YMCA OF COLUMBIA – JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: After School Child Care – Site Director
FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Youth Development Director
Under the direction of the Youth Development Director, the Site Director will organize, and lead a comprehensive enrichment program for children who attend before and after school programs. The Site Director will provide day-to-day direction and supervision of assigned program locations and staff, ensuring that all programs operate in a quality manner consistent with the Y mission, cause, and values.
YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):
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.
1. Plans, coordinates, organizes and leads all daily after school program activities.
2. Observes and follows the School Age Child Care program guidelines
3. Complies with all Association and branch specific policies and procedures.
4. Assists with recruitment, hiring and development of program staff; provides leadership to staff, ensures adequate coverage for all activities.
5. Performs general housekeeping tasks and ensures that site and program areas are clean and well organized.
6. Provides a safe, healthy, moral, and fun environment for all children.
7. Fosters an environment, which includes the five YMCA character development values of respect, responsibility, caring, honesty, and faith.
8. Maintains all records, paperwork, and required reporting, including timesheets, lesson plans, incident reports, etc.
9. Maintains a positive, open relationship with all staff, parents, program participants, administration, support staff and the community. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
10. Identifies and resolves problems to ensure programs are meeting goals of the program, reports unresolved issues to the Youth Development Director.
11. Works additional hours as needed when there is a 1/2 day of school, school closing or vacation day.
12. Attends all staff meetings and training programs.
13. Follows all YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
14. Attends staff meetings and trainings.
15. Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
1. High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college.
2. Two to three years child care or related experience and relevant experience in supervision and administration of youth programs.
3. Demonstrated leadership qualities, project management, time management, organizational skills and detail oriented.
4. At least 18 years of age.
5. CPR, First Aid, AED, Oxygen and Child Abuse Prevention training before start of 1st shift.
Previous experience with diverse populations.
Ability to frequently stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, type, run, jump, kick, catch, throw, climb, kneel, bend, reach, balance, crouch or crawl, climb and/or balance, reach with hands and arms, handle or feel, stoop, lift/move and carry approximately 35 lbs, and use hands and fingers. Must be able to lift and/or maneuver large gym equipment. Special vision abilities required distance, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Monday-Friday. 1:30pm – 6:00pm