The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. We are looking for an experienced child care/early learning professional interested in impactful, meaningful, fulfilling work that will ultimately affect our community with positive change.
The Y is an inclusive organization and one of the largest child care providers serving Washington D.C., suburban Maryland and northern Virginia. Every year, we provide opportunities in wellness, aquatics, youth sports, summer camp, child care, senior health and more for over 250,000 people through our 16 branches and program centers. Our utmost goal is to make the Y and all we offer accessible and available to the entire community. After all we’ve been serving the DMV area for over 164 years. Here's a wonderful opportunity for you to be a part of this great work.
As a Child Care Director in Early Learning Director or School Age, you will report to the Associate Executive Director. The position supervises a team of 6-10 early learning professionals.
Responsibilities of this position will include: This position is responsible for the overall operation of the early learning childcare program and school age program, which includes but is not limited to supervising the staff and for planning, developing and implementing the YUSA Creative Curriculum. In addition to maintaining jurisdiction licensing regulations, health and safety of the children, the position is also responsible for ensuring program accreditation.
The fun work of this position includes but not limited to the following: • Lead and manage daily operations of a licensed childcare facility including before/ after school program and summer camp. • Directly responsible for the day-to-day safety and well-being of all children enrolled in the program. • Responsible for: budget compliance, staff supervision, interviewing parents, screening applicants, recruitment of staff, facilitation of in-service trainings, meetings and professional development for staff. • Maintain files, records and statistical data. • Prepares annual budget of the department for presentation to administration and periodic forecasting presentations. • Insures appropriate staffing coverage with qualified teachers and teacher assistants. • Develop and maintain connections with stakeholders to increase the ability of the program to thrive and grow. • Execute sound administration and management in order to increase program quality and sustainability; promote financial accountability and viability. • Demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, regulations, licensure, and accreditation. • Develop and promote good community relations among local schools and organizations.
What we are offering you for benefits: Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington provides progressive employee benefits, including a 10% employer-funded retirement plan with vesting after two years of service; 403(b) savings plan; high quality and affordable healthcare; free YMCA membership for employee, spouse and dependents; paid time off, numerous professional development opportunities, an exciting and collaborative work environment, and the ability to work with creative, talented and diverse individuals!
The qualifications for this position are as follows: For position consideration, you must met the minimum qualifications: a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, education, recreation or equivalent. 3-5 years of experience working in a licensed, certified, military, or tribal childcare program with substantial responsibility for development and delivery of program curriculum, supervision and staff training and development. Must have the following clearances upon hire: Drug and alcohol screening, criminal background check, Tuberculosis (TB) test, CPR/First Aid Certification. Jurisdictional Director license.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with education and experience
About YMCA of Metropolitan Washington
With an operating budget of $50 million, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington operates 17 sites in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, employs over 1,200 employees and impacts the lives of more than 200,000 youth and adults each year. The Y is one of the largest childcare providers in the area. A leader in innovation, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington has made an impact in strengthening the communities we serve. Picture your next career move to the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, joining one of the largest charity organizations in the country, where the expectations are high and where you can make a real difference in driving results. If your next career move includes leaving a legacy, then consider your future with the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington!