Assistant Director (After School) - YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region

Assistant Director (After School)

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Job Summary
Under direct supervision, assists in overseeing school age programs, operations, and staff of one or more assigned sites for children over four (4) years of age.  Performs duties of school age staff.

Key Responsibilities
Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position.  Assists in supervision of day-to-day programs, operations, facility, staff, participants, business and record keeping for assigned site(s) for children from four (4) years and older to ensure the safety and the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of each child in a nurturing and appropriate environment. Supervises all program aspects in absence of Director.  Assists in training new and tenured assigned employees to ensure compliance with standards, resolution of deficiencies identified in monitoring, and the improvement of overall program quality and staff development. Routinely performs duties of assigned staff or assigned site as needed or to fill or ensure qualified child/staff ratio, spending a minimum of 30% of time role modeling tasks.  Assists in achieving Board approved objectives for designated site(s).  Assists in implementation of approved developmentally appropriate and bilingual, bicultural curriculum that provides emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth of the children.  Makes recommendations to enhance child development operations, curriculum, staffing patterns or professional development and ensures implementation of approved revisions.   Under supervision of Director, is accountable for record keeping, accounts, budgets and regulatory compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) standards and other appropriate government laws, regulations, and contractual agreements. Negotiates customer complaints and ensure customer service for parents and program participants. Ensures nutrition of children enrolled through direct supervision of kitchen staff, food management and compliance with USDA standards. Ensures enrollment by assisting Director with continued marketing of program(s). Monitors, detects and reports abuse or neglect according to Texas Family Code and TDFPS Minimum Standards. Participates in and cooperates with investigations into parent, participant or staff complaints, grievances, charges, claims and hearings as requested.  Assists in selection and purchase appropriate materials and equipment and reporting transfer/disposal of equipment and needed repairs to supervisor.  Maintains regular communications with supervisor to discuss progress, issues, and concerns.  Conducts and attends training and meetings as required, including participation annually required hours of training per TDFPS minimum standards.  Interprets YWCA purpose, imperative and mission to staff and public.  Follows all YWCA policies and procedures, including safety procedures, at all times. Responsible for all equipment, supplies, documents and materials related to job.  Communicates all problems and questions to supervisor.  Complies with all federal, state, and local regulations.  Communicates with all levels of staff and public as appropriate to the job.

YWCA SUMMER CAMP ONLY
–     Provides full-time care at YWCA outdoor summer camp.
–     Works closely in-ratio with activity leaders to carry out summer camp schedule of  activities.
–     Reports to director school age (activities and staffing) during summer camp.

Education
Must meet TDFPS minimum standard director qualifications which includes graduation from high school or equivalent, plus one of the following:

  1. Associate applied sciences degree in child development, or related degree with six (6) college credit hours in child development and six (6) college credit hours in business management and two (2) years’ experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  2. Child Development Associate (CDA) credential with six (6) college credit hours in business management and two (2) years’ experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  3. Sixty (60) college credit hours with at least nine (9) credit hours in child development or early childhood education, or the equivalent and six (6) credit hours in business management and two (2) years’ experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  4. A day care administrator’s credential issued by professional organization or educational institution that is recognized by the Licensing Division based on published criteria and two (2) years of experience in a licensed childcare facility; or
  5. Three (3) years’ experience in a licensed childcare facility and nine (9) credit hours in childcare, child development or early childhood education and nine (9) credit hours in business management from an accredited college or university. Five (5) continuing education units (CEUs) may be substituted for each three (3) credit hours; or
  6. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with twelve (12) credit hours of child development or early childhood education, and six (6) credit hours of business management and one (1) year of experience in a licensed childcare facility.

Experience
Two (2) years of related childcare experience required.  Two (2) years supervisory experience required.  Previous supervisory experience required; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.