YMCA of Southeast Ventura County
  • Simi Valley
  • Simi Valley, CA, USA
  • Full Time

We are in search of an energetic and fun loving Site Director for one of our Child Care Sites in Simi Valley, CA.  If you enjoy working with children and are looking to advance your career, come be part of something great!

What will you be doing? 

  • Direct a high-quality child development program
  • Supervise all site staff
  • Administer the program in compliance with State regulations and YMCA policies and program standards
  • Provide a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.


  1. Trains, schedules and supervises staff working in a licensed child care center or day camp.
  2. Facilitates monthly staff meetings and formally evaluates staff on an annual basis.
  3. Complies with all California Community Care Licensing requirements.
  4. Ensures all children are accounted for, properly supervised and safe at all times.
  5. Supervises the children, classroom or site, and all activities to ensure curriculum matches children ages and skill set.
  6. Develops daily, weekly and monthly program structure to guide staff preparation and keep parents informed.
  7. Directs and evaluates specific program planning and execution by site staff.
  8. Creates the standard for orderly conduct and directs appropriate behavior modification interventions focusing on the use of positive reinforcement.
  9. Communicates with parents to discuss progress and matters of interest. Initiates additional parent interaction to strengthen their connection to the program and the YMCA.
  10. Collects payments, checks sign-in/out rosters for completeness and accuracy, as well as completes and turns in all required documents and reports.
  11. Maintains positive relations with parents, children, school personnel and other staff. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  12. Recruits and leads parent involvement in committees and activities.
  13. Mentors a minimum of 3 staff or more.
  14. Attends staff meetings, trainings and completes all assigned on-line trainings.
  15. Follows all policies and procedures; including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  16. Purchases supplies, food and equipment necessary to complete planned program activities, while staying within budget.
  17. Continuously scans a variety of environments and surrounding areas for potential hazards and takes appropriate action to remove or avoid them, including the notification of senior staff when appropriate.
  18. Attends, leads and participates in family nights, program activities, YMCA campaign and other special events.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.






  1. Meets at least one of the following:
  2. Meets educational and experience qualifications established by state law completion with passing grades of at least 12 (twelve) postsecondary semester units of specified early childhood education classes. Units specified shall include courses covering child growth and development, or human growth and development; child, family and community, or child and family; and program/curriculum and a minimum of (2) two years of work experience in a licensed Child Care Center or equivalent.
  3. Has a Bachelor's degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development and a minimum of (1) one year of work experience in a licensed Child Care Center or equivalent.
  4. Three (3) additional units in Early Childhood Administration completed within six (6) months of starting the position.
  5. Must be at least 21 years of age.
  6. Knowledge of acceptable child care and day camp practices.
  7. For licensed programs, knowledge of California child care licensing regulations.
  8. Ability to mentor staff.
  9. Ability to build a relationship with school staff.
  10. Ability to work productively in teams, task forces and planning groups.
  11. Demonstrate ability to create all activity calendars, snack menus and parent notifications in order to ensure program runs efficiently, smoothly, and that proper communication is occurring.
  12. Demonstrates initiative to plan, lead and participate in activities.
  13. All required online training must be completed before starting work.
  14. Familiarity with mandated reporting and steps that need to be taken.
  15. CPR & First Aid certifications through a nationally recognized organization. Certifications must be maintained and current at all times.
  16. Must have Health and TB clearance.
  17. Must have up to date TDAP, MMR and Influenza vaccinations.
  18. Criminal records clearance.

This position is Full-time 35hrs/week 

Experience working with Special Needs is a plus!

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