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Program Director Teen Center

YMCA of Greater Erie
Erie, PA
  • Expired: September 26, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
The YMCA of Greater Erie is looking to hire a full-time Program Director - Teen Center for our youth programs at the Downtown YMCA of Greater Erie location. Are you creative, energetic, and fun-loving? Do you enjoy guiding youth and helping them succeed in creating long term goals? If so, please read on!

This position pays a salary of $35,568-41,000 based on experience. Some of the benefits that we offer, depending on your position and schedule, include health & dental insurance, disability and life insurance, a funded retirement plan, paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), a free YMCA membership, discounted program fees including childcare, and a flexible work schedule. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you to use and expand your programming and sports development knowledge, apply today!


We are a nonprofit organization with a focus on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. Our cause is to strengthen the community. We serve a diverse population of men, women, and children with an emphasis on families. Our membership is 21 million strong and spread across more than 2,600 Y associations nationwide. Here, locally, our four membership branches, outdoor recreation center, nine early and school-age education program centers, and community outreach programs serve more than 35,000.

We value our people. Working for us means you'll enjoy a great work-life balance and be treated with respect. We offer competitive wage and benefit packages for full and part-time employees. We truly believe that the YMCA is for all people, and that shows in our staffing. Here, you will be able to put your experiences, abilities, and energy to work as you impact the lives of those around you.


As a Program Director - Teen Center, you will meet community needs through existing and new program activities ensuring a positive and enriching experience for all participants involved. The Program Director oversees the development and operations of the teen after-school programs, including, but not limited to, Teen Leaders Club, Teaching Kitchen, Youth & Government, Career & College Exploration Club, Intramural Sports, Music & Art Club. You facilitate a program environment that invites participation, socialization and positive behaviors and attitudes of the participants. You are careful to act as a role model for the youth and members at all times!

With enthusiasm, you develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community and government organizations to provide opportunities for the teen center participants. You are also conscientious about keeping records up to date and accurate and ensuring compliance with YMCA standards and government regulations. As someone who loves your job, you happily attend and participate in all events and program activities.

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred.
  • Two years related experience preferred.
  • Within 30 days of hire, completion of Childe Abuse Prevention, Mandated Reporter training, Working with Program Volunteers, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of teen programs.
  • PA Child Abuse, FBI Criminal Background Check, PA State Police Criminal Records Check and other applicable clearances and required pre-employment trainings.
  • Pre-employment drug testing to be administered prior to employment.

Are you a person who especially enjoys interacting with youth and community? Are you patient and able to remain calm when stressed? Do you enjoy developing teen programs and creating new relationships with upcoming youth to join in the teen center? If so, you might just be perfect for this Program Director position!


This typical schedule for this full-time position is 40 hours per week, days of the week can vary based on programming needs. The Teen Center is an after-school program serving dinner to participants. The program also has some weekend overnight activities throughout the year.


If you feel that you would be right for this Program Director - Teen Center position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Location: 16501

YMCA of Greater Erie


31 W 10th St

Erie, PA
16501 USA