Job Code: 123

Youth Development Associate Director

Category: After School
Location: YMCA of Rapid City

Job Type: Full-Time


We are looking for someone who can lead, mentor, nurture and encourage our staff with a balance of empathy, accountability and willing to work hands-on.

Working with children is a HUGE responsibility and we need to ensure the safety of all children in our programs. We are looking for someone who understands the importance of recognizing academic success, as well as implementing our policies and procedures.  Every day details are important, and we need someone who has a keen eye for all that it entails and foster the growth and development of all children. Flexibility is a must.

General Function: The Youth Development Associate Director is responsible to the Youth Development Director for excellence in the development, promotion, organization, supervision, and evaluation of YMCA After School Programs. 

Performance Objectives: To develop a continually increasing standard of excellence as directed by the Youth Development Director in accordance with YMCA goals and policies in the following areas:

  1. Staff Development
  2. After School programs (Kidstop /Sunrisers/Sundowners/All Day Programs)
  3. Fiscal Management
  4. Community Relations
  5. YMCA Movement Promotion
  6. Whatever else that may be needed to further the YMCA movement.


Full Time Benefits
• Health Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Paid Time Off
• Short Term Disability
• Discounted Day Care
• 401(a) Retirement Plan - Once qualified, the YMCA contributes 12% of the employee’s gross pay
• 403(b) Smart Account - Employees can begin making contributions immediately
• Free Membership to the YMCA of Rapid City
• Access to a full range of YMCA activities, classes and programs
• Free / At Cost Program Activities
• CPR / First Aid Certification
• Public Loan Forgiveness (30 Hours)
• Verizon Wireless Discount / Sprint Discount / AT&T Discount
• Shirt Vouchers
• Discounted Movie Tickets


Qualifications: This person must: 

  • Have a 4 year degree in education, recreation, physical education or related field, a CDA or have a minimum of 3 years of related field experience. 
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. 
  • Have a history of excellence in achieving qualitative and quantitative growth in programs and participants. 
  • Be passionate about the YMCA mission and vision and must personally advocate and demonstrate the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring. 
  • Demonstrate solid leadership as demonstrated by a high level of loyalty and respect among those this person leads. 
  • Meet qualifications needed for South Dakota State child care licensing. 
  • Submit to pre-employment/random drug testing as dictated by the Department of Transportation Regulations. 
  • Have a valid commercial drivers license, or willing to obtain their CDL within 90 days of employment. 
  • Have CPR and First aid certification prior to or within 60 days of hire.

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