The After School - School Age Child Care Site Director is responsible for the administration and operation of one after school program/ one day camp.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ensuring the delivery of high quality, safe, educational YMCA youth programming in a nurturing environment. Deliver programs and activities that align with the HEPA (healthy eating and physical activity) standards Developing and maintaining yearly budgets and establishing and sustaining positive relationships with program participants, their families and prospective members. Hires, trains, and provides continuous support and feedback to program staff. Attend meetings, online webinars, and trainings. Performs other duties as assigned.
Visual and auditory ability to observe and to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation; Ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills; Ability to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Ability to climb, push, and pull; Ability to lift and carry objects up to 20 pounds.
QUALIFICATIONS: Educational/experience requirements for licensed child care sites (must be one of the following combinations): AA in Child Development, 3 semester (4.5 quarter) units in Admin and 2 years teaching experience OR BA in Child Development, 3 semester (4.5 quarter) units in Admin and 1 year teaching OR Child Development Credential or Permit OR AA or Bachelor's Degree, 3 semester (4.5 quarter) units in Admin and 3 semester (4.5 quarter) units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or School Age Courses ( classes include, but not limited to child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum), and experience of 3 hours a day for a 100 days in a calendar year No degree: Three (3) semester (4.5 quarter) units in Admin, 3 units in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or School Age Courses, and 9 semester (13.5 quarter) units from the following: recreation, physical education, human services, units earned toward an elementary or middle school teaching credential, or Early Childhood Education, Child Development or School Age Courses (classes include, but not limited to child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum) and experience of 3 hours a day for a 100 days in a calendar year. All classes must be completed with a passing grade. Educational/experience requirements for grant funded sites: 48 semester college units required or successful completion of NCLB test 1 year experience Other requirements : Possess Health and Safety certificate (includes Pediatric First Aid and CPR). Complete YMCA child abuse prevention and injury and illness prevention training within 30 days of hire. All personnel shall be in good health and shall be physically capable of performing assigned tasks. Verification of good health by a health screening, including a test for TB, not more than one year prior to their start date or three days after employment. Obtain a California clearance or a criminal record exemption as required by law (from DOJ/CACI and FBI) prior to working with children and on site Minimum age of 21
Preferred Qualifications Bilingual Strong organizational skills Supervisory skills in training and coaching staff to high expectations
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y's values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.
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.