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YMCA of Metropolitan Denver


HOURS/DAYS SCHEDULE:  Monday-Friday 86.67 hours per pay period


The Assistant Director of Y Academy, working as part of the Y Academy leadership team, will deliver professional customer service and relationship building skills to create a welcoming environment. The Assistant Director of Y Academy will also exhibit the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the YMCA. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Education, the Assistant Director of Y Academy will interact with all families and oversee all full-time and part-time staff within Y Academy. The Sr. Manager of Y Academy will implement the curriculum as set forth by the YMCA. The Assistant Director of Y Academy will use conflict resolution skills to support family feedback by creating the 3rd place in our organization.


Develop and implement exceptional programs that advance the Y’s strategic priority to develop resilient and confident changemakers of the future.
Hire, engage and develop a team of “best in class” educators to be passionate and committed professional
Understand and assist teachers with implementation of a play-based curriculum where the foundation is to support the whole child.
Evaluate programs for efficacy, quality, and sustainability.
Plan, maintain, and forecast program budgets.
Support the center with Colorado Shines and Licensing Standards.
Assess child’s developmental milestones daily through the Teaching Strategies Gold App.
Responsible for assisting teachers with the PDIS and YMCA required training
Maintain a cheerful, nurturing, healthy, safe and clean center environment where children and staff strive.
With a foundation of relationship building, create an atmosphere where teachers feel supported.
Clear, consistent communication with families in person, over the phone and through the Technology apps provided.
Will collaboratively lead the Y Academy by supporting young children’s growth and success in the classroom.
Be a catalyst for YMCA programs and offerings
Have a good knowledge of all YMCA programs to share with families
Sr manager of y academy will meet with parents and teachers to keep parents up-to-date on their child development and progress, including discussing ways to address any learning or behavioral issues.
Partner with parents with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children
Cultivate positive relationships with families
Create a shared vision, center wide supporting a team-teaching environment
Ability to lead and motivate others within the center
The ability to have strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
Provide day to day supervision and support to classroom staff
Follow YMCA guidelines, State Licensing Rules, ITERS/ECERS, and Colorado Shines standards
Lead, mentor and role model appropriate customer service and adult/child interactions in programs
Carry out daily tasks related directly to the positions scope and responsibility

Problem solving
Relationship building and SEAL skills
Servant leader
Thrive in a team environment
Developing self & others/ coaching and mentoring


Y Academy employees will frequently be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger to handle or feel objects, tools, controls, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
The employee is regularly required to lift and move 50 plus pounds.
Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
These physical demands are required in order to teach, care for, and provide for overall safety of children for which this position is responsible.

Health and Vision Care
Generous Retirement Contribution Options -Includes company contribution of 10% once eligibility is met
Paid Time off
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Free Membership
Program Discounts
Employee Assistance Program


Must meet minimum criteria for Large Center Director under licensing rule 7.702.43
Must have a good working knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate practice, and curriculum planning for Youth ages 0-6 and an interest in and concern for children and their proper care and wellbeing.
Bachelor’s degree in human development or education
Requires a minimum of two years supervisory experience in youth leadership and/or related field.
Computer and technology skills
Experience and knowledge of community collaboration, community programming.
Strong organizational and record keeping abilities.
Strong customer service, problem solving and communication skills with the ability to relate well to participants, volunteers, families, and community partners.
Sincere commitment to the YMCA’s mission and to serving youth and the community
Willingness to build relationships and collaborate with others in the community.
An ability to conduct business in a professional manner including verbal and written

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