- Help Wanted
This position supports the work of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Develops, organizes and implements high quality YMCA early learning programs. IMPACT ON MISSION: To support children in a reaching their full potential by allowing them to express their talents creatively and physically in a safe, healthy and enriching early learning environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Manages, directs and coordinates the early learning programs for the Rockport location. Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands programs within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. 2. Maintain NAEYC accreditation status. 3. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs staff and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. 4. Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality. 5. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations where appropriate. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed. Maintain the quality rating system. 6. Manages and processes program enrollment for all early learning programs. 7. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living. 8. Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agency, school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner. 9. Provides staff leadership for annual fund raising campaign and committees as assigned. 10. Maintains proper records/department files. 11. Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities. 12. Assists with Program Committee meetings. 13. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. 14. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program. 15. Provides classroom coverage when necessary. 16. Takes part in weekly staff meetings conducted by CEO. 17. Facilitates monthly department staff meetings and relevant training as required by the YMCA and DHHS and Maine Roads to Quality. 18. Performs other duties as assigned for the good of the organization. BENEFITS Excellent benefit package, including paid time off and paid holidays, health insurance, a generous retirement program. Complimentary YMCA family membership and program discounts. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor's or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and nine credit hours of management level coursework. 2. Minimum of five years working experience with young children and two years in a related programming/management role. 3. Proven experience in early learning management issues and classroom management strategies. 4. Knowledge of early childhood development and education and licensing requirements. 5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 6. Typical requirements within 30 days of hire include completion of: Child Abuse Prevention; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens. 7. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. 8. Knowledge of Daxko and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, preferred. 9. Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).