School Age Director

 School Age Director Develops, organizes, and implements high-quality YMCA childcare program(s).  12% Y Retirement contribution
Job Description

Under the direction of the Senior Director of School Age & Day Camp, the School Age Director supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Develops, organizes, and implements high-quality YMCA childcare program(s).

  1. 21 years of age 
  2. Minimum of Associates Degree required, degree in related field preferred
  3. Minimum 240 hours experience as a child care teacher or center director in a group child care center 
  4. Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience overseeing a youth program 
  5. Must meet Wisconsin Licensing qualifications for Center Director; Must meet qualifications for Center Director of 51 or more within 24 months
Essential Functions
  1. Manages, directs, and coordinates the school age childcare programs for assigned location(s); ensures high-quality programs and establishes new program activities; expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans
  2. Assist the Day Camp Director to coordinator the Day Camp program
  3. 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
  4. Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position; ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected; supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality
  5. Ensures that YMCA program standards and Wisconsin State Licensing requirements are met and safety procedures followed
  6. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living
  7. Develops and maintains relationships with Wisconsin state childcare licensing, school administration, parent groups, and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs; responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner
  8. Maintains proper records/department files
  9. Attends Day Camp and School Age Cabinet meetings
  10. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information
  11. Compiles program statistics; monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program
  12. Performs other duties as assigned
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

Bloodborne Pathogens/Child Abuse Prevention every year