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Senior Director: Child Care (Ref: CC_SCCD)

Senior Director: Child Care Early Years Programs

As of September 2014, The YMCA of Northern Alberta will operate 43 child care programs in Edmonton and Grande Prairie. In the last 9 years YMCA Child Care Services in Edmonton has grown by 233% and partnerships have been formed to support more growth in the next 5 years. 

Reporting to the Manager of Early Years, the Senior Director is responsible for daily operations of 3-4 child Early Years programs ensuring the highest level of service to children and families, program delivery and facility cleanliness/maintenance as well as the sound management of center budgets, human resources, and local philanthropy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Continue to improve the service in YMCA Child Care ensuring it reflects the needs of the communities we serve
  • Support direct reports and hold them accountable to the delivery of high quality services through excellent relationships with participants
  • Responsible for the key operating areas of programs.
  • Help develop and manage annual centre budgets.
  • Provide leadership to the staff team focusing on coaching, development and succession planning
  • Be a positive role model in the Associations Mission, Vision and Values
  • Ensure that the strategic goals of the Association are met.
  • Achieve Annual Strong Kids objectives while developing new philanthropic opportunities.
  • Part of association Strategic Leadership Team and provides input and advice into the overall direction and implementation of the Association strategic plan.
  • Ensure that the Direct reports receive education and training on all licensing regulations, Health Services regulations, YMCA Policies and Procedures and Accreditation Standards.
  • Assist centres in meeting accreditation requirements and ensuring ongoing best practice within centres


·         Education

  • University Degree or Diploma in related field  (Child Development Supervisor Certificate from Alberta Children’s Services preferred)
  • Demonstrated achievement in fiscal, program and people management.
  • Current Police Reference Check, Child Welfare Check, Standard First Aid and CPR required
  • Valid Driver’s License and vehicle

·         Experience

  • Preferred 2 to 5 years progressive, results oriented, supervisory experience.

·         Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills, including the ability to maintain effective internal and external working relationships.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong team player, demonstrating a positive work ethic.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to maintain professionalism, confidentiality and discretion.

Applications will remain open until August 1, 2014

Send a resume and cover letter to Annalise Yuzda, General Manager

Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Search and Child Welfare Intervention Record Check.

The YMCA of Northern Alberta is an inclusive, charitable organization that values diversity.