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Director of Youth

Director of Youth

Job Immediate Start: Yes

Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Location: 1200 E Houston Street, Garrett, IN 46738

Work Hours: Midday and Afternoon Hours; Flexible

Employer Overview

The mission of the Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is to celebrate and strengthen our vibrant community by connecting people and organizations through activities that improve the quality of life for the greater Garrett area. Within this mission we focus on strengthening families, promoting wellness, and developing partnerships. The Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is more than being about families…we are family! We are committed to making a difference in the lives we touch. We do this inclusively…uniquely delivering hope, direction, empowerment, and support bundled in a healthy mix of wellness, education, and fun!

Reporting to the Chief Wellness Officer, our Director of Youth will have the exciting opportunity to create and implement engaging, developmentally appropriate programs that inspire and empower kids and teens. This individual will help to lead our energetic youth team and work directly with the Director of Youth & Recreation to bring innovative and fun-filled activities to life. This position is full-time, with the Director of Youth playing a large role in JAM Connect, our after-school programming that takes place from 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm every school day, as well as our Summer Connect program, which runs from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm during summer break. The schedule is flexible outside of regular programming and special event needs and could include work-from-home hours. If you have a zest for excellence, a commitment to our mission, and a love for shaping young minds, we'd love to have you join us and help Make a Difference!

Incentive Compensation

Starting at $16.00 - $22.00 hourly

Job Benefits

- 401K + Employer match
- Free JAM Membership - includes free fitness and aquatics classes, access to pool, spa, and fitness center, and discounted rates on rentals and programs
- Health Insurance for Full-Time Employees
- Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays for employees working over 20 hours per week
- Warm, collaborative, professional, and inspiring work culture
- Competitive Wages
- Rewarding Career
- Professional Growth Opportunities

Experience Requirements

- Must be at least 21 years old


- Assist in the development and implementation of programs and initiatives set forth by the JAM Youth Initiative
- Oversee and ensure high-quality programs by developing written goals with appropriate staff
- Hire, train, and lead quality staff for respected departments
- Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers for JAM’s Youth Initiative
- Build depth and breadth of JAM’s Youth Initiative
- Develop and manage program budgets under the direction of the Chief Wellness Officer
- Act as the primary point of contact for oversight, implementation, and reporting for grant requirements
- Develop and maintain relationships in the community in order to promote programs and obtain community input and support.
- Oversee, create content, and schedule social media content for JAM’s Youth Initiative
- Coordinate promotional materials and lead marketing efforts for department specific endeavors with the Marketing Department
- Function as the program lead in all after-school programs, events, and initiatives.
- Planning and leading engaging and educational youth programs, including but not limited to STEAM, College/Career Readiness, Youth Leadership, Literacy, and Recreational activities that align with both the Indiana Academic and Afterschool Standards
- Upkeep and management of all equipment and materials pertaining to recreational activities, leagues, and/or events


- Must be 21 years old or older
- Bachelor’s degree in human services, community health, health and wellness, or related field preferred; equivalent work experience accepted
- Leadership experience preferred
- Experience working in non-profit organizations preferred
- Experience working with youth and leading youth programming
- Strong communication skills with people of all ages

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with arms and hands. Employee must be able to talk, hear, taste, smell, and see (both near and far). Employee will occasionally be required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

This position requires a commitment to the JAM Center’s mission and its core values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, as well as a commitment to building developmental relationships with all members, participants, and staff.

Customer Service Statement:
Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Every JAM Center employee is expected to be: an active listener, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, helpful, ethical, and willing to go the extra mile to exceed the customer’s expectations. We demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect, integrity, and responsibility as role models in the JAM Center and the community at large.