CDC Director

The YMCA of Central Texas is seeking a Director of a Child Development Center (CDC).
Job Description

The Director will oversee management of the YMCA Child Development Center including staff development, the development of high-quality programs, day to day operations, and establish professional, positive relationships with parents, children, colleagues, and the community.

  • Minimum of three years verifiable experience in a licensed child care center
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a supervisory role
  • Preferred educational requirements: Related degree (Masters, Bachelors, or Associates) in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Studies or related field.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability to lead staff in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Demonstrate outstanding written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Demonstrate the 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
  • Daily management of the Child Development Center
  • Program quality and compliance with the State of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Work with all teachers and aides to achieve an average of 90% or higher in every classroom on CDC parent surveys
  • Ensure programs promote the development of each child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development in a nurturing environment.
  • Model exemplary professionalism and work ethics
  • Ensure the safety and supervision of children at all times
  • Substitute in classrooms and the kitchen as needed
  • Ensure key staff is meeting their job responsibilities to ensure the budget is met or exceed
  • Meet targeted enrollment numbers and overseeing waitlist and new enrollments
  • Maintain staff and children’s files
  • Develop and implement at least three summer enrichment (for fee) offerings
  • Develop and implement individual training plans for each CDC employee
  • Development of developmentally appropriate goals and standards for each classroom
  • Conduct monthly center and individual staff meetings
  • Personally complete 36 hours of work-related training annually
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.