Program Director

Employer: Louisville Youth Group

Job Description

Louisville Youth Group Inc. (LYG) is the primary LGBTQIA+ nonprofit community serving LGBTQIA+ youth in Kentuckiana and the surrounding regions. We provide a safe space for gender- and sexuality-diverse young adults to grow their identities, learn leadership skills, and develop the tools needed to both thrive personally and to act as agents of change in their communities.

LYG accomplishes these goals through our primary weekly programming, targeted leadership development opportunities, community partnerships, retreats, and through outreach to local school systems, healthcare agencies, and other groups providing education and care to LGBTQIA+ youth and young adults. LYG is committed to making Kentuckiana and the broader region a healthy place for all LGBTQIA+ identified people. 

Job Title: Program Director
Hours: 30 hrs/week
Compensation: $15.00/hr
Supervisor: Executive Director

The person serving in this position will serve as the program director for Louisville Youth Group Inc. The Program Director is responsible for ensuring that high-quality youth programming at LYG happens in a timely and consistent manner. LYG is a growing organization and requires a willingness to perform the tasks of a position while assessing and developing the role to meet current and future needs. 

An ideal candidate will:  

  • Have experience constructing anti-racist educational opportunities and leadership experiences
  • Be responsible, flexible, hard‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of LYG
  • Possess high-level organizational skills, and be detail-oriented 
  • Have a passion for designing development programs for Children, Young Adults, Youth, and Volunteers
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with program participants, staff, parents, and volunteers
  • Be able to assess and prioritize tasks to efficiently and effectively execute the responsibilities of their role
  • Consent to a background check. (Background checks are legally required to work directly with youth populations. Checks containing records do not automatically disqualify applicants from the position. Records are reviewed at the end of the process and applicants will have an opportunity to discuss their history before or during the review process).
  • Identify, communicate, and manage complex social and emotional scenarios
  • Be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills, and work with a team
  • Be able to make independent decisions

Salary Range: < $35,000

Job Requirements:

Specific job tasks may include:/strong>

  • Develop assessment documents related to LGBTQIA+ Youth and Young Adult communities within specific urban, suburban, or rural areas related to specific community demographics (potentially based on age, gender, religious affiliation, ethnicity, profession, race, etc)
  • Utilize collected data to create programming to meet the needs of LGBTQIA+ Youth, Young Adults, and allies
  • Create programming to meet the needs of black and brown Kentuckiana Communities, and to ensure that LYG programming is accessible to all levels of engagement. 
  • Expected to design and execute educational and support programming focused on race, bias, inclusion, and equity
  • Identify areas of programming growth, and design programming to expand LYG support and youth development to non-white communities while educating all LYG youth on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
  • Assisting with Special Events
  • Chaperoning Specialty Programming and Field Trips  
  • Serving as a Resource Speaker 
  • Curriculum and Program Development, Assessment and Improvement Planning, including participation with the United Way BLOCS program)
  • Coordinating Programming Communication with Parents and other external parties
  • Assisting with clerical duties associated with program creation and execution
  • Expected to facilitate programming throughout the week with all youth, including LYG Junior Group
  • Responsible for coordinating and executing primary Friday Night programming.
  • Coordinate and execute Wednesday Evening Programming, and Weekly Drop-In Hours
  • Manage mentor programming including:
    • Screening and training mentors.
    • Maintaining Mentor Programming Participation
    • Sending reminders to mentors of upcoming shifts.
    • Maintain appropriate record keeping as needed. 
  • Assisting other staff and youth with fundraising and other events, as needed.
  • Assist in planning and executing youth functions outside of recurring programming.
  • Facilitate social media posts and /or other media to maintain community awareness, connect with current youth participants, and recruit new youth to programs
  • Participate in the recording of hours. 
  • Participate in a regular evaluation and coaching process with assigned supervisor, including regular reports
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Preferred at least 3 years of youth program development experience. Preference for experience in anti-racist practices and programming experience. 

Louisville Youth Group Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How to Apply:

Please send a letter of interest and a resume or CV to

Louisville Youth Group is hoping to onboard a new Program Director the first or second week of January 2021.