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Kids' Time Regional Program Director

Department: Child Care
Location: Loves Park, IL


The Kids' Time Regional Program Director supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Primary responsibility for development, organization and implementation of high-quality YMCA child care programs.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA, the Regional Program Director will oversee programming for Kids' Time, including 11 Before & After School sites (Kids 'Time) for the Rockford Public School District. The Regional Program Director will lead a complete team including 11 Site Coordinators and all RPS Kids' Time program staff.


  1. Manages, directs and coordinates the Kids' Time child care programs for assigned locations. Ensures high-quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules and directs personnel and volunteers as needed. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  3. Develops, manages and controls budgets related to the position. Ensures program operates within budget and that program fees are collected. Supports and budgets for healthy eating through coaching, mentoring, and monitoring menu quality
  4. Assures compliance with federal, state and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including ADA accommodations, and Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program training requirements. Ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed.
  5. Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living. 
  6. Develops and maintains relationships with school administration, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.
  7. Maintains proper records/department files.
  8. Organizes special events for parents. Assists in YMCA fund raising activities.
  9. Assists with Program Committee meetings.
  10. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information.
  11. Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in program.



Engaging Community: Models the importance of building connections among staff, members, program participants, volunteers, and program partners.nts and volunteers

Communication & Influence: Models effective listening skills when interacting with staff, members, volunteers and program partners.

Developing Self & Others: Provides education for staff on how to support and respect the needs of individuals with diverse abilities.  Helps staff, members and program participants achieve large goals by isolating to one smaller goal at a time.



  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent.
  • Two to three years related experience preferred, as a coordinator or supervisor of child care programs.
  • Minimum age 21 
  • Proven track record 
  • Training & Certification requirements: Child Abuse Prevention; CPR; First Aid; AED; Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • Strong ability to lead, train and motivate staff
  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. 
  • Understands the YMCA is a public accommodation committed to inclusion and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to safely supervise children’s activities. 
Status & Compensation:
Regular Full-Time Exempt
Commensurate experience & qualifications
Health, Dental, Vision, Life & LTD Coverage
8% Employer Retirement Fund Contribution
PTO including Holidays, Sick and Vacation days
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