Youth and Family Director

The Rockbridge YMCA is seeking a dynamic, cause-driven leader to join our team.  Summer Camp is just around the corner!
Job Description

The Rockbrige Area YMCA has an immediate opening for a Youth and Family Director.  Our service area includes  Rockbridge County, Lexington City and Buena Vista. Reporting to the Branch Executive, the Child Care Director supervises daily operations and staff for Y After School, Summer Day Camp, Early Learning Center (along with Child Care Coordinator), Stay and Play and various other programs. The development of quality programming/curriculum, positive communications with staff, parents and school administration, regular site visits and staff professional development is a vital part of this position’s role and helps the Y fulfill our social responsibility, of shaping the lives of our youth. The ideal candidate has a passion for impacting the lives of the youth in the community, is detail-oriented, an effective listener, a strong team builder and have a passion for serving others.


·       2-year degree.

·       Previous experience in child care.

·       CPR and First Aid certified. (can be provided if needed)

·       Computer literate and proficient in typing.

·       Passionate belief in the YMCA mission and strong human relations skills.

·       Ability to relate to key volunteers, staff, and program participants of varying ages.

Essential Functions

1.     Recruit, develop, supervise, train, evaluate child care staff.

2.     Manages child care schedule/operations; responsible for coverage.

3.     Develop, manage and achieve the child care budget goals. Operates within the parameters of the approved budget. Corrects variances.

4.     Handle all site related concerns that may include staff, parents, participants or school personnel.

5.     Ensure that all sites are maintained within the licensing guidelines of the Virginia Department of Social Services.

6.     Ensure preschool is operating within all grant guidelines and that communications with partnering agencies is well maintained.

7.     Oversee planning of age appropriate activities for all YMCA Sites.

8.     Supports child care operations with a focus on back-office action items which includes registrations.

9.     Supports and develops (grass roots) marketing strategies/plans in collaboration with marketing department in areas of responsibilities.

10.  Develop, interpret, implement and enforce policies.

11.  Participates in businesses/community that will promote program growth.

12.  Creates, develops and implements new programming in response to community needs.

13.  Recruits and collaborates with YMCA staff (team members) to enhance and strengthen all programs. Creates a welcome and friendly atmosphere for all members, children, parents and guests.

14.  Other duties as assigned.

The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a Drug-Free Workplace and is committed to the policy of Equal Opportunity, prohibiting discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

If you value a culture of excellence, transparency, servant leadership, and accountability, please apply at