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School Age Services – Program Coordinator


Join a dynamic and committed team working to support Millington Schools families by building quality childcare. This position ensures the successful operation of an assigned portfolio of 2 or more before and after school (school year) and camp (summer & breaks) sites. Leadership responsibilities include program quality, program promotion, personnel supervision & recruitment and community relations in the Millington area.


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  The Program Coordinator will be responsible for leadership to the Millington School Age programs that ensure the participants’ safety at all times and foster children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth. The Program Coordinator will maintain positive relationships with YMCA staff, school staff, and School Age participants.



Leads assigned site(s) and takes responsibility for the successful operation of school age before/after and camping programs, including observing, coaching, and supervising program site directors and group leaders.
Coaches and supervises Site Directors and Group Leaders in areas including, but not limited to:
planning and implementation of the programproviding a high quality, developmentally appropriate curriculummaintaining stimulating and orderly program spaces.operating their programs in conformity to state/county licensing and agency regulations.maintaining program enrollment at appropriate levels.conducting program tours and periodic open house/registration events.maintaining accurate and complete records.planning(with the approval of supervisor) and conducting parent involvement events (i.e. Parent Group, picnics, holidays, and parent/child activities).Develops and maintains relationships with state child care licensing agencies, school administration, community partners and parent groups.
Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner, seeking guidance from supervisor(s) and peer Childcare Directors as needed.
Evaluates sites in areas including, but not limited to, proper implementation of curriculum and lesson planning, program quality control, and recruitment and retention of program participants.
Ensures compliance with state and local regulations.
Ensures that program standards are met and safety procedures are followed.
Models superior communication and leadership to their team.
Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign at assigned school sites.
Attends and participates in assigned staff meetings and special events to provide a collaborative and cohesive approach to the YMCA’s vision and mission.
Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by and agreed to with the Program Director – Quality Operations, Sr. Program Director – Quality Operations, or Executive Director/ Vice President to meet the changing needs of the program.

Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the Y’s efforts for all stakeholders.

Collaboration: Builds and nurtures strategic relationships to enhance support for the Y. Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance the Y’s mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Provides tools and resources for the development of others.

Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Involves staff at all levels in the development of programs and activities. Ensures execution of plans. Institutes sound accounting procedures and financial controls. Assigns clear accountability and ensures continuous improvement.

Personal Growth: Fosters a learning environment embracing diverse abilities and approaches. Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Behavioral Characteristics: Welcoming, Nurturing, Determined, Hopeful, and Genuine.



Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA
Meets minimum qualifications for “Director” as outlined in the Tennessee Department of Health standards for childcare.
Knowledge of child care licensing requirements for Tennessee Department of Health for childcare and YMCA standards.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) certificate for completing thirty hours

of orientation training, or the equivalent as recognized by the Department and four years of experience in child development or

related experience; OR

Two years of college (30 hours of which shall be in business or management, child or youth development, early childhood

education or related field) and two years of experience in a group setting; OR

Four-year degree and one year of full-time (paid or unpaid) experience in a group setting



The full time work schedule for this position is generally Monday through Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm, though evenings, and weekends work may be required.



Climbing, sitting, standing, pushing, walking, kneeling, and stooping
Some Exposure to the outdoor elements
Exposure to electrical/mechanical mechanisms
Exposure to some chemical elements
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
The YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South aims to provide quality and safe youth programs for all. We are committed to making a continuous effort to prevent the abuse of children: verbally, physically, emotionally and sexually. All allegations or suspicions of child abuse are taken seriously and will be reported to the State for investigation with full cooperation from the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South.


Salary Description
$40,000 – $45,000

Tagged as: childcare, education, manager

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  • Full Time
  • Millington, TN
  • $40,000-$50,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $40,000-$50,000

YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South

Full Time

Millington, TN

  • Salary: $40,000-$50,000
  • To apply for this job please visit