Program Lead

San Diego, CA
Part Time
Family Youth Enrichment
Entry Level

Job Title:       Program Lead

Status:           Non-Exempt, Part-Time 

Pay:                $20/hr

Reports to:   Program Manager, Family & Youth Enrichment


Under the direction of the Program Director of the Family and Youth Enrichment department, the Program Lead is primarily responsible for the facilitation of programs focused on family and youth enrichment with an emphasis on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Programs include: Afterschool Achievement Academy, Operation Hero, Camp Hero, Operation Little Learner & potential support for special events. Duties include working closely with the Program Coordinators to ensure that program needs are being addressed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following duties and responsibilities are those considered to be essential but do not represent all job functions that may be required to be performed by this position.  Other comparable duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed. Evening and weekend work may be required.

  • Fulfill program and special event responsibilities identified by the Program Director.
  • Facilitate programs with intention and purpose. Conducts all activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of each program are met.
  • Provide high quality programs using current teaching techniques and FYE Standard Operating Procedures. Fulfill Administrative requirements outlined in manual including completion of program attendance, incident documentation and program reports, completion of time cards, mileage and petty cash requests, monthly statistics, and special projects as feasible.
  • Be a good steward of agency and grant funds, promote cause driven leadership and the attitude of gratitude.
  • Be available for families seeking services with a general working knowledge of all ASYMCA programs and services.
  • Complete statistical reporting and periodic program evaluations and use data to inform program enhancements.
  • Able to evaluate programs using available data. Support Program Manager in grant application and fund generation by providing ASY stories, participant photos and other activities as appropriate.
  • Actively participate in scheduled meetings, team implementation of FYE events, office space improvements and program development.
  • Monitor and organize program supplies and equipment.
  • Implementation and facilitation of programs which support the needs and well being of the military family in regards to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.
  • Work collaboratively interdepartmentally, and with military and civilian organizations, to provide high quality programs/events which benefit military members and their families.
  • Maintains professionalism by administering both verbal and written correspondence in a timely manner. Supports other departments as schedule permits. Maintains professional boundaries with program participants and FYE staff
  • Dresses appropriately for different job responsibilities; maintains professional demeanor when representing the ASYMCA.
  • Complete statistical reporting in a timely manner and in accordance with FYE department Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Fulfill program and special event responsibilities identified by supervisor(s).
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Evening or weekend work as required.
  • Ensure the YMCA’s core values (responsibility, respect, caring, and honesty) are incorporated facilitation and curriculum of programming. Demonstrates the YMCA Leadership Competencies.

This position may provide information to donors, potential donors, program participants, volunteers, partners, ASYMCA SD Board and staff, and others from the community.

No Supervisory Responsibilities


Minimum:  At least two years college level coursework with an emphasis in Social Service, Child Care, Family Resources or Education or comparable course of study, and two years experience in either facilitating children’s programs and/or working in a similar or related capacity for a nonprofit organization. Experience working with adults and children in different life stages. Familiarity with the military population or equivalent socio economic group.

Preferred:  B.A. degree from an accredited university or college in Child Development, Social Service, Family Resources, or Education or comparable course of study preferred and four or more years experience in a position requiring similar skill sets. Experience facilitating children’s programming

Any combination of educational and work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.


  • General knowledge of nonprofit organizational practices. 
  • A professional demeanor with an aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Responsible, well organized, and demonstrate initiative.
  • Strong proficiency in Windows, Excel, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Social Media.
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational, and public speaking skills.
  • Proven track record of success.

Tools and Equipment Used

Standard office equipment and machines such as telephone, personal computer, multi-function copy machine, and 10-key calculator.


Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, including proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage and insurability under the organization’s insurance carrier standards. Must either posses or be able to obtain a Class B Drivers License. Must either posses or be able to obtain Pediatric and Adult CPR and First Aid Certification.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Work in an office setting with occasional travel to other locations in San Diego County.
  • Sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity, balance and climbing stairs frequently.  Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries and balances objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Pulls and pushes such objects as file drawers and supplies.
  • Prioritizes and multi-tasks work and projects requiring good memory, concentration and analytical thinking.
  • Occasionally is required to perform the safe operation office equipment and machines, and recognize and abate safety hazards within the workplace.
  • Occasionally will be task with operating a vehicle that requires a Class “B” license.
  • Must be able to hear, see including peripheral vision and distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and origins.


  • COVID 19 vaccinations
  • Negative TB Test

Armed Services YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. ASYMCA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. ASYMCA encourages applicants of all ages.


Apply for this position

We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.

Invitation for Job Applicants to Self-Identify as a U.S. Veteran
  • A “disabled veteran” is one of the following:
    • a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or
    • a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
  • A “recently separated veteran” means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.
  • An “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
  • An “Armed forces service medal veteran” means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.
Veteran status

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form CC-305
OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 04/30/2026
Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor. The law requires us to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We have a goal of having at least 7% of our workers as people with disabilities. The law says we must measure our progress towards this goal. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had one. People can become disabled, so we need to ask this question at least every five years.

Completing this form is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer is confidential. No one who makes hiring decisions will see it. Your decision to complete the form and your answer will not harm you in any way. If you want to learn more about the law or this form, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

How do you know if you have a disability?

A disability is a condition that substantially limits one or more of your “major life activities.” If you have or have ever had such a condition, you are a person with a disability. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol or other substance use disorder (not currently using drugs illegally)
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer (past or present)
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or serious difficulty hearing
  • Diabetes
  • Disfigurement, for example, disfigurement caused by burns, wounds, accidents, or congenital disorders
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual or developmental disability
  • Mental health conditions, for example, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Mobility impairment, benefiting from the use of a wheelchair, scooter, walker, leg brace(s) and/or other supports
  • Nervous system condition, for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurodivergence, for example, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, other learning disabilities
  • Partial or complete paralysis (any cause)
  • Pulmonary or respiratory conditions, for example, tuberculosis, asthma, emphysema
  • Short stature (dwarfism)
  • Traumatic brain injury
Please check one of the boxes below:

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.

You must enter your name and date
Human Check*