YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 06-Aug-2019 (PST)
  • Child Care
  • Lancaster, CA, USA
  • 15.00-18.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time - Regular (30+ hours)

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in LA, it's also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. The LA area is home to the second largest YMCA Association in the US, with 26 branches, 2 camps and over 50 child care sites. The LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passions, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

The West Valley Family YMCA is hiring a Site Director for our School-Age Child Care program!  As a Site Director, you will lead a state-licensed child care program and facility, including a staff team of 2-3 enthusiastic child care teachers.   Each day, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life.   For this particular position, you will oversee a child care program located inside a private facility on a public school campus (this facility is exclusive to the child care program and is owned and operated by the YMCA).  Our child care program consists of two components: before and after school care and full day/day camp.  During the school day, the program offers before and after school care to children K-5.  During school breaks, (such as summer, etc.), the program offers day camp to children K-5.  This is a year-round, permanent position (not seasonal).  As a Site Director, you will be able to: run the operation of the program and facility following both YMCA and Title 22 guidelines, write and create curriculum and fun activities for your participants, work and lead a staff team of 2-3 other teachers, work with the school, PTA and parents to support the school community, and, so much more.   This is a part-time position, consisting of a minimum of 35 hours per week (up to 40 hours per week during day camp and full-day care).  This position also requires the Site Director to be in-ratio with children for part of the day.



  • Must be at least 21 years-old.
  • Title 22 Site Director qualified: Minimum twelve (12) units in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, three (3) units in Administration or Staff Relations.
  • Four (4) years of experience working with children and youth.
  • Current First Aid; Adult, Infant and Child CPR; AED and Child Care Health and Safety (PHP) certifications (may be obtained within 60 days of hire).
  • Current Community Water Safety certification (may be obtained prior to June 2018).
  • Minimum (2) years of supervisory experience in school age child care programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to use Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the YMCA mission/values and member involvement as an organizational philosophy
  • Ability to think and lead strategically under pressure; Multi-tasks and works independently
  • Successful leadership skills; self-motivated; high achiever
  • Minimum High School level English proficiency
  • Completion of YMCA trainings and orientations, upon hire.
  • Knowledge of Community Care Licensing Title 22 Regulations and Policies
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel between main work location (West Hills) and main branch location (Reseda) for meetings, trainings, etc.


Responsible for overall direction and operation of a West Valley YMCA licensed Child Care Center. This position includes the direct supervision of a after school program, grades K through 5, as well as our day camp programs during the summer and holiday breaks.

Key Results Areas of this Position:

  • Program Operations and Development: Implement well-rounded curriculum; Model appropriate use of constructive discipline; Maintain child-directed environment; Maintain Title 22 licensing compliance: environment, recordkeeping, staff and children files, etc.; increase enrollment and retention of children; recruit new children and families into the program.
  • Staff Development: provide leadership, support and oversight to teachers and evaluate, both in consultation with Senior Program Director of Child Care; Actively support staff and ensure that staff direct reports have progress/performance reviews once a year; Maintain current and up-to-date records for staff that requires certifications and keep copies on file.; Ensure that all job descriptions and performance standards are accurate, current; Maintain a high level of staff professionalism by enforcing staff dress code and code of conduct.
  • Financial Development and Parent Volunteer Involvement: Initiate, establish and maintain strong communications with parents; Assist supervisor with the recruitment of parents for fundraising and support campaigns; Lead Family Events and special events where required; Work with supervisor, staff and volunteers to meet annual campaign recruitment/financial goals.
  • Administration and Branch Responsibilities: Comply with all Association, branch, and regulatory specific policies and procedures; Positively interpret policies to members; Ensure that all facilities, program areas and equipment are clean and in proper working order; Participate in program and branch activities and events as directed; Attend staff meetings and training events; Work as a team member of the overall West Valley Family YMCA School Age Child Care Program.
  • Site Operation: Site Director may be required to be in ratio when site is short-staffed, enrollment is over or staff call out sick/ill. This is a year round permanent position, responsible for the overall supervision and management of a child care program that is licensed.

 Key Goals of this Position:

  • Strong parent involvement. Strong school support and involvement.
  • High performing staff team with high rates of retention.
  • Strong community image and strong relationships with community leaders.
  • The school age child care site has safe and age-appropriate activities.
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