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YMCA of Greater Seattle Center Director, Early Childhood Education in Bothell, Washington


Job Summary

The YMCA is on the look out for a great Early Learning Child Development Center Director who will oversee the daily operations of the Early Learning Center at our Northshore Branch. You will provide leadership and logistical support for the facility and its staff. The ideal candidate will have experience working with all early learning age groups and has a strong passion and know how for developing staff.


  1. Directs the development and operations of assigned child care center(s).

  2. Develops and manages the budget(s) related to the position. Meets fiscal objectives. Closely monitors revenue and expense.

  3. Ensures planning and implementation of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Is ultimately responsible for the quality of all program plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.

  4. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates child care site staff/volunteers. Is responsible for professional development planning. Conducts staff meetings and organizes trainings. Maintains required staff/child ratios.

  5. Compiles program statistics and provides data and reports as required for assigned program(s). Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program(s).

  6. Provides leadership and support for branch management team, annual fund raising campaign, and volunteer committees/boards as assigned.

  7. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools and agencies.

  8. Develops, produces and distributes program information necessary to promote assigned programs, in accordance with branch marketing plans. Recruits new enrollments.

  9. Ensures high quality programs through innovative program quality evaluations.

  10. Ensures upkeep of related facilities and equipment.

  11. Ensures confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences is professionally communicated.

  12. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  13. Maintains professional relationships with families, facility personnel and the community. Ensures high quality events are conducted for parents.

  14. Ensure required records are maintained according to YMCA and DEL standards, including attendance records, immunization records, registration information, accident reports, discipline records and fire evacuation records.

  15. Ensures recruitment and support of members of Parent Advisory Group.

  16. Other duties as assigned.

  17. Ultimately responsible for ensuring developmentally appropriate classrooms including appearance, décor and cleanliness of site.

  18. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.


  1. Bachelor's degree in program area or related field including 45 credits of early childhood education preferred. At minimum must have CDAor45 credit of early childhood educationor30 credits of early childhood education plus 150 DEL approved clock hoursorone 3 credit college class in early childhood education plus 3+ years’ experience managing education programs.

  2. 21 years of age or older.

  3. Three years or more of experience working with children kindergarten aged and younger.

  4. One or more years of experience in staff and volunteer supervision, program development, budget management and fund raising.

  5. Current state approved first-aid certification.

    1. Current state approved infant/child (or community if school aged) CPR certification.
    1. TB test by Mantoux method.**
  1. HIV/AIDS training certification.
    1. Completion of minimum STARS required training. *
  1. Ability to visit sites and community organizations.

  2. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than 90 days after employment).

** Prior to beginning child care duties.

* At hire, or earliest possible training (but no later than six months after employment).

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

Child Development, Early Childhood Education, child care, childcare, educator, after school, para-educator, substitute teacher, mentor, early learning, youth development, recreation

ID 2019-9096

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Northshore YMCA

Category Early Childhood Education

Address 11811 NE 195th Street