The Before/Afterschool Site Director is a part-time position dedicated to a specific program site location(s) (works with an office in the school) and is responsible for the oversight of the afterschool program in partnership with the collaborating school. The Site Director serves as the primary contact to the school administration and faculty and helps establish the YUSA signature program at the assigned school.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Before/Afterschool Site Director must have the competencies, skills and proven leadership ability to successfully carry out the YMCA mission, goals and vision for serving the community. Other important responsibilities include the following:
- Administer the day-to-day operation of the afterschool signature program, ensuring that all the signature program components are implemented to required dosage.
- In partnership with the youth development director, monitor and promote program student recruitment, ensuring optimal enrollment at all times.
- Complete an implementation plan and S.A.F.E. framework based activities in cooperation with the school to address each of the program components according to prescribed dosage.
- Assist with ensuring counselors receive scheduled trainings to be in compliance with OCFS
- Prepare and monitor staff schedule at all times, modifying it as necessary to maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratios.
- Coordinate with the school’s administration, teachers, and other community partnerships to successfully implement the program.
- Evaluate program quality and fidelity, implementing necessary steps to remedy weaknesses according to Y-USA measurement and evaluation guidelines.
- Promote a team concept through a positive approach to supervision, communication, and interactions with others. Maintain ongoing communication with supervisor and appropriate staff at all levels of the YMCA.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must have at EITHER Associates degree in similar field, OR 18 credits in childhood development or related field and one year experience OR Two years of relevant experience working with children under the age of 13 in an educational setting and High School Diploma or equivalent
- Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
- Positive role model with strong leadership, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.
- Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of the Afterschool Program.
- Values. Demonstrates in word and action the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y’s mission, in all matters at all times.
- Inclusion. Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices
that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
- Relationships. Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work.
- Influence. Employs influence strategies (verbal, personal and written) that engage, inspire, and build commitment to the cause and overall Y goals.
- Communication. Listens and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience. Understands and expertly utilizes current methods of communication (PowerPoint, Prezi, Video, Audio, Animoto etc…)
- Developing Others. Recognizes and acts on the need to continually develop others’ capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible.
- Decision Making. Integrates logic, intuition, and sound judgment to analyze information to identify greatest opportunities, make sound decisions, and solve problems.
- Change Capacity. Leads self and others through change by navigating ambiguity appropriately and adapting well to new situations, obstacles, and opportunities.
- Emotional Maturity. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
- Quality Results. Demonstrates and fosters a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that provides evidenced-based quality experiences.
- Innovation. Participates in the generation, experimentation, and implementation of new approaches and activities that improve and expand the Y’s mission and work.