The Site Director is responsible for all on-site operations of the center inclusive of ensuring children are actively engaged in safe and enriching activities, and communicating with key stakeholders, which include school administration, staff, and parents. He/she is also responsible for implementing monthly BASE curriculum. Lastly, he/she provides supervisorial support to all on-site staff: youth specialists, senior youth specialists and program volunteers.
Director is responsible for the overall effective operation and quality of the BASE program. They will meet the needs of children, families, and the community within the scope and goals of the Y's Family Services philosophy and the guidelines of the OCC.
Will ensure adequate coverage for site at all times.
Will fulfill her/his role and responsibilities in the before/after school program including all aspects of safety, risk management, supervision of children and staff, meeting quality guidelines, curriculum standards, OCC regulations, DHMH regulations, and any other standard, policy, or procedure as deemed necessary by the Y in Central Maryland.
Lead staff meetings with site staff and other staff meetings as necessary.
Attends site directors' meetings, monthly curriculum meetings and required Director training.
Will train and supervise site staff on OCC regulations, Y policies and procedures, and other standards as set forth by the Y in Central Maryland.
Will participate in site-based staff’s performance reviews and performance improvement plans meetings (along with Program Director).
Will use the monthly curriculum materials for planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities for his/her site that are consistent with BASE curriculum
Will participate in back-to-school nights, parent committees and Y special events as requested by Program Director.
Will communicate regularly (at least monthly), orally, and in writing with school principal and will participate in faculty and committee meetings when school allows.
Accurately document attendance and emergency information on each child.
Will maintain up-to-date records on all enrolled children
Will participate in opportunities for professional growth such as workshops, conferences, college, and graduate courses as required by the Program Director.
- Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, the ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses, to speak and be understood under normal circumstances,•Must be able to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and the use ofarms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evacuation of the building during emergencies
Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances,
Physical constraints required include the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, the ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses,
Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds, and
The use of arms, hands, legs and feet with or without corrective devices to accomplish the job, including evaluation of the building during emergencies.
Must be willing to substitute at any site with flexibility and a positive attitude.
Intellectual and cognitive requirements (collaborative, teamwork, decision making, analysis, etc)
Ability to provide direction to staff and children
Ability to implement program curriculum effectively
Ability to enforce all rules and to make effective decisions to ensure the safety and security of program participants.
Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups from all social and economic segments of the community
Ability to make sound judgments for the betterment and quality of the program
Requires a tolerant, patient and steady person
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding participant, staff and association records
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner to children, parents, school administration, and other staff members. Ability to understand and implement emergency evacuation procedures and protocols during planned drills and unexpected emergency situations.
Ability to see and read newsprint with or without corrective lenses.
Computer skills are required. Proficient in Word and Excel, as well as the internet.
At least 21 years of age with high school diploma/certificate of high school equivalence or two completed courses for credit from a college or university.
3 semester hours/45 clock hours of in School Age Curriculum or Preschool or 1800 hours of experience with school age children.
3 semester hours/45 clock hours in Growth and Development.
9 clock hours in Communication training or any college coursework.
1 year of experience working under supervision in a school age environment or 800 hours of experience working in a licensed childcare center primarily with school age children.
Must complete continuing education units as specified by the OCC on an annual basis
Has been approved as a teacher by the State Department of Education for Kindergarten or grades 1-8.
Associate's Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Education is preferred.