The city of Nashua, New Hampshire is situated 45 minutes from Boston.
Job Description

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Youth Development, the Director of School Age Childcare ensures the quality, success and effectiveness of the YMCA’s school age child care and educational support programs. The Director gets to impact hundreds of kids each year by leading a team responsible for overall operations management of multiple Before & After School programs throughout the service area, both branch and school based, as well as Power Scholars Academy, an evidence-based summer learning loss prevention program.

Critical areas of expertise include: leading others and working in teams, highly organized multi-site management, delivering and managing robust programs, focusing on quality, proven results in growth in programs, successfully overseeing part-time and entry-level teams and interviewing, hiring and onboarding associates.



We provide our full-time staff with comprehensive medical and dental, generous paid time off, free family YMCA membership, discounted programs as well as 12% retirement contribution after two years of qualified service.


Among the benefits working in this beautiful state are good economic and educational opportunities, low crime rates, no sales tax, and no state income tax on salaries and wages. New Hampshire has been listed as the number two state to live in America by U.S. News and World Report's list of best places to live. Salary range for this role is between $47,000-$50,000

Essential Functions

·         Build, support and coach an incredible team of youth development leaders working in four after school sites, two before school programs, a half-day early education program (Creation Station) and Power Scholars Academy.

·         Create a culture of innovation and commitment to youth achievement by providing direct supervision and leadership of four full-time Site Directors of the Y-Academy Sites.

·         Foster relationships through regular communication and visits with school principals and school representatives for both Y Academy and Power Scholars Academy.

·         Be an active presence in all sites to help staff, parents and school representatives feel assured that they have the support they need.

·         Develop and maintain annual budget for all programs and provide regular updates on enrollment and other data points as necessary. Make adjustments on the fly through the year to ensure programs are meeting budgeted goals.

·         Maintain regular communication with the Child Care Business Manager and help ensure families are up to date on payments and paperwork.

·         Build a sense of belonging by fully utilizing tools to enhance communication, connect families, and provide a positive experience for all stakeholders.

·         Assist with the development and implementation of core curriculum for Y Academy and Creation Station programs, ensuring age and learning level appropriate youth development.

·         Implement established Program Quality Standards and participate in the development of these standards.

·         Create a safe environment by ensuring all Child Abuse Prevention policies and procedures are met.

·         Seek new opportunities to expand the impact of the YMCA through new programs and services that meet the needs of people throughout the service area.

·         Act as a community representative to agencies and other community partners the support youth development and child care in the region.

·         Ensure compliance with all State and local agencies including licensing.

·         Monitor and effectively manage the bi-weekly payroll.

·         Serve as an active and supportive member of the Management Team of the YMCA that helps with overall growth and development of the Mission. Assist in all areas, project teams, job tasks as assigned.

·         Attend all conferences, trainings, meetings, and presentations as assigned.

·         Must be willing and able to travel between sites and administrative offices on a regular basis.

·         Any additional responsibilities established by Supervisor.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement > Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising. 

Collaboration > Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support. 

Operational Effectiveness > Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities.  Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team.  Effectively creates and manages budgets.  Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. 

Personal Growth > Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change.  Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance. 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

·         The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

·         Must be able to act and move fast enough to keep children safe.

·         Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.

·         Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.