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11 May 2022

Full-Time Early Learning Center Program Director

ymcapkc Puyallup, 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.

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

Are you a passionate, caring leader looking to foster cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development for school-aged children? We are looking for cause-driven leaders who model values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring, who are ready to be invested in and grow, to take a risk and be stretched, and who want a job that is not transactional, but transformational.

As the Program Director, you will provide leadership, direction, and vision to the day-to-day operations of child care sites. You will manage Child Care Programs that serve our community with a variety of activity options to explore, develop interests and talents of the youth with a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement for children have fun, grow and thrive in our care.

If hired for this position you will plan, develop, administer and evaluate off-site before-and-after school child care. You will provide leadership and direction for staff and children, ensure positive communication with parents, children, schools and other staff, practice risk management, and develop positive community relations.

You will be able to promote a positive environment that fosters fun, safety, and our YMCA values which includes implementation of proximity praise, specific action compliments, and our 8 Points of Leadership. You will help in providing balanced recreation, education and character development by designing, implementing, and evaluating enriched activities full of fun and friendship.

In this position you will be able to use your skills to:
Build collaboration

  • Support relationship with school staff and parents.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations.

Make great decisions

  • Ensure all Child Care sites maintain Washington State Child Care Licensing and designated staffing ratios at all times while communicating and maintaining a healthy relationship with DEL.
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule and direct staff and volunteers as needed.

Provide quality results

  • Compile program statistics.  Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in program.
  • Supervise and support Site Directors in developing skills and assist in supervision of Site Leaders.

Be innovative

  • Establish new program activities and expand program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  • May develop or assist in the marketing and distribution of program information, organize and schedule program registrations.

Are you a good fit?

  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You have two years of full time equivalent in management experience.
  • You have 47 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 have experience in the development, delivery, and management of child care programs or equivalent, with full understanding of child care regulations and licensing requirements.
  • You enjoy working with school aged children and diverse populations.

Starting Wage: $21.47+ per hour, depending on experience

Hours:  Full Time, 40 hours per week

Location: Puyallup

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!

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
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 humanresources@ymcapkc.org.

How to Apply

Please apply directly via the hyperlink to our application page! 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 27 days.

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