Assistant Preschool Director

Job ID: #124

Position: 20-25 hours a week


Under the supervision of the Director/Grant Supervisor, the Preschool Assistant Director assists with the overall direction and management of the licensed childcare site. This includes the responsibility for site budget development and management; program development, hiring, supervision and evaluation of site staff; the safety and development of each child; and the overall administration of preschool programming.


  • Develop age-appropriate, creative, innovative, and flexible programs, that reflect the mission and vision of the organization
  • Organize a variety of stimulating, challenging, and age appropriate activities for children
  • Implement program budgets
  • Use program resources efficiently and ecologically.Enforce all safety and security guidelines
  • Take a leadership role in providing safe conditions at the Preschool program
  • Adhere to childcare licensing standards, policies, and procedures
  • Assist in the management of financial assistance to qualifying members
  • Responsible for assisting in the recruitment, hiring, training, screening, appreciation, and supervision of program staff and volunteers
  • Facilitates communication and provides leadership
  • Works with key staff to develop all YMCA staff
  • Partner with the South County Preschool Director in supervising and evaluating preschool teachers
  • Assists in filling all staff and volunteer vacancies
  • Keep accurate daily records (Sign in, punch cards, payments, tracking records, etc.)
  • Maintain financial and enrollment records in accordance within all policies, procedures and regulations
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly staff schedules and weekly program schedules
  • Oversee in partnership with the South County Preschool Director, the monthly parent newsletter.
  • Assist in the purchase of food and supplies and preparation of snack menus
  • Attend staff training and all staff meetings as required
  • Other duties/projects as assigned by the CEO and Senior Director of Childcare.


  • BA or AA with 12 units of ECE and 2 years of supervised field experience or Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
  • 12 of core ECE units include Child, Growth & Development; Child Family & Community; Program Curriculum
  • Experience/ability to lead and communicate with groups of children ages 2 ½ to 5 years.
  • Experience with team building and child development strategies
  • Excellent personal computer skills and experience with standard business software.           Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.
  • Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fundraising.
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community based organizations.
  • Y Team Leader or Multi-team/Branch Leader certification preferred.
  • Good organizational skills, initiative, and a proactive attitude.
  • Good verbal communication skills. Able to communicate effectively


  • Live scan clearance.
  • CPR/AED, and First Aid.
  • Physician screening and current TB Test. (Certifications need to remain current during employment.)

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • field experience: 1 year

Required education:

  • Associate