Child Care Services Program Director

Job Description

The Program Director is responsible for the multi-site management of Afterschool and Summer Camp programs. They are responsible for the daily oversite of programs and staff development, the direct supervision of site staff on a daily basis, and consistent communication with school personnel, community partners, and parents.

  • Possess a college degree (Associate’s or Bachelor’s) from an accredited body of higher education.
  • Strong consideration is made in the event that a candidate has received at least 15 hours of credit in education and two years working with children in a childcare setting.
  • Understanding and knowledge of children of all ages, their behavior and development, and the ability to use this knowledge as a resource with staff.
  • Specific knowledge in the development of age-appropriate curriculum activities, the use of appropriate behavior management techniques, and the ability to transfer this knowledge to staff are necessary.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • Organizational skills related to handling documents and associated paperwork.
  • Current certifications in CPR and First Aid are required prior to the first day of employment at the designated after-school program site.
  • Certification renewals are required as needed.
  • Supervisory and administrative skills including supervision of full-time staff, and site staff, and effective administration of the program at designated site locations.
  • Ability to provide leadership in accordance with the YMCA mission to other YMCA site staff.
  • A professional demeanor and exceptional interpersonal skills.
Essential Functions
  • Maintain a positive work environment for staff that includes adequate training, recognition, and rewards. Implements a results-based management approach and ensures service line/department is actively working towards association-level objectives by assessing progress towards identified goals/KPIs, provides ongoing coaching and feedback, and discusses development opportunities
  • Models inclusive management behaviors and embraces all dimensions of diversity by building strong teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to advancing our mission
  • Engage in collaborative planning and program development with all district leadership.
  • Maintain strict compliance standards with all state and local regulatory agencies at all sites.
  • Maintain compliance documentation and program standards for all relevant state federal and local grant funding.
  • Engage stakeholders (schools) and community members (parents) in a manner that reflects the mission of the YMCA.
    • Maintain consistent open supportive communication with parents, staff, and school personnel.
    • Address concerns and demands of parents, subcontractors, and school administration regarding difficult situations and troubleshoot with the administration toward effective outcomes.
  • Actively participate in Annual campaign as directed by senior leadership.
  • Follow and maintain youth development practices outlined by YMCA of WNC and ensure that all sites adhere to YMCA of WNC Child Abuse Prevention guidelines and the Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in YMCA of WNC’s leadership team, attend required meetings, and actively support the engagement of YMCA vision.
  • Perform all other tasks as they arise and as assigned by the VP of Youth Development.