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YCAP of Middle Tennessee

SAS Area Director – Sumner County

YCAP of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

Consistent with the Christian mission and vision of the YMCA of Middle TN, and in cooperation with other YMCA staff, under the direction of the School Age Program Operations Director, the Area Director is responsible for implementing day-to-day operations including management of staff, quality programming, implementation of curriculum, activities, and meeting all DHS requirements for School Age Before and After School site.  The Area Director will supervise site staff and their activities and will be responsible for assisting in the supervision of additional School Age sites. The Area Director will be responsible for providing a School Age program that will ensure the participants’ safety at all times and foster children’s social, physical, spiritual, and mental growth. The Area Director will maintain positive relationships with YMCA staff, school staff, and school-age participants.

Job Responsibilities

  • Model the YMCA core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Incorporate the YMCA vision, mission, and philosophy into the daily implementation practices at each site
  • Provide comprehensive program support to a cluster of YMCA Fun Company Program Sites, which incorporate a youth development approach to student engagement
  • Ensure that staff understand and comply with all YMCA Fun Company program guidelines, YMCA of Middle Tennessee procedures and policies, DHS regulations and school policies, and any emergency safety procedures
  • Work in conjunction with People Services in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and placement recommendations to ensure that each site is staffed to meet the Fun Company/DHS employee-to-child ratio.
  • Create, maintain, and foster a positive relationship between school and school staff by periodically checking in, meeting, and asking for feedback from the Principal, teachers, office, and custodial staff in each school
  • Ensure that each YMCA Fun Company site implements all core program components and operates a program that is physically and emotionally safe for all children/youth and employees
  • Coach Site Directors in identifying best practices and strategies around successful program implementation through effective problem-solving, strategic planning, goal-setting, and critical thinking
  • Ensure that all necessary site documents are accurately completed and submitted in a timely manner to the appropriate receiver (on-site and in the administrative office)
  • Ensure Site Directors follow daily activities outlines; implement a daily curriculum that meets YMCA guidelines; and maintain weekly lesson plans, calendars, and daily recordkeeping
  • Supervise staff including schedules, staff coverage, and time sheets; assist in training and developing staff
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training as required by the program staff
  • Participate in YMCA volunteer programs and the Annual Giving Campaign
  • Visit sites a minimum of one time weekly for a quick check/evaluation and once per month for a full evaluation; hold bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Manage individual files, accounts receivable, and collect fees, and monitor to ensure that they are current and complete
  • Build and support parents of our youth by providing parent education classes and seeking reflection/feedback on a regular basis regarding the needs of current youth being served
  • Be present and visible in the programs; this is a traveling program supervisor position that ensures compliance, provides supervision and support to offsite cluster programs
  • When needed be able to lead and engage a group of 15 to 20 (DHS maximum is 20) children in activities outlined by the site director either inside or outside program areas and during transition times
  • Carry out special projects and events as assigned by program staff


Passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to the mission and cause of the YMCA

Superior supervisory skills and an enthusiastic personality with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, members, and participants to create a culture of service within our program sites

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community

  • Must present a professional image possess conflict resolution skills, and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs, as well as the ability to use most office equipment, is required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent and Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) certificate for completing thirty hours of orientation training, or the equivalent as recognized by the Department and four years of experience in child development or related experience;


  • Two years of college (30 hours of which shall be in business or management, child or youth development, early childhood education, or related field) and two years of experience in a group setting;


  • Four-year degree and one year of full-time (paid or unpaid) experience in a group setting

Certifications Required:

Before the start of 1st shift:

  • New Hire Orientation training
  • DHS Background Disclosure Form & Fingerprint Appointment
  • Abuse Registry Check
  • DHS Physical health form
  • Proof of education
  • Completed references report
  • Past Employment reference
  • DHS TCCOTS “Before you Begin” and “Shaken Baby” training
  • Pre-service training

Within 30 days of hire:

  • CPR Pro/First Aid/AED (Infant/Pediatric)

Must maintain annual training requirements

Additional Information


Benefits package including generous paid time off

Participation in Y Retirement plan and 403 (b) savings account upon eligibility

Free membership at all 14 wellness center locations

Discounts on youth programs, summer camps, and sports instruction

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: August 29, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $39,160 - $48,950, depending on experience 
  • Working Hours: Typically Monday - Friday, based on the needs of the program and participants