School Age & Teen Programs Director

This position is a great fit for Individuals in the Education field who enjoy working with School Age Childcare and Teen Programs.
Job Description

Develops, organizes, and implements high-quality YMCA school-age programs (Kids’ Korner, holiday/vacation, snow day and summer enrichment) that support the YMCA mission of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Director is also responsible for coordinating, supervising, and facilitating all teen programs at the YMCA, which include, but are not limited to Teen Nights, Andre’s Allstars, and Teen Mentoring.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of school age childcare program or enrichment and/or educational programs.
  • Previous experience managing grant funding programming including, but not limited to, grant data management and reporting, grant staff team management and hands on community work.
  • Have a strong understanding of Connecticut Common Core Standards and experience providing educational enrichment services to youth.
  • Minimum age requirements may apply.
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Essential Functions
  • 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.
  • Develops high quality curriculum based on best practices in all programs. Ensures effective implementation at each site with ongoing quality assessment.
  • Assures all site compliance with all licensing mandates. Complete regular licensing checks of all sites. Maintain licensing records, complete required licensing paperwork, submit licensing packets and compliance reports as needed.
  • Develops, manages, and controls budgets for programs. Ensures program operates within budget and program fees are collected.
  • Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas.
  • Ensures YMCA program standards are met, and safety procedures followed.
  • Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with state childcare licensing agency, school administration, parent groups, and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs through continual communication and collaboration.
  • Respond to all agency, parent and community inquires and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Maintains proper records/department files.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of, and participation in, programs.
  • Directs and supervises teen classes to meet YMCA objectives. Expands Y program offerings and participation in programs within the community.
  • Create and build a strong community for the teen population via special events, series and workshops.
  • Collaborate with community organizations (Youth Service Bureau, Community Health Center, Wesleyan) in order to strengthen existing programs and develop new programs.
  • Ability to create curriculum and trainings that facilitate age-appropriate skills.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation, and supervision of special activities within both the Teen and Kids’ Korner Department as well as at interdepartmental YMCA special events.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Community: Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives.
  • Influence: Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict.
  • Developing Others: Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.
  • Innovation: Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities.
  • Finance: Effectively creates and manages budgets.
  • Quality Results: Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.
Required Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent.
  • CPR; First Aid; AED; Blood borne Pathogens; Administration of Medication Training (Injectable and Oral).
  • Certified State of Connecticut Head Teacher for School Age Childcare Programs.