Under general supervision, directs school age sites, developmental programming, staff and operations of multiple schools and/or camps for children four (4) years of age and older.
Regular attendance at Employer’s place of business and/or during particular hours, as assigned, is an essential function of this position. Supervises 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. Hires, counsels, trains, evaluates and terminates assigned employees. Continually trains 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. Spends a minimum of 20% of time role modeling tasks for training and developing staff. Recommends objectives and achieves Board approved objectives for designated site(s). Implements and manages approved procedures and Board approved policies at assigned site(s). Prepares annual budget and purchases of appropriate material/equipment. Reviews and reports on financial performance monthly compared to approved budget, recommending corrective action if needed. Implements approved developmentally appropriate and bilingual, bicultural curriculum that provides emotional, social, intellectual and physical growth of the children. Makes recommendations to enhance after school operations, curriculum, staffing patterns or professional development and ensures implementation of approved revisions. Accountable for all record keeping, accounts, budgets and regulatory compliance with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) standards and other appropriate government laws, regulations, and contractual agreements. Negotiates customer complaints and ensure customer service for parents and program participants. Ensures enrollment through continued marketing of program(s). Monitors, detects and reports abuse or neglect according to Texas Family Code and TDFPS Minimum Standards. Prepares periodic reports as required for program compliance, staff, Human Resource department, budget and receipting compliance, quality, curriculum, objectives and others. Participates in and cooperates with investigations into parent, participant or staff complaints, grievances, charges, claims and hearings as requested. Assures that participates receive nutrition and/or appropriate snacks as directed. Selects and purchases appropriate materials and equipment and reports transfer/disposal of equipment and needed repairs to supervisor. Performs duties of assigned staff or assigned site as needed to fill or ensure qualified child/staff ratio. 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 TFDPS 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.
Must meet TDFPS minimum standard director qualifications which includes graduation from high school or equivalent, plus one of the following:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Four (4) years of related childcare experience required. Two (2) years supervisory experience required. This two-year experience, if related to childcare, may be substituted for two years of related childcare experience above; or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.