Preschool and Kindergarten Director

Upper Main Line YMCA, 1416 Berwyn Paoli Rd., 1416 Berwyn Paoli Rd, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #1880
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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Job Title: Preschool and Kindergarten Director

Branch: Upper Main Line YMCA 
Location: Berwyn, PA 
Full-Time, Exempt 


About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine:  

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.  

Position Purpose The YMCA of Greater Brandywine has an exciting, cause-driven leadership opportunity as the Preschool / Kindergarten Director for the Upper Main Line YMCA. Under the direction of the Senior Association Director of Early Childhood Development, the Preschool and Kindergarten Director is responsible for providing a supportive and nurturing environment where children can learn, grow and thrive.  The Director is responsible for the daily operation and management of the Learning Center   Duties include supervision of the Preschool and Kindergarten programs ensuring compliance with all Department of Human Services regulations, curriculum design, and budget management.  This full-time, exempt position will supervise full-time and part-time staff.  The Director is required to complete annual Keystone STARS trainings and comply with the branch's STAR level requirements as well as increase the program's star level. The Director will provide staff leadership and supervision and enhance youth development in the Preschool and Kindergarten programs.



  • Manages the preschool and kindergarten programs, including developing and monitoring the program budget to meet fiscal objectives; compiling program statistics to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of and participation in the program; securing, scheduling, and maintaining the needed facilities; creating and scheduling the activities or events; and maintaining program records or files. 
  • Ensures programs and services meet community needs to include supervising existing program activities, establishing new program activities, and expanding the program within the community as needed. Assists in the marketing and distribution of program information. 
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as they relate to program areas, including DHS regulations and ADA accommodations where appropriate; ensures that YMCA program standards are met and safety procedures followed. 
  • Reviews program plans and records to ensure consistency with evidence-based best practices. 
  • Recruits and hires diverse staff and volunteer teams across multiple dimensions of diversity. Onboards and develops them for success. Maintains staff schedules and evaluates staff performance. 
  • Models relationship-building skills in all interactions; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with staff, parents and caregivers, and community organizations (e.g., state child care licensing agency, school administration) to maximize program impact and drive overall outcomes; maintains regular, clear, and concise communication within area of responsibility. 
  • Maintains all staff DHS files to ensure the files are complete and all documents are current and up-to-date based on DHS requirements. 
  • Organizes or participates in Y activities, such as committees, special events, and fundraising. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education or Human Services field, required 
  • Minimum of two years of direct supervisory experience required 
  • Minimum of two years of childcare experience with the YMCA or within another organization required  
  • Ability to direct programs through supervision of volunteers and staff required  
  • Preferred knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations  
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations 
  • YMCA Team Leader certification preferred  
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English 
  • Obtain and maintain all new hire certifications and trainings within 90 days of hire 


The YMCA of Greater Brandywine currently offers a comprehensive benefits package that equates up to 50% of pay, depending on role.  This benefit package includes a free YMCA family membership, medical, vision and dental insurance along with a 12% employer contribution to the retirement savings plan.  Program discounts on YMCA of Greater Brandywine programs, camps, childcare, and continuing education classes at Immaculata University. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.

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