Child and Youth Services Director

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  full-time   employee

Marshall Islands

Job Summary
The Child and Youth Services Director is responsible for the direction, operation, coordination, integration and oversight of installation Child Development Programs, Youth Programs and Parent and Outreach Services Programs for authorized children 6 weeks old through 18 years old in accordance with applicable regulations and standards.
Principal Accountabilities
(Typical duties include the following although specific duties vary by assignment or contract)
  • Applies extensive professional knowledge to plan, implement and supervise a comprehensive program that promotes positive growth and development of children and youth.
  • Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of staff and their continuing education and professional development.
  • Directs and maintains accreditation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and other applicable accreditation per program requirements.
  • Reports and ensures compliance with all Army CYS guidelines (AR 608-10, installation SOPS) to include facility deficiencies for health, fire, security, safety, and environmental standards and regulatory requirements through regularly scheduled inspections.
  • Develop policies, procedures, and standard operating procedures to support program goals.
  • Implements and monitors to include fee policies, program registration, baseline standards and key management controls.
  • Addresses parental or staff concerns and is available for parent conferences.
  • Maintains confidentiality related to the children, youth, and staff in the program.
  • Supervise all Youth Services Management and Child Youth Services Program Leads.
  • Completes designated training requirements, including CPR/first aid, maintains individual development plan (IDP).
  • Monitors food service program for assigned area ensuring compliance with all applicable Army and USDA food program policies and procedures to include proper meal components and portion sizes. Maintains food program records as required.
  • Develops an annual budget according to defined limits and 5-year business plan.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Relational skills of the highest order are required to meet the needs of a diverse population.
  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  • Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness.
  • Ability to manage facilities, equipment, technology, budget and personnel.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer school educational programs and to effectively supervise educators and support personnel. 
  • Child Care National Agency Check (CNACI) is required to perform job duties.

Experience & Education

  • Ten (10) years experience in related education environment. Prefer at least three (3) years in prior related education management role.
  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education, child and youth development, physiology, youth program administration, or a closely related field.
  • Must have a minimum of two-years experience managing two diferent CYS programs (SAC- school age care, teen program, etc.)
  • Master's degree in early childhood education and/or elementary school education is desired

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to work extended hours, often with short notice. Extended hours may include late nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
  • Position will be assigned to overseas locations where living and working conditions at assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable, with long hours, exposure to weather, dust, and hazardous/harsh conditions