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Children’s Center Site Director

Provide supervision and support to direct service staff for effective and impactful daily operations.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

Provide supervision and support to direct service staff for effective and impactful daily operations.

Job Responsibilities

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Family Studies, or related field preferred. Must
meet qualifications as a Program Director for State of Michigan Child Care Licensing.
2. Minimum five years’ experience working within a leadership or management role.
3. Satisfactory response to child care licensing fingerprinting background checks, criminal, child
abuse and neglect, and sex offender history checks.
4. Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure while maintaining and promoting a
professional and respectful workplace.
6. Demonstrated highly effective oral and written communication and organizational skills.
7. Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and to advocate and promote
concepts of equality and inclusion throughout the organization

Be available for support of 24-hour programming.

2. Assess current Children’s Center management practices.
3. Develop a quality improvement plan based on gaps found in assessment.
4. Provide guidance and accountability to the Children’s Center leadership team in support of
implementation of quality improvement plan.
5. Work cooperatively with all YWCA staff to resolve any programmatic or customer concerns
including but not limited to communication, service delivery, quality, curriculum, personnel, and
6. Work cooperatively with all YWCA staff, program participants, and volunteers on assigned duties.
7. Maintains strict adherence to confidentiality and safeguards confidential information gained
because of the position.
8. Comply with applicable local, state and federal licensing requirements/certification and or

9. Comply with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse, elder abuse, suicide
and homicide.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education requirements, certifications, work experience

1. YWCA location
2. Off-site location
3. Potential outdoor events
4. Sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, some lifting
5. Frequently required to stand
6. Frequently required to walk
7. Frequently required to sit
8. Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
9. Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
10. Frequently required to talk or hear
11. Occasionally Continually required to taste or smell
12. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)
13. Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts
14. Occasionally work in high, precarious places
15. Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
16. Occasionally exposure to outside weather conditions
17. Occasionally exposure to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
18. Occasionally exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
19. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually
20. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than 60 pounds
21. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close and distant vision

1. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, Purpose and One Imperative.
2. Racial Justice Training
3. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
4. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.
5. Health and safety/OSHA and Emergency Procedures Orientation

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