School Age Child Care Director / Summer Day Camp Director

Join a dynamic team leading a well-established School Age Child Care and Camp program where ensuring every child excels is our goal!
Job Description

Under the supervision and leadership of the Director of Operations, the School Age Child Care Director / Summer Day Camp Director develops, organizes, implements and supervises high-quality School Age, Preschool and Summer Day Camp programs as assigned along with program that may also be assigned.


BS in education or related field is preferred or equivalent education and work experience in related field.

Current CPR and First Aid required.

Program Management experience, budget development and leadership experience and the ability to continually develop and grow programs.

Previous supervisory experience with the ability to meet deadlines, schedule, coach and develop staff.

Ability to interact with a diverse population.

Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

Essential Functions

Plans, organizes, promoted and provides leadership to the After School Care program, Summer Camp and programs as assigned using the current curriculum and standards of the YMCA.

Hires, schedules, trains, coaches and mentors staff during program hours.

Maintains all state and local regulations and ratios.

Executes administrative duties including, but not limited to payroll, reviews, staff meetings, branch meetings, brochure material preparation, program registration, incident reports etc.

In conjunction with the supervisor, develops program budgets.

Ensure accurate record keeping (ie: billing, medical cards, attendance, rosters).

Ensure adequate and appropriate program supplies are on hand.

Communicates effectively with staff, program participants, parents and volunteers.

Coordinates program registrations and special events.

May give leadership and oversight to additional programs as seen appropriate by YMCA leadership.

Participates as a member of the YMCA Branch Leadership Team and participates in YMCA organization projects and events.

Coordinates mailings, distributions, school announcements as needed to support program growth.

Ensure positive discipline practices are being used within all areas of the programs.

Submit written training schedule and staff development plans to supervisor and ensure they are being delivered.

On a daily basis, actively engage with the day-to-day operations of the programs.

Coordinate and monitor bus transportation to ensure all children are transported to and from program and schools following YMCA bus procedures.

Maintain current CPR and First Aid certification.

Adhere to and model the YMCA four-core values and “House Rules”.

Attend all mandatory staff meetings and trainings as required and deliver pieces of trainings and meetings as required. 

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with
a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships
to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness:  Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.