What is a Director of Youth Development?

Director of Youth Development Job Description

A director of youth development is responsible for planning, creating and managing comprehensive youth development after school or summer programs for school age youth. 



Typical Job Duties

• Work with staff and executive leadership to design comprehensive youth development programs

• Ensure effective coordination and integration of the program by implementing project management processes

• Provide support to executive leadership and staff in the areas of planning, management, program execution and communications

• Assist with funding development initiatives for youth programs

• Collaborate with youth and adult education services management team to ensure the effective coordination of program schedules and related events for youth and families



Scholarships for Becoming a Director of Youth Development

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Director of Youth Development. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


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Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Director of Youth Development. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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