Child Care Director

This position supports the work of the Ythrough youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Foothills YMCA


Seneca, SC 29678

Job Description

Responsible for the daily operations of the Child Care Programs. Specific areas include but are not limited to: budget; staffing; curriculums; purchasing and inventory; any licensing requirements for child care centers; State funded food programs; building maintenance; customer service; administration of policies and procedures, and development and promotion of programs and ensuring the successful business operation and quality of program.


Performance Requirements: Pass nation wide Finger Print check and criminal history & background check; obtain 15 hours DSS (ABC vouchers) approved child care trainingannually; certified in CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety; ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently; proficient in supervision, effective time management skills and problem solving, with the ability to lead; working knowledge of computers: MS Word, Excel Google and data base management; be a team player; organize and deliver complex inventory to diverse settings in a timely manner within budget guidelines; proficient at organizing, detail oriented, have follow-through-focus; and excellent communication skills.

Personal Qualities: Patience with children and adults; encourages and inspires staff and children; strong conflict resolution skills; communicates effectively people of varying social and economic backgrounds; has high energy and motivation; excellent communication skills; provides leadership presence in all situations; sets the example of Y values on and off the job; willing to lead and be a part of the team; and willing to accept change as an opportunity for growth.

Must have the ability to communicate effectively with strong organizational skills; willingness to learn and grow; self-starter, good follow-through; ability to deal effectively with vendors and suppliers.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees sites and development of the programs, promoting the center to increase the areas that are served by communicating a positive impression of the Y mission, goals and objectives to employees, volunteers, members and the community at large in a variety of public settings.
  • Oversees facility maintenance to ensure cleanliness each day for all areas used (i.e. bathrooms, kitchen, classrooms, hallways, lobby and office areas, building entrance, and playgrounds)
  • Develop, implement and maintain the budgets for the area of responsibility
  • Operate within budget guidelines providing sound fiscal management
  • Maintain accurate records, compiles statistics, and files timely reports with the Branch Director, agencies and associations as required (i.e.; payroll; equipment/food inventories;annual report; grant/food reports; Pre-K; and general grant requirements; etc.)
  • Secure yearly USDA Food program, as well as yearly food service contract.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly food program reports.
  • Stay abreast of any state funding and write grants.
  • Ensures registration and weekly tuition are accurately billed, recorded, and collected and notifies Branch Director of collection problems
  • Purchasing and Inventory controls in place: organize inventory of supplies/food and requests items as needed to ensure smooth operations within the program
  • Responsible for center equipment, ensuringrepairs are done in a timely manner
  • Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies at site and in storage areas.
  • Ensures agreements between the Y and the program sites are followed and usage of equipment, facility, and vehicles are for the soul purposes of the program
  • Ensures sites are properly staffed and concerns are addressed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensures agreements between the Y and other program partners are followed and all duties are completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for staffing of the programs to include: recruiting, interviewing, orientation, training, mentoring/supervising and evaluating staff and volunteers in the performance of their respective roles and responsibilities.
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with all staff, volunteers and members.
  • Ensures staff: adult-child ratios are within limits at all times and increase/reduces staffing as numbers increase/decrease during early morning/late afternoon hours.
  • Works with Branch Director to evaluate center quarterly and provide support to staff to accomplish goals and objectives of the program and the Y.
  • Provides leadership to site staff to achieve the annual agreed upon curriculum and program goals.
  • Attends childcare staff and exempt staff meetings/training as required
  • Certified and current at all times in CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety
  • Successfully complete 15+ hours of training for ABC vouchers
  • Successfully complete YMCA Child Care training
  • Accepts and demonstrates the Character Development Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith.
  • Actively participates and supports the Y Annual campaign.
  • Actively participates and supports Y events held throughout the year.
  • This job description may not be all inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by their supervisor. Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.

Required Certifications

Education/Experience:Must be at least 21 years or older with a minimum 3 to 5 years childcare experience and a bachelor’s degree in related field of study or equivalent with Early Education or Child Development preferred.DSS or DHR approved childcare provider trainer certification a plus.


$30,000.00 - $45,600.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email

Apply by Mail to:

Christle Ross
621 North Townville St.
Seneca 29678

Resumes Accepted Until

June 28, 2019

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