The YMCA 21st Century Director is a full-time position 100% dedicated to the program site location and community and is responsible for the oversight of the after-school & summer signature programs in partnership with the collaborating school. The YMCA 21st Century Director serves as the primary contact to the school administration and faculty and helps facilitates 21st Century Programming at Omar D Blair Charter. As part of the Evidence Based Programs team the 21st Century Site Director is a key member of supporting the high-risk youth in our community. The YMCA at Omar D Blair Charter School offers after school programming that fosters 21st century skills, supports with academics and provides a safe space for youth to thrive. Our Evidence Based Programs are data driven with the intention of serving families in the area at no-cost to the family. Power Scholars Academy (Summer Programming) is a 6-week academic intervention program that helps prevent the summer slide and close the achievement gap. The 21st Century Site Director is critical in the investment of our youth.
• Implement a risk management program to ensure the safety and well-being of all children at all times.
• Assist with pre-camp staff training program and on-going in-service training for camp and SACC staff.
• Conduct weekly staff meetings.
• Ensure that weekly activities are planned and implemented, and variety exists in all activities, which are age appropriate and provide a well-rounded experience for all children.
• Develop weekly/monthly highlight sheets with appropriate parent communication and distribute prior to start the week or the month.
• Maintain accurate documentation related to attendance, medicine, injuries, daily bus logs, log books etc.
• Ensure that camp/ SACC has appropriate completed paperwork on children, attendance sheets, end of session reports, etc.
• Ensure that all supplies and equipment are well maintained.
• Provide day-to-day supervision of program and related staff.
• Operate within approved program budget.
• Implement the YMCA Character Development Program into the daily program.
• Ensure that all staff are trained & knowledgeable in emergency procedures. Hold emergency fire and tornado drills monthly.
• Assist the Program Director/Coordinator with providing effective communication to parents and developing a working relationship with parents.
• Confirm field trips, payment method, and completing field trip sheets for front desks (Contingent on area). Complete busing spreadsheets, purchase orders and check requests by required deadlines.
• Assist Regional Program Director and Program Coordinators with weekly scheduling of staff and inform Director of any staff issues.
• Ensure on-going cleanliness and safety of all facilities used by the program. Take initiative to clean-up/repair areas.
• Assist staff with appropriate interactions with children, including discipline procedures.
• Responsible for collection of parent payments by the 15th of the current month, with clear communication with Accounts Receivable department on a weekly basis.
• Act responsibly and be a positive role model for staff, parents and children.
• Be knowledgeable and supportive of the YMCA annual Strong Kids Campaign.
• Provide accurate information about membership and programs.
• Monthly meetings with School Administration Staff or Branch Executive Director.
• Must hold Current Medication delegation.
• Monthly communication with Nurse Consultant i.e. kids on Meds.
• Attend all training's, staff meetings, in-services without exception.
• Return voice mail and phone calls within same business day.
• Responsible for signing up and sending all support staff to mandatory training's.
• Responsible for scheduling/communicating with program staff.
• Must follow dress code and hold staff accountable to dress code at all times which includes staff shirts, name badge and closed-toes shoes.
• Must go over parent handbook and emergency procedures with program staff.
• Follow and enforce all YMCA procedures and policies, including: personnel guidelines, safety guidelines, facility access procedures and membership policies. Carry out emergency plans as necessary.
• Assume any additional responsibilities as assigned.
1. Must be at least 21 years of age.
2. Must have at least a bachelor’s degree related to youth development or education; Master’s degree preferred.
3. Certification in Education Administration highly preferred.
4. A minimum of four years of relevant experience working with children under the age of 13 in an educational setting including at least two years in an administrative supervisory capacity with demonstrated decision making ability.
5. Experience working in urban communities and managing an out of school time program or other community-based youth program.
6. Passion and commitment to improving the quality of education for children living in under resourced communities.
7. Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of the Afterschool & Summer Programs.
8. Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
9. Strong leadership skills with experience in managing different levels of staff.
10. Ability to build effective working relationships with parents, administrators, staff and scholars.
11. Strong technical skills, with ability to learn new programs quickly as needed. 12. Belief and commitment to the Y’s mission and values
13. Positive role model with strong leadership, conflict resolution and diplomacy skills.
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle, feel objects, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear.
• The employee must regularly lift up to 50 pounds. The vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, peripheral and the ability to focus.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and humid conditions, and outdoor weather conditions which will include exposure to U.V. sun rays.
• The noise level in the work environment may be moderate to high.
INTERPERSONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The YMCA 21st Century 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:
1. Administer the day-to-day operation of the afterschool & summer signature programs, ensuring that all the signature program components are implemented to required dosage & fidelity.
The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
2. In partnership with the school staff and school liaison/instructional coach, monitor and promote program student recruitment, ensuring optimal enrollment at all times based on the five criteria of need.
3. 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.
4. Recruit, hire, train and supervise school liaison/instructional coach, group leaders/teacher assistants, tutors and volunteers.
5. Will follow the budget and guidelines for 21st Century set forth by the CDE (Colorado Department of Educations)
6. Will work closely with the Director of Mission Advancement to ensure all staff, and enrichment providers are being charged appropriately.
7. Prepare and monitor staff schedule at all times, modifying it as necessary to maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratios.
8. Coordinate with the school’s administration, teachers, and other community partnerships to successfully implement the program.
9. Facilitate integration of the YMCA afterschool signature program & Power Scholars Academy into the overall school culture in collaboration with school leadership.
10. Evaluate program quality and fidelity, implementing necessary steps to remedy weaknesses according to Y-USA & BELL measurement and evaluation guidelines.
11. Ensure that the following data is reported to Y-USA and other partners consistent with the reporting schedule and timelines:
a. Test score data
b. Attendance data
c. Student grades data
d. DESSA & SAYO data
e. Youth Program Quality Assessment
12. Develop relationships with school and community stakeholders to communicate the goals of the initiative and ongoing concerns about student needs
13. 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.
14. Plan, implement and attend appealing and meaningful programs and events for parents and/or families on a regular basis; provides an ongoing network (formal and informal) of support for program parents.