Commander, Navy Installations CYP Youth Director w/CYP Oversite - Small SAC/Youth in Newport, Rhode Island
Summary Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) offers high quality early care and youth services in center-based (birth - five), facility-based (age 5-12), and recreational environments (teen; youth sports and fitness). Youth Director manages and oversees a comprehensive youth program and has overall responsibility of the YP. In addition to compliance, fiscal, and programming responsibilities, the employee supervises and develops a team of professionals. Learn more about us at: https://www.navycyp.org. Responsibilities 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. These tasks are summarized below. Program Management Implements a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served. Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards. Collects and maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. This may include hours of operation, transportation to schools attended by eligible patrons, and programming needs of the military community. Budgeting and Financial Management Develops integrated budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements and repairs or maintenance of facilities and equipment. Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated funds. Personnel Management Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. The types and number of employees supervised by this position will vary based on the size of the program and actual program requirements. Supervisory responsibilities may include supervision of the Teen Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Teen/Sports Coordinator, Assistant Director, Program Leaders, Program Assistants, Operations Clerk(s), and Custodian(s). Ensures proper and timely initiation and implementation of all personnel actions and assures quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers. Oversees the development of a staffing schedule in accordance with established ratios and group sizes and coordinates use of employees who work across CY programs with other installation CYP Directors. Monitors schedule to ensure that program meets the required child to adult ratios and that over-staffing is avoided. Program Operations Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Ensures implementation of these SOPs. Works collaboratively with other CYP Directors to establish and implement a combined Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from the Child Development Center (CDC), Child Development Home (CDH), SAC, and YP (as applicable to each installation). Maintains an active program of parental involvement to include a PIB, parent education opportunities, and activities that provide parents with opportunities to participate. Ensures that available program spaces are fully utilized. Works collaboratively with the person responsible for maintaining the Central Waiting List (CWL) to ensure vacancies are filled quickly. Compliance Ensures compliance with, and is assessed by adherence to the standards and criteria developed by the DoN, DoD, the Military Child Care Act (MCCA), and the Council on Accreditation (COA). Takes action to obtain and retain DoD certification, and COA accreditation, and BGCA and 4-H standards. Takes action to implement recommendations or correct deficiencies resulting from inspections or accreditation visits. Prepares responses to inspection reports. Ensures the development and provision of programs related to the core program areas outlined in the OPNAV and implements programs required by the DoN such as Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) or 4-H required programs. Implements and supports policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards. Responsible for compliance with child abuse and neglect reporting requirements. Additional Responsibilities Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect. Performs other duties as assigned. A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs. A qualified candidate possesses the following: Knowledge of the principles of child and youth development and in designing and managing an exceptionally complex program that includes, but is not limited to safety, security, disease prevention, employee training, developmentally appropriate activities, parent involvement, and facility management. Knowledge of DOD, DON, local and state regulations, instructions and procedures pertaining to military child care. Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect. Knowledge of facility design, functional use, and maintenance concepts pertaining to military child care. Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and purchasing as it pertains to a child and youth program. Skill in program planning, organizing and coordinating to devise and carry out a variety of program components. Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred. Skill in interpersonal communication and leadership to facilitate and organize a collaborative and cohesive installation CYP team. Ability to identify and respond properly to emergency situations, including evacuations, child and youth illness, and physical and emotional disorders. Ability to supervise others, exercise sound business skills, and provide positive personnel management. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Three (3) years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth (with 4-year degree or combination of experience and education). OR One (1) year of professional experience working with children and/or youth (with graduate degree). Education Must provide a copy of your H.S. Diploma, GED, or College Transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) when you apply. Master's or higher degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, or other field directly related to Pre-K or Primary Education. OR Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, or other field directly related to Pre-K or Primary Education. OR Combination of education and experience (e.g., courses equivalent to a major/24 higher-level semester hours appropriate to the position plus appropriate experience or additional course work) that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a 4-year course of study in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Youth Development, or other field related to Pre-K or Primary Education. Note: If your degree has not been awarded and/or you possess certificates of completion for DoD approved competency-based training courses, and/or a valid CDA/MSA credential(s), you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent. Additional Information Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service. 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. All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the Navy Justice Information System (NJIS) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05. Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (to include any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual's care. Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.