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YMCA of Middle Tennessee

YCAP Middle School Outreach – Intervention Coordinator

YMCA of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—work to bridge the gap in community needs by nurturing the potential of children and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors. Simply put, the Y is for everyone. Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you.


Position Summary:

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the Intervention Program Specialist, the Intervention Area Coordinator is responsible for implementing day to day operations including management of staff, quality programming, implementation of curriculum, activities, fiscal management, and meeting all grant requirements/outcomes for the Middle School Outreach Intervention programs. The Area Coordinator will be responsible for providing an Outreach program that will ensure the participants’ safety at all times and foster children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth. The Area Coordinator will maintain positive relationships with YMCA staff, school staff, community partners, and outreach participants and parents

Job Responsibilities

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Develop vision, mission and philosophy into the daily implementation practices at all programming locations
  • Provide comprehensive program support to which incorporate a youth development approach to student engagement
  • Ensure that staff understand and comply with all Intervention Outreach program guidelines, YMCA of Middle Tennessee procedures and policies, grant regulations and school policies and procedures
  • Create, maintain and foster a positive relationship between school and school staff by periodically checking in, meeting, and asking for feedback from Principal, Counselors, teachers, office, and custodial staff in each school
  • Incorporate an understanding of multiple learning modalities & how to engage adults in a learning environment through effective coaching, listening, questioning and planning skills
  • Ensure that Intervention Outreach operates a program that is physically and emotionally safe for all children/youth and employees
  • Under supervision of the intervention specialist, identify best practices and strategies around successful program implementation through effective problem solving, strategic planning, goal setting and critical thinking
  • Ensure that all staff understand and are able to execute emergency safety procedures
  • Ensure that all necessary site documents are accurately completed and submitted in a timely manner to the appropriate receiver (on site and in the administrative office)
  • Maintain strict confidentiality around all student and staff information
  • Create conditions for collaboration and shared leadership, which encourages ownership, accountability, and learning at all levels
  • Under the direction of the intervention specialist, assist part-time staff in following daily activities outlines; implementing a daily curriculum that meets YMCA and grant guidelines; and maintaining weekly lesson plans, calendars, and daily record keeping
  • Lead and engage groups of children in activities either inside or outside program areas and during transition times
  • Plan unique activities based on the interests and talents of the staff and the interests and needs of the children enrolled that are developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate
  • Work with staff in articulating the connection between activities being implemented, what children learn through these activities, and how these activities align with and support YMCA educational plans/standards
  • Advise and assist staff in facilitating learning and enrichment through activities rather than employing direct-instruction techniques
  • Ensure that Intervention Outreach Programs implements all YMCA core components
  • Create and model our Improving Health Strategies and assist site staff with implementing these strategies at their sites to increase physical activity and healthy eating in the programs
  • Assist in controlling and maintaining supplies and inventory on site
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as required by the YMCA, Program Specialist, and YCAP Leadership
  • Participate in YMCA volunteer programs and the Annual Giving Campaign
  • Attend and/or conduct parent conferences when needed and attend parent/teacher conferences
  • Coordinate all aspects of after school programming, as well as summer and fall camps, including participant recruitment.
  • Represent the YMCA, Y-CAP positive beginnings and maintain appropriate relationships with Juvenile Court and Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Conduct school and home visits for program participants on a regular basis, to ensure the success of the student and keep open communication with the family/care-givers
  • Manage individual files, accounts receivable, and P-Card and monitor to ensure that they are current and complete
  • Build and support parents of our youth by providing parent education classes and seeking reflection/feedback on a regular basis regarding needs of current youth being served
  • Collaborate with YMCA centers, other Youth Development Programs and service providers to provide support services for youth in the programs
  • Be present and visible in the programs; this is a traveling program supervisor position which ensures compliance, provides supervision and support to offsite cluster programs
  • Carry out special projects and events as assigned by YCAP program staff


Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members and participants to create a culture of service within our program sites

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Must present a professional image and possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs, as well as the ability to use most office equipment is required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Three years of experience in Youth Development and working with at risk youth preferred

Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
  • Within 30 days of hire: CPR/ First Aid/ AED
  • Must maintain annual training requirements
  • F endorsement acquired within 90 days of hire

Additional Information


For more information on working at the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, please visit

How to Apply

Please apply online: YCAP Middle School Outreach – Intervention Coordinator


  • Date Posted: September 10, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: Starts at $35,568, depending on experience
  • Working Hours: Mon - Fri