Child Care Director

The Grand Island YMCA in Grand Island, NE is looking for a leadership team member with a passion for early childhood and families.


YMCA of Grand Island Nebraska


Grand Island, NE 68801-5952

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Child Care Director at The Grand Island YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined.


  • Bachelor's degree in education/teaching, human services, social services, recreation, business or equivalent.
  • DHS Director qualifications.
  • YMCA Team Leader or Multi-Team Leader certification preferred.
  • Four or more years of program management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency.
  • Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fundraising.
  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations.
  • Proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
  • Additional trainings as required by the position.

Essential Functions

  1. Manages directs and coordinates the childcare programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high-quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality.
  4. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  5. Provides for the upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living.
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with state childcare 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.
  7. Provides staff leadership for annual fundraising campaign and committees as assigned.
  8. Maintains proper records/department files, required by Minnesota Department of Human Services- Division of licensing.
  9. Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fundraising activities.
  10. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  11. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  12. Assume other duties, responsibilities and projects identified as needed by the employee and approved and/or assigned by supervisor.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Communication & Influence
  • Inclusion
  • Program & Project Management
  • Developing Self & Others
  • Emotional Maturity


$33,656.00 - $42,070.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Resumes Accepted Until

Sept. 25, 2019

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