Manager, Children’s Programs

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Manager, Children’s Programs | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our team. The Manager, Children’s Programs, as part of the Children’s Programs team, is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, scheduling and evaluating all activities in administering a trauma-informed childcare program. This person supports the vision, mission, and values of YWCA Dayton.


  • Establish program policies, procedures, and philosophy for trauma-informed childcare at YWCA Dayton.
  • Assist with the implementation of licensing standards within the Childcare Program
  • Assist with training and coordinating volunteers assigned to the Childcare Program
  • Implement the program in conformity to accreditation and organizational standards, and any contractual agreements. Maintain all required records.
  • Assist in recruiting and hiring process for childcare personnel.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate all childcare personnel.
  • Oversee training requirements/compliance standards for all childcare personnel.
  • Determine policies of admission and attendance, tuition policies and fee structures.
  • Enroll children, establish tuition rate, and complete or delegate billings for families, and state subsidies.
  • Foster professional relationships with partner agencies, ensuring regular communication.
  • Prepare and monitor budget and statistical reports, program grants and contracts.
  • Participate in targeted and ongoing training to build skills and knowledge related to programming.
  • Maintain a safe, secure physical environment for children.
  • Act as a mandated reporter in the incidence of child abuse or neglect
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, sociology, social work or related field required.
  • Knowledge of quality standards and Ohio licensing rules.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
  • Cultural competence, with an understanding of early childhood development, gender equality and advocacy.
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle emergency situations.
  • Working knowledge of typical needs and issues of target population.
  • Strong analytical skills – able to solve problems, make decisions, etc.
  • Assertive communication skills, including active listening and inclusive language.
  • Skilled in classroom management/group dynamics.


  • Must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Directors.
  • Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
  • Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill duties.


  • Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and methods.
  • Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to effective work.
  • Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
  • Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
  • Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.


  • $40,000 – $45,000 annually
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Generous PTO and holiday pay
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • YWCA Retirement Fund
    • Automatic enrollment in the YWCA National Retirement Fund upon completion of two years of employment (1,000 hours or more worked per year). Employer contributes 5% and YWCA USA contributes 2% to contribute a total of 7% of gross pay.



YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.

These include:

  • Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
  • Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
  • Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
  • Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.