Program Coordinator (School Aged Childcare)

 This position provides oversight to one SACC program as the Site Director.  
Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Child Care Services, the Program Coordinator provides leadership and direction to multiple before and after school sites. This position provides oversight to one SACC program as the Site Director.

  • Must be 20+ years old.
  • Must have at least one of the following: 
  • A bachelor’s degree in elementary education or recreation, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university.
  • An associate’s degree in early childhood education, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Certification of successful completion of training as a Recreation Director PLUS 1,000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program, recreation program or elementary school.
  • A total of 12 credits in early childhood education, human growth and development, education or recreation; PLUS 1,000 hours of experience working with children.
  • Current certification as an educator by the NH Department of Education.
  • Experience working with children totaling 2,000 hours with documentation of enrollment in a course for at least 3 credits in elementary education, human growth and development, recreation, or early childhood education through a regionally accredited college or university and a written plan on file for completion of at least 3 additional credits as specified; AND within 12 months of the date the individual begins working as a Site Director, documentation of successful completion of a total of 6 credits in elementary education, human growth and development, recreation or early childhood education through a regionally accredited college or university, shall be on file for review by the department.
  • Written documentation from or filed with the BCCL of being qualified as a center director in a school age program on or before the date of adoption of BCCL licensing rules.
  • Maintain current medical health form. Form must be on file at YMCA within 60 days of hire date. Screening must have been conducted within 12 months of date of hire and renewed every three years.
  • Agree to be fingerprinted for FBI and state criminal background checks.
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified or willing to become certified within 30 days and able to meet licensing requirements for professional development.
  • Experience supervising and coaching others preferred.
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in a child care setting.
  • Must have enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, creativity, self-control, good character, judgement, integrity and adaptability.
  • Ability to transfer location as needed to ensure program success. 
  • Strong visual and auditory ability.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to complete YMCA required training as scheduled by management.
  • Maintain updated certifications of the job (CPR and First Aid/AED). 
  • Ability to respond to critical incidents and act swiftly in emergency situations.
Essential Functions
  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Serve as an afternoon Site Director to one SACC site
  • Assist in the recruitment and hiring of staff. 
  • Assist site directors with planning and behavior management aspects of programs.
  • Cross-trains and assists with registrar duties as needed including billing, registrations, financial assistance, licensing compliance, etc.
  • Manage snack and supply ordering including tracking, and distribution to all sites.
  • Communicate with families and community partners.
  • Develop, implement, and track staff training and professional development.
  • Ensure program quality via regular site visits, verifying sites comply with state childcare regulations.
  • Directly supervises and evaluates a number of site directors, and assists site directors with staff evaluations.
  • Coordinates set-up and closeout of programs at start/end of school year.
  • Plans and leads supplemental childcare programs.
  • Assists with tracking and upkeep of New Hampshire Child Care Licensing standards and requirements.
  • Upholds association policies, demonstrates ethical behavior and exhibits the YMCA’s core values 
  • Holds the position of Camp Little River Coordinator or equivalent position at SDYMCA/Camp Lincoln over the summer when before and after school is not in session
  • Other duties as assigned.