Program Director II - Childcare

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Job Description

This position is responsible for developing, delivering and administering a designated program 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 Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce.



  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Required minimum of 9 general education college units including 3 units in Child Development
  • Highly desired qualifications are:
    • Bachelor’s degree with 12 college units in ECE including: Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Program and Curriculum
    • Three units in Childcare Administration
    • Three units in an Infant/Toddler course
  • Minimum 7 years’ work experience in a childcare setting
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with program development and program operations
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with supervision of a staff team
  • YMCA experience preferred
  • Experience in implementing licensing, program administration, 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:

o     American Red Cross

o     American Heart Association

o     American Safety & Health Institute

Essential Functions
  • Responsible for the planning, implementation, and day-to-day management of Licensed Childcare programs; including preschool and afterschool programs
  • Setting strategic goals and practices for safety, quality, growth and innovation
  • Develop learning curriculum, projects, and family engagement events
  • Implement regular program visits for observation and evaluation
  • Oversee marketing, registration and communication with prospective and enrolled families
  • Responsible for the development and control of department budgets, ensuring achievement of year-end outcomes
  • Ensure all YMCA policies & procedures, state licensing and health department requirements are adhered to at all times
  • Recruit, train, and supervise required staff to foster an environment where motivation, recognition, and teamwork thrives
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of staff to provide feedback and assist in meeting their developmental needs
  • Serve as Team Leader in the YMCA annual fundraising campaign and assist in the recruitment of volunteers
  • Participate on the Branch Leadership Team and represent the Y in various groups, organizations, coalitions, etc.