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Associate School Age Childcare Coordinator

Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, Dubuque, IA

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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, social responsibility, empowering women and eliminating racism. The Associate School Age Childcare (SACC) Coordinator will oversee and operate a defined number of school program sites as well as support the Cool School program.


  1. Schedule, manage and evaluate the staff and programing for a number of before and after school sites and the Cool School program. Ensure staffing at each site conforms to licensing requirements.
  2. Hire qualified individuals to work in the programs and ensure the staff conforms to licensing standards.
  3. Maintain records and ensure staff have completed required training for their position.
  4. Confer (phone, email, and text) with parents of children in the program to ensure open communication.
  5. Collaborate with the Business Office to enroll and process enrollments. Assist and answer inquiries from the Business Office regarding billing and attendance questions.
  6. Plan and communicate to site supervisors activities and programs.
  7. Track and submit re-order requests to the Childcare Director supplies and program materials needed to operate each school site.
  8. Other duties as required.


  1. Associates Degree or two years college.
  2. One year of childcare experience. Knowledge of age appropriate activities.
  3. Understanding of Department of Human Services licensing requirements.
  4. Microsoft Office Suite and proprietary computer program knowledge.
  5. Strong customer service and relationship building skills.
  6. Excellent problem solving skills.
  7. Prior supervisory experience.


  • 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.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach, and must be able to move around the work environment.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Change Leadership: Seeks to understand and support change efforts.

Engaging Community: Recognizes and articulates that the Y is a Not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to serving the entire community. Serves others by intentionally welcoming, connecting, and supporting them, and inviting them to get involved and give back to the community.

Philanthropy: Tells the Y story in regular interactions with members. Participates in the Y’s fundraising efforts.

Volunteerism: Shows appreciation and respect for the time, talent, and contributions of all volunteers.

Collaboration: Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members or program participants, and colleagues at all levels of the organization.

Communication & Influence: Interprets messages and body language effectively. Listens with the intent to understand the perspective of others by using appropriate communication methods, including open-ended questions. Responds to the individual needs of the other person.

Inclusion: Embraces all dimensions of diversity (i.e., ability, age, culture, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, income, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) by treating all people with dignity, compassion, and respect. Creates a safe environment in which others feel welcome and respected.

Critical Thinking & Decision Making: Recognizes own biases and suspends judgmental thinking. Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely manner.

Fiscal Management: Acts responsibly with the Y’s resources, following all budgeting policies and procedures and reporting irregularities immediately.

Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a framework to improve performance. Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in the technology associated with the job. Serves with purpose and passion.

Innovation: Explores new ideas, remaining open to new ways of thinking and approaching problems.  Improvises quickly and appropriately when faced with unexpected circumstances.

Program/Project Management: Organizes program or project resources, space, or deliverables to best meet intended goals and outcomes. Delivers a high-quality experience to members, participants, or project teams.

Developing Self & Others: Supports members, participants, or project teams in achieving their goals.  Reflects on and learns from successes and mistakes. Proactively shares information, experiences, lessons learned, and suggestions to help others be more successful. Volunteers for challenging tasks or projects in an effort to grow and develop. Solicits and is open to informal learning opportunities to gain insight (e.g., Performance feedback, coaching, and stretch assignments.

Emotional Maturity: Acts in alignment with personal and organizational values in all situations.   Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others. Accepts responsibility for behavior. Leads with empathy, anticipating how actions and words impact others. Operates with openness and a willingness to receive ongoing feedback from all levels of the organization

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 424013
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education Associates

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