Under the direction of the Executive Director, and in accordance with the Christian nature and purpose of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, the Academic & Family Site Director is responsible for planning, implementing, and leading the 21st Century grant-funded afterschool program in partnership with collaborating agencies/schools. This position will be responsible for coordinating with specified school(s) and leading the agency staff to ensure compliance, overseeing the academic intervention and enrichment programming, as well as helping establish the community learning center concept at the assigned school. The Director will design and implement “literacy talks” three times per week. Director focus on work to increase parental involvement in students’ education and encourage parents to attend events. Design and implement Family Literacy Events throughout the school year.
- Plans and guides the learning process during afterschool, aligning with and providing support to the school day and individual student needs, to help students achieve state standards.
- Act as a contact person for agency and their assigned school staff. Establish a professional relationship with assigned school staff, students, and community partners.
- Maintain an open line of communication with parents/guardians using tools and strategies provided by the program and/or the school district.
- Implement the grant program as outlined in the grant application, and integrate new program materials as required.
- Maintain up-to-date records for all programs and participants.
- Oversee site budget, and prepare monthly invoice to secure reimbursement.
- Recruit, hire and evaluate staff and recruit, supervise and evaluate program volunteers.
- Participate in year-end evaluation meeting with YMCA staff.
- Participate in fundraising activities including grant writing, and submit data reports as required for grant compliance.
- Assume all other responsibilities as deemed necessary or assigned.
- Develop and execute “literacy talks” three times per week
- Develop and execute Family Literacy Events four times during the school year
- Conduct monthly parent workshops on student literacy topics
- Design and execute family events for all members of the school’s community
- Design ways to engage parents and increase parental involvement in their child’s education and well-being
- Meets parents where they are-texts, home-visits, calls, etc
- Partner and manage outside organizations to increase the literacy of the school’s community members
- Meet with local childcare providers-increase supports
- A four-year college degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field.
- Experience coordinating activities in an out-of-school time setting, preferred but not required.
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Must meet all licensing requirements under the Department of Human Services of the state and local governments.
- Must complete and maintain current status in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse Prevention, and Communicable Disease Prevention.
- Must possess and demonstrate ability to engage in all activities associated with the daily care, activities, and routines of the program’s children, including but not limited to; interacting with children at floor level, physical education activities such as running, jumping, etc., lifting children and or equipment, and participating in outdoor activities, field trips and swimming as needed.
- Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.
- Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of an Early Childhood Care and Education program.
- Understanding and knowledge of public school functions helpful.
- Excellent written and communication skills to effectively communicate with students, school personnel, staff, and parents.
- Commitment to helping students succeed, with an emphasis on urban schools with diverse socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
- Knowledge of developmentally-appropriate curriculum activities for helping students develop academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
- Ability to identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of students with varying backgrounds learning styles, and special needs.
- Ability to deliver/supervise school-age programs and possesses problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to maintain a positive academic atmosphere conducive to learning and the safety of the students, and willingness to collaborate with community partner to enhance the instructional environment.
- Accepts responsibility for leading program to meet stated objectives and performance goals in academic achievement, youth development, and parent engagement.
- Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines and honoring schedules.
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time
SALARY RANGE: $32,800 - $36,900/year