Associate Executive Director

Seeking a passionate leader to join our successful Youth Development team at a rapidly growing YMCA in Central Texas!
Job Description

The Associate Executive Director oversees the Child Development Center with children, age infant to 5 years old.  Duties include but not limited to: hiring, training and supervision of staff; includes teachers, and teacher aides.  The Associate Executive Director ensures a safe environment fostering positive development.  Follows State guidelines for ratios of staff to student are met. Responsible for assisting with teacher evaluations, observing teachers in the classroom and rating performance.  Steps in as needed to ensure successful programming. The Associate Executive Director assists and is responsible for communication regular communication with staff and parents.

  • Minimum of five years verifiable experience in a licensed child care center preferred
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a supervisory role preferred
  • Preferred educational requirements: Related degree (Masters, Bachelors, or Associates) in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Studies or related field.
  • Prefer YMCA experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to lead staff in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Demonstrated social skills necessary to relate to a variety of people, remaining positive even under stressful situations
  • Ability to provide active supervision to a group of children
  • Must pass reference checks, pre-employment drug screen, background check and sex offender registry check.
Essential Functions
  • Works under the guidance of the District Executive Director of Child Development 
  • Ensures Program quality and compliance with the State of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Leads team of CDC Directors; creates benchmarks for each classroom/age group
  • Ensure programs promote the development of each child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development in a nurturing environment.
  • Model exemplary professionalism and work ethic
  • Development of developmentally appropriate goals and standards for each classroom
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Y’s efforts for all stakeholders. Implements effective systems to develop volunteers at program, fundraising, and policy leadership levels. Secures resources and support for all philanthropic endeavors.

Collaboration: Develops strategies to ensure staff and volunteers reflect the community. Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y. Serves as a community leader, building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance the Y’s cause, mission, and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness:Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves members and community in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures, investment policies, and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Required Certifications

CPR within first 30 days on the job