Director of Early Education

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:



8 Oak Street
United States


The YMCA Site Director is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations for an afterschool program, including planning, coordination, and supervision of the program to ensure that families receive quality services which provide for growth in academics, social emotional development, and health and wellness. In addition, he/she ensures focus on programming that promotes healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.


Administration & Management

• Plan, schedule, and implement structured, high-quality programming that aligns with school day learning

• Translate EEC state regulations into daily practices and program policies

• Ensure the use of positive behavior guidance among program staff members

• Lead enrollment, recruitment, and retention of students & families

• With the administrator is responsible for hiring, training, orientation, supervision, and professional development of program staff

• Monitor attendance, staff hours, and secure central delivery of program fees

• Facilitate program evaluation and progress reports

• Maintenance of open, effective communication and interaction among the programs and partners; engagement of parents/families 

• Performance of other duties as requested by YMCA supervisor or school principal


Leadership & Communication

• Develop & instill strong, positive program culture among staff, students, families, and larger school community

• Participate in networking meetings with other YMCA Site Directors

Family & Teacher Engagement

• Institute with Program Administrator a system for communicating with parents on individual student needs and assessments

• Design and distribute newsletters to the parents & community, highlighting the successes of the afterschool program


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit (at times on the floor with children) and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.



• Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field

• Director qualified by Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations 

• Must be motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model for children and staff members

• Ability to lead, teach, and interact with parents, staff, teachers, children, and the school community

• Full commitment to the mission/philosophy of the YMCA Program

• Knowledge of and ability to facilitate Early Education & Care (EEC) regulations

• Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children

• Dedication to the pursuit of education (for self and students)


  • Discounted program fees
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health & Dental coverage
  • Retirement Fund
  • Free Y Membership

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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