YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Director of Child Development Center

    Job Locations US-WA-Auburn
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/25/2018 5:31 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Auburn Valley YMCA
    Early Childhood Education
    1620 Perimeter Road SW
  • Overview

    YMCA is opening up a new Child Development Center in Auburn in October and is on the look out for a great Site Director who will oversee the daily operations of the new Learning Center and provides leadership and logistical support for the facility and its staff. In addition to this, the Director will develop and deliver multiple Association's programs to the membership and community.

    The NEW Early Learning Center location address is: 12832 SE 312th Street Auburn 98092.


    Potential starting date for the Director level positon: August 1st.



    Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world – while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community.  For more than 130 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders.  Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others – is at the core of everything we do.  We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization:  Respect, Responsibility, Honesty & Caring.



    1. Directs the development and operations of assigned child care center.
    2. Develops and manages the budget(s) related to the position.  Meets fiscal objectives.  Closely monitors revenue and expense.
    3. Ensures planning and implementation of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA.  Is ultimately responsible for the quality of all program plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans. 
    4. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates child care site staff/volunteers. Is responsible for professional development planning.  Conducts staff meetings and organizes trainings. Maintains required staff/child ratios.
    5. Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned program(s).  Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program(s).
    6. Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fund raising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned. 
    7. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools and agencies.
    8. Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with branch marketing plans.  Recruits new enrollments. 
    9. Ensures high quality programs through innovative program quality evaluations.
    10. Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment.
    11. Ensures confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences is professionally communicated.
    12. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.
    13. Maintains professional relationships with families, facility personnel and the community.  Ensures high quality events are conducted for parents.
    14. Ensure required records are maintained according to YMCA and DEL standards, including attendance records, immunization records, registration information, accident reports, discipline records and fire evacuation records.
    15. Ensures recruitment and support of members of Parent Advisory Group.
    16. Other duties as assigned.
    17. Ultimately responsible for ensuring developmentally appropriate classrooms including appearance, décor and      cleanliness of site.
    18. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.


    1. Bachelor's degree in program area or related field including 45 credits of early childhood education preferred.  At minimum must have CDA or 45 credit of early childhood education or 30 credits of early childhood education plus 150 DEL approved clock hours or one 3 credit college class in early childhood education plus 3+ years’ experience managing education programs.
    2. 21 years of age or older.
    3. Three years or more of experience working with children kindergarten aged and younger. 
    4. One or more years of experience in staff and volunteer supervision, program development, budget management and fund raising. 
    5. Current state approved first-aid certification.*
    6. Current state approved infant/child (or community if school aged) CPR certification.*
    7. TB test by Mantoux method.**
    8. HIV/AIDS training certification.*
    9. Completion of minimum STARS required training. ***
    10.  Ability to visit sites and community organizations.
    11.  Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).
    12. Ability to speak Spanish language in addition to English may be helpful. 

    *           At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment).

    **          Prior to beginning child care duties.

    ***       At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than six months after employment).



    Typical budget size:  $250,000 - $750,000

    Program scope and complexity:  Multiple (or a single Association-wide) program area(s)

    Supervision:  Medium number of staff and/or volunteers



    This position ensures the quality, growth and financial soundness of assigned child care program(s).



    Team Leaders – Cause Driven Leader Level

    Values Strengthens the Y’s culture by demonstrating the values of the Y - honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility - in every aspect of work. 
    Models cultural competence and supports diversity, effectively working with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. 

    Develop Self and Others Demonstrates teamwork and personal accountability, seeking and    providing feedback, coaching, and resources for development. 

    Quality Results Takes the initiative and holds self and others accountable to meet or exceed quantitative and qualitative goals relating to people (employees and members), philanthropy, finance and volunteerism.

    Change Capacity Facilitates change, seeks opportunities in the change process, models adaptability, and leads transition in support of the Y’s mission.

    Inspire Others Promotes creativity, generates excitement, and rewards risk taking, while consistently demonstrating a high level of emotional maturity, maintaining a positive attitude and building strong relationships


    Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package that includes a YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; and a 12% retirement fund contribution, when eligible. 



    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.





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