Child & Youth Program Youth Director

Announcement Number:
Child Care
Position Status:
Regular, Full Time
$26.89 - $29.54 Hourly
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Location: Naval Base Kitsap Jackson Park School-Age Care

Pay Grade: NF-1701-04

Employee privileges include access to base facilities such as gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and discount tickets to sporting and entertainment events.

Summary of Duties: The purpose of the Youth Director position is to administer a developmentally appropriate youth program for children of eligible patrons. Administration includes the direction and operation of a small (up to 99 children) or a medium (100-199 children) School Age Care (SAC) program and/or a Youth Program (YP). The Youth Director is responsible for the administration of the facility. Major duties and responsibilities include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operation, and compliance, among other tasks. Applies professional knowledge of child and youth development. Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children. Maintains liaison with local institutions and community organizations. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Develops integrated budget input, oversees the collection of funds received from patrons, and ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and non-appropriated funds. Responsible for supervision of employees including Teen Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Assistant Director, Program Leaders and Assistants, Operations Clerk and Custodians. Ensures implementation of Child & Youth Program standard operating procedures (SOP’s). Ensures compliance with standards and criteria developed by the DoN, DoD, the Military Child Care (MCCA) and the Council on Accreditation (COA). Takes action to obtain and retain DoD certification and COA accreditation.

Qualifications: Must provide proof of High School Diploma or equivalent, and any additional education, certification, and or training as required prior to placement Incumbent must have one of the following:

  • A 4-year degree in a field related to youth programs, such as youth recreation, physical education, elementary education, secondary education, home economics with an emphasis in human development, youth development, psychology, or social work, or other degree appropriate to the position being filled AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth OR
  • A Master’s degree in the related field of study AND minimum of 1 year of professional experience working with children OR
  • A combination of education and experience (e.g. courses equivalent to a major in a field (24 higher level semester hours) appropriate to the position (see above) plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to the normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.

Knowledge of child and youth development principles, practices and techniques. Experience working with military lifestyles is preferred. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

Conditions of Employment: These positions are subject to background check and pre-employment drug and medical screenings in accordance with federal regulations. The incumbent is required to do considerable walking, standing, bending, stooping, standings, and lifting to 40 pounds. Ability to favorably pass pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization and be free from communicable disease and ability to favorably pass pre-employment drug screening. Please note: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

Other Information: Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee’s eligibility to work in the United States. The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

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