Assistant Program Director, School Age Child Care

The Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.
Job Description

We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.

The Assistant Program Director of School Aged Child Care is responsible for supporting in the success of development, growth and management of the School Age Child Care Program exercising judgment, help, and support including budget development, policies, procedures, and staff supervision. Assists with recruitment, training and support of assigned staff. Provides liaison to committee(s). Participation in other programs.  Director level management and supervision of Camp.

  • Knowledge of successful School Age Child Care practices and quality program development.
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, human services, social services, recreation, business or equivalent.
  • One or more years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  • Minimum of three years practical experience working with school age program/children.
  • Financial and budget management concepts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in various venues, i.e., public speaking, presentations
  • Ability to assist in the direction of multi-site programs through supervision of staff, marketing and public relations, program development and fund-raising.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred, or obtained within 36 months of hire.
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certifications required.
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle for transportation.
Essential Functions
  • Direct oversight of School Age Child Care (Before and/or After Care) sites assigned and Summer Camp with direct budget responsibility for those sites. Will travel between SACC sites and campsites as needed.
  • Assures compliance with state and local regulations. Ensures that program standards are met and safety procedures are followed. Assist with licensing process.
  • Conduct monthly site observations, assuring that all safety standards are met and provide written monthly report to supervisor of observations, needs and areas for improvement. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  • Coordinate use of facilities for program activities and events.
  • Hiring, training, and supervision of staff in assigned areas, maintaining YMCA ratios at each site. Develop and maintain work schedules. Review and evaluate performance regularly with a focus on developing and enhancing staff skill set.
  • Assist with oversight of the management of SACC, including direct supervision of frontline staff ensuring risk management guidelines for a safe, educational, social and nurturing environment are continually maintained according to the mission of programs. Support implementation of association CATCH, Mental Health, and STEM programs for all sites.
  • Facilitates communication and provides leadership to frontline staff of the program. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions. Responds to day-to-day operational needs of program. Supports the annual fundraising campaign.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships within the community.
  • Ensures high quality member-focused programs in support of innovative program development, evaluations and on-going training of staff.
  • Administrative duties as related to management of program, i.e., payroll, performance appraisals, etc. Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs.
  • Desire to work with children and understand the development needs of youth.
  • Ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner.
  • Possess organizational skills, patience, maturity and dependability.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups of different age and development levels, and to provide necessary instruction to program participants and staff.
  • Ability to communicate with parents.
  • Demonstrate and model the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
  • Exhibit personal and professional behavior in a manner consistent with the best interest of the Association, so as not to bring discredit to the Association.
  • Perform such other job-related duties as may be periodically assigned by the Supervisor.
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.

CollaborationChampions 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.

Required Certifications

CPR, First Aid and AED certifications required