Associate Childcare Director

The South Wood County YMCA is seeking a cause-driven leader to join our team!
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit charitable organization committed to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.  The Associate Childcare Director at the South Wood County YMCA creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while instructing children in accordance with the goals, policies, and procedures of both the state licensing and the department.

Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree in early childhood or the equivalent to and continuing education in the field, preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years working in a licensed childcare facility, preferred.
  • All required licensing and young star certifications/knowledge or willingness to acquire certifications/knowledge as a first priority upon being hired.
  • Knowledge of Young Star Regulations as required by Wisconsin State Licensing Laws.
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certificate gained within first 30 days of employment.
  • Obtain Shaken Baby, Sudden Infant Death, and Mandated Reporter Training before hire. If not completed, this will be provided for you on your first day of employment.  
  • Must register with the Wisconsin Childcare Registry within 30 days of employment and keep certificate current.
  • Prior experience in staff and volunteer supervision preferred.
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office products preferred.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Possess communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Must complete all new hire orientations.
Essential Functions
  1. Provide direct assistance to Sr. Director of Childcare and act as support staff for all childcare and Kids Clubhouse sites throughout South Wood County.
  2. Provide oversight, direction, and guidance to childcare lead and assistant teachers.
  3. Working with the Senior Director of Childcare, create, implement, train, and utilize systems as it pertains to organized programming, tracking, and reporting.
  4. Attend all leadership team meetings, as required/scheduled.
  5. Support provided policy and oversight for discipline, appropriate interventions, and behavior modification methods for students in the program.
  6. Participate and support in a constant and consistent communication system for parents and caregivers.
  7. Participate in problem-solving, including defusing stressful situations with a sound spirit, mind, and body.
  8. Engage with schools, parents, students, and peers using high emotional intelligence and understanding that relationships are a core value in program success.
  9. Coordinate staff scheduling, and childcare operations including assisting but not limited to recruiting, hiring, and training qualified staff, substitutes, and volunteers.
  10. Fill in as Childcare Director when the Director is absent or on vacation.
  11. Keep milk and CACFP food program documentation and reporting up to date.
  12. Process State Assistance and/or 3rd party payers to ensure childcare transactions are paid in a timely manner.
  13. Act as the primary lead for implementing and managing childcare best practices for quality assurance in all childcare programs.
  14. Substitutes teach and provide hands-on experience for the children at the SWC YCMCA and affiliated sites.
  15. Maintain communication with childcare staff, families, and the childcare office.
  16. Prioritize workloads to meet deadlines, displaying exemplary organizational skills.
  17. Attention to detail, accuracy in both accounts’ payables and receivables
  18. Ability to aid in grant writing/reporting, record keeping, and preparing and providing tax statements.
  19. Exemplifies and role models the YMCA’s four core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring.
  20. All other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies
  • Inclusion: Promotes feelings of mutual respect, acceptance, and appreciation among youth and adults.
  • Relationships: Build authentic relationships with families and staff.
  • Quality Results: Partners youth and parents and caregivers to achieve youth outcomes.
  • Communication: Facilitates daily opportunities for youth to reflect on and respond to their experiences (plans, feelings, etc.)
  • Decision Making: Makes sound judgements, and transfers learning from one situation to the next.
  • Developing Others: Applies strategies to assist youth in learning to express emotions in positive ways.
  • Project Management: Encourages feedback from youth and parents and caregivers; provides choices within programs.
Required Certifications
  • All required licensing and young star certifications/knowledge or willingness to acquire certifications/knowledge as a first priority upon being hired.
  • Knowledge of Young Star Regulations as required by Wisconsin State Licensing Laws.
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certificate gained within first 30 days of employment.
  • Obtain Shaken Baby, Sudden Infant Death, and Mandated Reporter Training before hire. If not completed, this will be provided for you on your first day of employment.  
  • Must register with the Wisconsin Childcare Registry within 30 days of employment and keep certificate current.