Nevada Ready Preschool Director

We’re looking for an experienced preschool director to come join our Nevada Ready Preschool program.
Job Description

The Nevada Ready Preschool Director oversees our grant-funded preschool programming and teachers at our Durango Hills YMCA location.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree in ECE or related field required. Two to three years experience as Preschool Center Director or equivalent position strongly preferred. Previous experience working with special populations (e.g., children with special needs and families with diverse socio-economic backgrounds), as well as prior interaction with QRIS and/or the Department of Education is beneficial. Bi-lingual Spanish/English strongly preferred.


  • Must maintain state licensing background clearance.
  • American Red Cross CPR, AED and First Aid.
  • Must maintain an active Nevada Registry Certificate.
  • Building/physical premises safety, emergency preparation, medication administration, and allergies training required within 30 days of hire.
  • Working with Children within 30 days of hire date.
  • Staff are to attend all Preschool trainings and in-services required by Supervisor.



  • Strong skills in communication, leadership, judgment, and creativity.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate management techniques.
Essential Functions
  • Utilizing the Nevada Preschool Content Standards, must create a developmentally-appropriate, research-based curriculum and participate in the birth to third grade continuum alignment.
  • Develops the skillset of and leads Preschool staff. Reviews the effectiveness of employed personnel through observation and performance appraisals.
  • Ensures that Preschool license requirements are satisfied.
  • Maintains YMCA Preschool files and other required documentation in accordance with state licensure guidelines.
  • Prepares and submits reports as requested by supervisor and partner agencies in a timely manner.
  • Processes incoming program registrations and follows up on parent inquires via voicemail, email, fax and/or in-person within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Responsible for tracking all program invoices, collecting outstanding balances, and handling all other Preschool billing-related matters.
  • Tracks, reviews, and coordinates the Food Service Program, provided by Three Square, for distribution at the branch.
  • Coordinates parent and family involvement and collects data to determine the effectiveness of such efforts.
  • Contracts with and handles billing-related matters for all field trips.
  • Evaluates program quality and enrollment, and reports findings to the Branch Executive Director of Early Childhood Education.
  • Participates in the annual and longitudinal statewide program evaluation system required by Nevada Ready!, including analyzing outcome indicators and reporting to the Nevada Department of Education.
  • Promotes and implements YMCA character development in all curriculum, training, and supervisory endeavors.
  • Promotes a high standard of customer service for all members, program participants, and guests.
  • Contributes to a positive and inclusive environment, which welcomes and supports children with disabilities as well as families from economically disadvantaged households.