YMCA of Central Ohio

Assistant Child Care Director

Our amazing Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team as our Assistant Child Care Director.  This role assists the Senior Program Director in managing the operations of the branch child care programs as well as off site programs.

WHY THE Y?
From day one, we are invested in helping you reach your professional goals. We want you to feel valued and confident in your potential. Our training and development programs help promote learning at all stages of your career.Beyond offering the opportunity to make a lasting impact in your community, the Y provides a number or other benefits including:

- Vacation, sick, and personal time
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- Participation in the awesome Y-Retirement Fund
- Long term disability & Group Life Insurance fully paid by the Y
- A free family membership
- and so much more!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following, other duties may be assigned:
Thinks, communicates and behaves as a cause-driven leader and role model for other staff and members when it comes to desired staff behaviors; promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility in all job-related functions.
Manages, directs and coordinates the child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs by visiting child care sites on a regular basis to observe and evaluate operations.
Assumes responsibilities of child care director in his/her absence.
Assists the director with staff recruitment, hiring, training, and scheduling. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Assists with developing strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
Assists in budget development and monitoring to ensures program operates within budget.
Assures compliance of ODJFS licensing, SUTQ, NAEYC standards as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards (including HEPA)  are met and safety procedures followed.
Performs the duties of site directors or teachers during absences as needed. 
Develops and maintains relationships with ODJFS, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
Assists the director with providing staff leadership for annual fundraising campaign and committees as assigned.
Maintains proper department files including required paperwork for staff.
Organizes special events for Child Care programs and YMCA Branch if applicable.
Represents assigned branch programs by attending and participating in Program Innovation Team meetings and projects
Assists site staff with maintaining written records for children’s files, collecting and reporting program data as required by funding. 
Assists in the marketing of programs, enrollment and distribution of program information.
Performs duties in the branch as assigned (building coverage, special events, etc.)
If applicable, complete duties as required by the Child and Adult Care Food program for your sites.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages a team of up to 50 staff in the childcare department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training and coaching employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS:   
Must be at least 18 years of age and have a 2 year degree in child development, elementary education, or a related field (4 year degree preferred); previous experience working with children in a group setting. Must meet Site Administrator qualifications for ODJFS Licensed programs. 
Passionate belief in the Y’s cause of nurturing the potential of all youth, supporting healthy living for all people and finding ways to help and support our neighbors.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Proven track record of developing authentic relationships with others.
Ability to foster a collaborative team approach to solving challenging situations.
Must submit all required paperwork for ODJFS licensing. Must submit a staff medical statement as required by ODJFS standards. Must obtain and keep current training certifications in first aid, communicable diseases, child abuse recognition & prevention as required by ODJFS. Must attend all necessary YMCA, child care and/or grant related training.
YMCA Team Leader certification; if not certified, must obtain certification within 12 months
Team leader certification requires: Principles and Practices; Introduction to Volunteerism; Introduction to Leading Others; Introduction to Fiscal Management; Leadership competency assessment; Team Leader Certification Test.

Branches for Application Submission:

Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA