Child Care Program Director

Greater Somerset County YMCA, is seeking a Child Care Program Director for our Somerville, NJ and Hillsborough, NJ locations.


Somerset County YMCA


Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-2021

Job Description

Greater Somerset County YMCA, is seeking a Child Care Program Director for our Somerville, NJ and Hillsborough, NJ locations. Reporting to the Branch Executive Director, this position is responsible the development, organization, implementation promotion and administration of a high quality YMCA child care and early education program including infants through Kindergarten with a focus on enrollment as well as the supervision of child care staff.


  • FREE Family Membership Access to any YMCA in the Nation.
  • 10% Discount on most programming at Greater Somerset County YMCA.
  • Access to one of the leading retirement programs "Y Retirement Fund" with a 12% company contribution to fund after eligibility period.
  • Opportunities for professional development, mentoring, growth, and promotion throughout the YMCA Movement.
  • Supportive and inclusive community for people of all backgrounds.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  2. One to two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.
  3. Working knowledge of the State of NJ Department of Children and Families Office of Licensing preferred.
  4. Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  5. Fulfillment of state-specific hiring standards (if any) and completion of YMCA program specific certifications (list).
  6. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  7. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Essential Functions

  • Manages, directs and coordinates the school age child care program for Somerville YMCA and provides oversight to the Hillsborough YMCA child care program. Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs teachers and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. 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.
  • Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy youth development.
  • 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.
  • Provides staff leadership for annual fund raising campaign and supports grant writing efforts with relevant data.
  • Maintains proper records/department files.
  • Organizes special events for parents.
  • Assists with Program Committee.
  • Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  • Compiles and shares program statistics as required. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Greater Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all applicants who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.


$48,000.00 - $52,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Sept. 30, 2020

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