Employment Opportunities

Posting Date: 10/18/17                  Closing Date: 11/03/17
Position Title: Director of Preschool and Youth Enrichment Programs
Reports To: Executive Director
Status: Full-Time, Exempt


The YWCA Director of Preschool and Youth Enrichment Programs will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the YWCA’s Child Enrichment Centers including operations, hiring and management of staff, licensing responsibilities and strategic planning for growth. The position is responsible for the management of two Preschool & Afterschool Site Program Coordinators and will report to the Executive Director.

The philosophy of YWCA Child Enrichment Center is to enhance the learning of all children ages 0-12 and their families. It strives to uphold the values of eliminating racism and empowering parents to help their children grow and learn physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually at each child's individual pace. The program provides opportunities to make choices and develop independence and positive self-esteem. It encourages each child to be creative and solve problems with guidance as needed.

The Director will be responsible for:

  • working with families and staff to create a "best practices" environment,
  • maintaining enrollment of children in the programs,
  • recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff,
  • monitoring dietary, health, and safety standards,
  • ensuring compliance with licensing regulations,
  • establishing and maintain a balanced, approved operating budget,
  • monitoring expenses and fee collection, and
  • coaching and assisting teachers with the weekly development and execution of the curriculum and program activities.

We are seeking applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a degree in child development, early childhood education or closely related field from an accredited university. Minimum of Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • NC Administrative Credentials, minimum Level 2; Level 3 credentials preferred
  • Have a minimum of 4 years work experience, which includes supervision of staff, management of budgets and experience with licensing requirements in a childcare center. Experience with Creative Curriculum, Early Head Start and NAEYC standards preferred.
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer skills and financial management skills.
  • Must be a team builder, highly organized and possess excellent customer service/communication skills

Benefits: Medical and Vision insurance, company paid life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, paid sick time, and paid vacation time.

Please provide a resume and a cover letter that includes a statement about your philosophy of early care and youth education by November 3, 2017. 

Email the above requested information to finance-ops@ywca-lowercapefear.org 

Use Childcare Director in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant shall be discriminated against because of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, alien status, citizenship status, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability that can be reasonably accommodated, or any other classification protected by law.