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Center Director - Play Time Early Learning Center

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Center Director - Play Time Early Learning Center
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Job Summary

Join our team as the new Center Director at our Play Time (Colerain) location, responsible for the operation of a full-day early childhood program, including administration, curriculum and daily operations of the center.

Starting salary range is $40,000/year. Benefits for FT employees include free family membership, health & dental insurance, program discounts, and optional retirement savings plan.

Job Description
  • Monitors and supports factors related to the operation of a child care center, ensuring that the programs meet all state, local and YMCA regulations and standards.
  • Ensures that all aspects of the program are developmentally appropriate and meet the individual physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs of the participants.
  • Prepares and administers the annual program budget; identifies future needs, calculates costs and articulates and plans for needs during budgeting process. Monitors and manages program revenues and expenses according to the approved budget.
  • Plans and implements all aspects of center operations to maintain current NAEYC Accreditation.
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates program staff and volunteers.
  • Prepares and monitors staff schedules, modifying as necessary to maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratios at all times.
  • Develops, implements and monitors an annual training plan for staff, ensuring that staff receive training sufficient in content and quality to meet program requirements and needs.
  • Promotes, organizes and implements program enrollment, ensuring optimal enrollment at all times.
  • Monitors center health and safety practices, ensuring adherence to state, local and YMCA standards.
  • Plans and implements maintenance of the center to ensure that program facilities and equipment exhibit high standards in maintenance, cleanliness, presentation and repair.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings and maintains on-going communication with supervisor and appropriate staff members.
  • Must possess a minimum of an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a related field or significant employment experiences directly related to the functions of the position.
  • Must meet all Center Administrator criteria as outlined in the licensing requirements of the Department of Human Services of the state and local governments; and NAEYC Accreditation.
  • Must possess and demonstrate ability to engage in all activities associated with the daily care, activities and routines of an early childhood program, including but not limited to: interacting with children at floor level, physical education activities such as running, jumping, etc., lifting children and/or equipment, supervising groups of children, participating in outdoor activities, field trips and swimming as needed.
  • Must possess oral, auditory, verbal and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with children and adults.
  • Must possess and demonstrate positive public relations, customer service skills, and decision-making and leadership skills.

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