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Child Care Program Director/ Child Care/ Mid- County/ Full Time at GATEWAY REGION YMCA

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: BRENTWOOD, Missouri

Job Description:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA program(s).

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you. The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero tolerance policy regarding child abuse.


Directs and supervises program activities to meet the needs of the community and fulfill YMCA objectives.
Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
Establishes new program activities and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information, may organize and schedule program registrations. May review and process program scholarship applications.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations.
Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives.
Coordinates use of facilities for program activities and events.
Assists in YMCA fund raising activities and special events.
Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner.
May assist with Program Committee meetings.
Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation
in programs.
Performs all other duties as assigned.


Mission Advancement
Operational Effectiveness
Personal Growth


Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
One to two years related experience preferred.
Must be 21 years of age.
Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
the community.


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 maybe required to use a computer and be able to communicate using a computer or electronic device.
The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Program Specific Duties

Child Care

Manages, directs and coordinates child care programs. Ensures high quality programs and implements program enhancements and initiatives.
Ensure all components of the Child Care & Camp Staff Recruitment & Retention Plan are implemented.
Develops child care budget utilizing the association budget guidelines. Ensure programs operate within budget and program fees are collected.
Maintains proper records and files at all times.
Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations, including ADA accommodations where appropriate
Ensures YMCA child care program standards are met and safety procedures followed
Provides for upkeep and safety of assigned program facilities and equipment. Ensure physical environment supports healthy living.
Develops and maintains positive, genuine relationships with state authorities, school administration, families and community agencies.
Participates as an active member of the Program Management Teams
Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.
Performs all other duties as assigned.

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