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Director of Child Care Services

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Cedar Rapids, IA, USACedar RapidsIAUSA

The YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area Child Care program operates 3 Before and After School Care sites, in Truman Elementary, Van Buren Elementary, and Echo Hill.  The program also encompasses a  Summer Day Program which serves many of the same children for 10 weeks during the summer months.  The Director is responsible for administering the total operation of the YMCA's School-Age Child Care program.  The Director oversees the leadership and management of programs, facilities, staff and volunteer development and collaborates with community agencies to meet the needs of YMCA members and program participants and assures that the YMCA program meets State of Iowa Child Care licensing requirements.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Serve as a role model to members and Y staff and, at all times live the mission, vision and values of the YMCA movement.
  • Provide direct supervision to child care program coordinators and all child care staff to ensure that the goals and objectives are consistent with the YMCA’s goals and that licensing standards are maintained.
  • Conduct or assist in the planning of in-service trainings for the child care programs.  Ensure regular staff meetings are organized for all child care programs. 
  • Assist in the planning and execution of programs and curriculum that meet the highest quality of standards for all programs, including specific knowledge and skills.
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating the work of child care staff.  Develop strategies to motivate and achieve goals.
  • Supervise and lead the summer based programs in cooperation with other YMCA programs and staff.
  • Monitor city and state activities pertaining to early childhood and school aged child care to keep abreast with current trends in the field.
  • Oversee specialized programs conducted in cooperation with community partners. Work with finance department staff to ensure that all billings for child care programs as well as collections are completed in a timely manner, including the submission of all state and other reimbursement forms, applications, and reports.
  • Seek grant opportunities to expand and or enrich program activities throughout the child care programs.
  • Maintain licensing regulations according to state/federal and national guidelines and ensure that updates are conducted in a timely manner to ensure all sites are maintained as fully licensed facilities. 
  • Ensure proper record keeping of all payroll records for child care staff and submission to the finance department is completed in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and adhere to annual budget with direction from the President/CEO to align with association and department strategic goals and objectives in addition to submission of weekly key indicator and monthly variance reports.
  • Prepare incident reports accurately, consistently and in accordance with established timelines.
  • Ensure all child care staff are certified in Adult, Pediatric, and Infant CPR/AED/FA. Certified as Instructor Trainer for association.
  • Participate in and solicit others to participate in necessary financial development efforts, specifically the Annual Campaign.
  • Maintain certifications listed under Certificates and Other Requirements.
  • Understand and follow all safety rules and regulations including knowledge of emergency procedures and location of emergency equipment.
  • Regular and timely adherence to respective schedule/meetings.
  • All other duties as assigned by the President/Chief Executive Officer.  
Educational Background: 
 Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Teaching, Management or other related field is required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in licensed child care programs is required.
  • A combination of education, experience, and child development-related training sufficient to satisfy the State of Iowa DHS Center Director Qualifications.
  • Must be able to pass background check.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification.


  • Mandatory ReporterAnnual Bloodborne Pathogen training
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid/AED and Mandatory Reporter Trainer certifications.
  • All other training, education, and certifications necessary to satisfy the State of Iowa DHS Center Director Qualifications.

Salary: $48,000.00 - $55,000.00

Organization Info

YMCA of the USA

Chicago, IL, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

The YMCA mission is: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) is the national resource office for the Y, one of the nation's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – of all ages, incomes and backgrounds – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation's health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the longstanding relationships and physical presence needed not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

  1. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Nurturing the potential of children and teens
  2. HEALTHY LIVING: Improving the nation’s health and well-being
  3. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Giving back and providing support to neighbors

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Dec 6 2018
Active Until: 
Jan 6 2019
Hiring Organization: 
YMCA of the USA