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Assistant Childcare Director

Company: YMCA of Greater Erie
Location: Erie
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

The YMCA of Greater Erie is looking to hire an Assistant Childcare Director for our Downtown YMCA location. Are you passionate about motivating children and teachers to learn and grow? Are you organized and have a love for impacting the youth in our community? Do you want to have your weekends free? If so, please read on!
This position pays up to $13.42 - $20.12/hr depending on experience. Some of the benefits that we offer, depending on your position and schedule, include health & dental insurance, disability and life insurance, a funded retirement plan, paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), a free YMCA membership, discounted program fees including childcare, and a flexible work schedule. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you to use and expand your child development knowledge, apply today!
We are a nonprofit organization with a focus on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. Our cause is to strengthen the community. We serve a diverse population of men, women, and children with an emphasis on families. Our membership is 21 million strong and spread across more than 2,600 Y associations nationwide. Here, locally, our four membership branches, outdoor recreation center, nine early and school-age education program centers, and community outreach programs serve more than 35,000.
We value our people. Working for us means you'll enjoy a great work-life balance and be treated with respect. We offer competitive wage and benefit packages for our employees. We truly believe that the YMCA is for all people, and that shows in our staffing. Here, you will be able to put your experiences, abilities, and energy to work as you impact the lives of those around you.

As an Assistant Childcare Director at one of our locations, you will manage, direct and coordinate the day care and/or school age childcare programs for the assigned location. You are conscientious about safety and ensure all high-quality program standards and procedures are followed. You support your employees by helping to develop strategies for the children in your care and provide an environment for learning.
You are friendly and patient as you actively enroll new children and facilitate the onboarding of each child and his/her parents into the Y Program along with the classroom teacher. As a key liaison between children, their parents, and the teachers, you keep this good rapport going as you communicate with parents on a daily basis. Parents feel good about leaving their children in your loving and capable hands. You will develop or maintain relationships with state child care licensing agencies, school administration, parent groups, and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. You will respond to all agency, parent, and community inquires and complaints in a timely manner. You will spend time in the classroom a minimum of 15 hours per week, as scheduled or needed. The Assistant Childcare Director is committed to making sure the site is successful and knows that meaningful relationships with children, families, and their teachers are important to success.
With enthusiasm, you will organize special events for parents. You are also conscientious about keeping records up to date and accurate in accordance with STARS and DHS requirements and ensuring compliance with YMCA standards and government regulations. As someone who loves your job, you happily attend and participate in all family events and program activities as assigned.


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent, to qualify as a Group Supervisor under DHS
  • Three or more years of related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of childcare programs

    • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
    • Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: New Employee Orientation, Mandated Reporter, Child Abuse Prevention for Supervisory Staff; Working with Program Volunteers; Pediatric CPR/ First Aid/ AED; Bloodborne Pathogens, and other OSHA required trainings, Fire and Water Safety Training

      • Fulfillment of PA-specific pre-hiring standards (Act 33/34, FBI Clearance, Pass Physical and Mantoux Tine test) and completion of YMCA program specific certifications (list).
      • Negative TB test
      • Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
      • Know emergency procedures with an annual review
      • Love for children

        Are you a people person who especially enjoys interacting with children? Do you have an advanced understanding of child development and teaching strategies? Are you patient and able to remain calm when stressed? Do you enjoy reading and singing with children? If so, you might just be perfect for this Assistant Director position!

        This typical schedule for this assistant childcare director position is 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

        If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
        Location: 00000

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Erie, Erie , Assistant Childcare Director, Executive , Erie, Pennsylvania

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