Apple Tree Site Director

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Provides direct supervision of a group of children in a seasonal day camp and/or school-age childcare program.  Provides a quality experience to children and parents focused on YMCA core values: honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.

Job Code

4018

Category

General

Description

Job Title:  Active After School Instructor
FLSA Status: Full Time
Reports to: Director of Youth Development / Director of Operations
Revision Date: July 2017

Contact

Jennifer Gilland
Director of Operations
Apple Tree Child Development Center YMCA
jgilland@muncieymca.org
765.286.0616

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our Vision – To strengthen the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Our Values – Caring, Honest, Respect and Responsibility

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises and manages staff and a group of children.
  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Attends staff meetings and training.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Maintains positive relations with parents and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Mission Advancement:

  • Values – Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s mission, vision and values.
  • Community – Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.
  • Volunteerism – Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them.
  • Philanthropy – Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration

  • Inclusion – Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.
  • Relationships – Builds rapport and relates well to others.
  • Influence – Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations.
  • Communication – Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.
  • Developing Others – Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness

  • Decision Making – Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another.
  • Innovation – new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
  • Project Management – Embraces Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings.
  • Finance – Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Quality Results – Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth

  • Self Development – Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.
  • Change Capacity – Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Emotional Maturity – Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships.
  • Functional Expertise – Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent; one year or more of college preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children preferably in a day camp and/or school-age childcare setting
  • Experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: outdoor living, field trips, educational experiences, STEM, songs/music, skits, sports, aquatics, recreational games, etc…
  • At least 18 years of age (The age minimum may be higher depending on state law and YMCA policies.)
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certifications and Child Abuse Prevention training.
  • Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings.