Youth & Family Director

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YMCA

Morris Community YMCA

Location

Morris, IL 60450

Job Description

Develop, organize, and implement high quality YMCA child care programs. Serves as a member of the branch leadership team and actively participates in all assigned program cabinet and team meetings.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. One to two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.
  3. Required trainings within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community
    the community.

Essential Functions

  1. Manages, directs and coordinates childcare, family and senior social programs. Programs include, but are not limited to, before and after school, summer day camp, family nights, Fab 50, Kids Corner supervised playroom and special events. 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.
  4. Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures are followed.
  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 inquires and complaints in a timely manner.
  6. Coordinates all monthly safety drills, gathers needed documentation and holds staff accountable for completion.
  7. Provides coverage for sites and/or programs on an as needed basis, adjusting scheduled as needed for program coverage.
  8. Orders supplies as needed to support curriculum, staff and HEPA needs. Coordinates meal and snack distribution and becomes trained by the Northern Illinois Food Bank in food distribution for both the SFSP and CACFP feeding programs.
  9. Leads childcare registration process and maintains proper records/department files.
  10. Collaborates with childcare cabinet to develop monthly calendar of curriculum and activities. Attends program cabinet meetings.
  11. Provides direct support and leadership for annual fund raising campaign and committees as assigned.
  12. Participate in staff meetings and/or related meetings.
  13. Collaborates with childcare cabinet to develop monthly calendar of curriculum and activities. Attends program cabinet meetings.
  14. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  15. Compiles program statistics, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program and performs regular audits of program sites to ensure quality program delivery.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. 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.

Required Certifications

Required trainings within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.

Salary

$40,000.00 - $45,000.00

How to Apply

Apply Online

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Resumes Accepted Until

May 10, 2021

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