The Site Director is responsible for all on-site operations of the center inclusive of ensuring children are actively engaged in safe and enriching activities, and communicating with key stakeholders, which include school administration, staff, and parents. He/she is also responsible for implementing monthly BASE curriculum. Lastly, he/she provides supervisorial support to all on-site staff: group aides, group leaders and program volunteers.
- Director is responsible for the overall effective operation and quality of the BASE program. They will meet the needs of children, families, and the community within the scope and goals of the Y's Family Services philosophy and the guidelines of the OCC.
- Will ensure adequate coverage for site at all times.
- Will fulfill her/his role and responsibilities in the before/after school program including all aspects of safety, risk management, supervision of children and staff, meeting quality guidelines, curriculum standards, OCC regulations, DHMH regulations, and any other standard, policy, or procedure as deemed necessary by the Y of Central Maryland.
- Lead staff meetings with site staff and other staff meetings as necessary.
- Attends site directors' meetings, monthly curriculum meetings and required Director training.
- Will train and supervise site staff on OCC regulations, Y policies and procedures, and other standards as set forth by the Y of Central Maryland.
- Will participate in site-based staff’s performance reviews and performance improvement plans meetings (along with coordinator).
- Will use the monthly curriculum materials for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for his/her site that are consistent with BASE curriculum
- Will participate in back-to-school nights, parent committees and Y special events as requested by Coordinator.
- Will communicate regularly (at least monthly), orally, and in writing with school principal and will participate in faculty and committee meetings when school allows.
- Accurately document attendance, and emergency information on each child.
- Will maintain up-to-date records on all enrolled children
- Will participate in opportunities for professional growth such as workshops, conferences, college, and graduate courses as required by the BASE Coordinator.
•Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, the ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances,
•Must be able to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the use of
arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies
- Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, the ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances,
- Must be able to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the use of arms, hands , legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies
- Ability to work under the direct supervision of the Coordinator.
- Ability to provide direction and feedback to children, staff members, parents, and school administration.
- Ability to meet established budget guidelines and enrollment goals for the fiscal year.Ability to meet established budget guidelines and enrollment goals for the fiscal year.
- Ability to provide direction to staff and children
- Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
- Ability to enforce all rules and to make effective decisions to ensure the safety and security of program participants.
- Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
- Ability to make sound judgments for the betterment and quality of the program
- Requires a tolerant, patient and steady person
- Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding participant, staff and association records
- Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner to children, parents, school administration, and other staff members. Ability to understand and implement emergency evacuation procedures and protocols during planned drills and unexpected emergency situations.
- Ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses.
- Computer skills are required. Proficient in Word and Excel, as well as the internet.
- At least 21 years of age with high school diploma/certificate of high school equivalence or completed courses for credit from a college or university.
- 3 semester hours/45 clock hours of in School Age Curriculum.
- 3 semester hours/45 clock hours in Growth and Development.
- 45 clock hours in Childcare Administration training.
- 9 clock hours in Communication training
- Centers under 60 children = 400 hours of experience under supervision primarily with school age children or 1 year experience as a family provider with school age children. Centers over 60 children = 800 hours of experience under supervision primarily with school age children or 2 years experience as a family provider with school age children.
- Must complete continuing education units as specified by the OCC on an annual basis
- Considerations will be made for candidates missing one requirement provided they are responsible for obtaining missing credentials within two weeks of hire.
YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation's 2,663 YMCAs, which serve nearly 20.2 million people each year, including...