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School Age Child Care Site Director

Southern District YMCA

The Southern District YMCA has a long history of providing many communities throughout Southern New Hampshire with outstanding programs and services for youth. The Y’s Camp Lincoln is a traditional summer camp and outdoor education facility offering over 1500 campers the opportunity to engage in healthy activities. More than 750 children are enrolled in 15 before and after school sites through the Y’s child care programs. And just over two years ago, the Y opened the Exeter Area YMCA, a 33,000-square-foot multi-generational health and wellness center, which has seen membership growth that exceeds expectations. The Southern District YMCA is also currently exploring Phase 2 of a capital campaign to add a new aquatics facility to its Exeter location. The YMCA is currently seeking a new leader who will provide strong support for all aspects of the Y’s operations and strategic initiatives.

Mission Statement: Southern District YMCA (SDYMCA) provides opportunities for youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility in our southern New Hampshire community.
We achieve this by putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy
spirit, mind and body for all – regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ability, religion or

Service Area & Demographics: SDYMCA serves the NH towns of Brentwood, Danville, East
Kingston, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Newton,
North Hampton, Plaistow, Raymond, Seabrook, and Stratham.

History: In 1926, YMCA Camp Lincoln began as a summer camp on Kingston Lake. Today,
summers are full of 1,500 campers aged 3-15 and a robust counselor-in-training program for 14-
15-year old’s. Year-round activities at Camp Lincoln include outdoor education, team-building
programs and weekend rentals serving an additional 11,000 people. YMCA School Age Child Care
operates 15 before and after school programs meeting HEPA standards and state licensing
requirements for 750 students. Exeter Area YMCA opened its doors in September 2015 to an
eager community. The 33,000 square feet facility serves over 6,300 members, averaging 400

The Site Director is responsible for operating a licensed school age child care program for youth at assigned site(s) that is in compliance with NH State Licensing and meets YMCA fiscal expectations and Health Standards.  As the leader of the on-site team at the assigned school, the Site Director is responsible for handling daily operations which meet YMCA quality standards; ensuring the safety of the children; implementing the selected curriculum; supervising staff and volunteers; organizing special events; developing relationships with parents; and interacting regularly with host site school administration.  Additionally, Site Directors are responsible for properly maintaining children’s files, attendance records, and staff records.


Must be at least 20 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have at least one of the following:

A bachelor’s degree in elementary education or recreation, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university; or
An associate’s degree in early childhood education, awarded by a regionally accredited college or university; or
Certification of successful completion of training as a Recreation Director PLUS 1,000 hours experience working with children in a licensed child care program, recreation program or elementary school; or
A total of 12 credits in early childhood education, human growth and development, education or recreation; PLUS 1,000 hours of experience working with children; or
Current certification as an educator by the NH Department of Education; or
Experience working with children totaling 2,000 hours; AND
Documentation of enrollment in a course for at least 3 credits in elementary education, human growth and development, recreation, or early childhood education through a regionally accredited college or university and a written plan on file for completion of at least 3 additional credits as specified; AND
Within 12 months of the date the individual begins working as a Site Director, documentation of successful completion of a total of 6 credits in elementary education, human growth and development, recreation or early childhood education through a regionally accredited college or university, shall be on file for review by the department; or
Written documentation from or filed with the BCCL that she or he was qualified as a center director in a school age program on or before the date of adoption of BCCL licensing rules.

  • Maintain current medical health form.  Form must be on file at YMCA within 60 days of hire date.  Screening must have been conducted within 12 months of date of hire and renewed every three years.
  • Complete online Redwoods training annually. 
  • Obtain a minimum of 24 hours of professional development training annually.
  • Agree to be fingerprinted for FBI and state criminal background checks.
  • Maintain certifications in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Medication Administration.
  • Be available to work at least 5 days during February, April and/or December vacation camps and in-service days. 

Southern District YMCA is an Equal Opportunities employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of SDYMCA to provide equa opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetic information.


Child Care Responsibilities (30%)

  • Respond appropriately to the individual needs of children, both physically and emotionally, in a positive and nurturing manner, ensuring the safety and securing of all.
  • Dispense all medication as regulated by BCCL regulations.
  • Recognize and report signs of possible child abuse to Program Coordinator.
  • Provide First Aid and/or CPR as necessary. 
  • Create an environment that provides for children to makes choices.
  • Interact with children in a playful and energetic manner.
  • Create a positive atmosphere that boosts self-esteem and the general self-concept of all program participants.
  • Use positive behavior management techniques to guide the behavior of children in a consistent, fair, and logical manner.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records during program hours. 

Program Development & Operations (30%)

  • Plan, organize, implement, and lead the daily program schedule and curriculum at assigned site,
  • Use the 5-2-1-0 healthy living message when designing program activities and menu. 
  • Use A+ Assessment and Action Planning tool at least twice per school year.
  • Create indoor program space that meets the needs of children, allowing children to take initiative and explore their interests.
  • Provide a wide variety of activities that include physical play, creative arts, quiet activities, time for socializing and other enrichment activities.
  • Maintain equipment and accurate inventory of supplies, ensuring adequate and developmentally appropriate materials for number of children in the program.
  • Purchase snacks in compliance with weekly budget and HEPA standards.
  • Prepare and serve healthy and nutritious snacks and make water available at all times.
  • Cooperate fully with school personnel to ensure that facilities are kept clean and used appropriately. 
  • Plan at least two family nights during the school year and at least one community service project.
  • Participate in all fundraising events during the school year.
  • Be willing to transfer location as needed by the Program Coordinator.

Administration (15%)

  • Maintain attendance records, children and staff files, fire drill log, behavior reports, injury reports, and medication authorization forms to ensure compliance with NH Licensing Requirements.  
  • Adhere to all BCCL regulations and requirements to ensure compliance with Child Care Licensing.
  • Submit supply requests each month which includes cost comparison-shopping.
  • Attend required staff meetings and scheduled events.
  • Create content for monthly newsletter and submit to Program Coordinator. 
  • Communicate upward with Program Coordinator and other YMCA Managements in a timely manner, adhering to deadlines and requests. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Program Coordinator.
  • Review, approve and submit time sheets and time off requests on time as required.
  • Track monthly expenses on Y-Buy Expense Form, submit on time as required.

Relationship & Community Building (15%)

  • Maintain and display a positive attitude and relationships with all families, staff, and school personnel.
  • Communicate on a daily basis with parents/guardians regarding child’s day. 
  • Attend school open houses or events to promote programs and conduct community outreach.
  • Speak with host school administration about beneficial community service projects.

Employee Management (10%)

  • Complete employee performance evaluations, giving constructive feedback to promote staff growth. 
  • Encourage, monitor and document staff professional development hours per BCCL yearly.  
  • Conduct a monthly meeting with site staff, submitting agenda in advance to Program Coordinator. 
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding staff information or issues.
  • Promote teamwork and cohesiveness to build a program where all staff feel welcome and valued.
Salary Range:


Job Location:

Seacoast NH

Date Added: February 6, 2020

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