Assistant Director of School Age Childcare

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

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Assistant Program Director of School Aged Child Care is responsible for supporting in the success of developing, growth and management of the Greater Bergen County  School Age Child Care and Day Camp 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.

  • 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 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 and Day Camp Program, 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 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.
  • Actively supervises and participates in summer camp programs.
  • Administrative duties as related to management of program, i.e., payroll, performance appraisals, etc. Provides data and reports as required for assigned programs.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested and necessary. 
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising. 

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. 

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. 

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. 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.