Assistant Early Learning Director

Are you a strong and experienced child care leader who has a passion for leading teachers and LOVES working with children? The Y is for you.
Job Description

The YMCA Alexandria is currently seeking an experienced leader to join our team as the Assistant Early Learning Director. Our ideal candidate is able to maintain high expectations while also ensuring a fun, and positive environment daily!

The Assistant Early Learning Director works with the Early Learning Director on the overall operation of the Early Learning program site(s), including licensing, curriculum development and delivery, and health and safety of the children.


Qualifications and Skills: We seek a leader with values that align with the Y’s mission:

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Recreation, Human Services.

Minimum of 3 years experience working primarily with preschoolers or school age children (depending on program) in a licensed child care center.

Strong leadership, organizational, and administrative skills including supervision, program development and  working with children and parents

Must be able to effectively communicate with children and parents and committed to working with diverse population.

Essential Functions

Some of the exciting things you will do as the Assistant Early Learning Director:

Responsible for creating, developing and maintaing a positive relationship with teachers, parents, and branch staff.

Stays current with all licensing, state and local regulations and ensures that the site and all of its staff are in compliance at all times.

Provides training and orientation for new parents, teachers and children including touring families and transitioning children.

Assist with hiring, training, coaching, supervising and evaluating early learning staff.

Ensuring daily, weekly, monthly communication to parents to support the lesson plans and the milestones and development of the children within the program.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington operates facilities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and northern Virginia.  A leader in innovation, the Y has made an impact in advancing health and education initiatives and strengthening the communities we serve.  If your next career move includes leaving a legacy, this is the role for you!

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We appreciate your talents, hard work and professional dedication and will reward you with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, including a 10% employer-funded retirement plan. In addition, we provide 403(b) savings plan; high quality healthcare; free YMCA membership for you and your family; a generous paid time off package; numerous professional development opportunities; an exciting and collaborative work environment; and the ability to work with creative, talented and diverse individuals.