This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA child care program(s) in our before and after school and summer programs.
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.
LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Team Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
1. Manages, directs and coordinates the school age child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities.
2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
3. Manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected.
4. Supports and budgets for YMCA healthy eating and physical activities standards through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality
5. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality
6. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
7. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
8. Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
9. Provides staff leadership for annual fund raising campaign and committees as assigned.
10. Maintains proper records/department files.
11. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
12. Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.
13. Assists with Program Committee meetings.
14. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
15. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
16. Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state licensing for Program Director
One to two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.
Three years of programmatic experience in a group care for children.
Must be at least 21 years old.
Within 30 days of hire completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Licensing Training requirements; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Completes Praesidium within 7 days of hire date.
Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency
Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to plan, lead and participate in activities