This position supports the work of the YMCA of Southern Arizona, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The position identifies areas of improvement within the association that will benefit participants, guardians and staff. Through a streamlined and consistent approach, the Youth Support Navigator is responsible for fostering strong relationships with outside organizations and licensed agencies to assist with a wide range of success plans.

essential functions:
  • Accountable to and will assist with staff onboarding process specifically focusing on staff training requirements and preparation prior to working with youth in the organization. Including the design and management of a tracking system for staff certifications and training required per the YMCA and state licensing.
  • Responsible for the creation of a system to collect, track, monitor and present data as required through work performed as it relates to youth, staff and caregivers. Including tracking of incidents and injuries involving youth. 
  • Provides training and assists staff and caregivers on how to implement best practices and strategies consistent with youth success plans.
  • Works directly with third party agencies to help support direct delivery of services to youth and their caregivers as needed and/or requested by the caregiver.
  • Focuses on stewardship through maintaining positive relationships within the community and other third party agencies. 
  • Effectively and efficiently communicates with program leaders and caregivers to identify and develop success plans for youth. Regularly communicates with both parties to manage any questions or concerns. 
  • Displays cultural sensitivity and demonstrates the ability to form collaborative working relationships with others from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Supports staff wellness through the creation and continued development of a program that promotes staff spirit, mind, and body. 
  • At Least 21 years of age.
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Current CPR, First Aid, AED certifications or completion within thirty days of hire.
  • Proof of Health Exam and negative TB test.
  • Completion of assigned online training within seven days of hire.
  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, early childhood, child development, or closely related field.
  • At least 3 years experience working with children and their families in a child care setting.
  • At least 1 year of experience in facilitating training for adults in a variety of settings.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations and/or the ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.

All employees will lead by example to teach participants the importance of the YMCA’s core values: Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility. A post-offer background screening is required for this exempt position. The schedule will be dependent on business needs, which include early mornings, evenings, and weekends. We have multiple locations all over Pima County to be filled, including but not limited to downtown, the north side, south side, and east side, please express your preference at the time of your interview.

To apply for this exempt position, send your resume and cover letter to

** Please note, we will not accept resumes or applications, for this position, if you apply through a third-party vendor.**