Director of Outreach and Specialty Programs

YMCA - St. Louis, MO (30+ days ago)4.1


The Washington University in St. Louis “Campus Y” presents an extraordinary opportunity for an exceptional candidate to transform the lives of college students by connecting campus to community. The Director of Outreach and Specialty Programs is a career track position with the Gateway Region YMCA, working in a close and historic partnership with Washington University in St. Louis.

The Director of Outreach and Specialty Programs at the Campus Y is responsible for facilitating the success of students and participants in student orientation small-group experiences, employment programs, and community outreach programs, and any others assigned by the Executive Director. This position also serves as the contact for administrative policy implementation, reporting and recording activities.

The Director will work with a small, close-knit team in an entrepreneurial environment that celebrates creative thinking and a student member-centered approach. This position reports to the Executive Director. This position works closely with the Washington University in St. Louis Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, First Year Center, and the Division of Student Affairs. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining key community partnerships, including important partnerships within the Gateway Region YMCA.

About the Washington University Campus YMCA:

The Campus Y is a student-centered organization dedicated to developing ethical leaders of exemplary character by applying the principles of the Gateway Region YMCA in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis. 500 Students or more participate in our programs each year. The Campus Y is committed to creating a rich and vibrant membership experience for our Student Members through participation in world-class programs. The Campus Y welcomes 10% or more of first-year students to campus each fall. We also welcome more than 100 middle school students to the college experience through our two-week college prep program. This is our 108th year, making the Campus Y branch one of the oldest partnerships in our YMCA.

About the YMCA:

The YMCA is the nation’s foremost charity focused on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. Our Promise is to strengthen community, in every way we engage with our members and those served through our programs. The Gateway Region YMCA is among the 20 largest YMCA associations in America. The Gateway Region Y is committed to creating an engaging and fulfilling, membership-based experience for our employees. The Y focuses on training and retaining excellent staff with a significant emphasis on career advancement.

About Washington University in St. Louis:

Washington University in St. Louis is a community that is both personal and driven, for those who push the boundaries of what it means to learn. “WashU” is consistently ranked among the top 15 colleges in in the United States. The student body is roughly 7,000 undergraduates, and 7,000 graduate and post-graduates, with very strong representation from around the United States and the world. Co-curricular programming, especially community engagement and service, is an integral part of the student experience at Washington University in St. Louis.


This is a 12-month, full time position. Salary, paid vacation, health benefits and generous retirement. Family YMCA membership with significant program discounts. On-campus parking and business mileage paid by the YMCA. Significant training and advancement opportunities available.

  • Bachelor Degree required.
  • Coursework or degree or experience in higher education student affairs or nonprofit management preferred.
  • Demonstration of strong prior commitment to learning beyond the classroom.
  • Strong background in successful program design, creation, and delivery with college students, school-age children, children from underserved populations, and adult volunteers.
  • Strong background in direct leadership of college students. Residential life, student affairs, collegiate community service, or student service experience preferred.
  • Prior demonstration of inventive and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Strong understanding of marketing and market dynamics, marketing and/or sales experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions and apply new knowledge.
  • Successful experience in a decision-making role.
  • Budgeting experience preferred.
  • Demonstrable excellence in clerical and administrative skills, including Google apps, MS Office suite and database utilization and management. Very high level of adaptation to new technology.
  • Outstanding written communication skills.

Essential Functions
  • Programs for which the director is responsible include: LAUNCH, Campus – Member Service Associate (C-MSA), America Reads, Youth University, Institutional Service Hours, Youth of the Year, Book Fair Collections, and administration and data management of the Annual Campaign.
  • Student Member Experience: the Program Director will achieve yearly member experience evaluation goals, and create proactive plans for improvement pursuant to the collected data.
  • Program Quality: the Program Director will achieve yearly program evaluation targets and create proactive plans for improvement pursuant to the collected data.
  • Program Enrollment: the Program Director will achieve yearly enrollment goals for LAUNCH participants, co-directors and program leaders, Youth University and C-MSA.
  • Financial Management: the Program Director will achieve yearly budget goals related to both Campus Y budget, as well as urban core budget related to Youth University.
  • Fundraising: the Program Director will achieve yearly fundraising goals related to Book Fair and any other program-centered fundraiser, as assigned by the Executive Director

  • Required Certifications The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce

    Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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