School Age Child Care Program Director

The Director will support the YMCA mission of youth development while working with the V.P to develop new programs for a greater impact.
Job Description

The YMCA Offers the following benefits for Full Time Staff

Medical/Dental Benefits

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off

Membership: Full membership privileges are included

Program Discounts: 75% discount on eligible YMCA programs up to $1000

Retirement Plan

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. Works with Vice President to develop new programs for greater impact in Youth Development.

  • 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
  • Manages, directs, and coordinates all school age programs. Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Works with Vice President to implement grants, track deliverables and prepare reports. 
  • Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote school age program and/or membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure program participants connect with one another and with the YMCA.
  • 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 Afterschool 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 school age 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.
  • Provides staff leadership for annual fundraising campaign, fundraising activities and committees as assigned.
  • 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.
  • Provide tour and administrative building coverage as scheduled. 
  • Support and promote organizational priorities.
  • Work with supervisor to promote key elements of the strategic plan.
  • Interpret the YMCA as a membership organization and represent the YMCA positively at work and in the community at all times.
  • Actively participate in and contribute to all association special events.
  • Update professional knowledge through self-study, research and conference and workshop participation.
  • Cultivates strong working relationships with the YMCA members, staff, program participants and parents.
  • Attends all required staff meetings and trainings.
  • Maintains current physical and TB test.
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
  • CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens; Administration of Medication Training (Injectables and Oral).
  • Certified State of Connecticut Head Teacher for School Age Childcare Programs.