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NEW Position! Posted 9/4/2018

Job Title:  Youth Program Director – Child Care        FLSA Status: Exempt                   

Reports to: Vigo County YMCA Branch Director               Revision Date: 8/9/17


Position Summary:

Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA child care programs focusing on Before and After School Care programs, Summer Day Camp programs and Child Watch/Tween room care and Youth Special Events.

Essential Functions:

  1. Manages, directs and coordinates the child care programs for assigned location(s). Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel, interns and volunteers as needed.  Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position.  Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected.
  4. Assures compliance with state and local regulations as they relate to program areas. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  5. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment.
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  7. Provides staff leadership for annual fund raising campaign and committees as assigned.
  8. Maintains proper records/department files.
  9. Organizes special events for parents including Healthy Kids Day, Fall Festival and Breakfast With Santa, Parents Night Out, etc. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.

10. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.

11. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.

YMCA Competencies (Team Leader):

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness:  Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress. 

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.  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.


  1. Prefer Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  2. One to two years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.
  3. Within 30 days of hire: CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens training

Physical Demands:

Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise children’s activities.

To apply: Please email letter of interest, resume and contact information for four references to Jenn Kersey at  of the four references, please include three professional and one personal (non-family) references. Applications Accepted Until Sept 17th.

School Age Child Care - Before and After School Care Positions

YMCA School Age Child Care Counselor:

 Position Summary: The Child Care Counselors support the growth and development of each child in their program. Staff members should be supportive and encouraging at all times, including during homework help, games, snack, and activities.  Communication and patients with fellow staff, children, and parents is key.

 Position Requirements:

  •  Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • CPR & first aid certificates (We will supply the class)
  • Experience in child care through SACC programs, education, camps, or other child    care centers.
  • Positive attitude


  •  Starting at $7.50 per hour, part time hours
  • Annual Membership to the YMCA for you
  • 50% reduction in other YMCA program fees

To Apply: Please email resume and contact information for four references to Jenn Kersey at  of the four references, please include three professional and one personal (non-family) references. Applications Accepted Until positions are filled