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The YMCA of Middle Tennessee

YCAP Positive Beginnings – Intervention Area Coordinator

The YMCA of Middle Tennessee


Job 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 quality programming, implementation of curriculum, and meeting all grant requirements/outcomes for the middle school intervention program – Positive Beginnings. The Area Coordinator will be responsible for providing programming that will ensure the participant’s safety at all times. The Area Coordinator will maintain positive relationships with YMCA staff, school staff, community partners, and program participants and families.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Models and puts into practice behavior that supports Diversity and Inclusion.

Program Implementation:

  • Under the direction of the Intervention Specialist, implement daily afterschool intervention programming following the prescribed model and curriculum supporting youth experiencing behavioral issue rooted in trauma.
  • Manage a caseload of students to develop and monitor individual student’s SMART goals.
  • Ensure that programming 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
  • Maintain strict confidentiality around all student and staff information
  • Create conditions for youth collaboration and shared leadership, which encourages ownership, accountability, and learning at all levels
  • Work to articulate the connection between activities being implemented, what children learn through these activities, and how these activities can be implemented in real life.
  • Ensure that Intervention Programming implements all YMCA core components
  • Maintain contact on a regular basis with the families of program participants and attend parent/teacher conferences when necessary
  • Coordinate all aspects of after school programming, as well as spring, summer and fall camps, and other events including participant recruitment

Community Relationships:

  • Create, maintain and foster a positive relationship between schools and school staff and community partners by periodically checking in, meeting, and asking for feedback from Principals, Counselors, teachers, office staff in each school.
  • Maintain relationships with schools and community partners to recruit students and receive necessary data such as referral forms and report cards.
  • Represent the YMCA, Y-CAP Positive Beginnings and maintain appropriate relationships with Juvenile Court and Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Collaborate with YMCA centers, other Youth Development Programs and service providers to provide support services for youth in the programs
  • Recruit and manage enhancement partners

Grant Management:

  • Track Y-CAP attendance, intake forms, report card data, and individual student case notes through online data management software


  • Assist in purchasing 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
  • Manage individual files, accounts receivable, and P-Card and monitor to ensure that they are current and complete
  • Carry out special projects and events as assigned by YCAP program staff
  • Coordinate partnership with the YMCA’s Anti-Hunger Initiative


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 occasional weekends
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • Three years of experience in Youth Development and working with at risk youth preferred

Additional Information


  • Benefits package including generous paid time off
  • Participation in Y Retirement plan and 403 (b) savings account upon eligibility
  • Free membership at all 14 wellness center locations
  • Discounts on youth programs, summer camps and sports instruction

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: April 7, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: Starts at $1,429 - $1,711 per pay period, depending on experience (26 pay periods per year)
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday