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Childcare Director

Company: YMCA of Greater Dayton
Location: New Bremen
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Childcare DirectorNew Bremen, OHFull-Time/Exempt$39,000-$42,000Position Summary:Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA Child Care programs. Works with staff and helps supervise staff to ensure quality programming. This position includes a comprehensive benefit package.Essential Functions:Plans, designs, evaluates, and implements all aspects of the child care programs in accordance with YMCA of the USA and YMCA of Greater Dayton guidelines.Understands requirements for both School Age and Early Learning Centers.Responsible for all aspects of program development, quality and safety.Maintains required enrollment numbers.Administers the program in accordance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) guidelines.Cooperates with ODJFS staff for required reports and inspections; responds to inspection requests within required timeframes.Substitutes as the on-site Childcare Director as needed in the absence of the Resident Childcare Director.Provides additional leadership to Childcare staff at locations as neededKnows and administers the appropriate EAP (emergency action plan) for any situation, including first aid or CPR, work-related employee injuries, etc.Completes incident and accident reports as required.Maintains a clean and sanitary environment and meets all state and local licensing requirements.Inspects equipment within the building for safety hazards, damage or wear.Communicates any suggestions to direct supervisor to improve the site operations.Monitors and assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the child care and program area.Hires, trains, monitors, and evaluates appropriate staff.Fills staff vacancies in accordance with association guidelines.Ensures staff members maintain required trainings.Holds effective staff meetings.Maintains accurate records for child care programs, facility, and staff.Establishes procedures for scheduling and finding substitutes.Substitutes in a classroom when needed.Communicates to Executive Director any concerns or incidents that may need follow-up.Builds relationships with members, program participants and community partners.Is courteous and gives sincere attention to program participants by answering questions and providing positive and regular feedback.Knows the names of parents and program participants and uses their names when speaking with them.Remains visible to participants when on duty.Increases program participant awareness of healthy lifestyle factors.Actively recruits, trains, and engages groups of volunteers.Actively participates on the Annual campaign as assigned.Participates on program task teams and child care committees of the association.Attends parent events/family programs.Upholds guidelines as outlined in the Child Care Handbook and the Employee Handbook of the Association.Remains familiar with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation requirements and develops an ongoing plan and time frame for acquisition and maintenance of NAEYC accreditation.Remains familiar with National After School Association (NAA) accreditation requirements and develops an ongoing plan and time frame for acquisition and maintenance of NAA accreditation.Maintains appropriate records for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) program.Supervises staff to ensure proper completion of CACFP paperwork.Maintains records and reports for all grant programs.Promotes child care programs by development and distribution of marketing materials in compliance with association standards.Possesses the ability and appropriate safe driving record to drive a vehicle, safely transporting up to 14 children.Protects confidential information regarding program participants, families and staff members.Attends designated trainings.Carries out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Management Staff.Qualifications:A 2-year college degree in Early Childhood Education or related field required; plan for completion of 4-year college degree required; 4-year college degree strongly preferred.Per ODJFS requirements, if college degree is not in Early Childhood Education, 12 college credit hours must be in education field. College transcripts must be provided.If college degree is not in Early Childhood Education, must be able to obtain a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) within 1 year of hire.Per OFDJS requirements, must have 2 years experience in child care or education field.Must have 2 years experience in child care program area systems, procedures, and guidelines.One year minimum of supervisory experience is strongly preferred.Budget development and administration skills preferred. Planning and program development skills helpful.Must hold a valid driver's license, insurable driver's record according to the YMCA's insurance carriers, and have reliable transportation to travel for business meetings, training events, YMCA site visits, vendors and suppliers, etc.Computer skills needed, particularly with Microsoft Office and email applications, along with ability to learn the internal YMCA software.

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Dayton, Dayton , Childcare Director, Executive , New Bremen, Ohio

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