• Site Director - Before & After School

    Job Location US-MA-Springfield
    Posted Date 4 days ago(4 days ago)
    Hiring Manager
    Uriah Rodriguez
    USD $14.50/Hr.
    USD $14.50/Hr.
    End Date
  • Overview

    For 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has provided youth development, fostered healthy living, and promoted social responsibility in the 14 cities and towns that it serves. We take pride in being one of the largest non-school educators in the state, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the U.S., and the second oldest Y in the country.


    We are currently looking for a Group Leader - Before & After School to join our team. Whether you are interested in joining a leading non-profit or looking to advance your Y career, this is your opportunity to help make our community better together. The Y. ™ For a better us. ™



    Please note that any and all offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check, reference check, and new hire packet. In roles where driving is required as an essential function, a driver history check must also be successfully completed.

    Essential Functions

    This person will play an important part in the work that we do each day. In addition to all other duties as assigned, this role will:

    • Oversee the daily operation of the School's Out program at a given site(s) under the guidance of the School Age District Coordinator/District Director.
    • Adhere to, implement and maintain all Office of Early Education & Care state regulations, including but not limited to all required check lists, children, staff and program documentation, and maintaining staff-to-child ratios at all times.
    • Support fundraising by participating in the YMCA Annual Campaign; ask members or community partners to support the YMCA
    • Understand individual site budget; adhere to all budgetary constraints; maintain and promote enrollment
    • Provide leadership to Group Leaders at an assigned site in the areas of: child supervision, youth programming, and parent relationships.
    • Role model acceptable behaviors and decision-making for participants and peers.
    • Actively participate in all related meetings, in-services, trainings, and activities.
    • Utilize appropriate guidance and developmental techniques with participants to create an orderly environment that is conducive to learning and child safety.
    • Provide substitute coverage to other sites on an as needed basis.
    • Enforce and support the policies contained in the Y Parent Guide, Behavior Management Guide, and Staff Handbook.
    • Implement and expand all Y curriculum and evaluation standards.
    • Plan a well-rounded daily/weekly/monthly schedule to include the following components:
      • Health & Wellness, including physical fitness, wellness and nutrition
      • Academic support, including homework help, math & literacy activities and individualized help if needed
      • 21st Century Skills including teamwork, group work, reflection etc.
      • Leadership Development
      • Service Learning projects and activities
      • Arts & Humanities including art projects, performance based activities and projects, visual arts etc.
      • Global Learning/Diversity & Inclusion, including exploration of other ideas, cultures, and customs
    • Build strong, meaningful relationships with families and children in the program.
    • Communicate effectively with the Public School or related partners to develop and maintain a relationship focused on best practices, mutual respect, and the commitment to youth development.
    • Submit all required daily/weekly/monthly paperwork including lesson and activity plans, attendance, snack counts etc.
    • Coordinate and submit logistical needs for a site around supplies, staffing, and transportation.
    • Evaluate programs and staff on an ongoing basis and make recommendations for improvements or adjustments.
    • Attend at least 20 hours of Y-provided training per calendar year and lead one training session per year.
    • Serve as the key person responsible for child safety and risk mitigation at a given site(s).


    The requirements and preferences (where indicated) for this role are listed below. Please review them carefully to ensure that you apply for the role that best matches your qualifications. Additional years of professional experience or a Rank of E-5 or better may be used in lieu of education requirements where permitted.

    • Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application (EEC requirement)
    • Associates degree (completed or in progress) in education, child studies, child psychology, or other related field
    • At least 3 years of experience in working with school-age children
    • At least 2 years of experience in a customer service / relations
    • At least 2 years of experience in staff supervision
    • First Aid/CPR/AED certifications or willing to obtain within 60 days of hire
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct complex, critical problem solving independently
    • Knowledge of and ability to learn appropriate child development techniques
    • Demonstrated track record of timeliness and punctuality

    Leadership Compentcies

    While each of our leadership competencies plays a role in the success of our staff members, for this role we will be paying especial attention to the areas of:

    • Values - Accepts, models, and teaches the Y values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility
    • Decision Making - Makes sound judgements, transfers learning from one situation to another, and provides others with frameworks for making decisions
    • Emotional Intelligence - Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behaviors or performance
    • Change Capacity- Demonstrates an openness to change and seeks opportunities in the change process. Facilitates changes; models adaptability and an awareness of an impact of change
    • Inclusion- Creates a safe environment that helps all feel welcome and respected. Promotes feelings of mutual respect, acceptance, and appreciation among youth and adults   

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements

      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:
        • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;
        • Move around the work environment independently;
        • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smart-phone; and,
        • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.
      • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.
      • Must be at least 20 years of age at time of application (EEC requirement).


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