Preschool & Childcare Director

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Job Description

This position is responsible for developing, delivering and administering a Preschool program, caring for ages 6 months to 2 years at an assigned branch. Responsible for recruiting, hiring, supervising and developing assigned team. Oversee the engagement and recruitment of program volunteers for the program. The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience along with a minimum of 15-semester college units, or equivalent quarter units, including 12 units in early childhood education, plus 3 units in Childcare Program Administration required.
  • Minimum 4 years’ work experience in a licensed childcare program setting
  • YMCA experience preferred
  • One year of supervisory experience required for a team of two or larger
  • Two years experience with program development and program operations
  • Experience in implementing administrative and safety standards
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and general office equipment
  • CPR/AED, and First Aid Certification, must include Adult and Child/Infant, obtained within 30 days of hire and must be from one of the following certifying organizations:
    • American Red Cross
    • American Heart Association
    • American Safety & Health Institute
Essential Functions
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and day-to-day management of the Preschool and Licensed Childcare Program operations; ensuring growth, volume, safety and innovation
  • Oversees marketing, registration, communication and operation of on-site and off-site facilities
  • Implements regular site visits for observation and evaluation
  • Responsible for the development and control of department budget
  • Ensures that all assigned budget departments meet year-end outcomes
  • Monitor operations and ensure all licensing requirements are met
  • Ensure all YMCA policies & procedures, state licensing and health department requirements are adhered to at all times
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and appraises required staff and assists all staff in meeting their developmental needs
  • Responsible for fostering an environment where staff motivation, recognition, and teamwork thrives
  • Conducts bi-annual performance evaluations of staff
  • Serve as staff liaison in the Teams Division of the Annual Current Support Campaign and assists in the recruitment of campaigners to ensure Teams Division is filled and trained
  • Represents the Branch as needed in the community through various groups, organizations, coalitions, etc.