Director of Early Education

YMCA   •  

Boston, MA

Not Specified years

Posted 237 days ago

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Job Description

The YMCA Site Director is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations for an afterschool program, including planning, coordination, and supervision of the program to ensure that families receive quality services which provide for growth in academics, social emotional development, and health and wellness. In addition, he/she ensures focus on programming that promotes healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field
  • Director qualified by Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations 
  • Must be motivated, energetic, punctual, responsible, and exhibit a positive attitude to be an excellent role model for children and staff members
  • Ability to lead, teach, and interact with parents, staff, teachers, children, and the school community
  • Full commitment to the mission/philosophy of the YMCA Program
  • Knowledge of and ability to facilitate Early Education & Care (EEC) regulations
  • Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children
  • Dedication to the pursuit of education (for self and students)

Essential Functions


Administration & Management

  • Plan, schedule, and implement structured, high-quality programming that aligns with school day learning
  • Translate EEC state regulations into daily practices and program policies
  • Ensure the use of positive behavior guidance among program staff members
  • Lead enrollment, recruitment, and retention of students & families
  • With the administrator is responsible for hiring, training, orientation, supervision, and professional development of program staff
  • Monitor attendance, staff hours, and secure central delivery of program fees
  • Facilitate program evaluation and progress reports
  • Maintenance of open, effective communication and interaction among the programs and partners; engagement of parents/families 
  • Performance of other duties as requested by YMCA supervisor or school principal

Leadership & Communication

  • Develop & instill strong, positive program culture among staff, students, families, and larger school community
  • Participate in networking meetings with other YMCA Site Directors

Family & Teacher Engagement

  • Institute with Program Administrator a system for communicating with parents on individual student needs and assessments
  • Design and distribute newsletters to the parents & community, highlighting the successes of the afterschool program