Assistant Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center job vacancy in YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley – Jobs in Knoxville, TN 37915

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Job Details
Company Name :
YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley
Company Location :
Knoxville, TN 37915
Job Position :
Assistant Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center
Job Category :
Jobs in California

Job Description :
Position Title: Assistant Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center
Supervisor: Chief Youth Engagement Officer
Job Type: Full-Time (37.5 hours weekly), Salary
YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women in East Tennessee. We live this mission every day in six counties, bringing lifesaving and life-changing services and transforming our communities. Our values, rooted in an intersectional mission of antiracism, promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. YWCA leads initiatives for women who would otherwise be homeless, survivors of domestic violence, families, and young people across the region. Our dynamic workplace promotes excellence and balance and places high value on innovation, collaboration, and growth. Join us!
Under the general supervision of the Chief Youth Engagement Officer, assists with all programs conducted by the Phyllis Wheatley Center, leads the counseling staff of the after-school program and summer camp, responsible for all daily administrative functions for the center, and responsible for general oversight of the facility in the absence of the Chief Youth Engagement Officer.

The Duties and Responsibilities of this position are to:

Supervises and trains counselors and support staff.
Organize and file all contracts, invoices, and rentals.
Collaborate with the Program Director to enhance the center’s programs and events.
Perform data entry to ensure compliance of grant mandates.
Maintain accurate and current staff, program and participant records.
Attend all required meetings and training workshops.
Assist Director of Phyllis Wheatley Center in managing the program within budget.
Assist in creating, organizing and instructing a recreation program for youth, including arts and crafts, physical activities, and special interest activities in the after-school and summer program
Supervise part-time employees, volunteers and/or other staff in absence of supervisor.
Assists in classes and activities for youth engaged in recreational activities to include active and passive participants.
Provide guidance and necessary information to assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation process of programs/events and procedures to enhance the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center.
Assist the Chief Youth Engagement Officer, take charge and direct children in case of an emergency.
Maintains confidentiality.
Other duties, as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Training Required to Meet Position Responsibilities:

Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in social sciences, or equivalent experience.
Must have experience with youth or participation in youth-related clubs, classes or programs and have effective human relations skills.
Must be able to maintain a flexible schedule.
Requires possession of organizational, numerical, communicational, computer, interpersonal, leadership and supervisory skills.
Must have a “people first” attitude and possess the ability to think creatively, work under pressure and within time constraints, and work efficiently as part of a team.
Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
Embraces and actively promotes an inclusive and equitable work environment.
Creates opportunity for growth and development among team members and is sensitive to different learning styles and lived experiences.

Pay Information:

$42,500- salary


37.5 hour weekly
Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm, 30-minute unpaid break during shift

Work Location:

Phyllis Whealtey Center- 124 S Cruze Street Knoxville, TN 37915


Dental insurance
Health insurance
Vision insurance
Life insurance
Competitive retirement plan
Paid time off, including holidays, sick leave, mental health days, and vacation time

YWCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and United Way Community Partner. In line with our mission, YWCA is a safe and welcoming environment for clients, partners, and employees. We actively pursue diversity in our team members and are committed to personal and professional growth in areas of racial and social justice, including racial equity, justice, and healing; gender identity and sexual orientation; religion; immigration; and intersectionality. Women, historically excluded populations, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: please provide a resume (including references), a cover letter, and a completed YWCA application form (available at delivered in person, or via US or other mail service, or by email to:

HR Department

YWCA Knoxville

420 West Clinch Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37902


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