The SACC (“Director”) is responsible for all aspects of the before/after school age child care programs, as well as holiday/vacation camp days. These responsibilities include program development, staff relations, risk management, customer/community relations, licensing/professional accreditation, staff hiring, staff training, fundraising, marketing and budget development. The Director is also responsible for administering, monitoring, and refining current SACC sites, and coordinating funds for program development and scholarships. Reports directly to the Director of Operations.
- Develop and monitor program budget revenue and expenses for SACC programs to meet fiscal objectives.
- Supervise and administer all aspects of the SACC programs in the contracted school districts, including staff recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision and evaluation; enrollment registration; community and parent relations; marketing; and budget planning and management.
- Ensure program compliance with Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and oversee issuance of license and all issues of program logistics for SACC.
- Support and actively participate in implementing the organization’s strategic priorities with aspects of the strategic plan that directly affect or involve SACC, and support other departments with implementation of the strategic plan when not related to SACC, but is otherwise feasible.
- Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, and supervise site supervisors, assistants, counselors, substitutes, and volunteer staff as it relates to the delivery of the programs.
- Develop standardized curriculum components for the before and after school programs and holiday/vacation days at camp.
- Hold monthly SACC staff meetings and training with other Program Directors and/or independently. Promote and maintain a culture of first-class customer service amongst the staff in all interactions with parents and students. Develop and oversee a 10-month training schedule for SACC staff.
- Maintain close working relationships with school superintendents, principals, and administrations. Attend school board meetings of all contracted districts on a quarterly basis (for example, 4 Medford board meetings/year).
- Engage in outreach efforts to obtain new SACC districts, including attendance at school board meetings for prospective districts.
- Develop and maintain a functional parent packet and staff manual. Review and evaluate staff performance and develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
- Develop and maintain a culture and emphasis on first-class customer service with the staff. Respond to user, parent, and/or customer complaints, questions, issues, or inquiries promptly.
- Assess program for risk and loss management issues, and complete all incident reports within 24 hours of incident occurrence.
- Locate applicable grants for funding and expanding school age services, and participate in and support other organization fundraising activities.
- Attend YMCA of the USA, NJSACC and NAA conferences and maintain regular contact with these and other professional organizations in the field of school age care.
- Maintain developmental assets and core values emphasis in all programs.
- Maintain and expand training skills and credentials for the benefit of the organization as a whole, School’s Out and the YMCA Movement.
- Cross-support other departments as needed: Day Camp, Resident Camp, Outdoor Center, Facilities, Food Service, etc.
YMCA 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.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, human services, social services, recreation, business, or equivalent and three years’ experience in management, supervision, public relations, and program development. Experience in budget development/monitoring and marketing is necessary. This position also requires communication, program evaluation, statistical analysis, organization, computer and planning skills as well as relational skills, integrity, flexibility, the ability to focus in the midst of commotion, and a proven track record of developing authentic and deepened relationships with others. YMCA Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.
- Ability to work in excess of a 40-hour week with irregular work hours and weekend/school holiday requirements.
- Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for long periods of time.
- Exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids.
- Must be able to lift and/or assist children up to 50 pounds in weight.
- Must be able to lift and carry food and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.
- Position may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking.
- Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
- Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.
- Ability to view/enter data for long periods of time.
- Ability to withstanding heat and/or cold weather conditions for lengthy periods of time.
EFFECT ON END RESULTS:
The School Age Child Care Director fills a vital role for YMCA of the Pines. The effectiveness of the incumbent shall be measured by the degree to which the above goals are met.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Salary: $45,000/year. 12% employer retirement contribution after 2 years vested in the YMCA (here or elsewhere), 75% employer-paid medical and dental benefits, free childcare for employee’s children in school districts in which our program operates, free summer camp (day or sleepaway) for employee’s children, 18 PTO days and 7 floating holidays, and association-paid training support for certifications through the YMCA or elsewhere that are beneficial to the position/organization.
Apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to Employment@ycamp.org