Director of Childcare and Inclusive Program

Our Y is growing and so are our opportunities to serve the children and families in our community.
Job Description

Thinks, communicates, and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members. Develops, organizes, and implements high quality YMCA children and family programs with a focus committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Innovative in creating opportunities to grow the YMCA’s positive impact in our community. Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, children, and staff. 


1.    Bachelor's degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

2.    One to two years related experience.

3.    Supervision experience.

4.    Able to work flexible schedules.

5.    Certifications:  CPR and First Aid.

6.    YMCA Team Leader certificate within three years.

Essential Functions

1.    Manages, directs, and coordinates Child Watch, Kids’ Club (Before and After School Program), School Break Camps, Camp Little Eagle (Summer Day Camp Program), Preschool, After School Enrichment Programs, and the Inclusive initiatives of the Y.

2.    Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

3.    Ensures high quality programming and establishes new program activities that meet YMCA objectives. Expands programs in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

4.    Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives. Manages program drafts, invoices, and past due balances in conjunction with the Director of Finance.

5.    Develops and maintains relationships with school administration, parents, community partners and organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.

6.    Creates and schedules Inclusive (adaptive) programming.

7.    Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.

8.    Organizes and plans family/youth special events.

9.    Assists in the distribution of program information.

10. Maintains proper records, department files and equipment.

Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s 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.

Required Certifications

CPR and First Aid