Licensed Program Coordinator

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee is currently seeking a new Licensed Program Coordinator for our School Age Education Department. 
Job Description

Under the leadership of the of the School Age Education and Summer Wrap/Day Camp Director, Directors, and in accordance with Association policies, the Licensed Program Coordinator (LPC)/Summer Leadership or Counselor will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of the School Age sites and Day Camp location including but not limited to: supervision, safety, program management and curriculum, administrative compliance, adherence to state licensing compliance, YMCA Standards including YUSAHEPA standards, and YoungStar Standards compliance. Licensed Program Coordinator/Unit Director serves as a leader to group leaders, counselors and program participants, supports staff in the planning and implementation of high quality curriculum and program activities, engages families in their child’s growth and development and engagement within the center, provides exceptional customer service and acts as a liaison to all school personnel.

  1. At least 21 years of age with documentation of high school diploma/equivalent
  2. 1 year of supervisory or administrative experience in an organized children’s program
  3. Preferred candidate: bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor education, recreation, social work, or child development, or other related field OR minimum of 80 hours of Early Childhood classes with documentation or completed at least 6 credits in elementary education, child guidance or child development (Registry Level meets job requirement)
  4. Willing to obtain and maintain or currently possess: CPR PRO/First Aid/ Shaken Baby Certifications
  5. Must have a current driver license, automobile insurance and reliable transportation
Essential Functions
  1. Demonstrate a positive and caring attitude while building relationships with children, staff, parents, and school community members
  2. Ensure that the care of the participants is a key priority through direct supervision of the programs and support of staff in the absence of the Director
  3. Assist the director in the overall development of the School Age Education and Day Camp Programs
  4. Create, distribute, and maintain accurate records and reports in compliance with state licensing and program requirements, such as sign-in check-out sheets, lesson plans, child enrollment and progress reports, attendance sheets, newsletters, etc.
  5. Lead and participate in program at least 20 plus hours dependent on staffing needs and evaluate lesson planning and delivery of age appropriate activities that engage children and demonstrate the YMCA core values and healthy living practices. 
  6. Maintain communication with staff as it relates to program needs: ordering and transportation of snack, supplies and equipment.
  7. Understand and follow all Youngstar, DCF standards, and YMCA policies/manuals, etc.
  8. Attend and assist in planning and leading staff meetings, training sessions, other required meetings and evaluation of staff members
  9. Possess working knowledge of YMCA mission, purpose and goals, childcare policies and YMCA standards; clearly and effectively communicate to parents, principals and program participants; promote other YMCA programs
  10. Be committed to the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s Child Abuse/Neglect Prevention efforts as a mandatory reporter.
  11. All other duties as assigned