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7 Apr 2022

Full-Time Early Learning Center Director

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties – Posted by ymcapkc University Place, Washington, United States

Job Description

Why Work for the Y?

The Y is a leading non-profit committed to strengthening our community by connecting others to their ultimate potential. We focus on empowering people, in all forms, by improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across our neighborhoods. The Y ensures that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships, and resources necessary to learn, grow, and thrive.

Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause, and Join our Team!

As the Early Learning Center Director, you will support the YMCA Early Learning Center (ELC) year-round to serve our community with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop interests and talents with a focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement so that children have fun, grow and thrive in our care. You will help in providing balanced recreation, education, and character development through enriched activities full of fun and friendship.

If hired for this position you will be responsible to plan, organize, implement, coordinate, and control services of the child care program at the Early Learning Center. You will provide leadership and direction for ELC and children, ensure positive communication with parents, children, schools and other staff, practice risk management, and develop positive community relations.

Job Requirements:

Are you a good fit?

  • You are at least 21 years old.
  • You have two years of experience as a teacher of children in any age group enrolled in the early learning program.
  • You have at least 6 months of experience in administration or management.
  • You have 45 or more college quarter credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, and Elementary Education or the equivalent educational background in courses relating to early learning or child development.
  • You are able to provide and manage a high-quality program experience and coach others to do so.
  • You enjoy working with children and diverse populations.
  • You have or commit to obtaining CPR, Basic First Aid, Food Handlers, TB test, Child Care Basic STARS, proof of MMR vaccine, and Merit account.
  • You have reliable transportation and the ability to support at all sites across Pierce and Kitsap County, as needed.
  • Able and willing to complete online Child Abuse Prevention training on the first day, and other online and in-person training as required.
  • You want to have fun and inspire creativity at work!

Starting Wage: $18.50+ per hour, depending on qualifications

Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision benefits package, Retirement Savings Plan, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Life and Long Term Disability benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Leave Plan (ELP), a family membership to the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, training and professional education, YMCA program and merchandise discounts (up to 50%), employee referral bonus program, the opportunity to participate in a retirement savings plan and more!

Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours per week

Location: University Place


Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, individuals that work in an educational setting must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is received and approved. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. If you need to request a medical or religious exemption please contact

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Child Care, children, Health, Safety, Teacher, and youth. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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