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YMCA of Middle Tennessee

YCAP Prevention Specialist

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 Y-CAP Operations Director, the Y-CAP Senior Prevention Director is responsible for the administration, operation, and success of the Middle School Prevention Programs through Davidson, Robertson, and Williamson County.  S/he will assist with the development of quality programs and provide supervision and guidance to program staff to ensure all specific duties are carried out successfully.  S/he will serve as a positive role model, while assisting to maintain community relations, expense control, grant compliance, and staff supervision and development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Models and puts into practice behavior that supports Diversity and Inclusion
  • Know, understand, train & execute all program policies & emergency procedures associated w/ the program


  • Manage all budget, variance reports and accounting responsibilities within the guidelines of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee for program budgets in Davidson County, Williamson County, and Robertson County
  • Train staff to monitor and manage individual program budgets

Program Development:

  • Develop and maintain partnerships within the community, including but not limited to: the Davidson, Robertson, and Williamson County Schools Administration, Transportation Departments
  • Train staff to implement the prescribed curriculum and adhere to the program model
  • Train and support staff in all aspects of program implementation including but not limited to curriculum instruction, staffing, and developing program calendars and daily schedules
  • Lead staff in program participant recruitment and retention
  • Coordinate volunteers to assist in program lessons, meal program, and outreach events
  • Continued development for Standard Operating Procedures
  • Coordinate transportation for students if needed

Grant Management:

  • Monitor all grant expectations including the budget, outcomes, and outputs associated with each grant
  • Provide additional training to staff to ensure grant compliance
  • Train staff on the data entry process using the approved system
  • Monitor data by performing the appropriate audits


  • Assist with the various administrative tasks, coordinate payroll process and complete all necessary reports; take inventory of and help purchase necessary supplies
  • Ensure that each site is staffed to meet the grant requirements for employee-to-child ratio by recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training staff
  • Actively participate in the Annual Giving Campaign / center fundraising events to raise awareness and ongoing financial support for YCAP and outreach programs
  • Communicate programmatic events, schedules, and offerings to Y-CAP staff
  • Carry out special projects and events as assigned by leadership


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

An enthusiastic personality with the desire to serve members, volunteers, guests, participants and staff to create a culture of service within our programs

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
  • Experience implementing an SEL curriculum preferred
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Education or a related field preferred or equivalent of work experience
  • Experience working with middle school youth required
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Able to travel to offsite program locations
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff members
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skill

Certifications Required:

  • Before start of 1st shift: New Hire Orientation training
  • Within 30 days of hire: CPR/First Aid/AED

Additional Information


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How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: June 23, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $1,918 - $2,398 per pay period, depending on experience (26 pay periods per year)
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday