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YMCA of Greater Seattle Program Supervisor: School Age Child Care in Seattle, Washington


Job Summary

As the Program Supervisor for School Aged programs you will lead and develop our before and afterschool elementary child care staff. This position will serve on an engaging and dynamic team, playing a key role in ensuring planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and curriculum are provided to the participants. You will oversee the planning and implementation of a safe and quality child care program providing day-to-day support and overall management of the program site. You will supervise and evaluate the staff and volunteers, including hiring and training, maintaining required staff/child ratios and conducting regular staff meetings. You will be an important part of helping maintain professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel, and the community. This position is a regular on going positon that works within our youth enrichment programs throughout the year, in our before and after school programs during the school year and within one of our summer camps during the summer.


  1. Ensures planning and implementation of culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate activities within the curriculum in accordance with the Youth Development goals of the YMCA. Is responsible for the quality and completion of all program plans, including lesson, behavior and event plans.

  2. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates child care site staff/volunteers. Is responsible for professional development planning. Conducts staff meetings and organizes trainings. Maintains required staff/child ratios.

  3. Professionally communicates as needed confidential and evaluative information with parents/guardians including newsletters, individual parent communication and parent/teacher conferences.

  4. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergency procedures.

  5. Maintains professional relationships with families, facility/school personnel and the community. May plan and conduct events for parents.

  6. Maintains required child/staff ratio. Provides direct supervision to a group of children.

  7. May maintain required records according to YMCA and DEL standards, including attendance records, immunization records, registration information, accident reports, discipline records and fire evacuation records.

  8. Recruits new enrollments.

  9. Ensures that site supplies are maintained and purchased as necessary.

  10. May assist with developing and monitoring department budgets.

  11. Ensures developmentally appropriate classrooms including appearance, d├ęcor and cleanliness of site.

  12. May supervise a group of children to ensure their health and safety and to provide for a positive experience for each child.

  13. May prepare and serve snacks.

  14. Recruits and supports members of Parent Advisory Group.

  15. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  16. Other duties as assigned.


You are 21 years of age or older and should have:

  • Three years or more ofexperience working with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, etc.

  • One year or more of supervisory experience.

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Have completed forty five college credits in approved school-age credits as specified in the Washington state guidelines for determining related degree and approved credits, or twenty college credits and one hundred clock hours of related community training.

  • Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

  • Experience planning and implementing group activities.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

ID 2019-8195

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA

Category School Age Child Care

Address 1700 23rd Avenue