Childcare Director-New Castle Club

  • Full Time
  • New Castle, DE
  • Department/Group: New Castle Club
Reports To: Program Director
Direct Reports: youth worker, senior youth worker, junior leader
Job Location Type: Club
Job Location Name: New Castle County

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Child Care Director is responsible for the planning, development and effective implementation of the operation of a quality school age child care program that complies with current Delacare and Delaware STARS rules and regulations.  The position includes program management and staff supervision.  The position requires knowledge of various educational approaches, software and other educational materials.

Club Location:  New Castle, DE

Essential Functions:

  • Manage day-to-day operation of the Club’s morning and afternoon licensed child care program and summer camp program.
  • Interpret and maintain compliance with current state licensing requirements for school age child care centers; address non-compliance issues as needed.
  • Control expenditures against an assigned budget; recommend income and expense projections for assigned areas of responsibility; assist with the financial development of the child care program.
  • Lead staff in long and short-range program planning to ensure a variety of age-appropriate programs and activities, which reflect Boys & Girls Club’s five core program areas and Youth Development Strategy, for children in K through 8th grade; may include teen programming.
  • Consistently incorporate “high yield learning activities” in all child care programs.
  • Ensure safe implementation of all child care activities including the condition of equipment and facilities, age-appropriate activities and appropriate use of equipment and supplies.
  • Directly supervise children and youth within guidelines established by Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and in compliance with applicable state licensing and Delaware Starts regulations.
  • Maintain regular contact with parents/guardians concerning programs, schedules, developmental progress (including behavioral issues), payments, etc.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with parents, school faculty and administrators, BGCDE administrators and Club professionals, community leaders and supporters, etc.
  • Within established organizational guidelines, develop and maintain systems for accurately tracking attendance, payments, school grades, medical issues, and other needed information.
  • Complete and submit reports and perform other administrative tasks as needed or directed, including Purchase of Care reimbursements.
  • At all times, present yourself as a positive role model for youth.
  • Through effective marketing and promotion, good public relations, and quality programming, reach and maintain necessary child care participation levels
  • Within guidelines established by the Director, the Child Care Director will recruit, hire, train and supervise staff and volunteers as needed; ensure that child care staff members meet qualifications and ongoing training requirements per state licensing regulations.
  • Contribute toward development of a positive identity and strong presence for the Boys & Girls Clubs in the community.
  • Assume other tasks, assignments and responsibilities as needed or directed.
  • Support and contribute to the success of other staff members.

Minimum Requirements: (School-Age Site Coordinator):

  • Twenty (20) years of age or older
  • Must be able to pass an FBI clearance, State of Delaware Criminal History Background Check, National and State Sexual Abuse Registry check, and National and State Child Abuse Registry Check per DelaCare regulations.
  • High school diploma or its equivalency recognized by the Delaware Department of Education
  • Twelve (12) college credits from a regionally accredited institution in recreation, elementary education, school-age care, or school0age administration AND
  • One (1) year of full time experience (must be equivalent to 1,000 hours) working with children in kindergarten through sixth grade in a group setting.

Preferred Qualifications: (School-Age Administrator):

  • Twenty (21) years of age or older
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Fifteen (15) college credits with three (3) from each of the following area: child development/learning, environment/curriculum, social-emotional development, observation/assessment; and one three- credit course in school-age elective AND
  • Eighteen (18) months of (must be equivalent to 1,500 hours) experience working with children kindergarten through sixth grade in a group setting


Greatness (BE GREAT): Strive for greatness and hold yourself and others to a high standard of excellence resulting in quality services to the children we serve. Live the principles and mission of the organization and see yourself as role model both within the organization and the community; apply creativity and sound thinking to identify the resources needed to accomplish our mission.

Accountability (Ownership): We hold ourselves and others accountable for meeting standards for the quality, quantity, resource management and timeliness of work; we acknowledge ownership and accountability of our actions and accept responsibility for their consequences without exceptions or excuses.  We are accepting of feedback about improving our performance, and we acknowledge and correct our mistakes.

Integrity: We act with honesty and honor in all our dealings with board members, funders, vendors, parents, children and colleagues. We understand that we are stewards of the resources made available to us, and we strive to provide a return on investment in all our activities and interactions.  We hold ourselves and others to the highest standards of honesty and morality.

Teamwork: We treat each other with dignity and respect; we encourage, reward and recognize our team members who achieve great things; we have relationships that are built on trust. We demonstrate and encourage cooperative team relationships, optimizing the talents of our team members through honest feedback and coaching, where appropriate.  We approach challenges and our day to day interactions with extreme optimism and a positive attitude.


  • The majority of the work time is split between an office and Club setting, which may include activities out of doors. Occasional travel in and out of town is required. Occasional weekend work is required.
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds when preparing room for instruction.
  • Typically bends, stoops, walks and sometimes runs on a regular basis while interacting with children in various activities throughout the day.
  • Ability to perform duties effectively under stressful conditions; ability to make decisions quickly and accurately with tact and impartiality
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • High energy, comfort with multi-tasking, able to work with numerous deadlines.

 Work Hours:     Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 6:00PM with some nights/weekends

 Note: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, nor is it to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

The Boys & Girls Clubs is an equal opportunity employer

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