Our Commitment to Equity The Y actively promotes a culture free
from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional
and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will
be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable
and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into
every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a
culturally versatile and respectful manner.
The Center Director provides day to day supervision and
management of an early education center. They implement safe and
quality programming through working directly with employees,
participants, and parents. The position is responsible for
community relationship, participant engagement, program delivery,
curriculum delivery, daily operations and diversity, inclusion,
social justice, and equity culture building for youth programs in
conjunction with the Center of Excellence (CoE) and Youth
Development Branch Leadership. The Center Director will be
comfortable motivating, communicating, and influencing at all
levels and in a multitude of environments with a diversity, equity,
and inclusion lens.
This position will be overseeing our new Early Learning
Education Center and Preschool opening in the fall, with a
potential starting date of July 1st.
First screening of candidates will begin on Monday, June 7th
Ensure consistent safety and high-quality programs that focus on
creating equity and justice for all through youth development best
practices and programming models under the guidance of the Youth
Development Center of Excellence. Manages the application or
renewal process for Early Achievers and other accreditations as
assigned. Directs the development and operations of assigned early
education center(s) including managing enrollment goals, expansion
opportunities and understanding local market demand through
community assessments. Assists in development and distribution of
program information to recruits new enrollments. Coordinates tours
and tour follow up for new inquiries. Develops and manages the
budget(s) related to the position. Average budget size $800K-$2M
Meets fiscal objectives. Closely monitors revenue and expense to
meet targets and manage net outcome. Provides leadership and
direction to assigned staff team by observing, teaching, modeling,
coaching, celebrating, and providing overall direction for
performance management. Works collaboratively with Human Resources
for support and guidance on performance management. Supports staff
to ensure program schedule is maintained. Hires, trains,
supervises, and evaluates staff and volunteers. Conducts staff
meetings and organizes trainings. Maintains required staff/child
ratios. Ensures each staff member meets ongoing education and
professional development requirements. Reviews and approves all
program plans, including lesson, behavior, and event plans.
Develops collaborative relationships with local YMCA facility,
other co-located programs/services and community organizations as
needed to ensure the success and growth of assigned program areas.
Responsible for the nurturing of relationships with children,
parent/guardian, staff, and other community stakeholders on an
on-going basis including advisory groups, newsletters, and family
events. Maintain required records according to YMCA and DCYF
standards, including attendance records, immunization records,
registration information, accident reports, discipline records and
fire evacuation records. Follows YMCA policies and procedures,
including those related to medical and disciplinary situations,
child abuse prevention and emergency procedures. Professionally
communicates as needed confidential and evaluative information with
parents/guardians. Reports issues of a critical nature in a timely
manner with supervisor. Ensures safety & upkeep of facilities and
equipment. Coordinates with Y facility and/or Landlord facility
staff as needed to ensure the site is in compliance with DCYF
standards. Responsible for ensuring developmentally appropriate
classrooms including available materials, branded marketing
materials, dcor/appearance, and cleanliness utilizing the tools and
resources for Early Achievers Accreditation. Supervise a group of
children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a
positive experience for each child as needed. May prepare and serve
meals/snacks. Maintains proper certification and training. Provides
leadership and support for annual fund-raising campaign, and
volunteer committees/boards as assigned. Participates in Center
Director Work Group and acts as a lead on Association-wide planning
and operations sub-groups. Maintains professional relationships
with families, facility personnel and the community. Ensures a
positive reputation as a partner with school and responsive to
This job operates in a licensed childcare center.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time
and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device.
The employee frequently is required to sit, reach and must be able
to move around the work environment.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
This is a full-time exempt position and hours of work and days
are generally Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Evening
and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
21 years of age or older. A minimum of 45 college credits in
ECE, Child Development, Elementary Education or equivalent. Two
years or more of experience working with youth at the appropriate
age level. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
Knowledge of licensed childcare and experience preferred. Current
state approved first-aid certification. Current state approved
infant/child CPR certification. TB test by Mantoux method and
current vaccinations HIV/AIDS training certification. Food
- At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90
days after employment).
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Knowledge of Youth Development best practices.
- Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse
populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual
orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to
English may be helpful.
- Other combinations of applicable education, training, and lived
experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills
necessary to perform effectively in the position may be
Starting pay rate: $60,000/Yr.
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people
with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote
healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe
in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y
membership as a benefit of employment.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where
we promote a continuous learning environment and career
"YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified
applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other
status protected by local, state, or federal law.
We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are
contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable
jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We
participate in the Federal E-Verify system.
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