Lead Preschool Teacher

Come join us at the Valley of the Sun YMCA!
Job Description

Are you looking for a company that inspires you to do great things? We are looking for leaders who want the opportunity to improve their community, teach others healthy habits, and impact the lives of hundreds of youth. At the YMCA we are on a relentless quest to make our communities stronger through people like you working within our 14 branches.

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Current state approved first-aid and CPR/AED certification 
  • Must possess or obtain prior to working in ration an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and negative TB test   
  • Associate degree and/or currently enrolled in an accredited bachelor's program. 
  • Three years qualifying experience in childcare field and 6 credit hours in the childcare field or 60 documented training hours 
  • Minimum 6 months’ knowledge and experience in early childhood education or child development  
  • Minimum 6 months' experience working in a certified pre-school
  • Bilingual candidates preferred
Essential Functions
  • Supervises, implements, and directs preschool childcare programs and other program staff for specific site. 
  • Responsible for ensuring all direct reports are up to date with all required training, in-service training, and certifications. 
  • Understands and maintains ADHS state licensing rules and regulations and YMCA childcare program standards. 
  • Develops positive relationships with children and parents. 
  • Encourages member involvement and identifies potential volunteers. 
  • Controls, orders supplies, and maintains inventory. 
  • Ensures pertinent site records, files, and other required administrative procedures are completed and maintained.