EARLY EDUCATION DIRECTOR

YMCA Greater Boston

Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050316
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

This position is primarily responsible for administering the management, policies, procedures, and curriculum of the Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms, under the supervision of the Child Development Leadership team. Responsibilities include ensuring a developmentally appropriate program that ensures the healthy progression of socio-emotional, cognitive, and motor skills for children and compliance with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) regulations and NAEYC. The Early Education Director ensures the connection of program activities to Y core focus areas of Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility. This position reports to the Child Development Leadership team.

Ensure implementation of a developmentally appropriate and multicultural curriculum fostering a progression of skills and social development in all children
Meet EEC regulations; full engagement in the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System with intentions of advancing levels; achieve/maintain accreditation status with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); maintenance of the Professional Qualifications Registry
Engage program in YMCA of Greater Boston Initiatives for Child Development, including curriculum, assessments, and kindergarten readiness
Ensure implementation of policies, procedures, parent meetings, staff development and a learning-based, child-centered curriculum; staff development, supervision and accountability
Develop a weekly schedule for presence in designated classrooms to observe program, interactions, audit paperwork, address issues, and support lead teacher
Develop a comprehensive daily program schedule with monthly themes that engage children and are inclusive of all
Coordinate parent conferences, communications, and monthly meetings.
Ensure the safety and protection of every child through structured activity, protocol, and diligent hiring practices
Develop and maintain a parent advisory committee (to help facilitate goals, programming priorities, and parent engagement)
Keep records essential for control, evaluation and reports to supervisor, committees, Board of Directors and licensing agencies
Engage in active listening with families in order to build relationships, understand individual’s goals and interests, and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals
Evaluate the performance of early education Child Development personnel at the site, and review these evaluations annually with the Child Development Team Leader
Prepare and submit in a timely fashion all reports required by Branch Executive and Greater Boston Y
Prepare the annual budget for the department in consultation with the Child Development Team; administer the budget; taking appropriate action to ensure fiscal soundness
Assist in the preparation of proposals to receive additional funding through various grants that support the growth of early education
Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals
Attend designated staff functions, including annual All-Staff Conference and Quarterly Leadership Meetings
Remain current in required and voluntary training in order to promote growth of mind, spirit and character values for all, and deliver that training to staff
Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by supervisor and program needs


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Welcome to YMCA Greater Boston!

    The YMCA of Greater Boston offers the ability to work in an environment that promotes Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Boston is a place where you are valued. We help you build professional expertise and encourage internal promotion. We have implemented personal development plans to help you align your career goals regardless of age, income, or background, providing you the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

    Below are just a few of the many benefits offered to full-time staff:
    • Health & Dental Coverage • Competitive Salaries
    • Tuition Reimbursement • Discounted Program Fees
    • YMCA Retirement Fund (403b) • Free YMCA Membership Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    YMCA Greater Boston is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications:

      Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
      5 -7 years professional teaching experience supervising staff and developing curriculum
      Must meet EEC qualifications per state regulations for Director II and be 21 years of age
      Demonstrated understanding of the developmental progression of skills and program development
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Conner Hall , HR Admin
    • 316 Huntington Ave
    • Boston, Massachusetts 02115

    The content you submit, offer, contribute, attach, post, or display (each a “Submission”) will viewed by other users of the service who may or may not be accurately representing who they are or who they represent. Do not include any sensitive data in your submissions. Any submission or any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the service or obtained by you through the use of the service is at your own risk. “Sensitive data” for purposes of this section means social security or other government-issued identification numbers, medical or health information, account security information, individual financial account information, credit/debit/gift or other payment card information, account passwords, individual credit and income information or any other sensitive personal data as defined under applicable laws.