Site Director, Licensed Before & After School Child Care Program (North San Fernando Valley Area)

As a Child Care Site Director, you will have the unique opportunity and privilege to impact the lives of youth and their families.
Job Description

We all know that it takes a village to develop a child; at the Y, we know that before and after school programs are a vital member of every child's village. As a Child Care Site Director, you will have the unique opportunity and privilege to impact the lives of youth and their families and lead a staff team of emerging youth development leaders. Each day, you will lead, manage, organize and engage children and staff team members in a well-rounded before and after school program, that includes academic support, educational enrichment, family engagement, school partnerships, STEAM, physical activity/fitness and more. Your program is located on the campus of a public school, where you partner with your school principal/administrators and school-based parent organizations, like to PTA, to ensure that the YMCA is engaged, involved and immersed into the school culture. Before the kiddos arrive, you complete all of your paperwork, submit your snack order, pick-up your supply order from Amazon in the main office, and submit your licensing reports. While the children are present, you work with them and your staff through the daily curriculum and at the end of the day, you greet parents as they pick-up and get ready for the next day. You start the next day by attending a staff team member meeting, where you plan out upcoming events and initiatives.

In your role as a site director, you develop, organize and implement a high quality licensed child care program. You understand licensing regulations and ensure that your program follows Title 22, at all times. You assist with budget development and in securing the necessary supplies. You support your supervisor with the on-boarding and training of new staff team members. You observe, coach and provide feedback to your staff team. You ensure close visual supervision of all children in your care and follow-up all YMCA child abuse prevention and reporting policies. You manage children's behavior using a positive approach, consisting or redirection, proactive strategies and logical consequences. You adhere to program standards for cleanliness and safety and maintain all YMCA risk management policies. You cultivate positive relationships with parents, the host school, staff team members and the community. You attend and support all fundraising initiatives, family events, staff meetings and trainings.

This program operates on the campus of a public school. For this position, shifts are typically as follows: Three (3) days per week, 10:00am-6:00pm and two (2) days per week a split shift at 7:00am-9:00am and 12:00pm-6:00pm. There are occasional night and weekend trainings throughout the year. During school breaks, this program operates a full-day day camp program, with hour typically ranging between 10:00am-6:00pm.



  • Twenty-one years or older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have full knowledge of California Title 22 Regulations for Child Care Programs; must be Title 22 Center Director qualified for School-Age Programs.
  • ECE/CD UNITS: Option 1: Twelve (12) semester units in ECE or CD. Of the Twelves (12) units, six (6) units can be substituted for recreation, arts & humanities, human services. Three (3) semester units in Administration or Staff Relations. Option 2: AA or Bachelor with three (3) units in ECE, CD or School-Age child courses and three (3) units in administration or staff relations.
  • Four years' experience supervising group child care center. Previous experience working with school age children in a group setting (preferred). Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Strong character values, strong communication skills, emotional maturity
  • Current TB and physical exam. Proof of vaccination or immunization for pertussis (TDAP), and measles (MMR).
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19, as required by the school district.


Employee Benefits

  • This is a full-time, permanent position with year-round work (40 hours per week).
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance; life and disability insurance, etc.
  • Free facility access to our 26 greater Los angeles branches for you, your spouse or domestic partner and for your minor children (this includes FREE access to our fitness center, gym, weight room, indoor/outdoor pools, group exercise classes, on-site child care, etc.)
  • Free before and after school child care for your age-eligible children in grades TK-5th (some sites accept up to 6th grade), at one of our before and after school sites. Restrictions apply. Not all before and after school sites are within close proximity to a YMCA branch. Inquire for details.
  • Free youth sports league and youth classes enrollment for your age-eligible minor children.
  • Paid annual Well-Being Day
  • 25% employee discount on all YMCA day camp programs for your age-eligible minor children.
  • 20% employee discount on all YMCA programs for you, your spouse or domestic partner and for your minor children.
  • 10% YMCA Retirement fund contribution (upon eligibility), plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account (tax-deferred savings plan).
  • Part-Time positions (about 18-25 hours, per week) with hours after school (typically between 1:00pm-6:30pm); flexible schedules. Full-time hours available during the school breaks (such as summer day camp); sick pay accrual. We also offer before school programs, available for staff who wish to take on extra hours or just work before school.
  • Upon hire, access to free CPR, First Aid and Health certification courses.
  • Upon hire, access to paid professional development and staff training throughout the year.
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Access to SoCal Credit Union
  • Floating holidays, paid holidays, vacation and sick time accrual.
  • and, so much more!
Essential Functions

Upon hire, the YMCA provides all youth development staff with paid trainings throughout the season in the following areas: child abuse prevention, mandated reporting, positive discipline and child guidance, supervision and safety, risk management, programming, active shooter, diversity & inclusion, anti-bullying, communication and child development. A full job description for this position is available upon request.