YMCA of Central Ohio

Preschool Coordinator

It’s a beautiful thing when a passion and a career come together.  If you love working with children and want to be part of a movement with unlimited potential to do good - the Y has an exciting new opportunity for you!

The Jerry L. Garver YMCA, located in Canal Winchester, is seeking a full time Preschool Coordinator.  This dynamic role develops, implements and supervises programs in branch preschool programming that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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.
Greets each child and parent; communicates often and professionally with families and children.
Coordinates and oversees the implementation of assigned duties such as: Curriculum, snack, monitoring supplies and coordinating staff.
Offers children appropriate affection, verbal praise and acceptance while providing clear and consistent expectations for behavior; sets firm limits with positive phrasing and actions when necessary.
Maintains prompt hours and follows procedures for absences as well as monitoring those of her staff.
Attends all association-wide child care training sessions for age appropriate groups.
Hires, trains and observes staff to ensure that program maintains quality standards and staff use appropriate procedures in working with children and their parents.
Provides input on staff performance reviews.
Schedules and runs regular staff meetings as needed.
Assists in monitoring budget compliance.
Communicates regularly with families and staff; is readily available to handle issues.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Assists program director in managing a team of 5-10 staff in the 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.

Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.
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:

Jerry L. Garver YMCA