YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 14-Feb-2020 to 02-Mar-2020 (PST)
  • Child Care
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 54,080
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Standard YMCA benefit package, including paid vacation, health care and 10% retirement contribution

The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, 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 Preschool Site Director II is responsible for program development, safety and parent communication for the YMCA Infant Preschool Center. The Preschool Site Director II will be responsible for maintaining licensing standards as well as managing a monthly curriculum, staff development and training, fiscal management, financial development, community partnerships, administration, family involvement, parent volunteer recruitment, quality standards and program marketing. The Preschool Site Director II will relate well to both children and adults and possess the ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity. This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Preschool Site Director II serves in a leadership role and creates positive, nurturing relationships with children, while building cooperative relationships with parents/caregivers, staff, and partners, promotes and supports the potential of all youth in programs and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall program experience. The Preschool Site Director II provides direction for the staff to support children in the classroom and implements program curriculum using the Creative Curriculum Framework. The Preschool Site Director II is a member of the North Valley Family YMCA Child Care team and will work in cooperation and collaboration to help achieve overall department goals. The Preschool Site Director II supports a team of volunteer parents for the YMCA's Annual Community Support Fundraiser.


  • AGE: Twenty-one years-old or older
  • EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent
  • ECE/CD UNITS: Option 1: AA degree in child development with at least 3 units in infant care and 3 units in Administration or Staff Relations. Option 2: BA degree in child development with at least 3 units in infant care and 3 units in Administration or Staff Relations. Option 3: Current Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Program Director Permit with at least 3 units in infant care and 3 units in Administration or Staff Relations.
  • RELATED EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of experience working with children under the age of 5, including infants and toddlers, in a group child care setting. At least 2 years (4 preferred) of experience supervising and managing an early childhood center/program. Experience managing and supervising adults. Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • SPECIALIZED SKILLS: Strong character values (respect, responsibility, honesty, caring), strong communication skills, emotional maturity
    LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS: Current approved EMSA First Aid, Infant, Child Adult CPR Certifications (8 hours). Completion of child abuse prevention training prior to first day in program. 9 Hour course in EMSA California Preventative Health & Safety (PHS). Completion of California Mandated Reporter and General Training programs. Completion of Annual DPR 104 Pesticides Regulation program.
  • IMMUNIZATIONS & PHYSICAL: Current TB and physical exam. Influenza (limited exceptions), pertussis, and measles vaccination.

Work Environment/Minimum Physical Requirements

  • You must have the physical, visual, and auditory ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Ability to plan, lead, and participate in activities.
  • Job is performed in indoor as well as outdoor environments throughout the year.
  • Job does include water-related activities.
  • Ability to lift 30-35lbs


  1. Develops, organizes and implements high quality licensed child care program at assigned location. Ensures high quality programs through purposeful programming dedicated to building achievement and belonging in youth and relationships among youth and within families.
  2. Full understanding of licensing regulations (Title 22) and responsible for ensuring assigned location operates in full compliance at all times.
  3. Develops positive relations with community organizations as a YMCA representative. Assist with marketing efforts and achieving enrollment goals.
  4. Budget development, achieve enrollment goals, and secures necessary supplies and equipment for program activities within budget guidelines.
  5. Lead for on-boarding and training staff members as needed. Coordinating schedules and work flow to ensure program operates in a safe and efficient manner.
  6. Observes, coaches and provided feedback to staff members at assigned location. Provides feedback to supervisor regarding performance of staff members. Addresses performance issues in a timely manner.
  7. Ensures close visual supervision of children, following ratios based on specific program. No child is left unsupervised or staff alone with a child at any time.
  8. Help children manage behavior using a positive approach, including proactive strategies, redirection and using constructive discipline with natural and logical consequences.
  9. Actively supports the YMCA is committed to inclusion and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) where appropriate.
  10. Responsible for planning and implementing program curriculum and activities that are focused on skill development, developmentally appropriate, consistent with the YMCA values, and established guidelines, using the Creative Curriculum Framework.
  11. Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards, maintains site and equipment, and maintains required program records in accordance with YMCA expectations.
  12. Makes ongoing, systematic observations and evaluations of each child. Works with staff members to support each child's development.
  13. Cultivates positive relationships and maintains effective communication with parents.
  14. Engages parents as volunteers and connects them to the YMCA.
  15. Attends and participates in fundraising activities, family events, program activities, staff meetings and training as assigned. Support and lead a team during the Annual Support Campaign.
  16. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies. Follows reporting procedures and proactively responds to situations to ensure a safe environment for all involved.
  17. Understands and complies with current federal, state, local regulations, and YMCA policies and procedures and license program standards at all times.
  18. Maintains positive relationship with parents, other YMCA team members and community partners. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  19. Assists with on-boarding, mentoring and training for new staff members at other locations as assigned.
  20. All other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
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