Watertown Family YMCA

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Monday, 03 April 2017 15:05

Assistant Director-YMCA Daycare

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Job Title: Assistant Director – Child Care  

Status: Full Time      

Reports to: Daycare Director  


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA child care program(s).


1. Support Daycare Director in managing, directing and coordinating the early childhood education and care program.  Helps ensure high quality programs and establishing new program activities 

2. Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, developing, scheduling and directing personnel and volunteers as needed. Helps with review and evaluation of staff performance. Supports strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.

3. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.

4. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.

5. Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, 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.

6. Maintains proper records/department files.

7. Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.

8. Assists with staff meetings.

9. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

10. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.

11. Performs other duties as assigned. 


Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Ys values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

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.


1. Bachelor's degree in related field or NYS Child Development Associate credential

2. Two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.

3. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of  the community.

4. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise children’s activities.

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