Child Development Program Director

YMCA of Austin
Job Description
As a valued member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position supports the work of the YMCA of Austin, MN, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The candidate will develop, organize and implement high quality YMCA programs in all areas of child care including preschool instruction, school aged care for afterschool and full-day care in summer. The YMCA of Austin offers Health Insurance, generous vacation benefits, and 12% paid participation in the YMCA Retirement Plan, based on standard eligibility requirements.
  •  Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent. ?h
  • Minimum of 1040 hours of staff supervision experience ?h
  • Meet state requirements for training and education in human relations, child development, and staff supervision courses.
  • One to two years related experience preferred. ?h
  • High functioning computer skills including Office, database software, and research.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening, background check and provide legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Requirements within 30 days of hire include: completion of: Child Abuse Prevention, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens. ?h
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
Essential Functions
Develops, implements, and manages operating plans to promote program and membership growth for the YMCA. Executes strategies to ensure that members and program participants connect with one another and connect with the YMCA.

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 youth-focused special events, and expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.

Coordinates Child Abuse Prevention policy review and staff training with other senior level colleagues.

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 fundraising activities and special events

Models relationship-building skills in all interactions. Responds to all member and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner

Complies program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s 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.
Salary $32,000 – 36,000
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