School Age Child Care Site Director

ACA Full-Time Site Director position with the Southern District YMCA School Age Child Care!


Southern District YMCA/Camp Lincoln Inc.


Exeter, NH 03833-0729

Job Description

The Site Director is responsible for operating a licensed school-age child care program for youth at assigned site(s) that is in compliance with NH State Licensing and meets YMCA fiscal expectations and Health Standards. As the leader of the on-site team at the assigned school, the Site Director is responsible for handling daily operations which meet YMCA quality standards; ensuring the safety of the children; implementing the selected curriculum; supervising staff and volunteers; organizing special events; developing relationships with parents; and interacting regularly with host site school administration. Additionally, Site Directors are responsible for properly maintaining children’s files, attendance records, and staff records.




Must be at least 20 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have at least one of the following:

1. A bachelor’s degree in elementary education or recreation, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university; or

2. An associate’s degree in early childhood education, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university; or

3. Certification of successful completion of training as a Recreation Director PLUS 1,000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program, recreation program or elementary school; or

4. A total of 12 credits in early childhood education, human growth and development, education or recreation; PLUS 1,000 hours of experience working with children; or

5. Current certification as an educator by the NH Department of Education; or

6. Experience working with children totaling 2,000 hours; AND

o Documentation of enrollment in a course for at least 3 credits in elementary education, human growth and development, recreation, or early childhood education through a regionally accredited college or university and a written plan on file for completion of at least 3 additional credits as specified; AND

o Within 12 months of the date the individual begins working as a Site Director, documentation of successful completion of a total of 6 credits in elementary education, human growth and development, recreation or early childhood education through a regionally accredited college or university, shall be on file for review by the department; or

o Written documentation from or filed with the BCCL that she or he was qualified as a center director in a school-age program on or before the date of adoption of BCCL licensing rules.

Essential Functions


· Maintain current medical health form. Form must be on file at YMCA within 60 days of hire date. Screening must have been conducted within 12 months of date of hire and renewed every three years.

· Complete online Redwoods training annually.

· Obtain a minimum of 24 hours of professional development training annually.

· Agree to be fingerprinted for FBI and state criminal background checks.

· Maintain certifications in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Medication Administration.

· Be available to work at least 5 days during February, April and/or December vacation camps and in-service days. .



Ø Respond appropriately to the individual needs of children, both physically and emotionally, in a positive and nurturing manner, ensuring the safety and securing of all.

Ø Dispense all medication as regulated by BCCL regulations.

Ø Recognize and report signs of possible child abuse to Program Coordinator.

Ø Provide First Aid and/or CPR as necessary.

Ø Create an environment that provides for children to makes choices.

Ø Interact with children in a playful and energetic manner.

Ø Create a positive atmosphere that boosts self-esteem and the general self-concept of all program participants.

Ø Use positive behavior management techniques to guide the behavior of children in a consistent, fair, and logical manner.

Ø Maintain accurate attendance records during program hours.


Ø Plan, organize, implement, and lead the daily program schedule and curriculum at assigned site,

Ø Use the 5-2-1-0 healthy living message when designing program activities and menu.

Ø Use A+ Assessment and Action Planning tool at least twice per school year.

Ø Create indoor program space that meets the needs of children, allowing children to take initiative and explore their interests.

Ø Provide a wide variety of activities that include physical play, creative arts, quiet activities, time for socializing and other enrichment activities.

Ø Maintain equipment and accurate inventory of supplies, ensuring adequate and developmentally appropriate materials for number of children in the program.

Ø Purchase snacks in compliance with weekly budget and HEPA standards.

Ø Prepare and serve healthy and nutritious snacks and make water available at all times.

Ø Cooperate fully with school personnel to ensure that facilities are kept clean and used appropriately.

Ø Plan at least two family nights during the school year and at least one community service project.

Ø Participate in all fundraising events during the school year.

Ø Be willing to transfer location as needed by the Program Coordinator.


Ø Maintain attendance records, children and staff files, fire drill log, behavior reports, injury reports, and medication authorization forms to ensure compliance with NH Licensing Requirements.

Ø Adhere to all BCCL regulations and requirements to ensure compliance with Child Care Licensing.

Ø Submit supply requests each month which includes cost comparison-shopping.

Ø Attend required staff meetings and scheduled events.

Ø Create content for monthly newsletter and submit to Program Coordinator.

Ø Communicate upward with Program Coordinator and other YMCA Managements in a timely manner, adhering to deadlines and requests.

Ø Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Program Coordinator.

Ø Review, approve and submit timesheets and time-off requests on time as required.

Ø Track monthly expenses on Y-Buy Expense Form, submit on time as required.


Ø Maintain and display a positive attitude and relationships with all families, staff, and school personnel.

Ø Communicate on a daily basis with parents/guardians regarding child’s day.

Ø Attend school open houses or events to promote programs and conduct community outreach.

Ø Speak with host school administration about beneficial community service projects.


Ø Complete employee performance evaluations, giving constructive feedback to promote staff growth.

Ø Encourage, monitor and document staff professional development hours per BCCL yearly.

Ø Conduct a monthly meeting with site staff, submitting agenda in advance to Program Coordinator.

Ø Maintain confidentiality regarding staff information or issues.

Ø Promote teamwork and cohesiveness to build a program where all staff feel welcome and valued.

YMCA Leadership Competencies:

Physical Requirements:

YMCA Leadership Competency development is a collaborative effort involving all YMCA staff. Staff are required to embrace and work to expand and enhance the following leadership competencies:

Mission Advancement

Ø Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values.

Ø Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Ø Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them.

Ø Supports fundraising.


Ø Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Ø Builds rapport and relates well to others.

Ø Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view and remains calm in challenging situations.

Ø Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.

Ø Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness

Ø Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Ø Embraces new approaches and discover ideas to create a better member experience.

Ø Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work, and actively participates in meetings.

Ø Follows budgeting polices and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately.

Ø Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Professional Growth

Ø Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

Ø Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process.

Ø Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships.

Ø 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.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee must also be able to observe children with both sight and hearing.

Essential Functions

Ø Ability to work hands-on with children and staff

Ø Ability to observe participant behavior; assesses appropriateness, enforce safety regulations, and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.

How to Apply

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