Early Education Assistant Director

YMCA of Greater Boston - Roxbury, MA4.1

30+ days agoFull-time
General Information
Location 285 MLK Blvd
Roxbury, MA 02119
United States
Employee Type Exempt
Job Category Early Education, Child Care, Preschool
Industry Early Education, Preschool, Childcare
Contact Information
Name Julie Tusa
Email jtusa@ymcaboston.org
The Assistant Director is a professional committed to represent the YMCA in a manner that aligns with the mission and goals of the YMCA of Greater Boston and partnering educational institutions. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with the oversight of the day-to-day operations, 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, the Assistant Director works in direct service with infants, toddlers and preschoolers, assist in planning and implementing classroom curriculum, and maintains a safe, healthy, warm, engaging, and attractive environment.

Job Responsibilities:
Keep safety of children as a first priority
Use positive methods of child guidance
Supervise children to ensure safety and appropriate behavior and manage transitions smoothly
Work to meet daily duties/needs of the program, and to be responsible for making sure that materials are ready for use and put away at the end of the day
Assist program director in specific responsibilities in which maintain compliance and accreditation
Greet all parents and update them on children’s progress
As appropriate, participate in events based within the school and/or the YMCA
Attend all staff meetings, training sessions, and program special events as assigned
Participate in at least ten (20) hours of professional development per year

Administration & Management

Plan, schedule, and implement structured, high-quality programming
Translate EEC state regulations into daily practices and program policies
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

Leadership & Communication

Develop & instill strong, positive program culture among staff, students, families, and larger branch community
Develop and maintain strong school relationships with Program Administrator and other Child Development leaders
Participate in networking meetings with YMCA Site Directors as necessary

Family & Teacher Engagement

Institute with Site Director a system for communicating with parents, teachers, and other school personnel on individual student needs and assessments

Director I or Director II qualified by Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations.
Knowledge of infant, toddler and preschool development
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 designated location and YMCA Program
Knowledge of and ability to facilitate Early Education & Care (EEC) regulations and hold EEC DI or DII Certification
Excitement and positive attitude toward working with children