan program activities.

2. Develop and implement promotion plan to advertise program.

3. Manage and coordinate program activities.

4. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate program staff.

5. Prepare reports and rosters using computer information.

6. Develop and implement evaluation plan to learn results of program.

7. Know emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them to others.

8. Respond to questions and concerns of program participants and families.

9. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.

10. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.



1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions

2. Online New Employee Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program)

3. Online New Employee Safety Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program)

4. Y Leaders Orientation (available in the YMCA Training Program)

5. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certifications approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA Training Program)

6. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA (available in the YMCA Training Program)

7. Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter certification (required for positions in Child Watch and youth areas)

8. One year previous experience working with youth programs

9. Completion of high school or equivalent



1. Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate with people and monitor property and activity

2. Ability to perform moderate physical activity

3. Ability to adapt to changing working conditions



1. Ability to work with diverse group of people

2. Ability to work with minimal supervision

3. Good communication skills

4. Good organizational skills

5. Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously

6. Ability to teach/train program activities

7. Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA


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