Assistant Childcare Program Director

Support the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening the community.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direction of the Childcare Program Director, the Assistant Childcare Program Director at the YMCA of the Northwoods helps oversee the development and operations of the overall childcare program, ensuring the program meets its intended goals. 


•Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent as determined by the Department of Public Instruction and have at least 2 years of teaching experience with young children. 

•Obtained the education and experience qualifications for the Director of a Center licensed to serve 51 or more children as required by DCF 251 (Personnel Rules) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code for Group Day Care Centers. Have the knowledge of Young Star.

•Shall obtain a certificate from the registry of the WI Early Childhood Recognition System within three months after assuming the position as evidence of meeting the education and experience qualifications.

•One to two years of related experience (e.g., supervisor or coordinator of child care programs) preferred.

•Minimum age of 21.

•Within 30 days of hire, completion of Child Abuse Prevention, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens training.

•Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards and completion of YMCA program-specific training.

•Commitment to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Essential Functions

1.    Helps manage the pre-school childcare program, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in the program; securing, scheduling, and maintaining the needed facilities; and maintaining program records or files.

2.    Assists in assuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations relating to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate; ensures that YMCA program standards are met, and safety procedures are followed.

3.    Supports program plans and records to ensure consistent evidence-based best practices.

Helps to recruit and hire diverse staff across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Helps maintain staff schedules and evaluates staff performance.

5.    Models relationship-building skills in all interactions; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with staff, parents and caregivers, and community organizations (e.g., state child care licensing agency, school administration) to maximize program impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within the area of responsibility.

6.    Organizes or participates in Y activities, such as committees, special events, and fundraising. 

7.    Performs other duties as assigned.