Pros: exciting work environment, organization helps those who are working towards a goal (professionally), and the company hires from within.
Cons: poor hiring decisions, rigid programing:curriculum needs to be better suited for the environment the ymca choses.
As Assistant Program Coordinator, I am entrusted to create a curriculum that integrated a form of experiential learning with an emphasis on team building and problem solving. My job is too oversee the overall project and making sure it's running like a well oiled machine.
Within the YMCA, my responsibilities range from helping to create activities – more... and schedules for year round and summer programs to recruiting, training and managing staff, interns and possible volunteers. Throughout my professional career, my communication abilities have vastly improved. I've dealt with many situations in which communication is the KEY in having things run smoothly.
In my current job, I have to handle multiple responsibilities in developing new programs and outside resources, maintaining existing ones, and sustain great client relations. I allocate a certain amount of time for each area daily. That way clients can see very clearly that projects are progressing, and I have more satisfaction in accomplishing multiple tasks under pressure.
I started as a counselor within the company and worked my way up the latter, to now find myself as assistant program coordinator. Due to my wide range of role contribution within the YMCA, I've learned the efficiency, time management, self-discipline, and adaptivity it takes to be successful with any given task. – less