Program Director - School Age Child Care

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Job Description

Manages the school age child care program and day camps at assigned locations. Hires, trains, and supervises the staff team.


1.    Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.

2.    One to two years of related experience, preferably in a supervisory capacity.

3.    Meets School Age Child Care Director licensing requirements per NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS): Associate’s Degree in a child care/development related field or two (2) years of college with eighteen (18) credit hours in a childcare/development related field. Two (2) years of direct experience working with children under the age of 13 years, including at least one (1) year in a supervisory capacity.

4.    Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships, and to communicate effectively.

5.    Ability to use good judgement and solve complex problems. 

Essential Functions

1.    Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

2.    Manages school age child care and day camp program operations, including developing and monitoring the department budget to meet fiscal objectives; maintains participant records, monitors the effectiveness of and participation in the program; and responds to feedback.

3.    Recruits and hires program staff. Onboards, trains, and develops them for success. Publishes and maintains the staff schedule to ensure all shifts are filled. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Ensures records of staff certifications and training are current and complete.

4.    Models relationship-building in all interactions; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with staff, participants, school administration, OCFS registrars, and community organizations to maximize impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication.

5.    Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to the department. Understands and complies with OCFS licensing requirements. Ensures that safety procedures are followed.

6.    Responsible for the cleanliness of the program area, provides adequate supplies, and provides for the upkeep of equipment.

7.    Organizes or participates in Y activities, such as committees, special events, and fundraising.

8.    Serves as a member of the YMCA management team and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.

9.    Performs other duties as assigned.