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Program Director - Community Schools

Company: YMCA of Metro Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

People know the Y for swimming, water safety and fitness, but that's just part of what we do.Learn about one family's YMCA journey to getting healthy and how it helped them get growing closer together. Learn more .At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform-both yourself and the world around you. From our exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, to our extensive preschool and school-age programs, to our fun family and community events, the Y offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities.When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children, improve your family's health, or give back to your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact your community.Get involved today and help us make a difference in your community.There is no other nonprofit quite like the Y. That's because, in neighborhoods across Chicagoland, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. BUEHLER YMCA 1400 West Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067
tel: 847-359-2400 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. ELMHURST YMCA 211 W. First St., Elmhurst, IL 60126
tel: 630-834-9200 M-F: 4:45 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. FOGLIA YMCA 1025 N. Old McHenry Rd., Lake Zurich, IL 60047
tel: 847-438-5300 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun: 6 a.m.-6 p.m. FRY FAMILY YMCA 2120 W. 95th St., Naperville, IL 60564
tel: 630-904-9595 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sun: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. GREATER LAGRANGE YMCA 1100 E. 31st St., LaGrange Park, IL 60526
tel: 708-352-7600 M-F: 4:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. HASTINGS LAKE YMCA 1995 Grass Lake Rd., Lindenhurst, IL 60046
tel: 847-356-4006 M-F: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 12-5 p.m. HIGH RIDGE YMCA 2424 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL 60645
tel: 773-262-8300 M-F: M-TH: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. - F: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. INDIAN BOUNDARY YMCA 711 59th St., Downers Grove, IL 60516
tel: 630-968-8400 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 5 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 7 a.m.-6p.m. IRVING PARK YMCA 4251 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641
tel: 773-777-7500 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. KROEHLER FAMILY YMCA 34 S. Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540
tel: 630.420.6270 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 5 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. LAKE VIEW YMCA 3333 N. Marshfield, Chicago, IL 60657
tel: 773-248-3333 M-F: 5 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sat: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun: 6 a.m.-7 p.m. LATTOF YMCA 300 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines, IL 60016
tel: 847-296-3376 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. LEANING TOWER YMCA 6300 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714
tel: 847-410-5108 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 5 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun: 6 a.m.-5 p.m. McCORMICK TRIBUNE YMCA 1834 N. Lawndale Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
tel: 773-235-2525 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. OSWEGO FAMILY YMCA 160 E. Washington St., Oswego, IL 60543
tel: 630-551-0797 M-F: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 6 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. RAUNER FAMILY YMCA 2700 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
tel: 773-847-3115 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: Noon-5 p.m. SAGE YMCA 701 Manor Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014
tel: 815-459-4455 M-F: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: 6 a.m.-5 p.m. SOUTH CHICAGO YMCA 3039 E. 91st St., Chicago, IL 60617
tel: 773-721-9100 M-F: 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: Closed SOUTH SIDE YMCA 6330 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60637
tel: 773-947-0700 M-F: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sat: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WEST COMMUNITIES YMCA 6235 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60629
tel: 773-434-0300 M-F: 6:45 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sun: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Y SPORTS COMPLEX 31W290 Schoger Dr., Naperville, IL 60564
tel: 630-585-5100 M-F: 5-11 a.m. - 3-10 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. YMCA CAMP DUNCAN 32405 North Highway 12, Ingleside, IL 60041
tel: 847.546.8086 YMCA CAMP INDEPENDENCE 32405 North Highway 12, Ingleside, IL 60041
tel: 847.546.8086 YMCA CAMP MACLEAN 31401 Durand Avenue, Burlington, WI 53105
tel: 262.763.7742 M-F: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat:
Sun: Schedule Monday-Friday, full-time opportunity. Some evenings and weekends may be required. ID 2022-14487 Hours Full-time Take your passion and build a career. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is hiring full-time Program Directors who are responsible for managing the daily operations of youth development across all Community School Initiative (CSI) locations. The CSI Program Director is responsible for ensuring program quality including the oversight of effective program and curriculum implementation across CSI sites and providing leadership and guidance to staff around key CSI operational practices such as navigating Y systems such as Verian, Ultipro and Kissflow. The CSI Program Director is also responsible for tracking all grant and performance metrics related to program quality and implementation across CSI locations. Position Responsibilities:

  • Works with CSI Program Managers and Youth Enrichment Instructors to implement CSI programs and curricula with fidelity across CSI sites while ensuring the program follows all YMCA standards.
  • Monitors program implementation at sites utilizing DFSS funding and provide management with reports on programing, including attendance and other reports as needed.
  • Provides real-time coaching to CSI Program Managers and Youth Enrichment Instructors through consistent program observations
  • Facilitates collaboration with and between program staff including assisting in planning and leading CSI staff meetings and professional development opportunities
  • Enhances parent/guardian/caregiver engagement and ensures that the program meets expectations for quality.
  • Collaborates with teachers, principals and other school staff to align and execute program activities and ensure program success.
  • Facilitates CSI Program Manager development in navigating key operational systems such as Verian, Kissflow,and Ultipro as well as key Chicago Public Schools operational systems CSI follows.
  • Collaborates with CSI leadership team to partner with external organizations and leverage resources on behalf of assigned schools.
  • Ensures CSI keeps up with all compliance metrics (CPS, DFSS, YMCA, etc.)
  • Assists in development and execution of special events and seasonal school-aged programs, such as summer camp,for program participants.
  • Meets with Chicago Public Schools team, DFSS team and CSI leadership team to ensure all program grant deliverables are met successfully every year
  • Participates in program marketing and outreach activities, including assisting with CSI newsletter
  • Work with CSI Program Managers in developing and implementing CSI community events throughout the year.
  • Works with CSI Program Managers to ensure the successful implementation and operation of CSI Advisory Boards in all YMCA Community Schools.
  • Works with CSI Program Managers to ensure the successful implementation of adult programming at all YMCA Community Schools.
  • Fills in for other staff as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Hires, develops, motivates and retains a committed team passionate about the YMCA's mission and service to youth and families.
  • Completes all job related, supervisory and other trainings as required.
  • Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by:
  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to maintenance staff. Requirements & Preferred Qualifications for this position are:
    • Must be at least 21 years of age and/or 5 years older than the oldest child that participates in the program
    • Must have capacity to make decisions and communicate effectively with parents and children
    • Must have at least a High School Diploma or equivalent and one of the following:
      • 30 semester hours from an accredited college or university with 12 semester hours related to school age child care, child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or other related fields. In addition, 750 hours of professional experience in recreational program or licensed day care center serving school age children (K-5th) or a license exempt school age child care program operated by a private or public school.
      • 6 semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university related to school age child care, child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation, camping or other related fields. In addition, 1560 hours of professional experience in recreational program or a licensed day care center serving school age children or a license exempt school age child care (K-5th) program operated by a private or public school.
      • Preferred candidates will have an Associate's degree in child development or early childhood education or the equivalent (defined as 64 semester hours in any discipline with a minimum of 21 semester hours of college credit in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education). We're committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date, unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. Child Abuse Prevention: Supports the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:
        • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor
        • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities
        • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
        • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Commitment to Inclusion: Supports the YMCA's commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities. Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:
          • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees
          • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund
          • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members
          • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
          • Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs
          • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y! Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to a background check.

Keywords: YMCA of Metro Chicago, Chicago , Program Director - Community Schools, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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