As School Aged Childcare Site Director, you must be enthusiastic, dependable and have a passion for working with children.  You will plan, develop, supervise, and implement the program activities at the site. You will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of the program they oversee.  Duties include but are not limited to supporting and training lead counselors, maintaining communication changes with the school and parents, maintaining a controlled atmosphere in the site, overseeing attendance and busing of the students, and monitoring the overall safety of the students.



  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of children in the program by providing close supervision of all activities.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the Y Afterschool while ensuring all OCFS rules and regulations are being followed.
  • Maintain accurate program documentation (incident reports, accident report, behavior report, attendance & sign-in / sign-out sheets, and licensing requirements for OCFS).
  • Plan, organize, and implement a structured program with developmentally appropriate activities consisting of engaging educational and recreational activities for participants with lesson plans. Must require and work together with counselors in the daily set-up, cleanup, homework time, busing time and snack time.
  • Provide a monthly calendar to families and communicate regularly with children, parents and supervisor and inform of days happenings and any changes.
  • Supervise counselors with students at all times.
  • Require and work together with counselors in the daily set-up, cleanup, homework time, programmatic time as well as snack time.
  • Ensure that supplies and equipment are kept safe and available, to operate a successful program.
  • Promote literacy, multiculturalism, parent and community involvement through appropriate program enhancements and activities.
  • Respond to e-mails and phone messages within one business day.
  • Monitor and update all required staff training attendance and certifications.
  • Serve as a liaison with school personnel, specifically the principal and his/her designee.  Attend school planning meeting and PTA meetings. Develop community relations with other community organizations or programs. 
  • Facilitate and/or supervise the collection and submission of data for monitoring/funding agency/ies.
  • Actively participate in designated meetings, training sessions and special events.
  • Adhere to all Department of Health and YMCA of Long Island standards, expectations and regulations.
  • Maintain hygiene habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.


  • Mission Advancement
  • Collaboration
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Personal Growth



  • Associate's degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or a related field or New York State Children's Program Administrator credential or School Age Child Care Credential or other Office recognized credential specific to the school-age developmental period or Two years of college with 18 credits in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Recreation or a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years direct experience working with children under 13 years of age.
  • Minimum of 1 year in a supervisory capacity in a child care program or related field
  • Current Certifications in CPR, First Aid preferred or must complete YMCA trainings upon hire.
  • Ability to articulate the YMCA mission and programs to staff, volunteers, and community.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly flexible and rapidly changing work environment.



  • 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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will or may be required to: climb stairs, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, reach with hands, sit, stand for an extended period of time, lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, have finger dexterity, grasp, perform repetitive motions, talk, hear and have visual acuity.
  • The work is performed both indoors and out, and may require travel to various locations.
  • Plan, lead and participate in a variety of physical activities.


how to apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to Darryl.smith@ymcali.org


Salary Range:

Minimum: $20.27 p/h to Maximum: $30.40 p/h


Newly hired employees will be paid between $20.27 p/h and $21.29 p/h depending on level of qualifications.



  1. Signing Bonus
  2. Free membership to any YMCA of Long Island Branch
  3. YMCA program discounts
  4. Sick leave
  5. Referral Program (earn up to $200 for each)


The YMCA of Long Island is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are an open and inclusive organization, welcoming a diverse workforce free of discrimination based on protected class status, including race, religion/creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation or belief, military or veteran status, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital or family status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other impermissible basis.