YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
  • 22-May-2023 to 21-Jun-2023 (PST)
  • Child Care
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 21-21 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision insurance; life and disability insurance, vacation and sick time accrual, floating holidays, paid holidays, 10% YMCA Retirement Fund contribution, upon eligibility, access to free CPR/First Aid classes annually, paid professional development, free facility access to our 26 greater LA branches, free before and after school child care at participating locations for your children, free sports and youth classes for your children, paid annual Wellbeing Day, 20% off of LA Y programs, 10% Y Retirement Fund contribution (upon eligibility) plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account, 25% off day camp for your child, paid training and leadership development, tuition assistance, access to SoCal Credit Union, paid sick leave, and much more!

We all know that it takes a village to develop a child; at the Y, we know that after school programs are a vital member of every child's village. As a Child Care Site Director, you will have the unique opportunity and privilege to impact the lives of youth and their families and lead a staff team of emerging youth development leaders. Each day, you will lead, manage, organize and engage children and staff team members in a well-rounded after school program, that includes academic support, educational enrichment, family engagement, school partnerships, STEAM, physical activity/fitness and more. Your program is located on the campus of a public school, where you partner with your school principal/administrators and school-based parent organizations, like to PTA, to ensure that the YMCA is engaged, involved and emerged into the school culture. Before the kiddos arrive, you complete all of your paperwork, submit your snack order, pick-up your supply order from Amazon in the main office, and submit your licensing reports. While the children are present, you work with them and your staff through the daily curriculum and at the end of the day, you greet parents as they pick-up and get ready for the next day. You start the next day by attending a staff team member meeting, where you plan out upcoming events and initiatives.

In your role as a site director, you develop, organize and implement a high qualify licensed child care program. You understand licensing regulations and ensure that your program follows Title 22, at all times. You assist with budget development and in securing the necessary supplies. You support your supervisor with the on-boarding and training of new staff team members. You observe, coach and provide feedback to your staff team. You ensure close visual supervision of all children in your care and follow-up all YMCA child abuse prevention and reporting policies. You manage children's behavior using a positive approach, consisting or redirection, proactive strategies and logical consequences. You adhere to program standards for cleanliness and safety and maintain all YMCA risk management policies. You cultivate positive relationships with parents, the host school, staff team members and the community. You attend and support all fundraising initiatives, family events, staff meetings and trainings.

This program operates on the campus of a public school. For this position, shifts are typically 10:00am-6:00pm, Monday - Friday. There are occasional night and weekend trainings and special events throughout the year. During school breaks, this program operates a full-day day camp program, with hour typically ranging between 10:00am-6:00pm.

Employee Benefits

  • This is a full-time, permanent position with year-round work (40 hours per week).
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance; life and disability insurance, etc.
  • Free facility access to our 26 greater Los angeles branches for you, your spouse or domestic partner and for your minor children (this includes FREE access to our fitness center, gym, weight room, indoor/outdoor pools, group exercise classes, on-site child care, etc.)
  • Free before and after school child care for your age-eligible children in grades TK-5th (some sites accept up to 6th grade), at one of our before and after school sites. Restrictions apply. Not all before and after school sites are within close proximity to a YMCA branch. Inquire for details.
  • Free youth sports league and youth classes enrollment for your age-eligible minor children.
  • Paid annual Well-Being Day
  • 25% employee discount on all YMCA day camp programs for your age-eligible minor children.
  • 20% employee discount on all YMCA programs for you, your spouse or domestic partner and for your minor children.
  • 10% YMCA Retirement fund contribution (upon eligibility), plus access to a Y Retirement 403(b) Smart Account (tax-deferred savings plan).
  • Part-Time positions (about 18-25 hours, per week) with hours after school (typically between 1:00pm-6:30pm); flexible schedules. Full-time hours available during the school breaks (such as summer day camp); sick pay accrual.
  • Upon hire, access to free CPR, First Aid and Health certification courses.
  • Upon hire, access to paid professional development and staff training throughout the year.
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Access to SoCal Credit Union
  • Floating holidays, paid holidays, vacation and sick time accrual.
  • and, so much more!


  • Twenty-one years or older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have full knowledge of California Title 22 Regulations for Child Care Programs; must be Title 22 Center Director qualified for School-Age Programs.
  • ECE/CD UNITS: Option 1: Twelve (12) semester units in ECE or CD. Of the Twelves (12) units, six (6) units can be substituted for recreation, arts & humanities, human services. Three (3) semester units in Administration or Staff Relations. Option 2: AA or Bachelor with three (3) units in ECE, CD or School-Age child courses and three (3) units in administration or staff relations.
  • Four years' experience supervising group child care center. Previous experience working with school age children in a group setting (preferred). Ability to plan, organize and implement age-appropriate/developmentally appropriate program activities. Previous experience with diverse populations preferred. Ability to develop positive, authentic relationships with people from different backgrounds.
  • Strong character values, strong communication skills, emotional maturity
  • Current TB and physical exam. Proof of vaccination or immunization for pertussis (TDAP), and measles (MMR).
  • Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19, as required by the school district.

Upon hire, the YMCA provides all youth development staff with paid trainings throughout the season in the following areas: child abuse prevention, mandated reporting, positive discipline and child guidance, supervision and safety, risk management, programming, active shooter, diversity & inclusion, anti-bullying, communication and child development. A full job description for this position is available upon request.

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