Be a part of our mission.
The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our instructors and other team members to help us achieve our mission one child, one family, and one team member at a time.
Our before and after-school programs create a child-centered environment that promotes learning, character development, healthy living and positive, nurturing relationships. With a commitment to meeting accreditation standards and extensive training and development in research-based practices, you’ll also learn and grow and positively impact our children, families and communities.
The Site Coordinator ensures the implementation of positive youth development practices with all daily activities and interactions with children. The Site Coordinator is responsible for ensuring program quality including assisting in implementing curriculum, providing leadership and guidance to staff and overseeing the ordering and distribution of snacks, materials and all supplies needed to operate the program. They will also provide direct service, when necessary, to execute the program.
Scope of Responsibilities:
- Implements program curriculum with school-aged program staff while ensuring the program follows DCFS and YMCA standards.
- Provides guidance to staff while onsite in adhering to program quality standards.
- Facilitates collaboration with and between program staff including assisting in planning and leading program staff meetings.
- Enhances parent/guardian/caregiver engagement and ensures that the program meets expectations for quality
- Collaborates with teachers, principals and other staff at local schools to align and execute program activities and ensure program success.
- Maintains and audits all program files according to DCFS and YMCA Standards.
- Assists in development and execution of special events and seasonal school-aged programs, such as Day Camp, for members and program participants.
- Participates in program marketing and retention activities.
- Fills in for other staff as needed.
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 the monitoring and supervision of children
- Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
- Completing all child abuse prevention training as required
- 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).