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Program Administrator of Child Development 

Category Education  

Reports to: Director of Operations
Position Type: Full-Time
Pay: 40k-50k Annual
FLSA: Exempt
Location: Multiple

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Director of Operations, the Program Administrator is primarily responsible for administering the management, policies, procedures, and curriculum of programs. Additional responsibilities include developmentally appropriate programs that ensure the healthy progression of socio-emotional, cognitive, and motor skills for children.  The Program Administrator for Child Development ensures the connection of program, compliance regulations, and activities to Y core focus areas of Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Provides supervision and support to site directors by multi-faceted means – including, but not limited to, weekly site director meetings, weekly afternoon engagement at individual programs, quarterly health and safety assessments, and curriculum development.
• Maintains and oversees all administrative areas of compliance and quality including Department of Early Education and Care licensing (EEC), Department of Public Health licensing (DPH) (as applicable), the Professional Qualifications Registry, and the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).
• Ensures the safety and quality of day-to-day operations, including substitutes where needed, staff supervision, family intervention, school connections, and business support.
• Participates in one Operations working group as chosen by interest or assigned by necessity.
• Ensure implementation of a developmentally appropriate and multicultural curriculum fostering a progression of skills and social development in all children.
• Meet EEC regulations; full engagement in the MA Quality Rating and Improvement System with intentions of advancing levels; maintenance of the Professional Qualifications Registry.
• Demonstrate leadership toward success in program compliance, quality, fiscal health, and sustainability.
• Develop a weekly schedule for presence at designated sites to observe program, interactions, audit paperwork, address issues, and support site director.
• Engage program in YMCA of Greater Boston Initiatives for Child Development, including curriculum, assessments, and support for academic achievement.
• Ensure implementation of policies, procedures, parent meetings, staff development and a learning-based, child-centered curriculum; staff development, supervision and accountability.
• Personal and professional development of directors and their staff members; articulation and clarification for site Directors regarding regulations, expectat

Position Requirements

• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Guidance, Human Services, Nursing, Psychology, Physical Education, Recreation, Child Psychology, the Arts, Social Work, or Child Care.
• Three or more year’s professional educational experience supervising staff and developing curriculum.
• A minimum of three years working with school aged children.
• Camp Director qualified by Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations.
• Demonstrated understanding of the developmental progression of skills of children and program development.
• Commitment to the philosophy and goals of the Y, particularly those identified as outcomes for children participating in YMCA of Greater Boston’s Child Development programs
• Excellent public relations and conflict resolution skills in order to facilitate positive relationships with parents, staff, children, and outside agencies, including schools, where applicable.
• Effective written and oral communication skills must be demonstrated.
• Have a concern for detail and accuracy and have the ability to delegate responsibility.

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 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
• Must be able to drive between the two branches and around the community to attend meetings and events.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Close Date 12/9/2013  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Location YMCA Corporate Headquarters (Metro)  
About the Organization The YMCA mission is dedicated to improving the health of mind, body and spirit of individuals and families in our communities. We welcome men and women, boys and girls of all incomes, faiths and cultures.  

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