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YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne

Adaptive Services Program Director

  • Location

    Fort Wayne, IN
  • Posted On

    August 16, 2017
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary


Job Description

Relationship builder, community minded, servant leader, strives for results, loves working with people, creative programmer

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is looking for candidates with these traits to fill the Adaptive Services Program Director position.  This position is a vital component of extending the Y’s mission of “for all” by implementing creative programming that serves the adaptive population.   Through diligent work the Y will become known as a leader in within the field of adaptive services.  The incumbent will work directly with our branches to create new offerings and services to meet the needs of the community.

Essential Functions:

  1. Create and implement diverse programs and activities to meet the needs of the adaptive community.
  2. Champion adaptive initiatives throughout the Association and provide trainings to staff.
  3. Oversee the Trail Buddies bike program and increase community awareness.
  4. Implement regular evaluation of program goals and outcomes.  Help establish a strategic vision for the future of the Y’s adaptive services programs.
  5. Develop and maintain relationships with staff, members, and community organizations to maximize program impact.
  6. Model relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  7. Remain knowledgeable of current trends pertaining to adaptive services.


  1. Must be at least 21 years with a valid driver’s license.
  2. 3-5 years of related experience.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Recreation Therapy, or a related field.
  4. Must have excellent written, verbal, presentation, and communication skills.
  5. Ability to use a computer and competent in Microsoft Office products.
  6. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

Benefits include health and dental insurance, health savings account with YMCA contributions, 12% employer funded retirement plan upon eligibility, employee wellness program, life insurance, long term disability, paid time off, career development and training opportunities, a YMCA family membership, and a great family-oriented Christian work environment.

How to Apply

Apply online today at through the “job openings” tab. 

Applications accepted through August 31, 2017

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.