REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF EARLY EDUCATION OPERATIONS

YMCA Greater Boston ( learn more )

Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050318
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Early Education and in accordance with the goals and objectives of the YMCA of Greater Boston, the Director of Early Education Operations is responsible for all aspects of operations including quality standards, outcomes and measurements, staffing, supervision, program development, community relations, collaborations, and financial results. Additionally, the operator will have an expertise in early childhood education program delivery, Department of Early Education and Care guidelines, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards. This person must demonstrate a high level of professionalism, positive attitude, and proven ability to motivate and teach others. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, are necessary for the successful achievement of center specific goals and strategic objectives. The Director of Early Education Operations ensures the connection of program activities to Y core focus areas of Health Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility, while engaging children and families in a safe, fun, learning environment.



Essential Responsibilities:

Oversees the hiring, training, and supervision of staff and drives an effective performance management system.
As program administrator, provides supervision to/for the early education programs.
Works collaboratively with branch executives to develop and nurture community relationships with local school leadership and other key stakeholders who are invested in the children in our care.
Leads and facilitates relevant working group that uses quality standards to inform and enhance positive outcomes related to day-to-day operations of Association-wide early education programs.
Researches, recommends, and identifies best practices that serve to meet more effectively participants’ needs and/or heighten program quality.
Works closely with Marketing to produce effective outreach strategies with the vision of attracting new participants from varied backgrounds; ensures continuous communication with parents/guardians.
Models best-practices in working with individual youth and in leading groups with relation to both staff and participants.
Works collaboratively; recommends change based on relevant data and observation; facilitates opportunities for training in quality standards for all integrated systems (i.e. QRIS).
Develops and monitors budget with guidance from administration; monitors program spending accordingly.
Works collaboratively with the executives and operators to ensure program model and quality results are met and exceed baseline standards.
Annually seeks and analyzes input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff.
Provides expertise to both the executives and the organization in the area of early education programs; specifically in relation to the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), Common Core, MA Curriculum Frameworks, and the Department of Public Health (DPH) standards while meeting the needs of children and stakeholders.
Faciliates association-wide working group to audit and recommend program best practices with regard to Early Education.
Develops and directs high quality relationship-based member engagement strategies. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions with staff, volunteers, members, families, and the community.
Participates in community-at-large groups that share resources, inform best practice, and collaboratively engage with the community.
Works collaboratively with branch programs and services to provide a holistic experience for children and families during school vacation and summer.


Additional Responsibilities:

Accesses professional development opportunities and attend relevant YMCA/external trainings and meetings.
Represents the YMCA in a professional manner within the community and its programs.
Assures that programs implement activities and intiatives that are priorities of educational partners, along with those of the YMCA, its strategic plan and its mission.
Performs additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by supervisor and program needs.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • 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


    • Education and Experience:

      Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
      Five or more years of management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other non-profit agency; specific experience supervising and mentoring other leaders of an organization.
      Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills.
      Ability to direct assigned operations including volunteer development, supervision of staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, and program development/management.
      Commitment to the philosophy and goals of the Y, particularly those identified as outcomes for children participating in YMCA of Greater Boston early education programs.
      Effective written and oral communication skills.
      Proven ability to facilitate cross-team communication and processes.
      YMCA Team Leader or Multi-Team/Branch Leader certification preferred.


      Physical Demands:

      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.
      The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision and the ability to adjust.
      Must be able to drive between and among branches and around the community to attend meetings and events.


      Work Environment:

      The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
      Evening work is expected and may be required.


      Required Training/Certifications:

      Child Abuse Prevention (within 30 days of employment).
      Respect in the Workplace and Sexual Harassment (within 30 days of employment).
      Team Leader Certification.
      Others to be determined.
    • 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

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