Program Coordinator


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East Hartford YMCA
770 Main Street
East Hartford
Child Care
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 The Program Coordinator works for the YMCA of Greater Hartford and is responsible for development, coordination, quality and supervision of the CFACP Programs. This individual must be qualified by training and experience to carry out their respective functions in the administration, operation and maintenance of these programs.


Salary range:$12-$15 depends on experience.

Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extend thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times.  The position is responsible for ensuring that the child care programs convey the mission, purpose, image, and core values of the YMCA of Greater Hartford.



1. Oversee all CFACP sites.  Enforce compliance, supervision, and quality standards.

2. Schedule activities and purchase supplies within budget guidelines.

3. Supervise, observe, train, evaluate, and mentor Site Directors, Enrichment teachers, Teacher’s Assistants, Substitutes and Volunteers.

4.Display a positive attitude that is conducive to good public relations.

5. Maintain positive relations with host personnel at all sites.

6. Knowledge of YMCA of Greater Hartford procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines.

7. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates all staff relative to responsibilities.

8. Conduct meetings, visitations, evaluations, parent contact, and day-to-day operations of the sites assigned.

9. Wear proper identification, appropriate secured footwear (no open toed shoes or heels), and presentable clothing AT ALL TIMES.

10. Expand job knowledge and skills by demonstrating a willingness to learn.

11. Serves as a member of the total staff team.  Supports total Association and Branch events as designated.

12. Perform any other duties that pertain to CACFP programming given out by their directors.



· Provides a quality experience for everyone, including but not limited to Health Seekers, Members, Participants, Internal Customers, Fellow Staff Members and others

· Treats everyone with courtesy, respect and consideration; displays integrity; listens actively and genuinely; communicates in a clear and pleasant manner; embraces differences among people; demonstrates an active willingness to learn and grow; accepts constructive criticism; works as a team member.



Besides safety, the main aspect of this position requires that relationship building be the number one priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of health seekers, members, and all people within the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner.




A quality program that:

· Promotes health, safety and nutrition that exemplify the YMCA model.

· Promotes democracy, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

· Promotes continuity and consistency.

· Offers activities which foster the development of the holistic child building on the spirit, mind, and body in the programs.

· Is to be viewed as different from but connected to the school day, a time when children can enrich and expand their learning experiences and develop a sense of community.

· The YMCA believes its employees must understand and demonstrate the mission of the organization through actions, which promote the values of the YMCA: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.

· The YMCA will be recognized by the community as providing excellent service to all who walk through our doors or contact us on the phone.

· The YMCA will effectively connect and build relationships with its members and the community, resulting in increased member enrollment and retention.

· Consistent, superior member service and satisfaction resulting in continued growth in membership, programs and special services


Minimum Requirements


The incumbent must:

1. Be at least 18 years of age AND possess a Bachelor’s degree in child development, elementary education, physical education, recreation or related field AND 4 years direct experience working with children under the age of 13 years, including at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.


Bachelor’s Degree with 18 credits in the above listed areas of concentration AND 4 years direct experience working with children under the age of 13 years, including at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.

2. Bring to this position maturity, responsibility, and a sincere interest in working with people.

3. Spanish speaking preferred.

4. Have very strong interpersonal and organization skills.

5. Have the ability to help supervise, train, mentor, and lead staff, Assistants and Volunteers.

6. Possess a general knowledge and understanding of the YMCA, its goals, and its mission.

7. Knowledge of various resources for programming ideas and the skills to utilize that information in directing daily activities.

8. Obtain New Staff Orientation within 30 days of hire.

9. Obtain Child Care Orientation within 45 days of hire.

10. Obtain Site Supervisor’s Orientation with in 60 days of hire.

11. Obtain 15 hours of training within the first 6 months of hire (May be prorated with supervisor’s approval).

12. Obtain a minimum of 30 hours of training every two years.  (30 hour minimum requirement for each license period for the site, but may be prorated with supervisor’s approval)

13. Incumbent will be required to be fingerprinted and have background checks conducted by the YMCA and the state.

14.  Maintain updated certifications of the job (CPR and First Aid (AED) within 30 days of hire, Medication Administration Training, Supervision Trainings, Food and Safety Trainings, and any other as directed by your supervisor.)

15. Must have reliable transportation.



· Ability to supervise children by sight and sound at all times.

· Ability to move quickly to react to safety issues in the setting (i.e. climbing, aggressive behavior).

·  Ability to remain calm, objective and respectful in potentially stressful situations (i.e. crying upset child, upset parent, or upset staff).

·  Ability to be flexible and willing to adjust to change.

·  Ability to move around the room to assist children and supervise children with daily activities, social interaction, physical and emotional needs.

· Ability to lift young children and objects (food baskets and supplies) up to 40 lbs.

· Ability to develop and foster cooperative relationships.

· Ability to work in all elements (i.e. outside in all weather)

· Ability to use hands, fingers, and arms as well as be able to speak and hear.

· Ability to move from program site to branch or site to site, and is required to enter all YMCA environments including, program space, buses, schools, pools, and program area.

· Should have good physical and mental health, and have the energy and emotional stability necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.